Oldies but goodies for the fall season

Fashion columnist, Emily Modrowski, poses in her bell-bottoms

Fashion columnist, Emily Modrowski, poses in her bell-bottoms

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Abigail Sullivan / IC

Fashion columnist, Emily Modrowski, poses in her bell-bottoms

Emily Modrowski, Fashion Columnist

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Fall is finally here, and we should be excited not only for the return of trips to the pumpkin patch and Halloween but also for the autumn fashion trends.

Flare or Bellbottom Jeans

Just like pumpkin spice lattes, the 70s are back. Bellbottoms are no longer your parents’ high school memories. Jeans with flared bottoms can actually be pretty figure-flattering. Since they are tighter at the top and flare out at the bottom, they give the illusion of an hourglass. And this flared bottom phenomenon isn’t limited to denim. A big trend in the world of bellbottoms is the almost pajama-like material pant. These are comfortable while still looking super-stylish and come in a ton of different colors and patterns.

Shoes that work best with flared-bottomed pants are typically clunkier, heavier-type shoes — like chunky-heeled sandals or platforms, especially ones with wood heels.

A-Line Skirts

A-Line skirts are great for a number of reasons. Not only are they adorable, but also they are really flattering for every body type. The way they cinch in at the waist and flare out a bit adds a lot of shape and slimming features. They really compliment any body shape; it’s one of those items that just looks good on anyone. In style right now is a jean A-Line skirt, especially the kind with buttons going all the way up the front. The jean A-Line skirt is a really fun look that you can do a lot with. They obviously go with any color you can imagine and a lightly-tucked-in shirt paired with it makes for a casual but cool look. Another popular one is suede, typically in shades of brown. The suede has a much more classic, vintage feel and really looks nice this time of year.


Turtlenecks are also a thing of the past making their way to our present. While your grandmother may sport some holiday-print turtlenecks, I promise there’s a much more stylish way to wear turtlenecks. One of the more popular trends is the turtleneck crop top, sleeveless or with long sleeves. It makes for a sleek fall look paired with high-waisted jeans. Paired with pea coats, ponchos or wraps, turtlenecks also make for a cool modern look. Solid colors create clean, polished outfits, but if you’re feeling a bit bolder, a simple pattern or small detail will look nice without being overwhelming.

Fall is my favorite time of year for fashion. There are always so many new trends to try, and a lot of oldie but goodie trends make comebacks. Try some of them out and you’ll be ready for show-stopping trips across campus in the crisp autumn air.

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