Fall fashion for college

Catherine Boudreau

What’s one of the best things about going back to school? Shopping, of course! Fall fashion has hit the runway in sophisticated style. Here is a quick look at some of the hottest trends of the season.

Faux Fur Vests

Faux fur showed up in almost every collection this season during Fall Fashion Week, from Oscar de la Renta to Michael Kors and Derek Lam. While it might look upscale, it is totally affordable. Faux fur is just as warm and light as the real thing. Pair a vest with slouchy boyfriend jeans or jeggings and throw a skinny belt around it to polish up an outfit.


Bulky Sweaters
Michael Kors and Donna Karan flooded their collection[s] with the bulky sweater trend, and nothing feels better in cold weather than a cozy knit. Don’t be afraid to wear oversized sweaters this season. They look great with a pair of jeggings (another hot trend — leggings that look like skinny jeans) and boots!


Distressed Boyfriend Jeans

Denim, a favorite fashion fabric, is taking on some new styles this season. Distressed boyfriend jeans, which have a looser fit, can be worn with virtually anything. They add effortless trendiness to an outfit rather than just your basic bootcut or skinny.

Khaki, Camel & Beige
Try giving basic black a rest this season and wear this new “it” hue on pants, coats and blazers. Elie Tahari, Marc Jacobs, Alexander Wang and Michael Kors collections all had many looks sporting rich, buttery tan.

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The ‘50s were very much about embracing femininity and accentuating a woman’s shape; corset tops, fuller skirts (short or long) and tight-fitting, pencil skirts and tailored, knee-length coats were seen from Marc Jacobs, Zac Posen and Oscar de la Renta this season.

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