Military absolutely DOES NOT mean run to Urban Outfitters to buy a camo t-shirt. Military simply means you should wear structured pieces in forest green, navy, and black. Extra pockets and gold, leather, and quilted accents are an added exciting bonus. BUT don’t toss out those camo jackets yet! You may be thinking it’s so last season but you’re wrong. Kind of. Camo is totally still on trend for this fall, but wearing it with more structured shapes, boots and a slimming jean (instead of flowy tops and cut-off shorts like in the Spring) will give you the effortlessly trendy outfit you are looking for.
Think of what you would wear at a beautiful private school placed in Wes-Anderson-World in the Fall. You would wear sleek, colorful, figure-flattering clothes with eye-catching patterns. For girls this means waist-hugging skirts, cozy sweaters and scarves, and for boys the same with slimming pants. Boots, oxfords, and loafers in their prime habitat.
Grunge began in the 1990s as an anti-conformist movement along with metal music. The trend originated on the streets (instead of the runway) of urban cities across the U.S. and England. Grunge was unlike any other trend before because it was rebellious, dirty, monochromatic and encouraged tattoos and piercings. Grunge is classicly all plaid and leather, but today it encompasses the classic grunginess, but with slightly sleeker, more figure-flattering skirts, and channels the scene of badass Brits with good music taste. Converse All Stars and Dr. Martens are no brainers.
Menswear is the most classic, yet modern and line-blurring trend yet because it encourages unisex dress even more than American Apparel. The major piece for this trend is a slimming tux (pant suit) because it will never go extinct, it will just continue to evolve. This fall, a skinny cropped or cuffed trouser and blazer is the key to success. It can be worn in burgundy or grey to be on color trend, or in velvet or with a graphic print to be on the texture and print trends. If you are a trendsetter, going with a minty-blue suit like Macklemore at the VMAs or a baby pink suit seen at Saks Fifth Avenue will put you a step ahead of the curve. Any way you go, you’ll win.