Brown Is the New Black: Classic Fit

Here comes the latest installment of Brown Is the New Blac, BlogDailyHerald’s look at College Hill’s cutest looks and newest trends. This week: prep’s cool (GET IT?)

Ralph Lauren coined the preppy style with his polo shirts and clean-cut blazers. Forty years later, that casually cool, all-American look is still present. Inspired by country clubs and perfectly groomed crowds, brands like J. Crew, Lacoste and Abercrombie & Fitch continue to keep the style alive and almost timeless. Hadley Schreiber ’12, who wears a fitted navy blue coat with golden buttons, skinny jeans and classic black riding boots, inherently embodies a look that alludes to Diana Vreeland’s high school days. Schreiber also wears a light pink ruffled shirt that slightly peeks out of her coat – a combination that could easily qualify as part of J. Crew’s winter collection. To top of her outfit, she wears her hair straight, perfectly poised above her shoulders. Timeless look.

—Luisa Robledo

Brown is the new black: Bohemian Rhapsody

Welcome to the latest installment of Brown is the new black, dedicated to spotlighting the most fashion-forward Brunonians we can find. This week Boho-chic!

Bohemian Rhapsody

Effortlessly put together, organized chaos – whatever you want to call it. This season wasn’t spared of those who are fashionable without either meaning to or wanting. They looked relaxed, but with an edge, scruffy but cool – they have it nailed down. Erin Claire ’12 is one of those people. She wears high-waist shorts and a thick shirt to go with them. She pairs ripped, patterned, taupe tights, a staple of hers with caramel ankle booties (boyish looking), and a brown sweatshirt over a grey one. To escape the cold, she wears knitted mittens that match perfectly with her hat, a knitted beret, and a thick beige scarf, as the perfect neck accessory. Each item on its own may not seem like much of a fashion piece, but the overall outfit, the mixing and matching, is genius.

— Luisa Robledo