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College is starting and the first official week of school is only a few days away.
Do you know what you’re wearing? Will your wardrobe blend in with the crowd or will it be a conversation starter? Don’t panic! We’ve got you covered.
Incorporate these 10 fall 2014 trends into your wardrobe for a killer semester on and off the books!
Is your color pallet poppin’ or still in pre-college mode? According to Pantone, the global authority on color trends, Aurora Red, Royal Blue, Misted Yellow and Sangria are just a few of the flattering hues to try this fall.
2. Pattern Puzzle
Speckled pullovers, striped button downs, pleats & patterns skirts, striped joggers and subtly ripped jeans are the rave this fall. Be daring with a pattern mix up or match it with a nice solid and your haters will have something to talk about!
3. Jump! Jump! Jumpsuits!
Remember those overalls your mom made you wear when you were too young to protest? Well they’re back for another round! The tight fit is out and the loose mechanic-look is in as this year’s jumpsuit trend takes the runway.
4. Not Your Ordinary Oxford.
Mesh, patterns, varying heel length and color combos are just the beginning of this year’s shoe trends. Dare to be different with your own spin on the traditional Oxford by matching it up with a pinstriped jogger and attention grabbing colored blazer.
5. Warm Sweater Dresses
Want to be trendy and warm? A simple sweater dress is this year’s go-to for style and comfort in the coming colder months. Oversize your sweater dress and add a cute pair of faux-leather leggings to mix textures. Cozy and Cute!
It’s not genuine bear cub and we couldn’t be happier! Colored furs are in this season so get cuddly with the fuzzies. Whether on your head, clutch or thrown over your smock dress, this fall trend is for faux fur!
7. Power Suits for Success
With college just starting for some and coming to a bitter-sweet end for others, having a stylish, professional suit for internships, fellowships, jobs and other career oriented events is a must! A Well tailored suit paired with a pinstriped button down and a stylish Oxford should do the trick.
8. Fancy Sneakers
High-tops and trainers are not just for the athletes this fall! Spice your shoe game with patterns and color combos to kick up the competition in and out of the gym this semester.
9. Not Your Mother’s Robe
The robe coat is in this year as designers debut the latest in overcoat fall 2014 trends. Put on your favorite tee, faux leather leggings, ankle boots and complete your outfit with this fall outerwear favorite.
10. Sixties Sexy
The retro look is back with the return of the 60s style trends. Lucky for you, the nearest 60s boutique is just a few miles up the road in your local thrift shop. Funky patterns, knee-highs, and miniskirts are just the beginning of this must-have throwback trend.
Well ladies, the fall 2014 trends are in and the race to the most stylish begins.
With the top ten in hand, go forth in style!
What are your wardrobe must-haves this fall?