Don’t fall for every fall fashion trend

Don’t fall for every fall fashion trend

Don’t fall for every fall fashion trend
September 15
10:00 2018

Although it seems like the fierce temperatures of summer will never leave, fall is slowly but surely making its way to us. And with it comes a whole new reason to do some shopping. It’s time to pack away the wicker bags and Parisian-inspired wrap dresses, and say hello to neon jumpers, western wear and my personal favorite: the ’80s.

Neon

Bright neon colors have been featured on the fall 2018 runways by Prada and Louis Vuitton, styled as lime green fringe dresses and neon pink bucket hats. If your style is more on the eclectic side, then by all means go get yourself a neon bucket hat and work it this fall. But if you’re into more subtle fashion and still want to see yourself in neon this season, find a neon cardigan or sweater and pair it with a simple pair of light wash, straight leg jeans and booties. This will not only function as a fashion statement, but it will also allow your friends to find you on campus so much easier.

Animal print

Staple animal prints like leopard never goes out of style, so if you have some sitting in your closet, don’t be afraid to pull it out any season. The animal print that has taken over the runway for this fall is more focused in brightly colored animal print — think bright yellow zebra. The easiest way to incorporate this trend through dresses or a top paired with very simple accessories, like some black sneakers or heels. This allows your statement piece to shine just like runway pros the Zadig and Voltaire and Adam Selman. To make this trend more wearable for day-to-day, you can opt for an animal print head scarf. Scarves were also featured as a trend for fall, so why not mix these two trends together to get a sophisticated trendy look for the months to come.

Western wear

We live in Texas, so this trend is a homage to those who came before us: the men and women who rode horses and collected cattle — or whatever cowboys and cowgirls did. If you own a pair of cowboy boots, by all means bring them out and wear them proud because I’m pretty sure Calvin Klevin and Isabel Murant would do anything to grab yours. If you’re like me and have nothing cowboy related in your closet, go stop by your local thrift store and grab a Western shirt for, like, $3 to pair with trousers. Also, see if you can find a prairie style maxi dress that will pair beautifully with some cowboy boots. And while you’re there, please see if you can find a Western style jacket. If you do, let me know — for a friend (insert winky face here).

The ’80s

Do you hear Whitney Houston’s “I Want to Dance With Somebody” playing in the background as you walk through the doors of your classroom or office drenched in and oversized suit and neon tights? No, not yet? Well you will because the ’80s are BACK. I recently watched “When Harry Met Sally,” so I’m just over the moon about this trend, and apparently so is Givenchy and Marc Jacobs who flooded their runways with ’80s wear. There are so many ways to wear this trend, so I will just leave you with a few that will make you look like you fashionably just stepped out of a Madonna music video: An oversized plaid coat with — dare I say — shoulder pads will make an excellent addition to your closet this fall. You can pair a coat like this with neon tights and some white booties or heels to make the ultimate ’80s statement. To tone down this trend, find some metallic booties you can pair with any simple T-shirt and jeans combo, and then throw on an oversized blazer. This will give you a modern outfit with sprinkles of the ’80s that would even make Cyndi Lauper proud.

With all these new and returning trends, it is important to not lose your sense of personal style. Not every trend is going to work for everyone, so find what makes you feel good and flaunt it because honey, you never know when you’re going to be able to pull out those neon pink metallic platform boots again.

Featured Image: Hilary Rhoda wearing Marc Jacobs Fall ’18 collection. Courtesy Facebook

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