Fall fashion foreword: Guide for what’s in this season

Photos courtesy of hercampus.com Graphic by Summer Bush
 Photos courtesy of hercampus.com  Graphic by Summer Bush

Photos courtesy of hercampus.com Graphic by Summer Bush

Summer is ending and fall is on its way. Say goodbye to bikinis and crop tops and hello to cardigans, boots and funky-patterned pants.

This fall, big, bold prints are back in style.

Think of those crazy ’60s patterned skirts and coats. Listen for those to be the talk of the campus this semester.

According to Elle magazine, robe coats, mini-skirts with knee-high boots, chunky knitted sweaters and cardigans, zombie-apocalypse-inspired prints and textures and turtle necks will be in season come fall.

Zombie-apocalypse fashion consists of eclectic prints on top of more prints. Mixing and matching interesting textures and colors is the way to go this fall.

This season is all about making a bold statement and doing it with a bang.

Designers such as Marc Jacobs and Alexander Wang have designed lines of clothing that say, “I’m up for anything, even fighting my way through the undead.”

The bottom line with this trend is to always have an element of funky fashion in the closet this fall.

Vogue magazine and Elle are on the same page in fashion trends the next season.

According to Vogue, large, chunky coats and over-sized sweaters will be in style as well as turtlenecks.

Yes, turtlenecks. Big and fluffy fur coats will make their way into department stores as will a wide range of intricate designs and patterns.

It’s easy to spot cute clothes on the runway, but getting that same sense of fashion with the limited amount of shopping options in Murray can be challenging.

Whitney Bogard, an employee at Penique’s said cardigans and palazzo pants are filling the racks this fall, with a wide array of new patterns surfacing – out with the old and in with the new.

“I don’t think (chevron) is completely dead, but dying off a little,” Bogard said. “There’s still patterns but it’s not all gonna’ be plain.”

Bogard said the must-haves for high fashion this fall will be knee-high boots. No matter the color or style, a boot is the perfect completion to a fashion-forward fall outfit.


Story by Madison Wepfer, Staff writer