Two Ways of Looking at Fall Fashion

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By Jenny Edengard
Assistant Opinions Editor

Aimee Leon, a senior English major and Philosophy minor. Photo: Jenny Edengard
Aimee Leon, a senior English major and Philosophy minor.
Photo: Jenny Edengard

Either you consider fall fashion to be the latest trends, such as the ones that were displayed at New York Fashion Week from Sept. 10–17, or you think of it as the fashion you wear to accommodate the fall weather. It might be time to rearrange your closet.

The latest trends for fall 2015 seen at New York Fashion Week included puffer coats, chunky knits, turtlenecks, faux-fur accessories and flared jeans. These are just a few of the items that will kick out the summer dresses, shorts and t-shirts.

Fall fashion can also mean rearranging your closet and pulling forward coats and sweaters that have been collecting dust over the summer. No matter which of the two you consider to be fall fashion, whether it’s throwing on a puffer coat, or putting on any jacket to adjust to the colder weather, the fall season is upon us.

Kreesla Stovey, a senior English major, is excited to rearrange her wardrobe. “I love dressing for fall,” Stovey said. “I like to celebrate our four seasons, and a big part of it is cozying up in a sweater. The only thing I don’t like about fall fashion is that people tend to put on their boots already, which I consider a winter fashion detail. I like dressing up for school; it’s a fun way to express yourself.”

Aimee Leon, a senior English major and Philosophy minor, also expressed her excitement for dressing for the fall. “I love changing out of my summer clothes, and I find it difficult to self-express in the heat when all I want is to wear a bathing suit,” Leon said. “The cooler weather allows more leeway and options. This fall, I’ll wear ripped jeans and shirts. I like to throw on some red lipstick to look a little more put together for school.”

“I love wearing loose fitted things such as a baggy, off-the-shoulder sweater, which is my go-to during fall; I don’t like feeling shackled in my clothes,” Leon said. “At the end of the day, it’s about moderation— not too much and not too little; but what you consider too much or too little is totally subjective. It doesn’t matter if you come to school wearing sweats all day or a body dress and ten inch heels. Confidence is the best accessory.”

However, just how boldly can you dress at LIU Post? Director of Campus Life, Michael Berthel, clarified the school’s dress code. “There is no university policy on a dress code, but if a faculty member finds something discriminating or as such, they would address it,” Berthel said. However, he added that Campus Life encourages students to show their school pride on Tuesdays. “Students are encouraged to follow LIU Post’s ‘Be seen in green, be bold in gold’ on Tuesdays,” Berthel said. “But that is the extent of what we promote students to wear.”

Since there is no school uniform or dress code on campus, students can experiment and express themselves through their clothing, and fully enjoy the trends this fall.

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