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9 Stylish Upcoming College Fashion Trends

Ally Nelson |

Fall is just around the corner, so we think that it is not too soon to prepare for it. The good news is that this year’s upcoming college fashion trends point to clothing that is actually wearable. From unusually vibrant color pallets for the autumnal season to revamped vintage prints and garments such as the houndstooth and the trench coat, there’s a garment, color, or texture on everybody’s liking during this fall/winter rotation.

While trend forecasting comes with a generous margin of error as not everything you see on catwalks is fated to jump into the mainstream, we have let the latest fashion shows and online fashionistas to be are trustworthy guides.

Stylish Upcoming College Fashion Trends in Fall/Winter 2020

1. The Houndstooth

Houndstooth is making a huge comeback this fall-winter. The pattern with an “oldish” vibe has received an unexpected makeover and is now available as the classic black and white, along with other colors and unique prints. Don’t overlook houndstooth if you want to up your college fashion game when the school starts. Paired with a quality natural fabric can create an outfit that is both cool and “in style”.


 2. The Wrap Coat 

This is a bold and stylish statement piece but rocked correctly, it guarantees that you’ll turn all heads around. Stay classy by wearing only natural fabrics, such as wool or cashmere, when sporting this great choice. This type of outwear piece will make anyone look chic and feminine as it you offer you curves and can spice up any monochromatic outfit. 

What’s more, you’re not limited to formal clothes. You can rock this versatile coat with casual clothes too, from slim denim pants to floral dresses and pencil skirts, as long as it is in a neutral color. The best bag that goes with a wrap coat is an oversized tote (You can check our extensive collection here.) 

Giada Fall 2019 Ready-to-Wear fashion show 

Hyke Tokyo Fall 2019 fashion show

3. Oversized Knits

The larger the better. Oversized knits have taken over the global runways for the upcoming gift season, so were confident that the trend is here to stay. Wear the knits in natural fabrics for a high-impact look, and pair them with one of our trendiest book bags (check our selection here.)

Chloé at Paris Fashion Week Fall 2019

Giada Fall 2019 Ready-to-Wear fashion show

4. The Trench Coat

This one is another classic that has undergone a radical makeover. The classic women’s raincoat has gained fashionability, as this year it is available in cool and bold colors, fabrics, and textures.

The classic trench coat is a must-have item for every woman as it is waterproof or water-resistant, easy to wear, and incredibly versatile. But it is also very dull. According to the upcoming college fashion trends, the transitional coat is no longer designed only for rainy days. It has been transformed into a carefree, cool, and highly desirable garment this year.

You can now pair it with wide pants and sneakers, with high heels/ flat shoes, and animal prints, and even with military boots, sweatshirt, and paperbag waist trousers. As an accessory, you can try one of our non-woven tote bags. Sky is the limit when styling this revamped classic.



5. The Schoolgirl Skirt

For this fall season, the schoolgirl shirt is back in style as part of a legendary style promoted by many fashion designers this year – the Parisian bourgeois. The trend is not new, but just like the houndstooth and trench coat, it comes with a fresh vibe, as long as you can style it in a way that doesn’t leave the impression that you’re sporting your old high school outfit.

Try pairing a schoolgirl skirt with a blouse with oversized sleeves or one with a ruff collar and/or ribbons (three additions trending BIGLY this upcoming season). Also, ditch the classic messenger bag and go for a bold, clear bag instead (clear bags are back in style again – check our exclusive selection here.)

Celine Fall 2019 ready-to-wear fashion show

6. Oversized Sleeves

Statement sleeves first took the fashion world by storm last year, but the trend is here to stay according to this year’s New York Fashion Week. Don’t shy away from bold and puffy sleeves, as they can seriously elevate any outfit, including sweaters. With this garment, you’ll surely look bold and sophisticated.


7. Ruff Collars and Ribbons

Ruff collars remind us of Shakespeare and can be a dramatic addition to any young woman’s outfit in an academic setting. You can sport ruff colors in both monochromatic prints and loud colors, as the combinations can be endless. Ribbons are (still) trending this fall winter season. They were huge this past spring, as they can offer a romantic and feminine vibe to nearly every outfit. (Oversized) ribbons are essential additions to formal wear and one of our favorite upcoming fashion trends for this year. Enjoy them while they last.


8. Seafoam Green

We’re not accustomed to pastels in fall-winter, but seafoam green is no longer for spring. Season jewel tones and rusts have been swapped with teal, acid neons, and yellow-orange. For a more conservative but high-impact look, stick to the seafoam green.


9. Winter Whites

Wearing all-white this winter will be huge. Make sure that your favorite white sweater is oversized and that the pants/skirt are in line with the upcoming season’s trends. Add a wrap coat to the mix if the temperatures are not too frigid, and you’re set to grab all the attention you need.

Magda Butrym Fall Winter 2019 fashion show

Final Words...

This year’s upcoming fashion trends are bold, cool, and fresh with a hint of classic added to them. There’s a garment, texture, color, and print for every respectable college fashionista. Only your creativity should be the limit. Happy shopping!