By: NATALIE MILLS
Colorful pants are the perfect way to brighten any outfit. Even Kate Middleton has been spotted in them! One way to wear this trend is shown perfectly by Emily Strilich, a senior psychology major. A simple top makes the look finished but not overwhelming. “I’m a bargain hunter,” says Emily about her shopping tendencies. A second good way to wear this trend is with a printed top. Either way, you’re sure to stand out.
Dig out your grandma’s old fabric swatches. Vintage floral patterns can be seen all over this year, and nothing has a more feminine look to it. Elaine Jackson, a sophomore studying biology, shows off a great floral dress with a pretty see-through collar. The entire outfit is topped off with a thin leather belt, which is just enough to break up the print and give her an incredible shape. “My style is easy. I picked this dress because I knew it was going to be hot,” says Elaine.
Opposites do attract! Plaid on the bottom is a trend the women are conquering, especially when paired with a delicate blouse. Hailey Hennessey, a senior in general studies, has matched the two together classically. The studs on the collar are the perfect addition to counteract the gentleness of the shirt. “I like to be pretty with a little mixture of boy style and a little nerdy,” says Hailey.