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Spring 2018 Fashion Tips

January 26, 2018

Photo Courtesy of Tag Hats

Guess what? I’m back and ready to give you some new fashion tips for the spring. THAT’S RIGHT I SAID SPRING. Winter and fall fashion are too similar and it is usually frowned upon to wear bright colors during the winter. I usually like to go against the grain, so to speak, but the generalized social norms of Monmouth College do not want to be adventurous. I am here to give you an upper hand before the season starts. Let’s get started, shall we? Ladies first, naturally.

First things first, ladies, I would like for you to take a chance and step outside of your comfort zone. Aside from summer, the spring is a perfect time to experiment. What better time to try something new when you are surrounded by your peers? One aspect of your outfit to keep in mind of is your color palette. I’ll say this once: warm colors. Period. I am not going to list them all but something to try out are salmon, mint, and light violet. Do not forget to keep in mind those skin tone contrasts.

Okay, on to the outfits. Through my diligent research, one outfit keeps popping up over and over again and that is high-waisted capris with a tucked in tank top and sandals. Simple and easy to manage. You could even try wearing one of those big brim/floppy hats as well! Within the realm of high-waisted clothing, another go-to outfit is distressed high-waisted shorts with a long sleeve collared shirt and flats or sneakers. I have one last outfit, but I need you all to be open-minded. It is simple. Distressed overall shorts, crop top, a baseball cap, and sneakers. All I am saying is don’t knock it until you try it.

Alright, guys, it’s your turn. There are not a whole lot of types of clothing that can drastically shake up a man’s wardrobe for the spring or summer. Therefore, I am going to give advice rather than suggest outfits. Sorry, not sorry. I want to emphasize the importance of trying a lot of different colored articles of clothing. One thing I warn against wearing is graphic t-shirts. Stick with patterned or solid colors for the optimal outfit. My advice to the guys reading this article would be to invest in some joggers or chino pants. Any shirt, long or short-sleeve, with shoes while wearing no-show socks would make quite the statement. When wearing shorts, go above the knee. We aren’t in middle school anymore, it’s time to grow up. One last thing: I think collared long and short sleeve shirts need to make a comeback. I am going to make an effort in wearing them, and I hope some of you join me.

Riley Hess
Editor in Chief

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