Adding some flair to your fall outfit

Let’s face it: neutral color outfits are boring. All they do is scream that you (and your outfit) blends into the norm. To make it worse, it’s now fall; it’s no longer socially acceptable to make a bold, bright-colored outfit. However, while you can’t make your outfit entirely bright to stand out in fall, you can add a piece or two – a splot of a bright color or unique pattern – to make yourself stand out in the boring Fall and Winter months.

One of the best ways you can add some flair to your cool-weather clothes is layering: layering lets you combine multiple pieces to create a multi-dimensional outfit. And with of these layers, you can create some flair with a bold color, texture, or pattern. Make sure that your flair piece is lower-layering piece, otherwise your outfit is going to become like a long-sleeved summer outfit; it’ll stand out like a sore thumb. (Again, there are exceptions, keep this as a general rule). My recommendations for adding some flair is a nice button-down shirt or polo in a bold color or an interesting pattern (like polka-dots or thin stripes) to put underneath a sweater or other strong piece of outerwear. Make it pop.

Outside of layering, you can add some flair through some accessories – like a belt or a unique pair shoes. Having a nice pair of chukka boots – even if it’s in a neutral color – can make you really stand out. Don’t stick with the same boring pair of vans or athletic shoes. On belts, one of my favorite belts is a solid deep-blue colored belt. Not many people own a non-black or brown belt, and, as a result, it can make you stand out – as well as break up two basic neutral colors in an outfit. Don’t let yourself blend in; stand out by adding some flair to your fall outfit!

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Mark Krupinski
Sophomore Computational Science Business Manager