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New warm weather brings out spring fashion at UMN

With the dreadfully cold weather dying down, students are showing off their new spring wardrobe.
Image by Alice Bennett
Peyton Johnson and her bunny Ginger pose for a photo on Friday, April 8.

The painfully cold Minnesota days have finally passed. No more seasonal depression, no more squeezing onto the GopherTrip to avoid a walk in negative 10 degree weather and no more oversized winter coats. With the warmer spring weather, students at the University of Minnesota have begun to bring out their spring fashion, with creativity and fun.

Annie Wilson and Lily Mjaanes pose for an outfit photo on Friday, April 8. (Alice Bennett)

Comfortable with taste
While going for a spring walk near Peik Hall, second-year students Lily Mjaanes and Annie Wilson both wore plaid jackets accompanied by sweats and tennis shoes.

Although both outfits are similar, Wilson’s bright pink jacket and Mjaanes’ neutral jacket give insight into the different style preferences of the two students.

With her biggest style inspiration being Selena Gomez’s simplistic approach, Mjaanes enjoys wearing neutral colors and keeping her outfits relatively plain.

“I am a simple girl,” Mjaanes said. “So neutral colors and designs are my favorite. I think that less is more.”

Wilson, on the other hand, enjoys wearing brighter colors along with an oversized look.

“I am always wearing lots of bright colors like the bright pink jacket I am wearing right now,” Wilson said.

Erik Rossing and Nora Coughlan pose for an outfit photo after grabbing some Korean hot dogs on Friday, April 8. (Alice Bennett)

Colorful breeze
While walking in Dinkytown, fourth-year students Nora Coughlan and Erik Rossing were both rocking their own unique styles.

Coughlan, who is studying psychology, wore a green overcoat accompanied with purple pants and a beanie. With most of her shopping taking place at various thrift stores, Coughlan enjoys viewing fashion more as a way to express how she is feeling on a day-to-day basis.

“I honestly do not have a favorite fashion icon or go-to look. I just wear whatever I am feeling each day,” Coughlan said.

Rossing wore a fleece Patagonia sweatshirt, accompanied by a Sioux Falls baseball cap and joggers. The most notable aspect of Rossing’s outfit was his sandals.

“With the warmer weather, I was excited to wear sandals so I broke them out with some socks,” Rossing said.

With most of his shopping taking place at Savers, Rossing enjoys putting together a more granola-themed look.

“I am a sucker for an outdoors store. So anything that resembles a Midwest look is what I enjoy,” Rossing said.

Isabelle Keller poses for an outfit photo on Friday, April 8. (Alice Bennett)

Relaxed beauty
While walking through the mall, third-year student Isabelle Keller wore a white sweater underneath a red puffer, both of which she thrifted. With this, Keller wore blue jeans while holding a tote bag.

Keller is largely inspired by “Euphoria” stars Zendaya and Hunter Schafer and their edgy looks. While most of her shopping takes place at thrift stores, Keller also enjoys Anthropologie and Urban Outfitters.

“I don’t really like to use words to describe my style,” Keller said. “I just don’t really have a general idea of what my overall style is. It’s more of a day-to-day thing.”

Cuteness overload
Last and certainly not least, a bunny named Ginger was serving a pink, strawberry-patterned jacket while hopping around on a walk in Knoll Park.

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