Runway-Approved Fall Fashion Has Finally Made Its Debut

Runway-Approved Fall Fashion Has Finally Made Its Debut

Autumn is here to stay and we can finally focus on the new trends that'll call our closets home.
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This week marked the beginning of fall and although fall trends for 2017 made their debut on the Runway months ago, we're just now seeing the new looks hit the racks in stores all over the world. Because we were still suiting the gingham top, flared denim, and the culotte jumpsuits when the models rocked the new looks on the Runway, we've had a little time to adjust to the changes and decide if this is really the statement direction we want to take. Now that we've finally gotten past that hump of 90 degree weather in late September, autumn is here to stay and we can finally focus on the new trends that'll call our closets home.

Metallic is back. We see it every year, but only ever springing its way around the corner come New Years. But this fall, you'll be able to see this shiny statement look all over. These futuristic metallics have found their place on mock neck sweaters, gilded trousers, coats, boots, and even gowns featured on Red Carpets. I guess it's a way to say Runway meet Street Style, Street Style meet Runway. I think you two will get along.

To dress up your wardrobe with a little flash, check out some cheap chic metallic looks, like the ones above, here: Forever 21.

Red is in. A pop of color full of power seen throughout Runway shows is destined to find its way into closets all around the world. Red usually is seen as a winter meets spring color with Christmas butting the end of the year and dull pastels taking over come March, but Vogue has made it clear for the statement color this year with their theme "Red And Ready." It seems as though fall will be the one to break out the deep hue this year. You'll get 'em next year, winter.

To get your hands on this newest look and to find which tone you like best, check out Urban Outfitter's latest lookbook.


Corduroy rose up from the dead. Forget being embarrassed about breaking out your corduroy slacks from years ago because it's finally a look once again. Find this vintage-inspired fabric on pants, skirts, dresses, overalls, jackets and more. Take a seat '80s, the '70s are recurring.

To shop the look for a reasonable price, check out Forever 21's corduroy line.

Chunky knits are back, as always. It's no surprise this cozy look made its way onto the Runway again this year. It's a common occurrence but this season they're back in all shapes and sizes. You'll mostly find this bulky material on sweaters or cardigans, but it's not too hard to catch it on mittens and beanie caps, too. It's sweater weather at its finest.


To indulge yourself into this warm cozy look, check out Nordstrom's latest line.

Fringe to make you whirl and twirl. Though it's seen on many different styles throughout the years and is a look that dominates festival season, fringe is taking a new turn this fall. Whether it's feathery, suede, cotton, denim, or satin fringe, you're bound to see this fad rock the streets. After all, it seems as though designers have got Woodstock on their minds.


Jump on this trend before it's too late. See it here: Forever 21

Now that we've gone over a few of the latest fall trends, which one will you mix into your blend?


There's more to fall fashion than just what's noted above. To take a look at even more styles from the latest Runway series, visit Vogue at: Fall 2017/Winter 2018 Trends and the Top 12 Trends of Fall 2017.

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PSA: Stop The 'Chaco Trend'

Since when did college campuses turn into a white water rafting trip where we all need water shoes?
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The Chaco epidemic has attacked the nation and is spreading around the world and needs to stop. College students "hiking" across campus and through malls: Listen up and throw those things out. Now.

The Chaco sandals were originally made for whitewater rafting guides and now hikers, which is apparently the job of every "hip" college student. So yes, you can get these sandals wet and dirty. Props to you Chaco, you had an okay idea. Colorado Terreno, Unaweep, Diamond Stealth, Pro, Yampa, and whatever other style — you name it, Chaco has it. While these shoes seem fitting for what they are made for, they are not complementing your XL T-shirt and norts.

First off, who in their right mind would spend $100 on rubber Jesus sandals? 100 dollars?! Hello all Chaco supporters, do you realize what you could buy or who you could help for $100? That homeless man down the street would sure love some of that money. If we are sticking to rubber shoes: Tory Burch, Jack Rodgers, ANYTHING better than water sandals that were originally made for whitewater rafting guides.

OK, OK, you say they are comfortable. Which is totally fine with me; my Tory rain shoes give me killer blisters. But circa 2007, Crocs were comfortable too. They have a squishy sole that never irritates or gives your foot those terrible cramps that feel worse than a charley horse in the middle of the night. You can go for miles all day at the mall and never get the urge to rip them off and go barefoot. But similar to Crocs, who finds these sandals attractive?

SEE ALSO: 10 Reasons Why You Need Crocs In Your Life

If you haven't noticed, Chacos are so awesome and give you the freedom to choose your own strap color. Rainbow, tie dye, stripped, tribal, chevrons, anything you want — again, Chaco has it. Sorry, not sorry, they do not match that frat shirt and khakis you are rocking, fellas. Also, we really don't want to sit in class and see your gross toes colorfully strapped onto a flexible, black, rubber sole. Girls, they do not match your sundress or bright norts. And no, it does not make you look like you love #nature what so ever.

Do not get me started on the tan lines....

And you are worried about a bathing suit tan line? I'll leave it at that.

So, let's say you are wearing these $100 rubber things for what they are made for. Whoever you are, my question for you is: How do you actually hike in your Chacos? This is not my expertise, but they don't seem very safe for actual outdoor activities. It seems impractical to hike a mountain with your whole foot exposed. But who actually knows....

If you haven't noticed, I am anti-Chaco. These things are expensive, unattractive, leave terrible tan lines and seem unsafe for any actual outdoor activity or whatever you are wearing these things for. So you can keep your "they are SO comfortable" argument and I'll stick to mine. But please, we all know in a couple of years you will look back and say, "What was I thinking?"

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the phrase that changed it all

Stop worrying and start relaxing.

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Have you ever heard something that just sticks with you and you don't really know why? Or maybe you do know why. Have you ever heard that one phrase or sentence that just opened your eyes to something that you never understood or thought about before? Or maybe what you heard stuck with you because it validated how you were feeling that day. Well I have, and that one little sentence came from a friend's Snapchat story.

That one phrase that caught my attention and has stuck with me ever since was, "You can be a sure person all you want, but that's not how life works."

Sounds silly right? But hear me out.

I heard this on the day that I was supposed to graduate from college, if I had done the typical four straight years of school. Not only was it supposed to be the day that I graduated, but it was supposed to be the day that my friend was supposed to graduate too. He was going on about how he was kind of blue that day but still very happy for everyone that was walking the stage, and that he knew that he needed to take time for himself, which I 100% felt, because I felt the exact same way.

I had a plan of how my life was going to be after I graduated from high school. But that is not how my life turned out. And for that I am extremely grateful. But this phrase really stuck with me because I had always been the type of person that planned everything out in detail and up until college my life went exactly how I wanted it to go. Life had never thrown me any curve balls so I just kept on planning my life out, like a little fantasy I had going on in my head.

This one phrase summed up my entire life after high school. Whatever I had planned for and tried to follow through with those plans step by step didn't seem to work out. Of course, I was frustrated and annoyed that nothing ever worked exactly the I wanted to. I knew that's not how life goes but I could never explain it or felt that everything was eventually going to be okay in the long run. That was until I heard the phrase, "You can be a sure person all you want, but that's not how life works." Once I heard that, everything changed. The way I looked at my life in the present, past and future completely changed.

I began to realize that life has it's own way of working things out. Which I already knew but always had a hard time believing. I heard that one single, simple, sentence and boom, I realized I was stressing myself out over things that are so small and won't matter in the grand scheme of things. I realized I was trying to have a picture perfect life when in reality no one has a picture perfect life, even though it might seem like some people do. There's always going to be hard days, and there's always going to be bumps in road on the way to achieve your goals.

I learned from this one single phrase that I need to take things one day at a time and keep moving forward. I learned that as long as I'm working toward achieving my goals, it doesn't matter how long it takes or how I get there. I learned that life works out how you need it to work out and not how you want it to work out.

Now like I said, I am extremely grateful that my life didn't work out the way I planned it. If life worked out the way I wanted it to work out, I wouldn't have all the great friends that I have now, I wouldn't be genuinely happy, I wouldn't have had all the great opportunities that I have now and so much more. I probably would be going insane from not learning how to cope and deal with high stress situations, I probably wouldn't have any friends or a strong support system and I probably would feel like my life is stuck in rut. Doing the same thing day in and day out.

From this one phrase I learned to stop and enjoy the journey that life is taking me on. I wish I had heard this way earlier on in life because when I look back on my life I realized the I missed so much because I was too busy trying to have such a perfect life. But now when I look at my future I can see so much more potential than I ever thought I could have. Though I don't regret missing anything that I missed, because I have a longer life than what I lived to make up for it.

So seriously stop sweating the small things and start enjoying your life. Stop trying to grow up too fast and enjoy being young and youthful. Stop trying to plan every detail of your life out because it's not going to work out that way.

Start enjoying every day. Sit back and enjoy the crazy beautiful ride that's called life. Trust me, you won't regret it.

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