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Fall Fashion: Daring Textures and Sophisticated Prints

Our teen fashion blogger hunts down the season's staples at local stores.



With fall collections seeping into stores and cool breezes making more frequent debuts, it is evident that autumn is just around the corner. But the chillier weather should be celebrated, not lamented. 

Muted tones--beige, maroon, and forest green--reflect fall’s refined feel, while daring leather textures and edgy plaid patterns allow you to experiment with and renew your style. So be sure to unleash your inner fashionista, and prepare for the most sophisticated of seasons. For a photos and shopping information, skip to the bottom of the page.

Plaid: Plaid inarguably poses as one of autumn’s most prominent fashion trends. The preppy pattern can be worn in so many different ways. Embrace your inner British schoolgirl with a collared red dress, while offsetting the prim ensemble with an unexpectedly tough pair of Dr. Martens. Or, try an offbeat plaid sweater, which can be paired with embellished motorcycle pants for the ultimate rocker vibe.

Tweed: Nothing says "fall" quite like a tweed skirt. The distinct texture especially pops when paired with a neutral, structured blazer. Add pointed flats for a polished feel with a versatility that will take you from coffee to the classroom.

Leather: Always a dependable fashion statement, leather is a guaranteed autumn staple. A stripe of leather on otherwise plain black shorts will set you apart, especially when paired with a mod blouse. Channel a '60s style icon by adding a pair of quirky retro shades. 

Searching for a softer way to sport fall leather? Opt for a navy hue for a seasonal twist on the hardy material. The toughness of an inky blue motorcycle jacket is flawlessly countered by matching boots and a dainty lace dress, giving the look a cozy, ethereal feel for the chilly season.

Want an edgier spin on the trend? Black leather combat boots turn luxe with lustrous gold accents and zippers. Complement the eye-catching shoes with statement patchwork-print leggings and a sheer top. Lend the ensemble an earthier feel by substituting the bold bottoms for a subdued set of cargos.  

Be it school, work, or simply hanging out with friends, you can rest assure that these fashion trends will transition you into your most stylish season yet.