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Fall Fashion Trends for 2017

Fall Fashion Trends 2017Fall means crisp cool air, pumpkin picking, and of course pumpkin spice lattes. With temperatures decreasing, many of us can’t wait to break out our fall apparel that mirror the many colors of the season. So if you want to look your best with a PSL in hand, keep reading to discover this season’s hottest trends.

The color scheme of fall usually consists of reds, burnt oranges, and browns. However, Glamour Magazine, New York Fashion Week, and Michael Kors have strayed away from the typical to offer fresh looks for this season’s fashion. Glamour decided to take on fall by putting a dark twist on spring florals and calling them “moody florals.” So pink, lavender, and light yellow florals have made the transition to black, white, and burgundy.

While Glamour is keeping it simple with this year’s fall fashion trends, New York Fashion Week’s (NYFW) designers diversified fall fashion with unique designs. Similar to Glamour, burgundy was a very popular color for NYFW because of its rich, regal look. Shirts and dresses with fringes are also making a comeback as a simple way to add a sense of playfulness to any outfit.

NYFW has also incorporated a lot of gold into this season’s attire. It is a nice alternative to yellow, and it is a color that transitions nicely from the start of the fall months all the way to Christmas and the New Year. Regardless of color or fringes, one last fashion trend from NYFW is coziness because comfort never goes out of style. There is nothing better than a soft, warm flannel or an oversized sweater for a busy day of classes.

For Michael Kors, purple is the color of fall. It is chic and makes a statement. Purple jackets, purple dresses, and even sunglasses with a purple tint are just a few examples of this new color trend. The Michael Kors website was certainly correct by entitling the page, “in praise of purple.”

When asked about fall fashion, a senior communication student, Kayla Cardona, discussed her own personal style. “My fall go-to is definitely cardigans. I love having a simple cardigan and pairing it with a cute dress or leggings.”

Tracy Hill, adjunct professor of information technology, likes to wear scarves during the fall months. “I love to pair scarves with just about anything. My go-to outfit would be comfy jeans, a flannel shirt with a scarf, and ankle boots.” She also believes that dresses will be popular this fall, which can easily be matched with tights and boots for those colder days.

Similar to Professor Hill, freshman social work student, Kayla Greiss loves scarves. “I just throw on some jeans, a cute top and then pair a scarf with some boots!” Senior communication student, Nicole Ingraffia loves over the knee boots. Ingraffia said that jackets are becoming a huge staple for fall. “Jean and leather jackets can go with any outfit, day or night.”

Whether you want to give moody florals a try or join Michael Kors in praising purple, remember that comfort is key this fall.

PHOTO COURTESEY of Meaghan Wheeler