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The Roar

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Ten Fashion Trends of Fall 2023

Ben Bailey

From head to toe, trends are constantly evolving and giving us new ways to express ourselves through fashion. We are in an age of fast-moving trends and even faster-moving ideas and innovations. Here are ten trends we’re seeing in fall 2023.


Powerful Patterns

If anything has been packing a punch in fashion recently, it would be the use of bold patterns. We’re seeing a lot of pinstripes, polka dots and florals from brands like H&M and Zara, and even from higher fashion brands like Balenciaga, Saint Laurent and Alexander McQueen. With the old and classic patterns combined with new and inventive designs, it’s clear these powerful patterns are here to stay through fall. 

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Bows & Lace & Ribbons, Oh My!

Maybe you’ve chosen to put them in your hair, or perhaps on your bag. Maybe you’d rather tie them onto your shoes, or stick them onto your clothes. Whatever you decide, we can all attest to how bows, lace and ribbon have been showing up on everything. Inspired by fashion icons like Jane Birkin, a new resurgence of hyper-feminine adornments have taken over.


The Modern Maxi Skirt

Though I may be a little biased as a maxi skirt lover, we can see maxi skirts being revived and refreshed in today’s fashion like never before. With fun patterns, striking denim, or classic pleats, these skirts have been around since the ‘60s. As maxi skirts have already picked up throughout this year, I predict that this trend will continue as the weather cools down and we head further into fall and winter.


Grand Glasses

From the classic Sharon Tate-style glasses to the Miu Miu Bayonettas worn by Bella Hadid and Giselle Bündchen, we’re seeing a revival of eccentric eyewear in today’s fashion. Chic styles like these provide an easy way to spice up any outfit this fall. 


Wide Necklines

With off-the-shoulder trends dating back to the 18th century, wide necklines are making another comeback. The 1980s cut neckline style on t-shirts and crewnecks seems to be especially revitalized this year, providing an easy way to keep your clothing feeling renewed without spending any money.


All The Boots

Combat boots, cowboy boots, rain boots, knee-highs… the list goes on. It’s safe to say today’s fashion is embracing all styles of boots. Thigh-high styles took over Paris and New York  Fashion Week this year, and it seems they are set to continue to take over fashion worldwide this fall. 


Knitted/Crocheted Everything

With everything from hats to shirts to bikinis and skirts, knitted and crocheted clothing is everywhere. Inspired by the ‘60s and ‘70s, we’re seeing a lot of chunky textures and patterns with contemporary and unique designs. As fall continues, prepare to bundle up in knitted sweaters, hats and blankets!


Ballet Flats & Kitten Heels

Popularized by brands like Chanel, Miu Miu and Repetto, ballet flats and kitten heels have been coming back into style this year. As a staple of icons like Audrey Hepburn and Brigitte Bardot, these shoes can fit both a casual style and a more dressy one to create the perfect fall look.


Flashy Accessories

Bright hair clips, funky earrings, unique bags and chunky necklaces share a quality of spunk and vivacity as flashy styles become more popular in today’s fashion. Inspired by fearless ‘90s fashion, these bold pieces will transform any outfit.


Baggy Denim

Loose-fitting jeans, jean jackets and jean shorts are adored by many. Originating in the ‘80s, a slouchier style of jeans became most popular in the ‘90s and 2000s. Baggy jeans quickly became the most popular style of jeans this year, and it is clear this oversized silhouette is sure to persist through fall. 

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About the Contributor
Sophia Straus
Sophia Straus, Reporter
Sophie Straus is a sophomore and first year reporter. In addition to being a staff member for The Roar, she is on the Blue Belles dance team. She likes fashion, film and performing. She enjoys writing about media, culture and peoples’ stories. After graduation she plans to study performing arts. She especially enjoys watching “Chicken Run.”