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Opinion: Say goodbye to summer, in style

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“I love my knitted sweaters and stiped sweaters,” said Malia Callahan ’24. Graphic by: Elizabeth Gallo

Autumn is officially here, so the fun of fall fashion is near 

October is here. Whether or not the weather will cool, many VHS students feel ready to dress for the season. You may be thinking that the sun is out and the ocean is near, so why should we talk about fall clothing? 

Aivan Malcolm ‘24 said, “I still want to dress the part [of fall] even if it doesn’t always fit with the weather.” 

The vibes and aesthetics that come along with fall stand strong even if it still feels like summer.  

People like to change their fashion to layer up for colder weather. “Any layering pieces are what I like, because when it’s hot you can take layers off and not have extra stuff,” said Oliver DeLeon ‘24. 

Some layering ideas could include button up satin blouses or flannels over a tank top. Other layering pieces could consist of a leather jacket over a vest for the different levels of cold throughout the day. Another perfect fall clothing piece for southern California’s bipolar weather is the sweater vest. Warmth of the sweater for those 50 degree days and the coolness of the open arms for that sporadic sun. 

Malia Callahan ‘24 said, “A lot of people pull [sweater vests] off. They’re really cute. I also like when boys wear sweater vests. I think it’s cute and bold.” 

As the sun sets earlier and the shadows outside have a tint of warmth, many VHS students have begun incorporating warm colors into their clothing. 

DeLeon said, “I like the browns and reds, but I’m especially a big fan of browns and greens. Like some good natural colors.”

Callahan said, “I love a dark green and a very subtle orange.”

When it comes to picking out an outfit for school, something comfortable and cozy is almost always at the forefront. The good thing is that the fall season supports that. Fall fashion is often simple, and each clothing piece works together for the benefit of your comfort and style all at once. 

Malia Johnson ’24 walking to class with her hair in a bubble braid and wearing a leather jacket. Photo by: Elizabeth Gallo

Callahan said, “[My ideal fall outfit] is grayish colored Oxford Doc Martens with maybe a striped sock moment and then low waisted jeans and just like a tight white or black long sleeve top with a vest over it.” 

Where does outfit inspiration come from? Maybe it’s from the people around you, celebrities, Pinterest, friends, TV shows, music, or even the loved and forgotten clothing in the back of your parent’s closet. 

DeLeon said, “Seeing whatever is free in my parents’ closet because they’re old so it could be like thrifting.” You never know what you may find hidden in your family member’s closets. 

I recently came across my mom’s leather jacket tucked away in her closet and she now graciously lets me wear it. Not only do I feel like a Gilmore Girl’s character, but I also get to save money. Leather jackets are timeless and treasured, simple and strong. In the 2015 TeenVogue article “Celebrity Style,” model Bella Hadid said, “I always love to dress up, but I usually end up in a leather jacket and boots.” 

“I feel like boots aren’t worn enough. I like boots a lot,” said DeLeon.

Whether you prefer wearing boots or sneakers, jackets or sweaters, autumn is a time to breathe in the crisp cool air, walk in the crunchy leaves and wave goodbye to summer in style.  

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Elizabeth Gallo, Staffer
Elizabeth Gallo  is a senior at VHS in her first year at The Cougar Press. She enjoys music whether listening or playing it, writing poetry, dancing and traveling. Her dream place to travel to is Bali, Indonesia, and she aspires to write a poetry book in her future. 
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