Back to School: Fashion Trends for Fall 2014

According to Pinterest's Teens Fashion, Seventeen Magazine and TeenVogue, this fall's back-to-school trends include:

  • Turtlenecks
  • Plaid
  • Wild prints
  • Fringe
  • Pastels
  • Bomber jackets
  • Bows
  • Orange

Another trend, boyfriend jeans, are designed to look like you've borrowed your boyfriend's jeans, so the fit is loose, the cuffs are rolled, and they are distressed so that they look old.  Surprisingly, maternity boyfriend jeans are also available. and TeenVogue report that guys will be trading in baggy clothes for a more slim silhouette that includes skinny jeans, "Michael Jackson" ankle pants, fedoras, fur, checks, quilted jackets, roll-neck sweaters, dark green and the "Rebellious Prep,"  a look that might include a leather jacket and Doc Martens.

Although stores such as H&M and Forever 21 have made fashion affordable, savvy shoppers can also check out consignment stores such as Plato's Closet or My Best Friend's Closet to find great deals. For more determined bargain-hunters, Denver area ARC thrift stores have racks of battered jeans in all sizes and styles, usually under $8. If you're looking for something specific, try some of the online auctions such as Shopgoodwill, ebay fashion, or LikeTwice.

In addition to lots of fashion magazines, the Library has many books for inspiration:

Lauren Conrad Style by Lauren Conrad (2010)

Magical Fashionista: Dress for the Life You Want by Tess Whiteburst (2013)

The Truth about Style by Stacy London (2012)

Living in Stye:  Inspiration and Advice for Effortless Glamour by Rachel Zoe (2014)

The Library wants to help you to succeed in your studies as well as your style - we'll meet with you in person or by chat to assist with in-depth research for papers, projects or debates.  For quick homework help, check out Ask Us!, our online chat service.

Written by Lisa on August 28, 2014


myhero on November 12, 2014


Thanks for this idea Lisa it really helps a lot to me. I'm excited to wear my favorites shirts, jeans and a lot more during school days and it's like OOTD or Outfit Of The Day!

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