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Regardless of closures and restrictions on account of COVID-19, fall vogue remains to be pushing ahead this season with new traits.
Pepperdine college students have nonetheless discovered methods to specific themselves by way of vogue in a time the place in-person occasions are restricted, particularly in California.
“There’s so many various issues you are able to do with [fashion],” Junior Chloe Carr mentioned. “Every day, relying on my temper, I may very well be in a sweatpants, sweatshirt outfit and the subsequent day I may go whole glam. It’s totally different day by day.”
Carr mentioned she would describe her present private type as athleisure. She likes to remain comfy whereas additionally making her outfits fashionable. Proper now, her go-to outfit is biker shorts paired with outsized sweaters, lengthy socks and many equipment.
“Vogue is my outlet the place I can specific myself and have enjoyable and get inventive,” Carr mentioned.
Junior Chloe Carr thrifts at 2nd Avenue USA in Torrance, CA, in September. She wore her newest obsession, black biker shorts, and a coat thrifted from the second-hand retailer Buffalo Alternate. Picture courtesy of Chloe Carr
Carr mentioned she is obsessive about Kendall Jenner’s road type and attracts inspiration from her off-duty mannequin seems.
“It’s so numerous,” Carr mentioned. “She clothes up easy items, which is type of my vibe.”
Streetwear is “the offspring of 1970s and 1980s US hip-hop and punk, of skateboarding, browsing, road vogue, sportswear, and of casualwear actions that rose to prominence globally within the 1990s and thereafter,” based on an article in BBC Vogue. Present well-liked streetwear manufacturers embrace Yeezy, Stüssy, Off-White and I.AM.GIA.
Carr mentioned her present closet staples embrace her lately thrifted ’90s high-waisted classic denims and a classic Christmas sweater that resembles a Thomas Kinkade portray.
Now that she isn’t getting dressed up as a lot anymore on account of COVID-19, Carr mentioned sporting denims is a uncommon event.
“I’ve at all times cherished the comfy type of type, so I really feel like COVID has solely enhanced that,” Carr mentioned. “The one factor is that I miss getting dressed up and going out and having a purpose to put on a brilliant cute gown.”
Senior Rachel Melomey has transitioned to extra comfy vogue as properly. She mentioned she by no means wore sweats or leggings earlier than COVID-19, however she has now integrated them into her each day wardrobe, particularly for sophistication. She has additionally stopped sporting heels and now opts for sneakers.
Melomey mentioned her favourite fall traits have been impartial items, particularly chocolate brown ones. She additionally loves the fake leather-based pattern and two-tone printing on garments and footwear.
“Earlier than anybody actually is aware of who you might be, they see what you put on,” Melomey mentioned. “It’s simply a great way to put on your character and have enjoyable with it.”
Melomey mentioned one in every of her go-to clothes staples for this fall is a leather-based jacket as a result of she will throw it over nearly any outfit to raise her look. She additionally loves a black pair of booties.
Melomey mentioned Rihanna is one in every of her greatest vogue inspirations as a result of the movie star consistently switches up her type. She watched Rihanna’s Savage x Fenty runway present and cherished seeing the entire brightly coloured items.
“I could be tremendous girly in the future after which tremendous edgy one other day, and Rihanna is identical manner,” Melomey mentioned. “She is sort of a vogue chameleon.”
Junior Camryn Moss, like Melomey, has additionally gravitated towards neutrals this season. She has switched from a colourful wardrobe to extra muted shades as a result of she mentioned she must look extra mature and gown her age. Her favourite manufacturers are Zara and Aritzia due to their stylish, cute seems.
“In highschool, you gown a bit extra summery and colourful, so I believe I’m getting a bit bit out of that,” Moss mentioned.
On account of COVID-19, Moss isn’t going to many locations the place she must be dressed up. She mentioned she chooses a extra relaxed, pure look when going to work. Nevertheless, Moss nonetheless likes to decorate up for locations fancier than work, like household dinners.
Moss mentioned her favourite traits this season are plaid peacoats, outsized blazers and impartial matching sweat units with tennis footwear. One closet staple is her black and white printed outsized blazer, which she likes styling with a black prime, black leggings and Dr. Martens boots for an off-the-cuff look.
“I don’t essentially let dimension and issues like that get in the best way,” Moss mentioned. “Simply taking a look at regular magnificence requirements of what you see, I put on the outfits that somebody smaller than me might solely put on, so I believe that’s undoubtedly a good way to specific myself.”
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