I was really looking forward to picking up a few fashion tips on our trip back to college this weekend. With so many students swarming the campus at the first flush of fall, I figured I'd get a sneak peak at some of the season's best new trends; maybe some chunky cable knits, luscious leather boots, beautiful oversized scarves and some fun new ways to put it all together. So many of the most important innovations of style get their start from the creative ways that young people mix and match their wardrobes. With the backdrop of a classic New England college campus I was guessing it would feel a bit like being in the middle of a fall fashion shoot. I'm poised to take notes.
Here's a few highlights from what I've been able to pick up so far...judging from what the students were wearing, these would be considered essentials for Fall '11...
In all fairness, it really is still summer here. The goldenrod is out in force, the air is filled with the sounds of crickets, you really have to hunt to find any yellow or red in the foliage, and it's pretty darn warm.
Maybe if I come back at Thanksgiving break.
Sue/the view from great island