Nittany Lion Chic: Slater Zorn

Angela Navy_WhiteAll Penn State students have an impressive array of hoodies, tees and sweatpants displaying their Nittany Lion pride. Because we attend such an amazing school, showing our spirit for it is a given. However, grungy sweats inevitably bring your outfit down and make you feel and look sloppy.

With Slater Zorn apparel, we can show our Penn State pride while simultaneously wearing classy pieces. Slater Zorn is a luxury fashion company that combines collegiate pride with tasteful and classic materials. Beth Wittig, the founder of the company described the clothing as a “Curated, well-put-together collection of clothes that I would want to wear.”

Wittig is a 1977 Penn State alum. Before creating Slater Zorn, Wittig began her professional career in the financial industry working for Merrill Lynch. But after working there for 12 years, she left Wall Street.

Married with two sons, attending sporting events became a major part of Wittg’s life. “I am a huge sports fan and have a love for fashion,” explained Wittig. She wanted clothes that both supported athletic teams and were stylish enough to wear on a regular basis. This desire for high-end fanwear sparked the creation of Slater Zorn.

The company started out of Kansas City and operated out of a growing website for seven years. By 2012, Wittig launched Slater Zorn’s full website facilitating the purchase and browsing of “Athletic apparel and its surrounding arena,” said Wittig.

Clothing items such as silk tees, cashmere sweaters, cuff bracelets and patterned scarves are offered in the classic Penn State blue and white colors. For the man in your life, cashmere quarter zip sweaters, leather belts, striped scarves and cashmere beanie hats are available. These items are perfect for elegantly sporting your Penn State pride or thoughtfully giving as graduation gifts to your best college friends.

Slater Zorn provides more than clothes in only Penn State colors. It offers apparel in a wide variety of color combinations representing anything you want. Wittig recalled a time when a young girl found pure joy from interpreting a red and yellow scarf as a Gryffindor scarf. “Everyone sees something, it’s whatever you want it to be,” said Wittig.

Wittig continued, “Be your own person. There’s no right way or wrong way to wear it. Every piece works off of each other. Wear it however you want to and don’t be afraid to try.”

Slater Zorn is one of the first luxury fashion companies to offer a collegiate-inspired athletic point of view on clothing. Wittig, the founder and creative director of this unique start-up company, advised Penn State students that it’s “Never too late to follow your dream.”

Photo  courtesy of Slater Zorn

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