By Erika Lopez
For Yale students, Spring Fling is a day to forget about the papers, the projects and the finals only days away. Dreaming that the sun will never go down, Spring Fling is also one of the only days when it’s socially acceptable to dress like you’re going to Coachella or trying to blend in with zoo animals.
Despite the rain and temperatures reminiscent of winter that we’ve been having, April 30th was a beautiful, sunny day. It may have only reached a high of 58 degrees, but to Yalies, this was the perfect day to dig out their crop tops and shorts from storage.
Most upperclassmen seemed to have been planning their Spring Fling outfits since last year’s concert with the hopes of taking a picture worthy enough for an Instagram post or perhaps even a Facebook profile update. Styles varied widely. Sorority members favored tank tops and fanny packs with their Greek letters, while non-affiliated Yalies wore anything from animal onesies to 60s-inspired tie dye to patriotic suits decked out with stars and stripes. There were a few things in common among the various outfits: Everyone had sunglasses and there was a lot of colorful clothing.
The following photos capture some of my favorite outfits of Spring Fling 2016.