As the sun’s rays warm up campus for the first time in 2022, students have begun bringing back their spring wardrobes. Tennessee keeps everybody on their toes with warm and cold days, so let’s see how students have managed to dress appropriately these past few weeks! Pictured above is Emily Wampler.
Paula Morris shows us an example of Lolita fashion, a street fashion common in Japan. Her dress is from a brand named Baby, The Stars Shine Bright, which she styles beautifully with red flats with bows, long cream socks, a cardigan, and a big cream bow atop her head.
Matthew Clark shares an outfit from last semester that is a regular in his rotation. He pairs a tan mock neck with green dress pants and Vans to stay warm in the windy Tennessee spring weather. His shirt is Baracuta thrifted, and his pants are Goodfellow from Target.
Madison Parris (she/they) is a daring freshman, wearing this beautiful sheer top from Shein with an emerald green and black dress thrifted from Goodwill overtop. They pair this gorgeous gown with black boots from a past Christmas gift. Madison shows us to always be on the lookout at thrift stores for finds like this.
Kelly H. wears a long, cinched black dress from Shein paired with one circular, gold necklace. “I know how bad Shein is for the environment,” Kelly says, “but I can’t afford new clothes since thrift stores have inflated their prices.” Regardless, their all-black fit is a strong move in this cold Tennessee spring weather.
Haley bought her shoes and pants from Target, the brand Wild & Fable and her sweater from Ross. She pairs this striped sweater with dark accents all the way around, highlighting her face and her beautiful blond streaks of hair.
Emily Wampler shows off her brown plaid sundress outside of Anderson. Her outfit was bought entirely from the clearance section of Altar’d State. She paired this beautiful dress with a pair of tan ankle booties and a striped bandana. Lots of layered gold, leather and beaded jewelry tie together the earth tones and casual vibe.
Crow (she/they) shows off her entirely thrifted outfit, pairing a black cropped tank with a long, brown patterned skirt. Their necklace ties the whole outfit together, braided leather with a moonstone with tourmaline inclusions that they got from a local craft fair.
Corey Randolph’s outfit this season is entirely thrifted, wearing a leather jacket over a black and white striped turtleneck, ripped skinny jeans, and combat boots. This fit is a wonderful way to stay warm and stylish.
Alyson Ament made her own top, a black bleached vest with an eye pattern, and paired it with thrifted jeans and Target socks. She seems very enthusiastic about this outfit even though she does not remember where she obtained the bandana.
Avery Shellist (he/she/they) thrifted their pants and jacket from Planet Exchange, a resale store with locations in Knoxville and Maryville that labels their clothes as “they/them/theirs” with bolded letters indicating “her” or “him” to let shoppers know what sex the clothes were made for. As proven here, Planet Exchange has many stylish clothes for college students to expand their wardrobe.