Fashion Trends at Furman University
Furman University flourishing with intellectual students who will one day influence the world, not only through their actions but through their style. While students shuffle to class in the morning or trek to the dining hall in the afternoon, they are typically dressed to impress. The girls at Furman are the most impressive, sporting the newest fashion trends that are booming on the runway. However, because Furman is in the South, some trends can’t break through Southern tradition. For example, during winters in the North, I would slip on my LL-Bean slippers with a pair of jeans and drive to school. When I arrived at Furman, I saw no one wearing LL-bean slippers to class. I packed up my slippers and sent them home to the North. Some Southern trends can’t break Northern barriers, such as the Chaco fetish that I will never understand. In this blog post, I’m going to focus on more of the major fashion trends I see repeatedly here at Furman, starting from head to toe.
Not Your Average Hair Tie
For the Furman ladies with long locks, a hair tie is a necessity. However, it can’t just be any hair tie. At Furman, the ribbon hair tie is a must have. It is Bohemian chic and also works as a stylish bracelet. The ribbon hair tie is an on-going trend not only because it is super cute, but also because it does not get tangled up in your hair.
Many Furman girls have different colors of the ribbon hair tie to match with their bracelets they are wearing that day. My good friend Sarah Butin told me, “ I wear my red ribbon hair tie when I’m having a good hair day, and my neutral-colored one when I’m having a bad hair day.” For her, her colored ribbon hair tie reflects her ambition or lack of ambition to blow dry her hair. If your looking where to buy ribbon hair ties, Nordstrom’s carries them online and in stores.
Rebecca Minkoff is an up and coming designer that started off designing handbags. Her famous classic handbag design is glued to almost every Furman girl’s shoulder when they are out downtown or at a party. I am not exaggerating when I say that I see, on average, ten Rebecca Minkoff bags every time I go out. The bag is iconic. It is a simple over the shoulder bag that can fit a wallet, phone, and maybe a little makeup kit. It has a cute chain that crosses a body, and the leather is good quality and looks well made.The three zippers and the gold clip on the side of the bag are the pure indicators of a Rebecca Minkoff bag.
A Barbour For Christmas
Around the holidays, students go home to celebrate with their families. When classes resume, there is a sea of Barbour jackets throughout the campus. Don’t even think about putting down your jacket in the library or dining hall; otherwise, someone might mistake it for his or her own! It is a must-have trend here at Furman. Not only are these jackets fashionable, they are also waterproof and durable. This trend is not only worn by the female population here at Furman, but also by the male. The most common Barbour style at Furman is the olive classic Beadnell Waxed jacket. Many other Furman students support different styles of Barbour jackets. The trend here is not the jacket itself, but the brand name behind it.
If you are a female college student that doesn’t own white Converse, drop whatever you are doing and get them now! It is hot trend on campus that is spreading fast . Furman girls wear them to class, out to dinner, and even to parties and bars. There is no limit for these white Converse; the only downfall is that they don’t stay white for long. After wearing them to a frat party, chances are you will wake up the next morning with them covered in dirt and unidentified liquid stains. Trust me, I’m on my second pair. White Converse add a pop to any outfit, and can also give a more edgy casual feel to a dress that would otherwise be too nice. Girls typically pair white Converse with jeans, dresses, yoga pants,and shorts. They are the perfect shoe here at Furman!