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This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at UC Berkeley chapter.

It’s that time of the year again. School is officially in session, leaves are starting to fall, and pumpkin spice lattes are making their annual debut. The coming of autumn also marks the arrival of new fall fashion trends.

With the help of social media platforms, such as TikTok, these trends emerge faster than ever before. One of these new fall trends includes the Cinnamon Girl aesthetic. Inspired by the Lana Del Rey song, with the same title, the Cinnamon Girl trend encaptures the essence of autumn by embracing warm and cozy styles.

This look often appears effortless with a hint of preppy undertones. A key essential to embodying this fashion aesthetic is oversized and cable-knit sweaters. Earthy color palettes such as shades of beige, brown, olive green, burgundy, and tan will help achieve this aesthetic. These earthy colors come together to create a soft and natural look.

Channel your inner Rory Gilmore as a source of inspiration for this trend. Pairing a sweater with loose-fitting jeans or a skirt can create a flowy silhouette for a comfy and put-together look. This easy look can be enhanced by adding the smallest of details.

The changing of the seasons also means the changing of the weather. As we step into cold and windy days, pairing your outfit with a leather or jean jacket will not only keep you warm but will add a textured and warm touch. A final essential to complete this look is a simple and dainty necklace, earrings, or rings.

The Cinnamon Girl fashion trend takes an elevated approach on minimalism. As college students, we’re booked solid with seminars, essays, and exams. The last thing we need is to be spending more time than necessary staring into our closet while we try to decide what to wear. One of the best aspects of the Cinnamon Girl trend is that an outfit can be put together quickly, while most of the pieces are basics that may already be in your closet. The trend embodies simplicity, warmth, and the fall season. The universality of the Cinnamon Girl look will leave you fashionably ready for events like fall festivals, pumpkin patch visits, coffee runs, and even classes.

Siannah Buendia

UC Berkeley '24

Siannah is a senior at the University of California, Berkeley, majoring in English. She is currently a copy editor and writer for the Berkeley chapter. You can catch her shopping with a Starbucks Pink Drink in hand, listening to Harry Styles, or exploring new places with her friends in her free time. Siannah is deeply passionate about writing, literature, and fashion. She is excited to be a part of the Her Campus team!