Move-in day came and went and with it went Labor Day, bringing about the unofficial start of autumn. Besides pumpkin spice lattes and cinnamon-scented everything, autumn also ushers in a host of new fashion trends. Sorting through all of these fresh finds doesn’t have to add to the stress of starting a new school year because Fashionably Fairfield is here to help. Read on to learn some of the biggest trends in men’s and women’s fashion for Fall 2016.
One of the most popular trends this season for both men and women are bomber jackets. This collarless, military-inspired piece typically comes in olive green tones, but this fall you’ll be able to find it in a variety of colors and textures, ranging from canvas, to quilted sateen, to suede and even denim. While trends can be fleeting, a bomber jacket is a worthy investment because of its easy-to-wear style that will not only help you transition into sweater weather, but its classic silhouette will last far beyond Fall 2016, making the trend a worthwhile purchase. To start building up your stock of bomber jackets, be sure to check out Express and Banana Republic for a well-rounded selection of the bomber style.
Sneakers are another shared trend between men and women this fall. However, the sneakers that are in style this season are unlike any athletic shoe you’ve ever seen. These “fashion sneakers” are available in a range of styles, including slip-on sneakers in everything from animal print to embossed leather, Adidas lace-ups in the ever-popular Stan Smith silhouette and even high-top kicks in leather and suede. These styles not only amp up a wardrobe staple, but they also make your look incredibly en vogue without compromising comfort. Sneakers like these are the ideal trend for Fairfield students to invest in this season because they add to your style while also ensuring that you’re comfortable on your walk to class. If you’re ready to try out this trend, stores like DSW and Nordstrom are a great place to start your search for the ultimate fashion sneaker.
While there are hundreds of accessories available in men’s and women’s fashion respectively, there is also one major shared trend between the two: chrome. First surfacing via the “Manus x Machina” theme of the May 2016 Met Gala, chrome is proving that it’s here to stay for Fall 2016. While a shiny chrome finish can be hard to pull off in tops, bottoms and even jackets, a good place to try out the trend is through accessories. If you’re feeling bold, guys and girls alike can give a metallic sneaker or sandal a try. If you’d rather test out the metallic trend in small doses first, girls can incorporate the trend through chrome nail polish, metallic makeup (like eyeshadow) or even a chrome clutch purse. Although some of the other accessories require a bit of searching, if chrome and metallic makeup sounds like something that’s right in your wheelhouse, check out H&M’s new fall metallic makeup line, which offers not only metallic eyeshadow, but also metallic lip color and brow tint.