by The Cowl Editor on November 4, 2021
Arts & Entertainment
Riley Coyne ’24
Fashion trends tend to fluctuate often, with new styles developing as quickly as the seasons change. One thing, however, remains constant: fall is always an exciting season for fashion trends. Indeed, the autumn weather being a happy medium between blazing hot and freezing cold allows for some leeway in what people decide to wear. Here are some timeless fall fashion trends that, as Taylor Swift would say, will never go out of style.
Flannels and plaid print will always be a fundamental part of the fall season everyone knows and loves. Flannels serve as the perfect casual look, and one can even throw on a beanie if their ears get cold, because: Who doesn’t love a good beanie and flannel duo? Plaid can also serve to be more lavish. For instance, plaid jackets or blouses are perfect to throw on for an event that requires more formal attire.
Next is the staple leather jacket that transitions the wearer from fall into winter. The wealthy will invest in jackets that cost upwards of millions of dollars; college students will buy theirs from affordable sources such as Forever 21. Leather pants are also a great asset to have in one’s closet.
Another timeless fall jacket is the classic trench coat. GQ advises, “The best of this season’s trenches can be found at Louis Vuitton, where Virgil Abloh showed his extra-oversized Dries Van Noten and Fendi. Though if in doubt, head to Burberry and be done with it.” While trench coats tend to be more on the expensive side, there are still affordable options out there for those who do not have the budget to rock Fendi or Burberry.
Regarding footwear, ankle boots will always be a fall classic, whether they be Dr. Martens, combat boots, or ones with a bit of a heel. The best thing about them is their versatility. Every time fall rolls around, boot lovers can bring out their booties and dress them up with a cute dress or dress them down with a pair of straight jeans.
Sweaters are a usual go-to, but there are many different ways to spice them up: sweater vests with a long sleeve tee underneath them, or perhaps a turtleneck sweater, which is another fall necessity. For those who want to feel preppy, layer a collared shirt under a sweater vest and pair it with platform shoes.
Oversized blazers may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but contrasted with a tight dress or pair of jeans and fitted shirt, they make for a stylish outfit. Celebrities like Kendall Jenner, Bella Hadid, and Hailey Bieber have recently been spotted in their boxy blazers.
Whether one may be a fan of flannel or a bootie devotee, fall fashion has something for everyone.