Published: Jan. 29, 2024 By

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10 Campus Trends for 2024 

1. Sustainable fashion

Thrifting has been in for years now, and with major brands hopping on the sustainability train, sustainable fashion will be even more in for 2024.  

2. Bows

Students are loving bows this semester, and the accessory’s preppy style makes them perfect to wear for long days of classes on campus. 

3. Varsity jackets

On a campus as football-obsessed as CU entering our second season with Coach Prime — and with Taylor Swift repping the Kansas City Chiefs in her varsity jacket — the jackets are sure to be seen in both classes and on Folsom Field.

4. Uggs

Although Uggs have been popular in multiple variations and styles for decades, the shoe brand has become even more beloved — particularly among college students who love the mini and slipper styles, and find them comfortable enough for a long walk between classes.

5. Messy hair

It’s safe to say that 2023 was the year of the gelled, slicked-back hairstyles. But 2024 is the year of undone, messy hair — which looks just as good making an appearance under beanies and goggles for an afternoon on the slopes!

6. Statement accessories

Big, colorful pieces are perfect for standing out, even in lecture halls with hundreds of other students. 

7. Matching workout sets

Students are loving matching workout attire that looks put together enough to be worn straight from the Rec to class, or even to grab lunch on The Hill. 

8. Peachy tones

Pantone officially declared “Peach Fuzz” the 2024 color of the year, meaning students can expect to see increasing numbers of outfits utilizing peachy shades. 

9. Suits and workwear

Students can expect to see a rise in suits and other business-inspired attire worn more casually.

10. Oversized bags and totes

Models all over high-fashion runways have been seen carrying oversized bags, which is perfect for us busy students on the go.