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A change of weather means it’s time for leather

By Selene Sorto

We’re officially into the fall season, which can mean only one thing: it’s time to add some new fashion pieces to your wardrobe. If you’ve been around campus, then I’m sure you’ve spotted some fall trends already, but even so, picking out a few essentials for your wardrobe can be difficult.

With so many new fashion trends, many girls often have a favorite. When asked, “What fall trends are you most excited about wearing this year?”

Jennifer Munoz said, “I love knee high boots and infinity scarves!”

If we go back to February, when the fall preview Fashion Week took place, tall boots were extremely popular on the runway, especially over-the-knee boots. They can add a certain sex appeal to any outfit while still being flattering and fashion forward. Pair them off with thigh high socks and/or solid tights under a skater skirt, along with a cute bowler hat for an unforgettable look.

Elyse Rivas/ The Runner CSUB students gather near the Business Development Center to show off their fashionable autumn-inspired ensembles, complete with infinity scarves and dark-washed skinny jeans

Elyse Rivas/ The Runner
CSUB students gather near the Business Development Center to show off their fashionable autumn-inspired ensembles, complete with infinity scarves and dark-washed skinny jeans

As for the infinity scarves, they can be great for layering or adding a little flare to a simple outfit. When purchasing a scarf, although solids can be used variously, I’d say it’s best to stick to a classic print. Classic prints like hound’s-tooth, leopard and plaids were popular on the runway. These prints can add a little fun to an otherwise plain outfit, while remaining variable. A perfect example would be adding a leopard print scarf to a black long sleeve sweater and black skinny jeans. Although great with black, you can easily use it with colors like deep blues or reds.

Other girls, such as Andrea Cabello and Natalie Barrientos, are looking forward to trends such as beanies, leather jackets and oversized sweaters. I have to say, I’m a fan of beanies. They’ve been around, but even so, in the fall Fashion Week, beanies were seen on many different designers’ runways. Jewel tones were also big popular, so a garnet, emerald or sapphire beanie can work perfect with many outfits.

Leather jackets have also been around for some time, but they’re definitely still big in the fashion scene. As great as they are, it would also be a good idea to try different types of leather pieces. Instead of a jacket, you can do a vest. You can easily wear this with a flared skirt, adding a little edge to an otherwise girly outfit.

Other pieces that are also popular right now are slouchy pants (narrower towards the bottom), statement outerwear (from anoraks to parkas), portfolio clutches and shooties (booties with cutouts). Folk inspired prints, animal prints and animal graphics were seen often too. This fashion season is sure to be a playful one.

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