Fall Fashion for Real

The leaves are changing and so are the styles


Alaina Taylor, Opinion Editor


It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Fall, that is. As pumpkin spice everything starts to fill the shelves and white girls are planning their “candid frolicking through leaves” photoshoots, the fashion universe is shifting toward a more minimalistic feel. I have compiled this list of the newest fashion trends for fall, some making reappearances and others surfacing for the first time.

Gauchos- Remember in fifth grade when you wore those not-quite-shorts, not-quite-capris on your leisure days? Well, they’re back in a big way, baby. Runway models across the world have been sporting these transitionary pants. Although not necessarily flattering or good-looking in any way, this look is perfect for those homies who will wear anything for the sake of keeping it vogue.

Car Wash Skirts- To those who don’t know what this term means, it describes a skirt that has a thicker fringe at the bottom, similar to those octopus-like apparatuses that administer soap in a (go figure) car wash. Honestly, when paired with a light pastel pink sweater, this skirt will wash away the competition. *sitcom laugh track*

Plaid- I’m sure this doesn’t come as a surprise to anyone. The 1990s grunge phase will continue, (hallelujah) and plaid will be just as ubiquitous as ever. Plaid skirts have been particularly popular in recent months, which is the perfect addition to an already kick-ass punk rock ensemble.

Sleeveless Turtlenecks- I know. I know. Compose yourself. I’m not suggesting this. It’s only in here for acknowledgement and so that I don’t appear as if I haven’t done my research properly. I’m not encouraging it. If you can make look cute, you are a goddess and I respect that. Try it out, see how you feel. I would suggest wearing some kind of cropped colored jeans, a purposeful bracelet, and black ankle boots. Make it work, everyone. It’s what Tim Gunn would want.

Beige/Brown Shades- This is definitely tied into the minimalist feel. Coats and skirts this season are predominantly in camel tones, which pair amazingly with black, gray, light pink, and surprisingly, emerald. It’s easy to match them with a flowy cream top and achieve that laid-back 70s hippie vibe, man.

Simple Patterns- Yeah, this isn’t necessarily ground-breaking, but it is pretty popular. These prints should be large and two-dimensional. Black and white stripes, for example, are sweeping the fashion world. These patterned pieces make it easy to throw together an outfit at the last minute, as I frequently do, because they are so versatile.