It’s autumn again on UC Berkeley’s oft-foggy campus, and with it has returned much lauded fall fashion to the student populous. Student trends this fall seem, so far, to be quite similar to last year’s fall looks— albeit with a few additions.
The twenty-year fashion cycle is dependable as always (at least, as dependable as it has been during the time that it has actually existed as we know it— for the past century, give or take a bit) and as such, trends from the 1990s and early 2000s are in full bloom on campus. And since the 1990s pulled a lot of inspiration from the 1970s, many trends from the 70s are prevalent among students as well.
Take, for example, the prevalence of 70s-inspired denim and corduroy jackets with fur-trimmed collars this season. Button-up denim jackets in black and traditional blue still seem to be a staple in fall outerwear, however.
The fact that some trends from the 70s are back on campus does not mean that all trends are, however. Don’t expect to see bellbottoms come back this fall— at least, not in a major way. Some students are wearing slightly flared jeans, but for the most part, somewhat oversized and distressed straight-legged jeans are the norm among denim-wearers. Black leggings seem to be omnipresent and trousers are gaining a bit of traction among Berkeley students, especially striped trousers— inspired by office-wear or otherwise.
Stripes, in general, are very popular this fall. A summer trend— possibly inspired by all of the office-chic looks on the runway this year— which has carried over into fall, look for stripes in dresses, trousers, and skirts primarily.
Speaking of skirts, the button-up-mini-skirt trend of the past few years has definitely stuck around. Classic blue denim is the most common material used for these skirts, but black denim and corduroy are a strong second. Other popular colors for these skirts include white, red, and olive green.
Last but not least, sweaters— especially oversized sweaters— don’t seem to be going anywhere. Autumn is called sweater weather for a reason, right? Maroon, beige, black and green sweaters are the most popular colors, and are usually paired with any of the aforementioned items for a classic fall look.
Enjoy sweater-weather, everyone, and have fun styling these trends!