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StO-Style: The Colors of Fall

Hello dear Her Campus readers!

I am so excited to be writing StO-Style again this year. This semester I will be blogging about fashion from across the ocean – I am currently on Term in the Middle East and am loving it so far! I hope to write about both current trends stateside and my impression of fashion here in the Middle East. Any suggestions for articles or topics that you’d like to see covered? Leave me a comment below!

While I am having the time of my life abroad, I am a bit sad to be missing fall back at St. Olaf. Our campus is at its best in the fall – not only are the trees aglow with fiery shades of orange, yellow and red, but students are fresh-faced and ready to tackle the semester ahead with killer wardrobes to match.

Fall is my favorite time of year wardrobe-wise. Cardigans, cute boots, cozy sweaters . . . what’s not to love? While I can’t partake in any of these trends (I brought a total of one cardigan with me, and my usual footwear is Birkenstocks), I decided to highlight the trendy colors for fall for those of you who can participate! This season’s hot colors are mustard, oxblood and emerald – rich and bold colors that mirror the changing leaves. Read on for more inspiration!


Jeans: £10 – fashionunion.com, Sweater: £22 – bankfashion.co.uk, Peplum: $37 – dorothyperkins.com Coat: $147 – asos.com, Scarf: $18 – modcloth.com, Loafers: $30 – dsw.com, Sunglasses: $69 – theoutnet.com, Dress: $30 – urbanoutfitters.com Wedges:$38 – modcloth.com

When it comes to condiments, I’m more of a ketchup girl, but the cute mustard-hued offerings currently out there have me reconsidering. Mustard is a classier and more fashionable way to wear yellow. Wear mustard with navy or with deep emerald shades for a perfect pairing!


Satchel: $207 – asos.com Boots: $89 – urbanoutfitters.co, Scarf: $10 – topshop.com, Jeans: $49 – dorothyperkins.co, Tank: $60 – net-a-porter.com Skirt: $76 – topshop.com, Shirt: $29 – dorothyperkins.co, Bodysuit: $36 – topshop.com

Out of the three, oxblood is definitely my favorite shade for fall. I love this rich shade of red and am lusting after those boots – studs and oxblood? Sign me up! Oxblood pieces would go great with grey, emerald or your favorite pair of blue jeans. Strapped for cash? Grab the oxblood scarf for a cheap wardrobe update (only $10!).


Nail polish: $14 – nordstrom.com, Jeans: $40 – urbanoutfitters.co, Maxi Skirt: £320 – oxygenboutique.com, Blouse: $40 – urbanoutfitters.com, Tights: $20 – topshop.com, Shirt: $98 – madewell.com, Beanie: $120 – stylebop.com, Loafers: $56 – topshop.com, Scarf: $156 – matchesfashion.com

This moody shade is extremely versatile. Not only does it go with the other two colors above, but it also would look chic paired with any jewel tone. Paint some emerald onto your nails, swish around campus in a pleated maxi or do both! (Why not?)

So inject your fall wardrobe with some mustard, oxblood and emerald, and stay fashionable St. Olaf!

 Katie is a recent graduate (and proud alum - UM YA YA!) of St. Olaf College, a small liberal arts college in Minnesota. A true Minnesota girl through and through, Katie was formerly a fashion blogger and Campus Correspondent for Her Campus St. Olaf College before becoming a contributing writer for the national site. She currently works as a marketing assistant and is interested in further pursuing a career in marketing, PR, journalism, editing...(she has no idea, if you can't tell). Katie is passionate about traveling and wants to stamp up her passport as much as possible. Katie enjoys social media, blogs, Speculoos cookie butter, dressing for success, fashion magazines and extensively quoting pop culture in social situations (especially 30 Rock). Her one party trick is knowing all the words to "Freaks and Geeks" by Childish Gambino.   
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