Yeah, Valentine’s day is super sweet. But the pops of color seen around campus on the first nice day after a couple weeks of raw winter are sweeter.
Last Wednesday, A&E took to the streets (biking and pedestrian) of the University of Minnesota campus to find what our scholars had to offer in the way of spring fashion sneak peeks.
We weren’t too impressed.
Cut it with the black parkas and Carhartt beanies, people! Give us more hue variety, funky jackets and eyeshadows.
Like these fine folk.
Just a few glimpses of sunshine brought multiple shades of pink, color-blocked bags and heads full of Frankie Cosmos’ lyrics to the table.
So, for the rest of you: when spring actually rolls around we’re going to expect a little more.
Maxine Britt, Sophomore
What they wore: Warby Parker glasses, Forever 21 shirt, Urban Outfitters skirt, shoes from mountaineering shop, No. 7 lipstick, gifted jacket.
As an apparel design major (of course!), Britt likes to mix traditionally feminine or masculine elements to create a style all her own — take her jacket shape and color as a perfect example. And then the darker hued lipstick and ideal-for-sidestepping-puddles boots … Maxine freaking Britt! We adore you.
Max Wagner, Freshman
What they wore: Palace sweatshirt, Urban Outfitters overalls, Nike shoes.
Oh so humble with his outfit choices, Wagner’s only quip on his creative method was: “I guess [I wore this] because it’s warm out.” But rose covered overalls? He must just have an eye. Honestly, the whole look can be summed up with one overdone Meryl Streep allusion: Florals for mid-winter? Actually groundbreaking.
Annie Judd, Junior
What they wore: Goodwill jeans, Urban Outfitters tee, Adidas shoes.
Judd’s outfit is a blend of galentine’s celebration and “night class comfy chic.” She’s got the ladies (Phoebe, Rachel and Monica!) and she has the pastels. Mom jeans are not yet on their way out, but Judd wears them in such a way that — next time they make their way in — she'll have us taking cues from her choice.
Emely Sanchez, Junior
What they wore: Thrifted everything.
When getting ready, Sanchez went for makeup first. This prompted the pops of red which led to the choice of pants as grand finale. We spotted the color-blocked bag from across Lilly Plaza and ran to get more information. A closer look revealed the lip color and jewelry, tying the whole look neatly — and fabulously — together.