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Stuyle Corner: FALL FASHION

The purpose is to discuss items characteristic of fall style as well as current trends of the season.

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It’s that time of year again! The leaves are turning, the air is getting colder, exhausted teenagers are hitting the snooze button more times by the day, and Starbucks has put the pumpkin spice latte back on the menu—fall has come. Not only is this the season of perfect jacket weather, it’s also the highlight of the fashion world. The fall collection kickstarts the runway, and the trends of this critical time set the tone for the rest of the year. In other words, it’s more important than ever to open up to the fashion world.

Fall, more than any other season, is known for its signature warm shades and rich tones like caramel, burgundy, sienna, and plum. This year, another color has risen to the top of fashion’s hit list: green. Deep earthy shades like forest and army fit pretty easily into most wardrobes, as the gray tones work with almost anything. You can wear them with basic black and whites for a simple down-to-earth feel—like a cropped white T-shirt, black shoes, and army pants. For the pants, you can probably find them with a little bit of thrifting.

Animal print is making another one of its periodic comebacks. However, this season, instead of iconic tiger stripes, snakeskin is the new coveted pattern. The natural beige, brown, and sometimes green tones offer a more modern classy alternative. This pattern is intricate yet pleasingly simple, while still maintaining that expensive feel—delicate, yet powerful. Its versatility allows you to wear this pattern only to the limit of your imagination—as a statement miniskirt, a long-sleeved layering top, a jacket to spice up a basic outfit, or even a pair of fabric-covered earrings. Its absolute universality explains why publications like Glamour and call it the new leopard.

Of course, it’s not fall if you’re not layering. And there is no better way to do that than with a turtleneck. It’s the perfect top to keep you warm as the days get chillier. A simple one-color style is great for wearing under camis, slip dresses, or even regular T-shirts. Or wear it by itself with mom jeans and a leather belt for a more vintage feel. To give the classic shape a modern twist, you can also try a cropped or short-sleeved version. The possibilities with this trend are endless.

If you haven’t already, invest in a good pair of pants. They are an eternal closet essential—always classy, with the ability to be worn casually with a graphic T-shirt and sneakers, but can also be dressed up with a blouse and heels. For this time of year, consider straight leg trousers in one of this season’s colors or a simple and easy-to-pair pattern, like stripes or chevron. A trendier alternative is cargo pants, which work very well with a fitted top.

As we all know, the ’90s never really die. Every season, at least one of the decade’s iconic items makes its way into our wardrobes. Now, it’s influencing our accessories. It’s time to play with the dark side and get some gothic inspiration. This revival trend involves cross imagery in jewelry, like charms on hoops or large pendants on necklaces, as well as heavy silver jean chains. Chunky black boots and sneakers are also in style. Elevate any outfit with darker vibes to wear this trend—this can be as simple as black jeans and a white tank top, or a plain skater dress. Your outfit is your canvas, and your accessories are your palette.

Fall fashion is all about the colors and the layering. For more inspiration, all you need to do is look around you. All it takes is a walk down Fifth Avenue or a trip to Williamsburg to see it. So as the leaves change their colors, feel free to change up your style too. There’s no better time than now.