Students anticipate spring fashion

Freshman legal studies major Wintana Tsegaye shows off her interpretation of spring fashion by incorporating cultural elements and combining them with her thrifted finds. Wintana is seen pairing her Ethiopian gold cross chain and her head piece with her white and gold B.B Simon belt. / photo by Ayalen Ortiz
Freshman legal studies major Wintana Tsegaye shows off her interpretation of spring fashion by incorporating cultural elements and combining them with her thrifted finds. Wintana is seen pairing her Ethiopian gold cross chain and her head piece with her white and gold B.B Simon belt. / Ayalen Ortiz

Taylor Moore
Editor-in-Chief 

Spring is just around the corner, with March 19 marking the first day of the season, and with it, is spring fashion. This year’s spring styles will recycle looks from previous years, taking inspiration from various decades of fashion. 

According to the  Glamour  story this month titled “These Are the 2024 Fashion Trends You Should Know (and Shop) Now,” the top fashion trends to look for this spring are bows, sequin, rosettes, colors, sheer layering and kitten heels. 

Bows took over last year, from hair accessories to accessorizing clothing, and even jewelry. Bows were not just limited to fashion. People were seen “coquetting” objects of all kinds – foods, drinks, homework, even cars – to romanticize everyday life and add a sense of femininity. The coquette hashtag on Tik Tok has 1.5 million posts and shows no signs that the trend is slowing down, meaning bows will continue to make an appearance on everything this upcoming fashion season. 

“If you know me, I’ll be wearing (bows) forever in every season,” Francheska Juarez, American Eagle Outfitters ambassador, said.

Juarez did a campaign with the brand to create as many new ideas and outfits as possible with bows and new products set to launch in the spring. 

“It was amazing to see how bows have this ability to elevate an outfit, adding a touch of charm and sophistication,” Juarez said. “Whether adorning a dress, blouse, or even accessories like shoes or handbags, bows bring a playful and feminine element that I’ve seen now on so many individuals and I love it.” 

For Robyn Jones, University of La Verne 2023 alumna, the bow trend is overdone and she is ready to see it make a slow disappearance next season. 

“The bows were cute, but now we’re incorporating them into outfits,” Jones said. “While some (outfits) are nice, the rest appear tacky.” 

As for the rosettes, which are decorative roses used to accessorize different articles of clothing, Jones said this on-the-rise fashion trend gives off a romantic and sultry aesthetic. 

She said while rosette accessorized outfits would be an elegant evening look, the trend is not suitable for everyday errands. 

When asked to describe her spring fashion in one word, Jones said she would call her style “airy.” 

“I’m definitely looking forward to wearing my crop tops that I pair with open button-ups and folded mom jeans,” Jones said. 

Freshman legal studies major Wintana Tsegaye shows off in a  colorful thrifted button up shirt. Drawing inspiration from the shirt’s color palette, Tsegaye incorporates subtle hints of pink and orange into her eye makeup and into her signature lip combo. Her style embodies the vibrant colors that are anticipated in the upcoming spring fashion, all with her own personal twist. / photo by Ayalen Ortiz

Eric Bates, junior business administration major, said he would describe his spring style as fresh. 

“I’m looking forward to wearing my 5 inch inseam shorts with my Jordan 1 Low Top Shoes or my New Balance 550 (shoes) and a graphic tee,” he said. “I also feel like a white tank top and button down shirt overtop looks good. It’s like a 1950s or 60s style I would like to see come back.” 

Bates said he thinks it is time to see skinny jeans finally leave the fashion scene, as looser clothes are more stylish. 

Emily Saldivar, sophomore kinesiology major, said she is ready to see the unitard jumpsuits left behind and is hoping that headbands, which she called the perfect accessory to any outfit, will make a comeback. 

She anticipates wearing skirts and rompers, which she said are perfect for her body type due to their versatility. 

“I would describe my spring fashion as classy,” Saldivar said. “My favorite season to dress for is definitely spring. I feel that it’s the only season where you can wear different articles of clothing such as jackets, pants, skirts, dresses and rompers. Everything works and the colors are usually much more vibrant.” 

Amanda Colon, sophomore political science major, called her spring style colorful. 

“I love cardigan sweaters, they go with the majority of my (spring) outfits,” she said. “I’m looking forward to wearing my Dr. Martens with skirts. I think it’s so cute.” 

Juarez is anticipating that colors and skirts of all lengths will be taking over the spring fashion scene. She said mini skirts provide a youthful and fun look, while maxi skirts have a romantic and bohemian charm to them, with both being a versatile article of clothing that can be individualized to any person’s style preference. 

“It’s a season where layers are shed, giving way to lighter fabrics and pastel hughes,” she said. “The versatility of spring fashion allows for creative expression, whether through airy dresses, lightweight jackets, or casual yet chic separates. The sense of optimism and vibrancy in springtime (offers) a canvas for experimenting with textures, colors, and silhouettes that capture the essence of the season’s beauty and vitality.” 

Taylor Moore can be reached at taylor.moore@laverne.edu.

Taylor Moore is a senior broadcast journalism major and Campus Times editor-in-chief for Spring 2024. In her sixth semester on Campus Times, she has served as the LV Life editor and social media editor twice, as well as a staff writer. She’s also worked on the University’s television news broadcast Foothill Community News as an anchor and reporter, and was a on-air personality for the University’s radio station 107.9 LeoFM.

Ayalen Ortiz, a freshman art major, is a staff photographer for the Campus Times and La Verne Magazine. He has past experience with graphic design, fine arts and video editing.

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