Friartown: Falling into Fashion

by Kiley Vallee '26
A&E Staff


Arts & Entertainment


Some Style Tips and Inspiration to Fuel Your Fall 2022 Style

Happy fall, Friartown! Along with crisp weather, pumpkins, Halloween, colorful leaves, and seasonal treats, the season prompts trading in tank tops and shorts for a new wardrobe. This entire year has been filled with returning trends, such as button-down shirts, the implementation of basics and layering, tennis dresses, and preppy styles, but fall is also bringing in unique and stylish trends. Here are just a few: 

Statement leather: This ongoing trend with leather pieces is going to continue into this fall, as it is an easy material to make you look put together and sophisticated Net-A-Porter, an Italian online retailer for fashion notes how leather used to be associated with “punkish outerwear,” such as jackets often pictured in movies. Now, we see leather being used in shirts, pants, skirts, and even dresses. Pair leather pants with mini boots, a sweater, or a plain top to look put-together and polished around campus. 

Blazers: Seen worn a lot by celebrities, such as Hailey Bieber, blazers were once the epitome of business attire. Now, they are considered the perfect attire for running errands, going out to dinner, or even for class if you want to feel chic. With plenty of materials and colors, such as linen, leather, plaid, or neutrals, you can style it with a variety of bottoms and jewelry to dress up or down. The variety of blazers is a drawing point for many styles.  

Faux fur: Faux fur comes in plenty of forms, such as coats, bags, and vests.  Glory Trend’s website notes that faux fur is especially appealing because it is “created without causing harm to wildlife.” This season, find faux fur especially prominent in jackets.  

Hot pink: Refinery29, an entertainment and digital media website for women, describes hot pink as the “Color of the Year.” Seen throughout 2022, it will come strong into autumn, regardless of if it is typical or not. Blazers, shoes, sweaters, jewelry, all of it will come in hot pink! 

Statement boots: Boots of all sorts are always a fall staple, but this year going for a statement piece is in. Edgy combat/leather boots, cowboy boots, platform boots, and knee-high boots are a few staples you should have in your closet. 

Birkenstock Boston: The Birkenstock Boston Clog has stood the test of time and is coming back in fall 2022. They are neutral for a bunch of styles, comfortable, and easy to wear. Pair these with casual or dressy looks for a versatile look.  

Though these are just a few options to add to your fall 2022 style. There are plenty of options out there, so keep in mind that style is versatile.