It’s time to admit your fashion crimes

Calling all girls (and boys, too).  It is time to update that closet of yours. Now that summer is fading away, it is time to throw out those skimpy summer fashions and put on something more suited to the weather change. Here are some really simple tips to help you out.

Those Linfield sweatpants and matching sweatshirt that you keep wearing for class may show your school spirit, but they show nothing about your personality. It makes you look like you don’t care.

We are paying way too much money per semester to get a good education to look like we just broke up with our significant other. There are easy ways to keep it classy.

Create a uniform for yourself. Your uniform can be as simple as a pair of dark wash-jeans, a tank top and a cardigan.

Go for basic colors that you can mix and match together. Even easier, go for colors that you can put together in the dark, four minutes before class, while finishing that essay you forgot was due until the morning.

If you want to spice it up, add some fun jewelry. It is that simple.

Next topic, shoes. Oh my god. Shoes. Uggs and three-quarter length tights or shorts are a no. It is not the 1800s any more.  We don’t try to tempt the opposite sex by showing a sliver of our leg or ankle.

Plus, it’s just not a cute look. And it totally defeats the purpose if you have on warm shoes but then have half of your leg showing. Also, tennis shoes and mid-calf tights. Just no.

I can understand wanting to go with the sporty look, but there is a better way to rock the look. Try wedged sneakers. Or mock running shoes. They have all the comfort, but twice the style.

Keeping up a good appearance is so much easier than most people think. Lots of people get caught up in thinking they need to have a complicated outfit.

It is really not that complicated. Do what is comfortable for you.  If you are not into heels, then don’t wear heels.

Fashion is not about conforming to what everyone else is doing, it’s about doing what is good for you. It is a way to express your personality.

Are you laid back?

Then it is okay to show that in your fashion style, but don’t get sloppy. Treat every day like a job interview.

Would you wear sweatpants to your first interview after college?

I sure hope not. So don’t wear it to class. Just like most things in life, there is a time and a place.

Fashion is all abut making an impression. Making a statement.

The sidewalk is your runway. So rock it like you are “America’s Next Top Model.”

Kate Straube

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