Essential clothing styles and trends to kick off fall — MARIST CIRCLE

Even if it doesn’t look like it, the scorching days are coming to an end as the cool days of October arrive. With fashion trends changing daily and the summer season coming to an end, now is the time to start replenishing your fall wardrobe. From classics like a white tee to a chic mini skirt, these are your fall staples.

Whether fitted or loose, everyone has a plain white t-shirt in their closet. It can be styled with just about anything and as fall weather approaches, layering is necessary. Perfectly paired under a sweater vest, leather jacket or black mini dress, you can dress this piece up or down.

“I think my favorite fall fashion trend is oversized sweaters and jackets,” said Jen Dorsey ’23, Creative Director of Marist Fashion’s Silver Needle Runway. “Everyone should have a basic color bodysuit and a plain black oversized blazer.” Dorsey suggests finding these pieces at Abercrombie, Zara and Princess Polly.

Moccasins are another fall fashion staple. While some might pair the loafers with a school uniform, others find that they complete a look. Worn with white socks and a mini skirt, these shoes will add a touch of professionalism and can change the aesthetic of your entire outfit. You can even grab this plain tee and throw it over a jacket to create a totally different look.

Getting creative with different bases will let your personality shine through. Bringing in statement pieces like loud patterns and funky colors in neutral tones and typical staples can elevate a look, especially in a season where layering is essential.

A very versatile and easy to wear fall necessity is the mini skirt. Available in all shapes and sizes, from the famous Miu Miu Mini to the denim moment, these skirts can be accessorized to create countless looks. Whether worn with a collared shirt or a sleeveless jumper, the options are endless.

Low-rise jeans are sneaking into current trends. Popular in the 2000s, the low-rise look is also making a comeback in pants and cargo pants. Complementing them with a cropped sweater or a knit cardigan would be the perfect outfit when the weather starts to drop.

With various aesthetics becoming increasingly popular and older trends resurfacing, fashion is one of the best ways to show off your individuality. Expressing your authentic personality through clothes that make you happy will make you look and feel good all season long.