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Sunday, October 1, 2023


Trendsetters bring chic to campus

Vibrant hues, patterns and styles are painting the crowds of students as the new trends of spring make a statement.

The Pantone, known for its fluency in colors for designers, has worked with New York Fashion Week, one of four biannual showcases in the world to highlight international brands.

Consumers are looking for thoughtful, emotional and artistic equilibrium for the spring season, and the trending shades allow for experimentation with new looks and color combinations, according to Leatrice Eiseman, the executive director of the Pantone Color Institute.

Colors that will fill the racks in stores include placid blue, hemlock, paloma, violet tulip, sand, freesia, dazzling blue, radiant orchard and celosia orange.

Funky patterns and bold accessories reminiscent of the past are returning this season.

“We’re repeating the trends of the ’80s and ’90s again, like the denim jackets and plaid shirts,” said health communication senior Jasmine Jones. “I think those trends are ready to come back.”

Although thrift stores offer secondhand clothes, Jones suggests shopping to find good deals.

“Sometimes, I shop around Montrose, but I love going to DAV, a thrift store near campus,” Jones said. “It seems like they have dirt-beat clothes, but if you dig around, you can find some really cool stuff.”

Technical sportswear for men influenced by surfing, skating and soccer will become popular this season.

“What usually inspires my outfit is simplicity that kind of stands out as well,” said computer science junior Alex Huynh. “I try not to do too much, but I also try to wear exclusive outfits that many don’t have.”

Bags for men, double-breasted blazers and neon trainers are commonly seen around campus as well.

“I see jogger pants as an upcoming trend, and I recently bought four pairs myself,” Huynh said. “I think brighter colors, floral patterns — especially because spring is around the corner — and tribal prints are popular. Comb-overs have been trending, as far as hair goes.”

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