Skin is in. The weather is warming up, so spice up your wardrobe. Pull out some old jeans from under the bed or between the sheets, give that coif a shape up, and if you didn’t go to Ultra (thank god) lather on the Jergens. Here are a few tips:
Make the Cut-Off
With your new [link: Foss Hill Bod], your jeans might not be fitting so snug anymore. Which makes them just perfect for cut-offs! Here’s how to do it:
Step one: Put on the pants and mark the spot where you’re going to cut. Or, if you have a perfect pair of shorts already, just lay them on top of the jeans and copy their length. If you want to cuff the shorts, just leave a couple of extra inches.
Step two: If you’d like a more gritty look, take a steak knife and rub it across the bottom and sides of the shorts to fray the fabric.
Voila! Jorts! (Bonus points for spray-on patriotism)
While you’ve got those scissors out, why not try a new hairstyle? Although, on second thought, you should probably consult someone who actually knows what they’re doing – impromptu barbershops seem to be popping up all over campus. The bottom line is, the shorter the better this spring! And a tip from someone who just parted with a much beloved hairstyle: a couple of pre-haircut shots help take the edge off, just don’t let your barber celebrate ‘til they’re done!
Fake it ‘til you make it
Can we please replace Twilight Fever with Spring Fever? The pasty vampire look just doesn’t work once the sun comes out. It may be quite some time before you’ll get a proper tan out on Foss, but fear not! A couple of well-placed white accents can give your tan-in-progress a much-needed boost. (And we won’t judge you if you hit the bottle of Fake Bake in the meantime)
Playing with Pastels
Bring out the baby blues, lavenders, and mint greens. While you might be used to using these colors as accents, you can make this spring a little more interesting by combining pastels from top to bottom. My personal favorite combination is coral and turquoise, but get creative!
Tie me up, Tie me down
Button-up shirts make an easy transition into warm weather – just unbutton the bottom few buttons and tie the two sides! You can also tie a ponytail low with a cute ribbon to complete the casual look.