8 Fun Style Inspirations To Channel This Fall

A lot of people see spring as the time of renewal, and it’s easy enough to see why. Cold winter days are coming to an end and the world is warming up, flowers are budding and blossoming, reawakening from months of slumber. Trees regain their leaves, birds start chirping again, people start “spring cleaning”…it’s literal rebirth. But fall is a fresh start too. For example, even when you’re done with school, late August and early September still screams back-to-school time, what with the sweet plastic smell of all your new school supplies and the not-quite-broken-in feeling of new clothes. People might not want to admit that they want to reinvent themselves every fall–to have a rebirth of sorts–but they do. I mean…I know did. With my new binders and my new, I don’t know, jeans, I felt like a new woman or something. It’s actually pretty fun to embrace, especially on the style front. “Who will I become this year?”

Well, if you’re looking for some style inspo this fall, then we’ve got your back. Check out these eight fun style inspirations to channel this fall. From ’70s prep to ’00s skater kid revival, you’ll find something to fall in love with.


She Was A Skater Girl

Early '00s fashion is having a moment, and with it comes skater girl revival. The second Thrasher tops became popular a year or so ago, it was only a matter of time before the whole skater kid aesthetic became a thing again. Low and behold, worker pants like Dickies have made a comeback, as have wearing long sleeved shirts underneath short sleeved tops, chokers, and skater sneakers. Rock the look yourself with wide leg jeans and a simple t-shirt with your favorite comfy sneakers.

Buy these pants at UNIF

'70s Chic

The '70s are still in, and now that fall is approaching, you can embrace the best of the '70s with a ton of corduroy. Rock a corduroy mini skirt with an airy top for a free spirited vintage look. Or, pair corduroy pants with a chunky knitted sweater for an ultra cozy look that would fit right into an episode of That '70s Show.

Buy this look at Urban Outfitters

Tracksuit Throwback

As soon as Juicy Couture started bringing back their velour sweatpants, it was only a matter of time before full on tracksuit style came back from their mid 2000s grave. You don't have to rock Juicy, of course, to pull off the look. You'll find a ton of affordable tracksuit co-ords complete with comfy sweatpants--go for tapered if you want a more updated look--with equally company zip up jackets or sweatshirts. Rock separately if you want, but the full set has a certain charm to it.

Buy this co-ord at ASOS

Clout Looks

LOL, okay, you guys, I think the whole "clout goggles" thing is hilarious. I actually ended up buying some white sunglasses (as seen on me) because they looked cool and I didn't even know they were a meme. But honestly, meme or not, they're going to be huge this fall. You don't have to give a damn about trends to want to participate with this one; it's too fun to pass up. Rock some white sunglasses in tinted lenses to match some of your favorite outfits or to act as a contrast to an all black outfit.

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Sleek Mod Style

Whether your style leans a little more minimalist or you just really like a sleek look, you're in luck because fall is turtleneck season, and nobody rocked turtlenecks quite like mods back in the '60s. Pair your favorite turtleneck with a pair of straight or wide leg black pants for a sophisticated but striking look. Or, pair a black turtleneck with a black skirt and a black beret for an ultra ~power to the people~ kind of look. Hey, '60s revolutionaries did have great style.

Buy this look at Urban Outfitters

Vinyl Vinyl Everywhere

Uh, have you noticed that vinyl is everywhere right now? I feel like I'm reliving the Britney Spears video for "Oops, I Did It Again" and...I'm sort of okay with that? If you are too, jump on the look while you can. Rock vinyl mini skirts with your favorite top for an easy look that really pops. Or, go bolder with a vinyl jacket that will become your go-to jacket this fall.

Buy this vinyl coat at UNIF.

Flower Power

No, not necessarily in the hippie way. But I dare you to go to any major retailer and not stumble upon a load of busy floral designs. From floral embroidered jeans to floral chiffon blouses, flowers are making a big statement this fall. Yeah, they're not just for warm weather, guys. Mix and match floral designs for a look is feminine and gorgeous with a lot of spunk too.

Buy these floral jeans at Zara

'80s The Redux

The '80s are coming back, slowly but surely. This is your chance to shamelessly go for bold colors, killer blazers with sharp shoulders, as many ruffle tops as you can muster, and fun denim looks. Play it safe with a blazer that'll keep you warm in crisp fall weather and looks good paired with your favorite jeans or skirt.

Buy this set at ASOS

Is there a particular look you’re trying to go for this fall? Tell us in the comments!

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