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The Go-To Fall Fashion Essentials for 2020

(Photo taken from The Butler Collegian)
Two women show off their fall outfits in street style photos. They both wore Doc Martens Smooth Leather Boots styled with long skirts and warm jackets for fall.

Fall is here, and like every change in season, new fashion trends are too. There are many new trends from the media to catch up on, and affordable ways to incorporate new styles into one’s wardrobe. From thrift stores to online shopping, here are items to get for this fall, and where to get them:

Dr. Martens

Though buying new ones can be pretty expensive, Dr. Martens are the perfect pair of boots to invest in. These boots are a trend coming back from the 90s and can be worn with many different styles, including an edgy or soft look. Pair them with jeans or a tennis skirt to instantly add more sophistication to an outfit. Whether they’re the leather or vegan styles, they can withstand snow or rain while maintaining shine. The most popular Dr. Martens boots and shoes are the Jadon Smooth Leather Platform Boots and the 1461 Smooth Leather Platform Shoes.

Hope Cee wears a black and white flannel with Dr. Martens. Her outfit was inspired by a 90s look. ((Photo courtesy of Hope Cee))


Flannels can be worn over any casual outfit. They make for a comfy fall look paired with some jeans and converse. Flannels are one of the items that can be found easily at a local thrift store. There is usually a wide selection of flannels in the mens section of the thrift store, which is a very affordable way to add flannels to your closet. A classic black and white flannel paired with Dr. Martens can also make for a fun street style outfit.

Woman wears a white collared blouse layered with a sweater vest on top. Sweater vests became more popular this fall compared to other years. ((Photo taken from Aliexpress))

Sweater vests

After years of them being out of style, sweater vests have finally made their way back in the fall of 2020. Sweater vests are super stylish when layered on top of a basic white t-shirt, or over a collared blouse. They can also be found at thrift stores or at an affordable price off of Shein or Yesstyle. Sweater vests make for a soft, and old-fashioned style which is perfect for the fall season.

Turtlenecks and Collars

When put under a crewneck sweatshirt or jacket, turtlenecks and collars can instantly spice up any outfit. Layering outfits can add more style while keeping warm for the fall season. These are definitely great items to add to the list of basic essentials that can be worn with almost any outfit. Because they don’t necessarily have to fit perfectly as they’re placed underneath, turtlenecks and collars are the perfect items to search for at a thrift store.

Baggy Jeans

As skinny jeans slowly fade out of stores, baggy jeans make their way back. Whether it’s high rise or low rise, baggy jeans are much more common to find in stores now. Jeans are normally more on the pricey side, but it’s convenient to have at least one pair of quality jeans that will be worn all the time. Stores like Glassons, PacSun, and Levis offer many good quality options for this style of jeans.

These fall fashion essentials are the go-to items to purchase to expand one’s closet and improve one’s style. While staying warm as the season changes, explore different stores from the comfort of home and have a safe shopping trip! Happy shopping!

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