What You Should Be Wearing On Campus This Fall, According to Our L.A.-Based Community Members

August 1st, 2018 at 5:00am
What You Should Be Wearing On Campus This Fall, According to Our L.A.-Based Community Members

Summer is coming to an end, and we all know what that means: it’s time to go back to school (ugh). While returning to college isn’t always that exciting, preparing for fall (which is basically every fashion lover’s favorite season) is exhilarating. With fall comes the opportunity to change your wardrobe and start anew with fresh, fashion-forward pieces. Now, our only question is how should we fill our wardrobes? I wasn’t entirely sure where to look first for fall’s hottest upcoming trends, so I turned to our L.A-Based Community Members. When it comes to fashion and lifestyle, L.A locals seem to always know what’s up, so I felt it would be the perfect place to get some inspo for the new season. Keep reading to see what pieces they’re loving, and what you need in your closet this fall.

Animal Print

PHOTO: Trifena Thamrin, Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising LA

The Trend: Animal Print

Wear With: Bright Red Accents

Bring out your wild side by wearing a leopard print dress. Take the look to the next level by pairing it with a bright colored jacket and matching sunnies.

Get the look: Forever 21 Leopard Print Cami Slip Dress ($12); Tobi Out of the Jungle Brown Multi Dress ($34); Unique Vintage Folter Brown Leopard Print Cap Sleeve Bombshell Dress ($72)


PHOTO: Cat Aucker, Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising L.A.

The Trend: Plaid

Wear With: Low-Key Basics

What’s fall without plaid? I’m excited to break out my flannel shirts and comfy pants for those perfect lazy autumn days.

Get the look: H&M Short Sleeved Jersey Dress ($18); Top Shop Window Pane Peg Pants ($35); Nasty Gal Do You Believe Tartan Coat ($100)


PHOTO: Kaamilah Naomi, University of Southern California

The Trend: The Power Suit

Wear With: A T-Shirt and Sneakers

Everyone needs a power suit that makes them feel like they can take over the world. Pair yours with a t-shirt and sneakers for a more casual look.

Get the look: Boohoo Leah Double Pockets Double Breasted Blazer ($32); Boohoo Freya Cropped Kick Flare Trouser ($18); Zara High Waisted Pants ($50); Zara Crepe Blazer ($119)

Tiny Sunglasses

PHOTO: Hanna Ponth, Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts

The Trend: Tiny Sunglasses

Wear With: Your Most Insta-Worthy ‘Fit

Tiny sunglasses are an accessory you need to complete any outfit. Pair them with statement pieces like a shiny mini skirt and a bright blue sweater for an eye-catching look.

Get the look: Fashion Nova Cat to Know Me Sunglasses ($6); ASOS Small Cat Eye Fashion Glasses ($16); Urban Outfitters Sel Slim Oval Metal Sunglasses ($18)

PHOTO: Giovanna Osterman, San Diego State University

The Trend: Vinyl

Wear With: A Cozy Sweatshirt

Move over leather, vinyl is going to be our new favorite this fall. To keep this trend from going overboard, pair it with simple, casual basics like a sweatshirt and sneakers.

Get the Look: Mango Vinyl Trousers ($24); Pretty Little Thing Black Cropped Vinyl Puffer Jacket ($68); ASOS Tall Oversize Trench ($104)

What trends are you loving this fall? Let us know in the comments below!

Opening image by Hanna Ponth.