It’s fall! The air is crisp and the leaves are starting to crunch under our feet. If you’re a fashionista, this may be your favorite season of the year. You can expect low toned colors, cozy fabrics, and of course, being mad about plaid. This past month, New York, Milan, Paris and London have been the center of attention as international renown designers have hosted Fashion Week: consisting of fall, spring, and summer trends to come. We’re talking about the top men’s and women’s trends to keep an eye out for this fall.
Women’s Fall Fashion Trends
Trendy Turtle Necks
That’s right, flashback to the 90’s. The turtleneck is not only practical but can make your outfit pop. Turtlenecks are versatile; from light fabrics to chunky wools, casual to formal and a variety of colors, they’re sure to keep you warm. They are perfect for layering on those cooler days and add a touch of elegance; it’s sure to give your outfit a modern edge.
This year has established its trends on the 70’s, bringing back fringe and its eye-catching qualities from the runway to the streets. Light, strandy and relaxed, fringe can be seen worn on the sleeves of a leather jacket, heeled suede booties, and other accessories. It’s a fun and effortless way to add personality to your outfit.
Sweet spot for Suede
On any runway you see this fall, you’re sure to see suede. Once again with the 70’s in full swing, suede can be worn in cold or warm weather. This luxe material can be paired with anything and everything so expect to wear it often. Pair it with strappy sandals or leather boots. Not to mention it can be matched with a light blouse or knit sweater. This trend is a wardrobe win and will take your outfit to the next level.
Men’s Fall Fashion Trends
50 Shades of Gray
Doesn’t matter the shade, gray is the new black. This smart, subtle, and sophisticated color can add power to your outfit. From light grays to dark grays, this trend is seen on the runways of Milan and the streets of New York. It’s neutral characteristic and versatility can be seen in tailored suits and t-shirts.
Need for Knit
Most fashion trends give people the opportunity to add their personal taste into their clothes. Knitted sweaters come in a variety of styles, sizes, colors and weights. Functional and classic, knitted sweaters are timeless, allowing use for years to come.
Clint Eastwood, Macklemore, and Jimmy Hendrix all have one thing in common: they’ve rocked the “mancho”. Like wearing a blanket, the poncho is comfortable and adds a southwestern twist to your wardrobe. The look can vary from Native American patterns to Burberry designs fitting your casual or formal wear.
Trends are meant to cater to your personal taste. Get creative and try these new styles that will keep you warm and fashionable this fall season.
Debbie is a junior studying elementary education.