October is near, and that means it’s time for falling leaves and fashion. With New York, London, Milan and Paris fashion weeks all in September, it can be difficult to stay up to date with the dozens of new styles and trends. Here are five fashion trends BYU students, fashionista or not, can try this fall season.
1. Ankle boots
Take a break from the typical lace-up booties. With a little heel, distressed leather and a buckle detail, zippered ankle boots give a “London rock star” vibe to any look.
“I really think a pair of ankle boots is essential for a college girl’s fall wardrobe,” said Amelia Dunn, a student studying psychology. “They are really cute and pretty much go with everything.”
2. Moto jackets
Just like the ankle boots, moto jackets can add a rugged flair to any outfit. Moto jackets look great with floral dresses or over a chunky cable knit sweater for an extra layer of warmth. H&M and Forever 21 offer great options for budget shoppers.
Emilee Draper, a student studying family life, is excited to pull out her leather moto jacket this fall. “Fall fashion is my favorite kind of fashion,” she said. “I actually have a leather jacket sitting in my closet. I just need to wait for the weather to cool off.”
Students running around campus don’t have to worry about uncomfortable toes again: sneakers are no longer just for the athletes. Students trying the trend for the first time can go for a conservative yet classic pair of neutral Chuck Taylor Converse. Anyone wanting to take the extra step can opt for a high-top pair with colored laces, graphic checkers or a tiny wedge heel. Sneakers have become one of the most versatile and fashion-forward items to buy, according to Refinery29.com.
4. White shirts
The white shirt is a classic wardrobe staple. Crisp and clean, it can add sophistication to any outfit. Slightly untucked and with sleeves cuffed just right, the white button-up shirt gives an “effortless chic” look to any outfit. Wear it with distressed jeans, a cardigan or even tucked into a skirt.
Sweater weather is now sweatshirt weather. Students with oversized sweatshirts for studying at home don’t need to put them away for class. Comfort is the trend now, and sweatshirts are becoming more tailored and refined. Gray, black, navy and white are all classic options, but sweatshirts now come in fun prints and pastel or jewel hues.