Fashion Forward

Story by Caitlin McDermott • Campus Reporter

Texas weather is throwing this fall season for a loop with its warm temperatures. But November has finally arrived and a cool breeze is waiting to make its grand entrance and give the “go-ahead” for eagerly anticipated cold weather fashion trends.

The arrival of a new season excites many in ways that promote splurging at the mall or sneaking in some online shopping during class, but breaking the bank is not the answer.

“I love that I get to add more elements to my sum- mer clothes without having to do so much shopping,” ACC student Natalie Rees said. “Cute tights, little sweaters and leg warmers are my favorites that help make the transition to colder weather more tolerable.”

There is no need to pay full price for the current trends that are often advertised in magazines and displayed on billboards around town. Look at what is already hanging in your closet, and make it work.

A major staple in any cold weather wardrobe is leather

riding boots, which made a debut on last fall’s runway and have returned this year with a vengeance.

Although Ugg boots shouldn’t have too much competition here, the grow- ing leather fad just might have America’s favorite sheepskin and suede duo backed into a corner.

But, don’t worry Aussie lovers. While riding boots are a great choice for date nights and rainy days, comfy Uggs are loyal companions for er- rands, laundromat visits and long days on campus.

ACC student Millena Justa said, “I love scarves, riding boots and oversized sweaters! The hot weather makes it impossible to wear my comfy fall outfits because it becomes uncomfortable. Can’t wait until it’s finally chilly!”

As for the male audience, keep it fresh, casual and comfortable.

Guys look great when they style accordingly and successfully match prints and patterns.

ACC student Tomas Lober said, “The thing I like about fall is getting to wear sweats, but other than that there is not much change in my outfit.”

Sweats and sport shoes definitely work. An athletic look is attractive year-round and gives the impression of a physically fit dude.

In order to extend the use of favorite pieces from summer, add light layers, and to make the most of your budget, hold off on any major shopping until Black Friday.

Look forward to all the Thanksgiving season has to offer. Dust off the boots and beanies, then get out there and strut your stuff!

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