Street Smart: Fall Chic

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by Paige Schultz, Fashion Writer

Cold and rainy fall weekends always make me nostalgic for the days spent curled at home in my coziest clothing, watching movies whilst sipping my mother’s hot chocolate. This wistfulness may be a result of college life, but I like to think that it’s especially this time of year that invites me to stay within my comfort zone. Fashionably speaking, I like to think of fall as not only a time to embrace new trends, but also a time to divert back to the classics in one’s wardrobe. It’s the season to pull out your chunkiest knits, worn leather boots and layering essentials.

Yet ironically, it was after spotting Michelle on Friday, amidst nothing remotely close to dreary weather, that I was immediately reminded of these feelings so associated with fall. Wearing an ensemble of neutral colors and a cardigan that (at the time) I wished I could swap for my less-than-cozy trench, this UW-Madison freshman looked cute yet comfortable. When asked about her personal style, she described her love of fall by noting “scarves, cardigans and skinnies” as her favorite staples of the season. It seems that, after all, I’m not the only Badger who finds comfort in the fall.

Name: Michelle Schroeder

Year: Freshman

Major: Biology

Wearing: Floral Skinny Jeans – Pitaya; Gray Cardigan – Forever21; Black Shirt – Forever21

Inspiration/Icons: “I kind of inspired my fashion myself and just really put on what I think is cute. Also, my friends and my sister influenced my style as well as walking around campus and remembering cute outfits that people were wearing.”

Personal Style: “I love the fall season, with scarves, cardigans and skinnies. I like neutral colors – I’m not a fan of neon colors. I also like to spice things up with cheetah, and I like pink colors the best.”

Favorite Shopping Venues: “Forever 21, H&M, Charlotte Russe, Target and American Eagle.”

Spotted: Library Mall on Friday, October 12th, 2012 at 2:15 PM

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