Erika's Trend Report: Spring Fling

Erika's Trend Report: Spring Fling

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.

 PC: Erika Lopez  Left to right: Gillian Monsky ‘19, Rachel Troy ’19, Sade Kammen ’19  All of these girls are wearing something around their waist. The flannel around the waist is reminiscent of a 90s trend . Some members of Yale’s chapter of Kappa Alpha Theta sported the fanny pack, which is stereotypical of older Americans and out-of-place tourists.

PC: Erika Lopez

Left to right: Gillian Monsky ‘19, Rachel Troy ’19, Sade Kammen ’19

All of these girls are wearing something around their waist. The flannel around the waist is reminiscent of a 90s trend . Some members of Yale’s chapter of Kappa Alpha Theta sported the fanny pack, which is stereotypical of older Americans and out-of-place tourists.

 Idris Mitchell ‘18 wearing a timeless long sleeve denim shirt, something temperature appropriate.

Idris Mitchell ‘18 wearing a timeless long sleeve denim shirt, something temperature appropriate.

 Kate Swanson ‘19 (one of our own!!) playing with trends as she wears denim overalls and a graphic muscle tank.

Kate Swanson ‘19 (one of our own!!) playing with trends as she wears denim overalls and a graphic muscle tank.

 Left to right: Michael Aguero-Sinclair ’18, Christian De León ‘18, Mrinal Kumar  ‘18  Graphic tank tops seemed like the way to go for this spring day.

Left to right: Michael Aguero-Sinclair ’18, Christian De León ‘18, Mrinal Kumar  ‘18

Graphic tank tops seemed like the way to go for this spring day.

 Patrick Peoples ‘18 wears a colorful Hawaiian-inspired shirt and stylish bandanna.

Patrick Peoples ‘18 wears a colorful Hawaiian-inspired shirt and stylish bandanna.

 Left to right: Laura Anderson DC ‘17, Ali Lieberman ‘18, Harrison Tracy ‘18  Whether a backwards baseball cap or more avant-garde bandannas with logos and animal ears, headgear is a must for Spring Fling.

Left to right: Laura Anderson DC ‘17, Ali Lieberman ‘18, Harrison Tracy ‘18

Whether a backwards baseball cap or more avant-garde bandannas with logos and animal ears, headgear is a must for Spring Fling.

 PC: Phan Nguyen ‘17  Left to right: Sofia Braunstein ‘18 and Ana Ribadeneira ‘18  Lots of girls experimented with colorful eye makeup and other types of eye embellishment, including rhinestones and stickers.

PC: Phan Nguyen ‘17

Left to right: Sofia Braunstein ‘18 and Ana Ribadeneira ‘18

Lots of girls experimented with colorful eye makeup and other types of eye embellishment, including rhinestones and stickers.