BY SAMANTHA MANDICH
The leaves are changing, the air is brisk, and most fashion-crazed people have sweater fever! Fall fashion is a favorite among many because it is the epitome of comfy and cute. Sweaters, leggings, boots, scarves and tights are some pieces that can reflect the season’s traditional warm hue and earth tone looks. The best part about planning fall fashion is finding key pieces on a college student’s budget.
The following outfits were styled at Value Village on 3100 E. Layton Ave. in St. Francis for less than $20 and are perfect for this season. Value Village, a chain of secondhand thrift stores, features unique items that resemble finding a gold mine. The best part? Each day of the week has different specials, such as half off all clothing items!
The Falling Leaves
A popular feature of fall is the changing leaves from green to beautiful warm hues of red, orange and yellow. Who knew that leaves look just as beautiful on a blazer as they do on the trees? Layered with a laced silk slip and fitted maroon skirt, this look will make you even more obsessed with fall.
This look unifies the trends of the ‘70s bohemian and the ’90s grunge! Add the over-sized, men’s button-up in a beautiful shade of purple with a floral skirt and you have the perfect outfit for a relaxing fall day.
A Little Twist on the Little Black Dress
Every girl needs a little black dress. For fall, we wanted to layer up this classic item. Add accessories to this look, such as scarves, statement necklaces, bright clutches or dangling earrings.
Who says “ugly” sweaters are just for Christmas? This sweater is comfortable, casual and fun. With its leaves and pumpkin graphics, it will immediately put you in the fall spirit!
A Modern Day Detective
Trench coats are not just for detectives or men! This outfit takes a normally masculine trench coat and gracefully turns it feminine with its soft tan color and puckered shoulders. It’s the perfect amount of warmth for the brisk fall air.