Fall Fashion Tips

Alyssa Stencavage, Assitant Life Editor

Once again, the leaves on the trees are changing colors and the temperature of the air indicates a change of season. This only means one thing: Fall is right around the corner.

Some enjoy the changes this season brings, while others not so much. When we think of fall, we probably think of cooler temperatures, which might bring to mind the idea of things like hot chocolate and the wearing of boots, sweaters, scarves and all of those fun fall accessories.

To keep up with fashion and trends that are constantly evolving, we might seek new and creative ways to improve our current styles, and junior Communication Studies major Morgan Evans is here to help us do just that.

“I love large-face menswear-inspired watches mixed with different raw stone accessories for a combination of both classic and bohemian style,” Evans said. She said you can never go wrong with a scarf, no matter what style you have, because it keeps you cozy and looks good.

Sophomore Britney Williams said she likes “scarves, jeans with leather boots and a long sleeve shirt or sweater” for the fall.

Studded anything is a popular or “hot” trend this fall, which “adds a rough edge to any look” and still allows for “soft touches in order to make an outfit feminine,” Evans said. Leather jeggings are also big this season, and while jeans are still popular, they give an edgier look when in “darker, jewel-tone washes,” Evans said. Denim button shirts are seen everywhere and you can make a trend your own just by taking advantage of the million DIY projects out there.

If you’re interested in fashion, you might be wondering if there are any new arrivals out there for this upcoming fall season. The answer is yes. Most notably designers such as Herve Leger, BCBG Max Azria and Jason Wu from New York Fashion Week feature some harness-like wear. If you’re willing to try a bit of a different look, tops that look like a harness like the belted straps look is one option for a new fall appearance.

What is the most important fall fashion tip? Evans says it is best to layer, layer, layer!

“I love this time of year because layering means I am super cozy in class, but sometimes this time of year makes the weather situation a little tricky,” Evans said. She suggests that mixing different pieces you can take off after a breezy walk to class is a good way to avoid the Goldi locks “too hot, too cold” dilemma.

A final piece of advice is to invest in a good pair of boots that won’t fall apart because “that is something no girl should live without and will go with any outfit.” She said boots are “always in and are a classic piece that can stay with you for years to come.”

“My style for the fall consists of boots, moccasins, hoodies, leather jackets, colorful scarves,” junior Zabaida Azad said.

By listening to what is presented here, new ideas are brought to the table for this fall season and also offer ways to deal with the cold temperatures that will follow. Living in an area where things are constantly changing, we must always be open to conforming our styles to the season and being prepared for any unexpected turns. These fall fashion tips can help us get started.