March 5, 2012

The Ram Runway: Cool, Comfy Cords

It’s safe to say that in the world of collegiate fashion, there are always days where we feel as if we keep wearing the same clothes or that, somehow, we have an overflowing closet full of nothing to wear. Trust me, this happens to me on an almost-daily basis. However, there are many ways that we can update our wardrobes with what we already have and ease our frustration.

For example, Caitlin, a sophomore at Rose Hill, chooses to update a basic stand-by outfit into something unique. Instead of opting for the typical pair of blue jeans, Caitlin sports an awesome pair of gray corduroypants made by Levi’s. First off, I am obsessed with the color of the pants and love how they totally transformed her outfit into something original and distinct. Paired with her cords is a simple green tee and practical yet chic brown suede boots from Nine West. I like how Caitlin isn’t afraid to mix colors like brown and gray together. Usually blending neutrals can be hard, but in her outfit, it’s spot on.

To make her outfit even more unique, Caitlin wears an incredible printed scarf she purchased on a trip to India and gorgeous turquoise earrings she received as a gift from her sister. It is pieces like these, with stories and memories, that make an outfit really special and complete.

By simply venturing out of “blue jeans” world and incorporating different colors and textures, Caitlin instantly updated her outfit. I love how she changed it up and proved that basics do not have to be all that basic. Cords are an awesome closet staple that can be worn with so much more than we usually imagine and really revamp minimal or expected outfits into more trendy stylish ones.

Alex is currently a sophomore at Fordham University and is a Communications and Media Studies major. Alex is completely enticed with the fashion world and living in New York City has only inspired her more to pursue a career in the fashion industry. She is greatly influenced by photographing and documenting street style and keeping tabs on the happenings of the fashion industry locally and globally. 

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