Emily Ambery | Staff Writer
As the weather shifts from hot and humid to cold and dark, fall is the special “in between” that provides the best mixture of cool winds with bright sunny days. There is so much to discuss about fall, but its best aspect is truly the fashion. Fall fashion in 2020 is different from fall styles before; it combines vintage and sophisticated all while staying comfortable and warm.
Fall fashion is the perfect compromise between looking stylish and staying comfortable.
There are five staples to this season’s styles that will keep everyone looking and feeling their best: layering, oversized fitting clothes, colors, patterns and sweatpants.
Fall fashion places a heavy emphasis on layering. Layering is essential to fall because the weather can shift between windy and sunny to cold and cloudy. Having layers to take on and off throughout the day ensures a regulated temperature.
“As the weather gets chillier, I tend to grab anything from a fleece pullover to an oversized sweater to layer on top of my outfit for the day,” said Lucy Barber, a freshman occupational therapy major.
Layering can be as easy as throwing a cardigan over an outfit, or more complicated by coordinating certain colors in the layering of an outfit. Some popular styles emerging with layering are wearing a collared shirt under a crew neck sweatshirt for a more sophisticated sweatshirt look. Also, for a more elevated hoodie look, pair a plaid shirt over a hoodie for extra warmth and added style.
The meaning of oversized has shifted in fall fashion from huge scarves, sweaters and knee-high boots to looser fitting jeans, oversized sweatshirts, cardigans and sweaters. In fall 2020, many people can be seen styling mom jeans with a cardigan. Another popular look is to put any length skirt, patterned or corduroy pants with an oversized sweatshirt, either crew neck or hooded.
Fall fashion has a mixture of colors, patterns and prints, which commonly include warm, basic and fall-related colors.
“The colors are my favorite thing about fall fashion because I like basics, so fall fashion is definitely my favorite style to show off basic sets,” Callie Mckendree, freshman integrated marketing communications major, said.
Along with colors, there are many patterns and prints great for fall fashion. Using plaid, argyle or cable knit for cardigans and vests makes a comfortable outfit look chic and high fashion.
While maintaining fun fall looks is exciting, it can also be tiring to dress up everyday. Fall is a time to go out in comfy clothes while feeling and looking great. Any day in fall warrants a comfy clothes day with sweatpants and a sweatshirt.
“I enjoy putting fall looks together, but sometimes my favorite thing to do in fall is wear sweatpants and a sweatshirt and sit outside with the chilly winds and colorful leaves,” Barber said.
Some aspects of fall fashion are unique and always evolving, but no matter what the trend is for fall each year, there are definitely go-to looks to rely on that are timeless and above all comfortable.