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3 THE RAW AND REBELLIOUS

STORY OF SARAH SMYTH’S ENTREPERNEURIAL JOURNEY

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F a s h i o n i s e ver-changing and retrospective in the clearest sense of the word. Looking back to the styles of our parents and grandparents can help us learn about the cultural shifts that have molded our world as we know it. This special issue draws attention to areas of fashion that are easily overlooked. From jackets you may have never heard of – the Barbour jacket – to the crisp look of equestrians striving for gold, this issue is your key to understanding variety. It is often assumed that one must look to the plethora of big-city

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fashion weeks around the globe for inspiration. This issue is ink on paper proof of the diversity in Auburn. From local entrepreneurs displayed on page three to well-known football players who began here, looking far to find flare isn’t always necessary. A special thank you to those who submitted candidates for the most fashionable students and faculty on campus. Thank you to the students who devoted their time and effort to modeling for each segment as we would be at a loss without you all. As you flip through these pages, read with a mind that’s as open as the eyes skimming through the content.

BROWN IS BACK Emma Rygiel

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Making its comeback from the 90s, the color brown is a power player in fall fashion this year. Alongside TV shows “Friends” and “Full House,” chokers and oversized sweaters, we’re in full-swing 90s mode. Rather than the cooler tones black brings to a look, brown’s warmer undertones pair nicely with familiar fall colors burnt orange, burgundy, beige, army green and even alone for a monochromatic ensemble. Thus, proving further that there are ways to make the seemingly unapproachable color, less intimidating. Coats Although leather coats have long been a go-to for outerwear, the color is breaking boundaries this season. From corduroy to velvet and even lightweight trench coats, the trend was pushed farther for fall 2017. Well-known brands such as Free People and Nordstrom have also took

part and recently introduced their take on the trend. Dresses Mixing shades and textures with knit fabrics and leathers, designer brands Yves Saint Laurent Moschino showed us why we should invest in the color this season. Styled with turtlenecks underneath, sweaters over top or alone, a brown dress is easier to wear than you think. Pantsuits Although there is a sort of intimidation factor associated with a pantsuit, let alone a brown one, this look was shown countless times on the runway and in magazines as a trend to try out. With its monochromatic nature, this trend rids the need of pairing the color and allows it to make a statement on its own. Whether it’s a dress, a pantsuit, or a coat, take advantage of the chance to add a new color into the mix of your wardrobe. There is more to brown than just boots.


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RAW AND REBELLIOUS Mikayla Burns CAMPUS WRITER

Sarah Smyth does not consider herself a fashion icon, but her company, Raw and Rebellious, is setting trends left and right in the South. In the first exclusive interview, Smyth opened up to The Plainsman about what made her company what it is today and how she couldn’t have done it alone. From Huntsville, Smyth was visiting her grandmother while on summer break in 2016 from Auburn at home and randomly decided to get some materials in a vintage shop to make herself some jewelry. “I was about to go study abroad and was broke beyond belief,” Smyth said. “I bought just some beads and got some stuff from Hobby Lobby to make myself some jewelry. My grandpa helped me make some necklaces.” With the help of her grandparents, Smyth made her first piece of jewelry and wore it to a music festival that summer. “I had no idea what I was doing,” Smyth said. Smyth posted a picture on Instagram while wearing her new jewelry, and immediately, she began receiving direct messages, asking where she had gotten her necklace. From there, Sarah Smyth Designs was born. Her chic designs quickly became in-demand, as Smyth’s jewelry was picked up by a local boutique from Huntsville, and her direct message inbox on Instagram was being blown up with inquiries. “I probably had five orders a week at first,” Smyth said. “I pretty much did that all summer. Then, once school started back my senior year in the fall, and it started growing the following year.” This year, Smyth’s company grew beyond her expectations. “It’s insane how fast everything has grown and taken off,” she said. The fashion inspiration for her jewelry line is not anything special, she said, but it is more of her own style than anything else. “Originally, I was never making stuff to sell,” Smyth said. “I was making things that I liked that I would want to wear, and I’ve just continued with that. I makes things that I would wear and hope others continue to like it.” As her company grew, Smyth realized that the name had to change. She never liked “Sarah Smyth Designs,” but she never thought it would grow as large as it did. “There were so many girls making jewelry out there,” Smyth said. “I wanted it to be more me.” With the help of her close friend Alli Murphree, Smyth started brainstorming for new, unique names that would better label her company.

“I make things that I would wear and hope others continue to like it.” - Sarah Smyth “She told me to just send her some words that I liked and that described me and my jewelry,” Smyth said. “She’s in fashion, so she knew what I needed to do.” Smyth and Murphree narrowed it down to a few names, but “Raw and Rebellious” is what stuck. With the new name, Smyth wanted a new logo, and that is where her lip logo came in, with the help of another friend, Christine Cameron. “She’s super artistic and is designing lingerie for Victoria’s Secret right now in New York,” Smyth said of Cameron. “She agreed to sketch up a couple logos for me, and the one we chose went well with ‘Raw and Rebellious.’”

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Black fashion is so much more than black people wearing clothes. Black fashion in the '90s, was about the freedom of expression. For the first time, black people could truly explore free from societal constraints. This expression was seen everywhere from rappers like Tupac Shakur and the group Kriss Kross. Costume designers of shoes like Living Single and A Different World created rich and vibrant wardrobes; these wardrobes enhanced the beauty and authenticity of the stories finally being told. Runways across the world were being graced by arguably the two biggest supermodels in the world, Naomi Campbell and Tyra Banks — both black women. The '90s was a time where black fashion began to thrive and flourish without the hindrance of wealth or status. While we reminisce on '90s black fashion, we can look around and see it’s pervasive nature in colors, patterns, silhouettes and hairstyles — today. I wear my mother’s Guess sweatshirt with pride, and I thank '90s black fashion for it.

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It’s fall, y’all Behind the Glass provides crystal clear style for colder months With the temperature going down, it’s time to start getting ready for “sweater weather.” Behind the Glass, the longest standing boutique in downtown Auburn, is the perfect place to stock up on the essentials for the new season. ​C elebrating their 30th anniversary this week, Behind the Glass has experience with carrying the latest trends and large selections of major brands such as Free People. All of the clothes featured in the photo are from Free People. Donna Young, owner of Behind the Glass, said there are certain trends to keep a keen eye on this season. “This photo encapsulates a lot of fall trends,” Young said.

“I think the most obvious one is the voluminous sleeves. Ruffled, oversized or flared sleeves are huge for fall. In these looks, the proportions are balanced by a fitted mini skirt or a skinny pant.” ​T extures are a big trend this season. Crushed velvet is especially popular. In the photo, a sweater is paired with a crushed velvet pant. “It seems like we can’t sell enough velvet,” Young said. “Everything we put out that’s velvet, people are just crazy for.” ​Young said bright colors are prominent this fall. “Free People especially embraced this trend with bright

fuchsias, citrons and kelly greens,” Young said. “A fuchsia quilted jacket can be seen slung over the shoulder that follows suit with the trends of texture and color. The cropped sweater is a newer trend that is also super cute.” ​Behind the Glass is the premier boutique downtown for every Auburn woman. Along with their two-story selection of clothes to try on, they also have a stylish selection of shoes as well as extensive accessories and gifts. The news and editorial staff at The Auburn Plainsman had no role in the preparation of this content.


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Equestrian fashion: Yay or nay? Olivia Wilkes

COMMUNITY WRITER

As an Auburn equestrian Western rider finishes her reining pattern and exits the show arena at the Baylor versus Auburn match on Saturday, Oct. 21, her teammates help her unzip and remove her fringed chaps before she dismounts from her horse. Her teammates all wear the same outfit, per NCEA guidelines. The teams compete in Western and Hunt seat classes, which call for Western and English-style dress. Hunt seat team members wear a white show shirt, dark show jacket, helmet, tan breeches, tall field boots, belt and riding gloves. Western wear is a solid-colored shirt, blue for the NCEA and black for the IHSA, dark jeans with chaps, cowboy boots, cowboy hat, belt and buckle. Claire Reach, member of the IHSA team and senior in animal sciences pre-vet, said it is crucial to look one’s best when competing. “The bigger and flashier the better,” for the belt buckle worn in western classes, Reach said.

The NCEA team is a women-only sport, and there are just a couple men on the IHSA team. One of them is James Roth, sophomore in mechanical engineering, who has ridden in English disciplines for many years and began learning Western upon coming to Auburn. Roth said the male and female equestrian fashion is the same except that, “It’s more proper for a gentleman to wear a tie.” Like any area of fashion, equestrian wear is influenced by trends. In Western showing for example, traditional solid-colored tops are currently favored over flashier ones. “I know that the glitzy, really sequined tops for Western are completely out of style right now,” said Reach. “That came up last year, they kind of went out, whereas the year before they were in.” Jordan Hardiman, Western rider with the IHSA and senior in animal science production management, said wearing a small neck scarf is a new thing, and instead of having a flatter hat, more having a V-shaped hat is popular in Western at the moment. Reach said that riders will pick up on style changes from other competitors and from media such as magazines. “You kind of start seeing it from each other,” she said. “Especially if you know that you’re interested in that kind of stuff, you’ll watch shows, you’ll go to shows, so you see that fashion being influenced.” Hardiman thinks that more affluent showers influence what’s currently in or out.

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“I would think about your higher-end Quarter Horse people, maybe the people in Texas that can afford a new outfit each show. That’s probably your trend setters,” she said. Reach said that show fashion influences her personal, casual style, “All the time. I wear jeans and cowboy boots and big belt buckles all the time.”

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Though her mom hated the name at first, Raw and Rebellious became the name of her company, and Smyth has never looked back. Though Smyth doesn’t consider herself on top of fashion, her advice for everyone is to wear what you love and what makes you happy. The biggest impact that she wants to have on fashion to for it to become all-inclusive without making a big deal out of it. In her newest campaign, Smyth had girls with special needs join her models and become models themselves, but it is important to her that these girls are treated equally and that including them in fashion campaigns be normalized. “We’re starting to step away from stigmatizing people with disabilities, but it’s like we’ve overstepped it,” Smyth said. “I see things all the time about people with disabilities being praised for going to prom and normal stuff, and that shouldn’t be a big deal for them. They’re normal people, too.” Smyth wants people to realize that people with special needs are not any different than everyone else, and it is the time that they be treated as such. That is where her newest jewelry campaign came into play. “I really wanted to do something where I showed that these girls are the same as us,” Smyth said. “I see cam-

paigns where people go out and say, ‘beauty is inclusive’ and ‘everyone is beautiful no matter what’ and make a big deal about the models being disabled, but that isn’t what I wanted to do.” The girls featured in Raw and Rebellious’ newest campaign went camping where Smyth worked last summer. She brought them and a few other models in for the simple campaign, showcasing her jewelry and the smiling faces of all the models. “I didn’t want [the campaign] the bring any attention to their disability,” Smyth said. “I just wanted to do a pure campaign of these beautiful girls are the girls modeling my jewelry and just leave it at that.” Smyth graduated in May 2017 with a degree in occupational therapy and Spanish, but she has put off graduate school for a little longer to expand her jewelry company and have fun while she can. Smyth just moved to Atlanta and has expanded her company just a little bit. She keeps it in The Auburn Family, though, as her brother Ethan Smyth, a junior in software engineering, does her accounting, and a recent Auburn graduate, Anna Keidel, is her full-time employee. Smyth believes that fashion is abstract and always moving, and that’s what she loves about her company. Her jewelry company was never what she thought she would be doing right out of college, and it’s not

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Women of color have been left with limited choices for their skin tone for decades. Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty brand caters to all shades, no matter what color. There is a difference between other brands simply having deeper shades and a brand crafting a shade to match the complexion perfectly by matching the individual warm or cool tones. Rihanna crafted her foundation to be like a “second layer of skin.” Coverage is light, so multiple coats might have to be applied per an individual’s preference. The first collection that she launched included 40 different foundation shades with contour cream kits, one lip gloss, and highlighters. Her recent “Galaxy Collection” featured glittery shadows, lipglosses and eyeliners that were meant to be heavily pigmented for people of color. Overall, it is safe to say that Rihanna does not disappoint, from foundations to eyeliners, she’s got people of all shades covered. Her recent wave of heat has makeup lovers on the edge of their seats for her next release.

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EXECUTIVE STYLE President Jacqueline Keck Vice President Justin Smith

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Chris Heaney

CAMPUS REPORTER

Working for the betterment of our student body can be tough work, but Auburn University’s executive officers keep their cool while looking their best. The Plainsman sat down with President Jacqueline Keck and Vice President Justin Smith to figure out their way of making fashion statements while making legislation. Here’s how our leaders get their executive look: Q. Why is dressing professionally important to you, for your position and in general? Keck: Dressing professionally is important because it often is the first impression people make, and it is a respectful gesture to dress to the caliber of the meeting or event one is attending. Smith: I think appropriate dress is the unspoken minimum criteria in any given professional setting. I’m also of the opinion that the person who looks the best is always regarded the most favorably – all things being equal. Q. What’s your “go-to” fall outfit for professional settings? Keck: A navy skirt with a nude top and a white jacket. Smith: If the occasion calls for business professional, you can’t go wrong with a well-fitting dark suit and strong necktie. If I’m doing something more casual, I usually go with dark chino pants, a button-down shirt, and a light blazer. Q. How do you decide what to wear?

Keck: The first thing I do is look at the weather and then ask myself if I can make it through the day in heels - ha! Smith: More often than not, my dress is determined by whatever in my closet is still clean and not wrinkled. Q. Where do you get your clothes? Keck: Poshmark! It is an app that people can resale their clothes on and is full of bargains. Can’t lose with it. Smith: I know it’s not the most popular, but I think there are some really good finds in our local Auburn Mall. Q. How would you define your style? Keck: Classic and Jacqueline Kennedy inspired. Smith: I’d say it’s the modern pro look, just a bit more muted in color and without the outrageous price tag of some of today’s professional fits. Q. Do you have any tips for those trying to dress better? Keck: Dressing up is super fun and doesn’t have to be expensive or uncomfortable. It is all about finding the right fit and right outfit. Smith: I’d say find the styles that work best for you and your personality, and that comes with trial and error. Just as important to what you wear is how you wear it and if you feel confident in it.


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The history behind a beat-up jacket Cole Davis COLUMNIST

A dark green, waxed cloth Barbour jacket comes off the coat hanger and accompanies students as they hurry down the chilly concourse during the cold months. This jacket has a history. The Barbour jacket has a timeless quality, and it has become an enduring component of country style for 120 years. Some modern Barbour styles worn today have retained popularity for 70 years. It is most definitely a testament to a good looking and practical product. The Barbour jacket is uniquely British in origin and character. More specifically, it represents a type of idyllic country lifestyle. Which is why so many people in the South have a deep affinity for the jacket. There are plenty of pockets to store cartridges, whether you are shooting quail in south Georgia or pheasant in Sheffield. Rain is not an issue, because of the distinct “waxing” of the cloth. Whether you are walking to the Haley Center or across town in London you will be warm and dry. Quite frankly, it is versatile and aesthetically pleasing. Versatility and aesthetics aside, its history is truly remarkable. In the 1880s, a Scottish businessman named John Barbour saw a need for waxed coats among dockworkers, fisher-

Jackets: The most crucial accessory Anne Dawson LIFESTYLE EDITOR

As a simple gal with a simple style, most of my wardrobe consists of plain items. Plain colored shirts, pants, skirts and dresses take up most of my closet. Easy — jackets. Jackets are the easiest and most creative way to spice up any outfit at all. They are great because you can wear the same outfit over and over again, but as long as you change up the jacket it looks completely different. Denim: Everyone needs a good jean jacket. Find one that fits you perfectly. My favorite one that I own has puffy sleeves and fits loose in the shoulders, kind of like a Letterman jacket. It’s cozy, flattering and has an 80s vibe to it. I can wear it with just about anything, and it looks great.

men and sportsmen. He proceeded to make what he saw as the best all-purpose jacket available at the time, and his company’s legacy has been one of tradition and quality ever since. In the cold, muddy trenches of World War I the Barbour company supplied British troops with waxed trench coats. In World War II, the Barbour jacket was standard issue for British submariners. Besides the vintage appearance of the jacket from the outside there is another signature element that makes it so recognizable. The Scottish tartan, or “plaid,” fabric covers the interior. Scottish plaid was not exactly one of the most popular items in the shops of London after the Jacobite rebellions of the early 1700s. But, Victorian romanticism would change all of that. The poems and stories of Sir Walter Scott had a significant effect on the young Queen Victoria. Tales about old Scotland and clan heros like Rob Roy captivated her imagination and eventually her wardrobe. The Queen fell in love with everything Scottish, and she famously set the trend that put plaid on the Western fashion scene. The Barbour jacket truly is a piece of wearable history. It is practical, beautifully made and most importantly, it tells a story. The next time you see one of these jackets this fall or the next time you put one on, go ahead and take some time to remember Queen Victoria and the trenches of Verdun.

I can pair it with some sneakers for a sporty look or wear it over a dress to look girly and chic. Velvet: A velvet jacket or even button-down blouse left unbuttoned is so flattering and cute with any outfit at all. My favorite way to wear it right now is with a turtleneck tucked into a skirt with the jacket on top — too cute. Leather: No matter what you’ve heard, anyone can pull off a leather jacket. Just like the denim jacket, it can be worn to add an edgier and more chic style to any outfit. Try out a faux leather jacket, though, unless you want to drop a couple hundred dollars. Wild prints: Go out and find a jacket with flowers on it or a jacket with a crazy pattern less you love. These are the jackets that you’ll wear fewer than, let’s say, a jean jacket because they’re more memorable, but when you do, you’ll feel like million bucks. Get creative and use a print as a way to spice up a simple outfit.


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auburn ‘s best dressed Auburn locals, students and factulty were asked to nominated the most fashionable students and faculty on campus. Winners were selected by The Plainsman editorial staff and photographed by photo editor Madison Ogletree. Behold, Auburn’s best dressed.

Anja Werth German professor

— “I don’t really have a style, I just wear what I like and what looks good.” — “Back home in Germany you went to work and you dressed nicely.”

John Blanding

Senior, International Business and Economics — Favorite accessory: Sunglasses — “There’s an extra pep in my step when I dress well.” — “My beaded bracelets are quintessential for any casual outfit and really they’re my statement pieces most times.”

Jessica Satriano

Michael Reynolds

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want to express themselves.

— Sister is style inspiration.

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This is the lazy look.

Chris Heaney

CAMPUS REPORTER

So far you have read articles about style, fashion and how to dress your best. You’ve gotten new ideas and fresh tips that, by using a little effort, will have you making every sidewalk a catwalk. For some of us, though, even this small amount of effort is just a little too much. College already requires enough effort to be worrying about clothes; you just want to stay comfy and warm during these harsh Alabama winters. You have no idea how to style yourself to look good, and neither do I, but I can definitely help you feel comfy while looking, well, clothed. Hoodies I’m sure every fashionista will spread the good news of the pecoat or cashmere sweater, but what they fail to grasp is the concept that these articles of clothing need to be paired with something else. Also, these can be cumbersome to wear and definitely less-than-comfortable. With the hooded sweatshirt, known popularly today as the hoodie, you never have to worry about any of this. Hoodies can be worn with anything — literally anything — and wearing them is

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like being in a fortress of fluff. Not only do you get the soft, warm advantages that come with a sweater, but you get a built-in pillow headrest that can be used to keep your head warm and avoid interactions on the concourse or at family gatherings. The hoodie is my lazy go-to, and it should be yours too, probably. Joggers I had never heard of these wonderful, scrunchy leg sleeves until about two weeks ago, but, let me tell you, they are the fashionably complacent’s dream come true. Now, keep this between you and me — really, it’s a secret — they’re literally sweatpants that you can wear to nice-ish occasions. I know, you don’t believe such a thing could exist, but the fashion world apparently looks out for the lazy without us realizing it. If you don’t know, joggers are basically the lovechild of either denim or khaki and the most comfortable pants you own. The greatest part — I doubt I have actually ever jogged in my life, but they still let you buy them in the store like they don’t even know that. Go give these pants a try, and I guarantee you’ll feel like you are king of the life hacks next time you are comfier than anyone at that semi-formal event.

Fuzzy Socks Wait. I know I just lost a lot of you, but hear me out. “I’m not wearing fuzzy socks. What am I, a grandparent?” – potentially what you just said aloud. Well stop talking to your newspaper and listen to the good news. As long as you are wearing pants that cover your ankles and you aren’t ashamed by being extremely comfy, fuzzy socks are the single best way to achieve maximum comfort this fall. I have confirmed with my fashionable sources that they are, indeed, horrendous to the eye, but this won’t matter to the fuzzy suck wearer because you will be walking on literal clouds. If you go to either the maternity section of any department store or your grandma’s closet, you will be in awe when you realize the potential of fuzzy socks. Once you squeeze them into your shoes and start walking around, you will notice that they are not only comfortable but also extremely warm. “But aren’t normal socks the same way?” you ask. Sure, probably, but can normal socks become slippers as soon as you take off your shoes? They cannot, but fuzzy socks can. If you want to stay comfortable, stay warm and have ugly-but-functional footwear this fall, fuzzy socks are for you.

Cole McCauley CAMPUS WRITER

Cam Newton style

Athletes like Cam Newton, Russell Westbrook and Odell Beckham Jr. are constantly either idolized or criticized for their their gaudy senses of style. Westbrook and Newton in particular are two athletes that dare to push the boundaries of fashionable in order to fit their personal senses of style and in turn, change what it means to be “fashion forward” especially for athletes. Hate it or love it, there’s no doubt that Newton’s sense of style is certainly unique. Ranging from suave designer suits to flamboyant patterns and colors, Newton’s ability to boldly stray from the dull and uninteresting fashion standards that hinder most athletes is what makes him a fashion icon whether you like it or not. It’s abundantly clear that Cam Newton is a man who cares about the way he looks, his high fashion outfits are evidence of that. At the same time, the often garish outfits that Newton sports before and after games likely lead to public disapproval. Many fans believe Newton’s distinct outfits look plain ridiculous, and in some regard, I’m inclined to agree with them. However, who are we to judge how a man likes to dress, that’s his own unique style. Plus, Newton often parades outfits and fashion trends that are simply ahead of their time. From his floral “male romper” at Coachella 2017 or the pink and green “Joker-esque” suit/hat combo that he sported after a 2016 game, Newton isn’t afraid to go for the outlandish and push the traditional boundaries of what it means to be fashionable. Additionally, Cam’s sense of style is well respected in the fashion community. Gracing the covers of fashion magazines such as Vogue and GQ, it is clear that fashion experts acknowledge Newton’s experimental and exciting sense of style better than the average fan. Furthermore, after being placed at No. 14 on Sports Illustrated’s 2017 “Fashionable 50” list of most fashionable athletes, its evident that the former Auburn quarterback is at the top of the fashion game. To be clear, most of Newton’s looks are ones that regular people can’t pull off, and they shouldn’t try. His over the top hats, collection of unique glasses and colorful Versace suits aren’t for casual men. It takes a special person to pull of the “Cam Newton look” and for those wanting to experience a toned down version of Newton’s style, Newton’s Belk clothing line “MADE Cam Newton” offers a less flashy, more traditional version of Newton’s own style.


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FLANNELS Kailey Beth Smith

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It’s that time of year again: the leaves are changing, the days get shorter and the flannels make their seasonal debut. Fall in Alabama is a rather interesting time, as the weather never really can make up its mind. Having a trusty flannel shirt as part of one’s wardrobe is the perfect way to do that. The flannel can be left unbuttoned over a tee shirt to provide a casual, cozy look and then when the air warms up, it can be tied around the waist. They see me rollin’ Rolling is not just reserved for Toomer’s Corner on Saturday evenings. Rolling the sleeves on a flannel can give it a fresh and fitted look, which is helpful when pairing it with skinny jeans or other custom pants. Rolling the sleeves an appropriate length leaves room for bracelets, shows off watches, and it gives rings center-stage. Pattern placement Try mixing a patterned top with a contrasting color flannel. This can easily be done by either tying the flannel around the waist, leaving it unbuttoned, or buttoning it halfway up, so as to put more emphasis on the flannel, but also provide a sneak-peek of the fabric underneath. Invest in vests Those cute down vests that tend to only make appearances when the state of Alabama really tries its best to get chilly are perfect for layering over a flannel. This outfit often leaves room for a stylish long necklace or some cute bracelets, if the sleeves are rolled to an appropriate length. Head games If the fall breezes or winter winds become too much for your hair to handle, there’s an easy remedy. Old flannel shirts can be cut into strips longways and braided to form soft headbands. These are not only cute but extremely easy to create. Sweater weather In late November and early December when temperatures drop low enough to prompt a few shivers and several cups of hot cocoa, flannels look great peeking out from underneath the collar or sleeves of a sweater. VIP Access — orize. Paying attention to detail can be of the most important parts of cultivating any wardrobe. The right accessories can turn an “I just woke up 10 minutes ago and grabbed this because I thought it would be cold today,” oversized flannel shirt into the canvas on which you can layer jewelry or other things.

In the age of technology, social media has developed an influence over our generation unlike any other.

For style inspiration, check out these accounts Aimee Song (@songofstyle) Song is fashion forward while staying true to her mixed style of boho and edgy.

Indy Severe (@indyblue_) Videographer, travel wiz and student style icon, Severe represents all that’s its like to be young and adventurous.

Negin Mirsalehi (@negin_mirsalehi) Follow Mirsalehi to feel inspired with your street wear and stay up to date on trends in the fashion world.

Carly Heitlinger (@carly) Alongside her social media, Heitlinger has blog with organization tricks, her travel experiences, college life and more.


10.26.2017 Fall Fashion Special Edition  

10.26.2017 Fall Fashion Special Edition