By MATTHEW REYNOLDS
Fashion trends tend to revert back to past decades and
revive dormant styles.
In the last few years, there has been a hint of the ’70s,
with classic rock concert T-shirts that dominated the celebrity and campus
This year has glimpses of that colorful decade, the ’80s.
Those styles can be recognized in a few clothing trends across campuses.
Leggings are a popular choice for females no matter how
they are worn. Most females wear black leggings with everything from silk
dresses to miniskirts. One word: Hot.
“It reminds me of a ‘Saved by the Bell’ look,” Clay Baum,
a senior computer information systems major, said. “It’s really a good look, in
a Kelly Kapowski kind of way.”
Bright colors or footless versions are also a popular
look for leggings.
When thinking of the word gaudy, normally jewelry comes
to mind. The wide belt, which has been popular in past years, screams out
This year the wide belt has managed to stay around for
another season. Many girls wore it as a hip hugger in the past, but this year
the oversized belt is being worn higher and tighter.
“The wide belt always catches my attention,” George
Price, a senior basic and career studies major, said.
Nothing says “in” like dark colored skinny jeans.
“I love my Diesel Liv skinny
jeans, they make my legs look much longer and that’s always a good thing,” Sara
Wiggins, a senior marketing major, said.
Instead of throwing on the worn out college sweatshirt,
many “guys” are opting for the cricket v-neck sweater.
For a casual look the sweater can be worn with a pair of
jeans, or can to portray the “preppy” look when worn with khakis.
The ’80s trend of distressed dirty jeans, which has been
the juggernaut of denim wear for the past few years, seems to be the popular
must have for guys around campus. These jeans, which look like they have been
washed and rewashed daily for 10 years, provide a laid-back look for both men
“At first I was wondering why I was paying so much for
jeans that looked like they were torn to shreds, but then I realized I was just
paying for the trend,” Price said.
With the frayed pockets and holes around the knees and
upper thigh, the dirty jeans still dominate the college campus.