By Paige Gordon
September marks the beginning of the school year and the return of pumpkin spice lattes for some. For fashionistas, it marks the beginning of an exciting new shopping season. If you don’t know where to start, don’t worry. I have rounded up the top four fashion must-haves of the 2019 fall season to help get you on your fashionable way.
Denim is pretty much a staple in most wardrobes, and the most popular style this year is the Levis “Wedgie”. Don’t be scared-off by the funny name, these vintage-inspired jeans are a modern take on the classic Levis silhouette. And, although the name makes them sound uncomfortable, they are anything but. The “Wedgie” shapes to your body as only Levis can. Pair these jeans with a cute fall sweater, be it cropped, oversized, or one of this Fall’s cool animal prints.
The second trend on the fall fashion radar is corduroy. Before you flashback to memories of being forced to wear corduroys as a toddler, hear me out. These corduroys are not for toddlers. Designers have gotten super-creative with silhouettes and colours. If you still have a fear that people will hear you coming from a mile away, you don’t have to limit yourself to pants. You can choose from a variety of jackets, skirts, dresses, and jumpsuits. Try combining pieces to create a 70s inspired look, or something more modern.
The third trend is another classic, the blazer. While blazers may seem dull and boring, this fall’s blazer is not meant for the office anymore. Coming in an array of funky colours, patterns, and styles, these versatile pieces can take you anywhere, from school, to brunch, to date night. To spice up your blazer even more, wear it with a bold print or graphic t-shirt underneath, and pair this with jeans and high-tops. My favourite take on the blazer trend is the blazer dress. This bold approach to the blazer is inspired by celebs such as Taylor Swift and Blake Lively.
Last, but certainly not least, nothing ties an outfit together better than accessories. And while this past year has been all about the barrette, the hot accessory for the fall is the scrunchie. Yes, that’s right, the 1980’s scrunchie is back in a big way.
Scrunchies come in an array of beautiful fall jewel tones, as well as floral and animal print, and are made of luxurious textures like velvet and satin. They are the best accessory to use for hairstyles such as high ponytails, half-up-half down styles, and high buns.
That concludes the Fall 2019 trend report. Hopefully this has inspired anyone still hanging onto the last remnants of summer to embrace the change of seasons. So, grab yourself a pumpkin spice latte, head to the mall and get ready for school with some of these fall trends.