Chic of the Week
Fall break finds at Newbury and Natick
Published: Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Updated: Wednesday, October 17, 2012 10:10
While many students traveled home for fall break to catch up with family and friends, others got some rest and relaxation. Yours truly of Chic of the Week found inspiration while perusing Newbury Street and the Natick Collection in search of more goodies for the season—and by turning to other students to ask for fashion advice.
Common colors, patterns and styles were replicated among many stores. Crocheted and knit sweaters and dresses were on common display. Cool creme colors and nudes mingled with the bright oranges, reds and fuschias that dotted the racks.
Another popular item in stores was the low-cut wedge boot. Either leather or suede “booties” are perfect for layering with high socks, leg-warmers or tights. You can buy either a classic black or brown pair, which go well with anything, or try spicing up an outfit with bright-red or royal-blue suede.
But it’s important to be budget conscious. You don’t even need to make purchases in the stores to see what’s in style; simply by strolling down fashionable avenues such as Newbury Street (or your daily path to class), you can admire the art of pedestrian ensembles.
Fitting into the most recent trends, however, isn’t the only way to be stylish. Claire Liang ’15 possesses a unique and highly sophisticated style. You’d be hard pressed to ever spot Liang on campus in anything other than a skirt, heels and perfectly coiffed hair.
“I believe in the power of dresses and skirts. I love simple pieces that are very multifunctional. A blouse might look very plain, but it will give you a fabulous look when you team up a nice detailed skirt with it,” Liang said.
Although Liang does not spend a lot of time shopping (her mom has great taste and usually picks things out for her), her favorite place to go is Newbury Street. She agrees that bright colors will be in this fall.
“This fall is all about colors and detailed ornaments. A lot of designers are using very audacious colors this season. A bright red trench coat will get you a lot of attention this fall,” Liang said.
While trends are interesting, Liang’s personal fashion philosophy comes from a place of respect and individuality. This belief is clearly reflected in her personality and style. When meeting Liang for the first time, her soft and bubbly personality is very apparent. These characteristics perfectly complement her fluffy skirts, pink and gold jewelry and pastel-colored heels.
According to Liang, “Fashion only becomes fashion when it suits you.”