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Autumn styles hit UW-River Falls campus

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October 11, 2012

Maryn Feyereisen, a junior at UW-River Falls, models her scarf.
Maryn Feyereisen, a junior at UW-River Falls, models her scarf. She says her style inspirations is “What I’m feeling that day. Dressing to be confident. Knowing what looks good on you and what you like.”

The weather has officially changed. Goodbye, warm breeze and short sleeves.

Autumn is my favorite season, for sure, but I don’t know if I’m ready for the cold yet.
However, there is one good thing about the colder weather: scarves. I stowed a bin full of scarves and other cold weather accessories under my bed a month ago, and I’ve been patiently waiting to break into it.

I am slightly particular about my scarf choices. I prefer them in a neutral color, with a geometric pattern and sewn into an infinity loop.

An infinity loop scarf has its ends sewn together and can be looped around the neck a couple of times to ensure maximum warmth. And neutral colors allow me to cycle through a few favorites every week.

While I have a specific vision of the perfect scarf, scarves are perfect winter accessories because of their variety.

There are thick and thin scarves, woolly and silky scarves and square and looped scarves. And the color and pattern options are endless.

Scarf prices can be reasonable too. While I have had my eye on a skull-patterned scarf from Alexander McQueen (retail price $445), I always find reasonably priced scarves at Target and American Eagle Outfitters. Small-town boutiques also offer unique and affordable options!

I spotted lots of scarves of campus this week, and I surprised myself by being drawn to especially colorful scarves.

Whitney Welker, Maryn Feyereisen and Karyn Wells all wore scarves in shades I wouldn’t normally choose, but after seeing them, I may have to expand my collection.

Amanda White is a junior majoring in journalism. She appreciates good books, good style, and good conversation.