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YouSpeak: Fashionistas and Hipsters on What’s Hot

Students sound off on leggings, UGG boots, and preppy’s return

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Famous 19th-century playwright and wit Oscar Wilde once remarked that “fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months.” At BU, it’s certainly true that what’s hot one fall may be consigned to the back of the closet the next.

So what’s “in” at the moment? UGG boots, beanies (you know, those cool knit caps with flaps), and jeggings (denim leggings). And what’s a great outfit without a pair of Ray-Ban aviator sunglasses (retail value a mere $189) to pull it all together?

Whether you consider yourself fashionista or hipster, sneakerhead or preppy, chances are you’ve got strong opinions about what to wear and what to, er, definitely not wear. Leggings as pants? Denim on denim? The return of plaid shirts?

To find out what BU students think is hot—and not—we ask in our weekly feature, “YouSpeak”: “Is there a BU ‘look’ when it comes to fashion?”

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