As you’ve probably been able to tell by the warmer temperatures – as well as the rain that has come to replace the snow – spring is now well on its way to the University of Pennsylvania. Along with the warmer weather and brighter greenery on campus comes an even more exciting part of the change in seasons – new fashion trends. Penn has developed an amazing fashion scene over the years, so naturally our students would be rather opinionated about any and every fashion trend worn by our peers strutting down Locust. Two freshmen, Jessica Sulima and Pearl Baanjurtrungkajorn, shared their opinions on what they love about spring fashion, and what they’d love to see leave.
What new fashion trend do you think will be big this spring?
Jessica: I think the “cold shoulder” trend is going to be big this spring. Off-the-shoulder necklines are super flattering.
Pearl: Beige color tones have been everywhere lately! Hopefully they’ll follow us into the coming season.
What are some of your typical go-to pieces for spring?
J: I love to wear shirt dresses in the spring. They’re so simple and effortless, yet they make you look really put together.
P: I love wearing patterned rompers, cute sunnies, and long chokers.
What’s something new you are excited to try out wearing this spring?
J: Jumpsuits. They’re a little intimidating, but I’m going to start out with a solid, neutral-colored one. I think that’s the best way to try out a trend you are afraid of.
P: I really want to try to wear more statement jewelry, especially earrings. It’s a bold choice but can look really cute if done well!
What is a typical spring trend you hate seeing?
J: I really want to see less of those high-wasted cut-offs that reveal too much butt cheek.
P: I don’t particularly hate any, but florals are really overdone.
What’s a new spring trend you’re not a fan of?
J: Culottes. Flared pants are not meant to stop at the calf.
P: I could really do without oversized sun hats.
So there you have it! Penn’s stylish students take on spring. How do you feel about this spring’s trends? Are you bold enough to brave bright statement colors and pieces? Or do you plan on keeping things subtle by sticking to minimalist styles and neutral color pallets? Whatever your style is, don’t be afraid to do you. I can’t wait to see everyone shed their winter coats for spring fashion in the coming weeks!