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Rio Hondo students,  Sandra Reyes and Pete Escobar, Fall fashion ready for the California weather.

Rio Hondo students, Sandra Reyes and Pete Escobar, Fall fashion ready for the California weather.

Noah Garcia, Opinion Editor

California fashion has always been a little peculiar. According to current cultural standing, fall is usually the time where people start bundling up because of the colder season. In California, however, it doesn’t really start to get cold until the end of October. The California zeitgeist can be tricky, but has been constructed to have a mix of heavy and light clothing. Somewhat mixing the fabrics and styles of late summer and fall.

 For the feminine demographic I recommend wearing really dark rich colors with light layered clothing. For below the belt areas I would suggest, for recreational or social use, some dark tights paired with boots. You should wear some sort of bottoms so you don’t get cold, but it is way too warm for pants, so tights or maybe some light leggings would be great. Boots are always useful because they are stable and easy to walk around in, but are also designed so that they look stylish. Other bold, but simple shoe choices could include light items such as Toms, sneakers, Hi-tops and Converse.

If the combination sounds too heavy, then it would be easier to pair knee high socks with boots or maybe some flat high tops or a simple pair of black vans. Tops should be light, baseball tees, tanks or  crop tops are still fine, but they should definitely be paired with a jacket. Kimono jackets,peacoats, ponchos or leather jackets are great for this type of weather, all varying types of style and materials. Any accessories should be light and easy to maneuver and carry, such as scarves, headbands, bracelets and necklaces.

For the more masculine dresser, bold, dark colors, layered with different fabrics will work well this fall. Basketball shorts, or joggers and capri pants are light but still function well, with Converse and Nikes shoes working well to balance style with functionality. Tops really just consist of Raglan tee’s, tanks and bright button downs. Jackets and overcoat styles are similar to the feminine look, but should be bolder and heavier. Snapback hats, Chap Hats and beanies work. This style of dress does not really have any accessories, but items like sunglasses, plugs, or bowties work fine.

Some unisex looks that have always been worn are similar to both styles previously mentioned, but are more color neutral. Flannels, bomber jackets, blacks and solid colors work well with simple fabrics. Any accessories are really light items such as scarves, shawls, Chap Hats(snap cap) and baseball caps. Really style, in a season, is incredibly subjective but if there’s any doubt, then refer to this article because it exists as a loose guideline.

 

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