COLUMN: School spirit is easy to style

Patricia Rocha, Editor in Chief
November 15, 2012
Filed under Features

What’s black, white and red all over? Bakersfield College of course, and I am beyong happy about it.

Each color on its own stands so far beyond any other color’s popularity.

Red is bold, passionate and always makes a statement.

Would the lady in red have been as famous if she wore turquoise? Does a woman prefer a pink rose over a red one? I think not.

Black evokes feelings of depth and mystery that no closet can possbily live without.

There’s a reason why no piece is more sought after than the perfect little black dress.

Let’s not forget about white, either. It’s the cleanest, purest color that people wear when they want to look nice on their most important days.

Whether it be a crisp, white button-down for a job interview or a gorgeous white gown for a blushing bride, the vibrant neutral is always in fashion.

I cannot get over how lucky I feel that BC gets all three, because having school spirit can be fashionably dangerous.

In high school I was a West High Viking trying to pull off green and highlighter-yellow nail polish.

I cringe when I think of the banana tights and emerald dress I wore to a rally once my sophomore year.

It just wasn’t a good look for me. Now that I’m in college I’m so excited to rock the Renegade colors.

Seriously, two neutrals and a pop of color? There is no greater combination.

It’s the classic look of ivory eye shadow with black eyeliner and red lipstick that complements a black ensemble with a red belt and white flats.

When Barbie made her way into a pop culture phenomenon in 1960, did she wear her trademark pink? No. She was wearing black and white with a hint of red.

Was Marylin Monroe’s “The Seven Year Itch” dress periwinkle? Of course not.

Was Bettie Page known for her brown bangs and the little mermaid for her blonde hair? No way.

White, black and red are so far beyond superior to any other it’s embarrassing.

There’s a reason designers keep coming back to the trio for exciting new collections: They literally flatter everyone.

I saw a movie once where a woman was so jealous of another woman’s black and white stripes socks and ruby red shoes, she dropped a house on her.

It can be in the form of stripes, polka dots, checkers, or color blocking, but no matter what, it’s guaranteed to look good.

No guy looks bad in a tuxedo with a red boutonnière.

No woman looks bad in a white T-shirt, black jeans and red shoes.

There’s also a reason those three are the most popular lingerie colors.

From your undies to your accessories, anything in these colors will make a statement more than anything in blue, purple, or orange would.

You would have to make a conscious effort to look bad to not pull off the combo.

Be glad you’re a Renegade, and go out and paint the town black, white and red.

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