By SOFIA LYNCH
and TAYLOR MABELITINI
After a long, predictable Michigan winter, Washtenaw Community College students – just like all other Michiganders – become reinvigorated at the first sign of the warmth returning. Not just in the sense of raised spirits and heightened energy, but also in fashion.
Just as it seemed you’d never see your figure again, the temperatures spike back up and it’s away with frumpy sweaters and hello skin and sunshine.
Campus buildings usually filled with drab, neutral-color-clad students seeking protection from the cold become alive with a sea of florals, pastels and other spring colors. As the layers get thinner and the shorts get shorter, WCC students pull the lightest and brightest pieces from their closets to don while soaking up the vitamin D.
For those readers who want to keep their fashion as high as the temperatures: sheer, whites, khakis, metallics, and militant greens are some of the stand-out spring trends that were highlighted at New York Fashion Week this year, according to Elle.
However, not all high-fashion trends translate very well to everyday fashion. If you find yourself baffled by the looks coming down the catwalk, you’re not alone.
All it takes to add some spring to your look is lightening up the colors, lightening up the layers, and having fun with colorful patterns. Or just look to your fellow fashionable WCC students for hints.
Miriam Bangean, 19, Physical Therapy, Ypsilanti
Pants from H&M
Headband from Forever 21
What are some of your favorite spring trends? I’d have to say blazers and cardigans.
What are you looking forward to wearing in the warmer weather? Anything but winter coats.
What’s your favorite season of fashion? Spring and summer.
Do you have a fashion motto? As long as I’m comfortable, I’m pretty happy.
Do you have a fashion icon? I’d have to say Blake Lively. She is just amazing all around.
What is your favorite pattern to wear? Stripes.
Drew Kindle, 22, Business, Milan
Jacket from Kohl’s from 5 years ago
Vans from PacSun
Neff hat from Sam’s Club for $2
What are some of your favorite spring trends? Color blocking. Blazers and jeans – I’m not a fan, but everyone else is. Slim jeans, darker shades this year I think.
What are you looking forward to wearing in the warmer weather? Linen blazers… Yeah, seersucker.
What is your favorite season of fashion? Fall.
Do you have a fashion icon? This year… Leonardo DiCaprio killed it in “Wolf of Wallstreet,” I just have to say.
What is your favorite pattern to wear? Speckle, it’s like where you take similar contrasting neutral colors and blend them in together, and chambray.