New styles are blowing in with the fall air

Written by: Channing Murrock

Fall is approaching quickly. Instead of dressing down in sweatpants
every day, read these tips on transitioning your wardrobe into cozy
chic fashion.

Fall is that strange time of year when mornings are chilly and
afternoons are warmer, so dressing in layers is key to staying
comfortable all day. Leather is a big trend this season, so throwing
on a black leather jacket or a pair of brown leather boots over
leggings in the morning is a great way to add texture to your outfit.

Junior Ashley Hauser said, “Going out on chilly September nights is
more comfortable when I throw on my black leather jacket over my
floral dress I bought in the summer.”

Major colors for this season are mostly made up of dusty colors.
These include colors such as rose smoke, and any color mixed with a
bit of gray. Another fab color to wear is mustard-colored pants. These
are a fun twist on normal fall colors such as maroon and brown.
Mustard looks great paired with a brown leather jacket or an animal
print cardigan.

Recycling clothing from different seasons is a great way to stretch
your dollar. Flannels are still in fashion, but try layering them in
new ways. Throw on a solid-color crewneck sweater and layer the
flannel underneath, letting the sleeves of the flannel fold over the
sweaters and the collar of the flannel pop out over the neckline of
the sweater.

Senior Kyle Crowe said, “I update my fall wardrobe by layering a
zip-up sweatshirt over a t-shirt and cargo shorts.”

Another fun way to recycle summer clothing into fall is to layer jean
jackets and jean vests over maxi dresses. Add some tribal-inspired
jewelry to top off your look. Lace is still a trend leftover from
spring but instead of colored lace shirts, layer soft white or beige
lace shirts under cardigans and jean jackets to add an interesting and
eye-catching contrast. Don’t layer too many long necklaces over your
lace shirt, as they might snag on the delicate fabric.

Do you hate your hair blowing in your face while walking to class?
Pick up one of the new hair doughnuts that easily make hair into a
trendy ballerina bun or chignon. Search YouTube for videos on how to
make the doughnut out of an old sock, or pick one up at the mall.

As for jewelry, layer bracelets on an arm, but instead of matching all
the metals, mix textures. Layer a silver metal watch with a couple of
braided friendship bracelets, and finish off with a beaded
tribal-style bracelet. Multiple rings on each hand is also a very big
trend. Mix rings the same way as you would mix the bracelets, but
never wear many rings and bracelets at the same time, as this might
become overwhelming.

Adding military touches to your outfits is also a great way to
transition your look into fall. Wearing a pair of combat boots is a
chic way to show your fashion sense while walking around campus. Grab
a pair of maroon or olive-green pants, tuck in the combat boots, and
away you go.

Fun, trendy items that are in style at the moment are mustache
jewelry. Grab a ring with a mustache on it or go all-out with nail
decals that feature tiny mustaches on the ends. Fashion doesn’t always
have to be taken seriously, so go crazy. Skulls are also a major trend
in jewelry this fall, so layer on bracelets featuring skull heads, or
a necklace with a tiny skull made of diamonds.

Neutral nails were the go-to beauty trend at New York Fashion Week. To
make your own at-home nail polish that will perfectly match your skin
tone, take a bottle of white nail polish, sprinkle in a bit of loose
face powder that matches your skin tone, and shake.

Hair streaking is still big, but instead of dyeing the ends a bright
neon color, try wetting random pieces and rubbing a piece of colored
chalk along the strand. When it is dry, you will achieve a gradually
dusty pop of color that was seen all over the Fashion Week runways.