By Cheyanne Peterson and Halle Joyce
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Happy fall everyone! Interested in staying stylish while it gets colder? Here are the top ten fashion trends this fall season.
10. Graphic T-Shirts
Graphic Tees might sound a little basic, but hear me out. Graphic tees originated in the late 1960s. Marland Brando is credited with popularizing them when he wore one in the movie “A Streetcar Named Desire”. They are comfy, practical and go well with things like zip up jackets, any kind of jeans, leggings, flannel pants, and skirts. With some necklaces and bracelets, you can really add your own personality. They can be bought at thrift stores, Walmart, Target, Amazon, SHEIN, and basically any other clothing store.
9. Letterman Jackets
These jackets are everywhere. Jock or not, this style could be perfect for you. They are really cute and easy to style! You can pair them with flannels, baby tees, graphic tees, and baggy, ripped, or skinny jeans too. It all started back in 1865 when Harvard started sewing H patches on their uniforms. They were first popular in the 1980s and 1990s, and are making a comeback! Unlike the other clothing on our list, these are a bit more expensive and cannot normally be thrifted. You can buy these at UTA sports, Lids, your school, Amazon, SHEIN, Sears, Walmart and more. To make your own custom jacket, it costs up to $400, so you might just want to stick to the basic style.
8. Mary Janes
Created by “the Brown Shoe Company” in the early 1900s. These shoes were known as doll shoes or bar shoes, and in 1904, were finally branded with the name “Mary Janes”. There are a few different styles for this shoe such as; block heels, flat heels, and the classics. You can wear these shoes with professional attire or your everyday outfits. You can purchase these shoes at Walmart, Kohls, Target, Dillards, Forever 21, Buckle, Journeys, Belk and other shoe retailers. These go well with ankle socks or leggings and are usually paired with a skirt.
7. Flare Leg/Bell Bottoms
Flare leg jeans or leggings or bell bottoms are a wonderful addition to the fall season. They are associated with the 60s, 70s and even the 2000’s Y2K fashion trend. You can buy these at thrift shops, Walmart, Kohls, or Target. The best things to pair with these flare pants are blouses, wool sweaters, a blazer, and turtlenecks.
6. Nike Blazers
These are very popular shoes and there are large numbers of people who are styling these with all sorts of different outfits. Nike Blazers were created in 1973 and were first marketed towards basketball players as the first of its kind for Nike. The most common color combinations for this shoe is black and white, pink and white, and a pale blue. These are paired well with things like baggy, straight, or skinny jeans, leggings, T-shirts, sweaters, and other clothing items. You can buy a pair of these at the Foot Locker, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Hibbett Sports, Finish Line, Champs Sports, and any local shoe retailer.
5. Converse Shoes
This style of shoe is very popular and comes in many different styles and colors. Converse was first created in 1908. Converse started to gain popularity in the 1960s and were very common amongst basketball players, while now they are common with just about everyone. You can get high tops, low tops, platforms, and boots all from the same company! With so many options, Converse can go with almost all outfits, but are usually paired with jeans. You can get yourself a pair at any Converse outlet and most shoe retailers.
4. Flannel Shirts and Pants
Flannel was first worn in the 17th century and is still popular to this day. Flannel pants usually are worn with zip up jackets, and with so many colors to choose, you can really have any color combo you want. Flannel shirts can be worn unbuttoned or buttoned with honestly any pants as long as they match the colors. Flannel attire can be bought at most thrift stores, The Gap, Walmart, Target, Amazon, SHEIN, and other clothing stores.
Cardigans are one of the biggest trends for fall 2022. Coco Chanele is credited for making the cardigans popular in the roaring 20s and early 1930s.They were also popular in the 1950s and the 1970s. You can buy these at many places including Target, H&M, Thrift shops, Walmart, T.J. Maxx, Forever 21, SHEIN, and various other stores. These look great with a lot of things including boyfriend jeans, leggings, and skinny jeans. If it’s a button up cardigan, you can wear it without a shirt. If not, a t-shirt, crop tops and tank tops can be worn underneath.
2. Cargo Pants
Cargo pants or utility pants have been gaining popularity throughout the ages. They were created in the 1930s, but were popularized in the 2000s clothing trend Y2K. You can buy these at Goodwill, Zumiez, Pacsun, Walmart, Amazon, Kohls, H&M, Abercrombie and Fitch and other stores. The best way to style them are tight cropped tops, sweaters or even some T-shirts.
Sweaters rose in popularity during the 1920-30s. The Prince of Whales popularized them when he wore one as part of his golf attire, and they’ve continued to gain popularity throughout the years. There are many different sweaters you can pick from such as chunky sweaters, oversized, cropped, cable knit, and so many more. You can buy these at thrift shops, Walmart, Forever 21, L.L.Bean, The Gap, Banana Republic and many more depending on the style of sweater.