• Audrey Long

Issue #1

Hey Cardinals, happy fall! It’s the season of apple-picking, couture, and far too many pumpkin spice lattes. It’s time to dust off your puffer jackets, leather ankle boots and plaid mini skirts. Your favorite sweater weather basics may still be in style, and so may be the ones that hang in your closet from last year. But, if you’re in a shopping mood, there are some new trends, highly inspired by the 1990s style revival, that deserve all the attention.

First to mention is an upscale take on your favorite basic: knit sweaters. Thanks to the newfound popularization of the sweater vest, as worn by Audrey Hope on the new Gossip Girl reboot (a must-watch by the way), you can expect to see this spin on an iconic ‘90s classic everywhere this season. As seen on numerous runways—from Prada and Marc Jacobs to Dior--rest assured the comeback of this sleeveless knit isn’t an ode to your grandfather’s country club attire, but the revival of ‘90s preppy fashion.

I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention a favorite staple for the season’s trends—90s-inspired slip dresses. After wearing sweats and leggings for far too long, the obsession with these sleek, comfortable, and loose-fitting dresses is understandable. The current popularity of slip dresses is often attributed to the unique, current twist on a classic staple. Slips have been a go-to for many decades, most likely due to their versatility in style. Take fashion icon and supermodel Kate Moss’ interpretation of the slip dress, for example. Moss, the self-proclaimed “slip dress ambassador,” is credited with introducing the concept of a sheer, see-through slip. More recently, model Hailey Baldwin-Bieber took inspiration from Moss, but opted to modernize the look by wearing a silk, gold classic mini slip dress with a scoop neck. However, you don’t have to be an A-lister to hop on this trend: slip dresses were all the rage this summer, and you can expect the fascination to follow into the colder months. But, considering the New England weather, I’d recommend styling this transitional piece with a pair of boots and a jacket or blazer to finalize the look.

The last trend to mention is perhaps the most wearable as a high school student: the puffer coat. This modern interpretation of a wardrobe staple is only gaining momentum. Now gracing runways by designers like Marni, Dolce & Gabbana and Balenciaga, it’s more acceptable to sport a puffer coat in brighter, bolder variations than ever. Props to those who can rock the Balenciaga newspaper-printed puffer jacket! However, as some of us are on the more conservative side when choosing outerwear, this practical, stylish winter jacket is also popular in more toned-down shades and patterns. The Aritzia “TNA Park City” black jacket ($149), for example, is a popular choice this season after being spotted on model Lily-Rose Depp. Similarly, countless Instagram influencers have worn French brand Moncler’s “Maya” hooded down jacket ($1,475). And, lucky for us who’d prefer not to drop $2,000 on a luxury puffer jacket, there are many equally stylish choices that don’t break the bank. In case you’re looking for inspiration, style icon Gigi Hadid, model Kendall Jenner, and iconic actress Megan Fox were all spotted sporting a “Nuptse” black duster puffer coat, courtesy of The North Face ($249). Mimicking the style of your favorite Hollywood A-lister has never been so easy!

Now that the season’s most prominent trends have been documented, don’t be surprised if you now notice an army of GHS students in sweater vests, or stumble across that girl from your geometry class sporting a slip dress on the Ave, or even find yourself purchasing a puffer jacket—we all need some fall fashion in our lives, right?

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