Girls’ nights, club openings, the bar with friends —whatever the event, our social calendars are packed from weekend to weekend. Yet every evening, we run into the same dilemma: what to wear. Now that we know what this fall’s top trends are, here’s how to incorporate the same style into your going-out outfit without looking like you’re dressed up for a frat theme party.
Unconventional leather pieces like pleated skirts and leather shirts are a must-have this fall, and according to Amy Levin, founder of CollegeFashionista.com, collegiettes are loving the trend. Levin, who knows firsthand what students are wearing on campus, says that collegiettes are “finally playing with this trend from leather leggings to leather shorts.” The leather look is the perfect way to update the LBD you love but wear all too often. Maintain a black palette with a pair of black leather shorts, a leather-accented tee and black leather accessories. It’s a versatile look that lets you take the night as it comes, whether you’re going bar-hopping or dancing the night away.
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FP Vegan Leather Shorts, $98, Free People
PU Turn-up Cuffs Black T-Shirt, $38.99, Romwe.com
Deena & Ozzy Suede & Leather Extreme Platform Wedge, $79, Urban Outfitters
Chloe Rope Tie Oversized Clutch, $35, Boohoo.com
Patterned, pixelated pantsuits are all over the runway, and now it goes day to night, too — see this as your opportunity to strut that short suit or miniskirt and jacket ensemble that is just barely not work appropriate. The geometric outfit presents a great opportunity to wear a pair of brightly colored shoes, as they’ll go well with the multiple colors in the rest of your outfit.
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