Just like the weather, fashion changes every season. Color palettes, silhouettes, patterns and textures all morph, grow and adapt in line with the temperature change, trickling down from the runways and into our closets. Despite COVID-19 changing the way we go out, it doesn’t have to keep us from practicing style on campus.
Here’s what fashion trends are being carried into this fall season and how you can incorporate them into your walk to class.
- MONOCHROME MONOCHROME MONOCHROME
Yes, you actually can and should wear the same colored top and bottom… and jacket, and shoes and bag. Not only is layering the same color over all of your pieces a standout statement, but it’s also a super quick and efficient way to choose your outfit for the day. Pick a color and run with it!
If you didn’t hop on the pastel wave this summer, don’t worry! This spring-inspired color scheme isn’t quite over yet. Match a pastel turtleneck with your favorite straight leg pants for a colorful, comfortable outfit. Light pink, baby blue, lavender, seafoam green or whatever other pastel you can think of are all on the table.
(BONUS POINTS: Take a pastel color, and make a monochrome outfit out of it.)
- COMFY BUSINESS CHIC
Suit jackets don’t need to be only for your job interview. Oversized blazers can be worn as your outfit’s outermost layer as the mornings begin to get chillier. Throw it over a slip dress or your favorite pair of comfy jeans and you’re done. You look put-together and can lounge simultaneously.
- BIG PANTS, BIG SHIRT
Maybe you have heard of the “big pants, little shirt” trend, but what’s in this fall is the oversized shirt and pants look. With second-hand shopping at its peak, those oversized t-shirts and high-waisted worker’s pants are in high demand with this trend.
- LAYERS + PATTERNS + TEXTURES
While this move is a bit bolder, fashion lines like Gucci have inspired a trend of bold, bright colors matched with drastically different patterns, tied together through multiple layers of clothing. For example, you could wear a light cream turtle-neck beneath a brightly colored sweater vest, then match it with a complimentary colored pair of pants, loafers and a bold jacket. Throw on your favorite mask along with a pair of large, dark sunglasses, and you’re done. This is my favorite trend, as it allows for the most creativity with color!
If you’re trying to express yourself through fashion, your outfit is your art! Be proud of what you put together, and don’t be afraid to find inspiration from outside sources.