The changing of seasons from winter to spring is welcomed in regards to both weather conditions and fashion. For the most part, MSU students include the same staple pieces in their everyday outfits. A Carhartt beanie, the rustic Blundstone ankle boots and Birkenstocks are some of the most popular outfits worn on campus. But seriously, y’all, we’ve got a huge lack of variety and experimentation in how we dress. 

There is an expected sense of style that is common throughout our student body, but with that comes a lack of variety and experimentation in how we dress. How you dress is a form of art and self expression. You are the artist, your body is the canvas and your clothes are the medium. Have fun with how you express yourself through the art of dress and get inspired by these new trends for spring 2023.

 As we move into a new season here on campus, take this opportunity to expand your wardrobe. Here are some high fashion trends that you can incorporate into your closet to elevate your style just in time for spring.


Blazers are the perfect addition to elevate a casual ensemble. You can pair a blazer with a pair of boyfriend jeans and a classic short-sleeved t-shirt underneath. Pull it all together with black ankle boots or Doc Martens for a more polished look. Dress up your favorite sweatshirt or sweatpants by adding a blazer with it and a pair of white sneakers for a presentation ready outfit that is stylish and comfortable. Blazers are a versatile closet staple that will add a more sophisticated feel to any outfit.

Crochet Pieces

With the resurgence of 60s and 70s fashion in the past year, it is no surprise that crochet sweaters, tops and dresses are one of the biggest trends for spring 2023. You can accompany a  crochet sweater with a lightweight pair of cargo pants and chunky sneakers. The crochet look gives the outfit a more down-to-earth aesthetic, while switching out a pair of jeans for some cargo pants will add diversity to your pant selection. Crochet is a breathable fabric perfect for warmer weather and a long sleeve crochet dress or sweater is a great transition piece from winter into spring. Pairing your Birkenstocks with a crochet dress is a great way to add something new to your style while still staying in touch with your favorite shoes.

Pastels and Sweater Vests 

Pastel hues such as lavender, blush and baby blue are the trendy colors we will be seeing, according to Vogue’s Spring 2023 Ready to Wear review. Sweater vests will remain on trend and  are an easy, accessible piece to add to your wardrobe. 

Pair a white short-sleeved button-up blouse with a pastel cable knit sweater vest and worn with a tennis skirt or straight legged jeans for a more preppy academia style. Loafers are an elegant and comfortable shoe perfect for a long day walking through campus.

Evolving your own personal style by embracing these trends will empower you to express yourself while elevating your wardrobe this spring. The power and beauty of fashion is the profound effect it has on your self-confidence. Have fun with a new color palette and some new staple pieces this spring by trying one of these looks for yourself.


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