When you think of spring, the last thing you think of is cold, dreary colors-- winter blahs are done and over with, after all! When the magnolia and cherry trees are blooming across Fordham, the last thing you want to do is shroud yourself in black. Try welcoming this new season with the boldest and brightest colors possible, just like the flowers around you! Even the Spring 2012 trends are pointing to bursts of lovely hues. Designers from Marc Jacobs to Christian Siriano displayed all colors of the rainbow for their collections. Throw on the brightest pieces in your closet, and watch as your mood starts to reflect your cheery wardrobe.
Are you a shrinking violet when it comes to dressing colorfully? Just look to Meghan Bell, a freshman Fordham student from Massachusetts. She’s seasoned style maven, who never runs out of great ideas for her daily ensembles. To mimic the spring weather, she wears fun, bright-blue Urban Outfitters pants (which are a cheap and equally adorable as the Azure Stretch Cotton Shantung Pants from Milly), and a crisp, mint green (the new “It” color according to Harper’s Bazaar) Asos top. She finishes her fantastic look with brown Top Shop leather sandals and a gold Ariel Gordon ring.
Instead of succumbing to the winter blues (and greys and blacks) wear your cheeriest clothing to brighten your day. It is amazing how your wardrobe can really affect your mood. Give vivid hues a try, like Meghan does, and you might be surprised by your newfound sunny disposition!
Nicole Fishstein is freshman, studying international marketing, at Fordham’s Gabelli School of Business. As a result of growing up around New York City since age eleven, she has grown to be passionate about the global street and high-end fashion, which has inspired her to have a career path in the fashion industry