Jess and Lori’s Style Column

The following piece was written by sophomores Jess Chinsky and Lori Bowes.

Welcome to the Style Column! We wanted to create a column that represented high fashion through an everyday high school student’s style. This column will be full of style tips for everyday looks, and it will feature an outfit of the week – from University High School students – on our twitter account (@theupost).

This week we are talking about an upcoming fall trend: sweaters and skirts. With fall coming up, there are many different options for cute skirt and sweater pairings:

Fall for Stripes

Stripes are in! Skinny, fat, spread apart, or skinny clusters: stripes are a big fashion statement. Instyle says that, “all-over stripes are a style do, but don’t overdose on one type of stripe, make sure to diversity.”

Sweater – Forever 21

Skirt – Francesca’s

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Go For Gold

Inject warmth into your look with a gold skirt; soften the gold with a cool weather fabric in the sweater.

Sweater – Nordstrom

Skirt – Modcloth

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Color Block

Try pairing a common fall color, such as jeweled tones,with a contrasting color, and you can introduce a new color into the fall season.

Sweater – Gap

Skirt – Forever 21


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Make Leather Sweet

Make an unlikely pair with a cute, ladylike, sweet pullover sweater with a leather skirt, or vice versa. Wear a sweet looking skirt (such as a skirt with lace or floral) and wear a leather jacket on top.

Sweater – Forever 21

Skirt – Nordstrom


If you have a predominant pattern in one of your skirts, a great idea is to soften it out with a sweater that has a color match with your skirt, and compliments it. If you’re feeling a little lazy, try pairing a sweatshirt with your skirt, but make sure it isn’t too sloppy. If you want to make the sweatshirt dressy, a good thought is to pair it with a neutral skirt. There are some ideas for cooler days as well. On one of these cooler days, go with a classic, black maxi skirt, but pair it with a bright printed sweater so you don’t look dull. On other cold days, try the “cold weather crop” look. Crop tops don’t have to end in the summer. You can wear them into the winter by wearing “high low sweaters.” Pair it with a high wasted skirt and neutral colors to finish off the look. We hope you enjoyed our style tips for the week. Our next column will be about fall shoe styles!

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