Deep Roots offers an opportunity for students to show off their best fall music festival attire.
“Deep Roots sort of marks the start of fall, so it’s fun to use it as an event to start dressing in fall clothing,” said junior Hannah Karel. “It’s a fun event most people go to, so I like feeling my best. Loving my outfit makes me have a better time.”
Many GC students look forward to fall as a relief from the overbearing Milledgeville heat. When the temperatures drops, students begin to swap their summer clothes for fall-inspired pieces.
“On a typical school day, most girls and guys are chilling in t-shirts and sneakers,” junior Kaitlyn Robes said. “However, [at] Deep Roots, people tend to dress following the trends while hanging out with family and friends.”
Deep Roots allows students to break away from their normal casual loungewear and show off their favorite fall fashion.
Karel said that she predicts the trends this year will involve plaid skirts and pants paired with fall colors like burnt orange and yellow.
“I will probably be wearing a flowy skirt with a cute top paired with it,” Karel said. “Probably fall colors like yellow, orange, et cetera.”
Robes said she envisions a lot of denim jackets, animal print, printed tees, wide leg pants and neutral colors. She, however, plans on wearing something unique.
“At Deep Roots, I will be wearing a striped two-piece set I recently ordered from American Threads,” Robes said. “The top is a smocked tank, and the pants are high rise and cropped at midi length. To top it all off, I have a cropped black denim jacket if it gets chilly.”
Instagram plays a large role in the modern fashion scene. Some fashion-focused students draw inspiration from the app as models show off their brand deals and celebrities flaunt their red carpet wear.
Karel said she gets inspiration from models like Bella Hadid and Hailey Baldwin, but her interest in fashion stems from her upbringing.
“My mom got me interested in fashion,” Karel said. “She always is dressing to the nines, even in workout clothes, she will still manage to look trendy and presentable. I grew up seeing her use clothes as a good expression of yourself.”
Robes said that she draws inspiration from social media to create her looks.
“For as long as I can remember, fashion has always been something I have loved,” Robes said. “As cliche as it sounds, it is such a great way to express yourself, and I love how the trends are always changing or making a come back.”