Whether it’s layering up for the harsh winds or dressing down for those mild nights, Eastern Michigan University students have shown what it takes to survive Michigan’s changing seasons in style.
With the New Year in full swing, many students may be looking to change up their wardrobe, but you don’t need to spend a whole lot of money in order to do it.
Jasmine Pearson, senior, said that her best style advice is layers.
“Often my most loved pieces are from the summer, so I took to adding cardigans and turtle necks to my closet to wear my summer clothes in the winter.”
Along with layering up, Pearson also suggested paring leggings with shorts for fresh twists on summer wear. She also suggested the store Forever 21 for closet staples such as jeans and trendy shoes.
“I like to think that people are a lot like I am and thrift like crazy," said senior Brandon Harrison. The population at Eastern has a fair amount of people who are pretty alternative. Their style reflects that."
Harrison also revealed another tip that most students forget, “[My] friends and I swap clothes a lot.”
Not only has going to thrift shops for second-hand items and clipping coupons become a popular thing amongst college students, but so has joining memberships for that added store bonus and/or discount.
Not only can students find that perfect pair of jeans at a Salvation Army, but they can also resell the stuff sitting in the back of their closet at stores like Plato’s Closet or Etsy.com. Then, they can use the money from their old clothes to revamp their style.