Trends for Fall 2015

November just began meaning colder weather is approaching.This could mean an excuse to do more shopping than usual. What else is better than staying warm and in style? Here are some trends I’ve been seeing everywhere and absolutely love.

Over the knee boots: Effortless and stunning on any body type. These boots will keep you warm and will suit any outfit! Pair with leggings, jeans or even a dress. These boots are very versatile. Perfect for a night out or the day time. Over the knee boots will add you a bit of maturity and sensuality.


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Sneakers: Fall is the last season to wear your favorite sneakers before the snow invades. White sneakers have been all the rave lately. From adidas to Nike Air Force 1’s these will leave you feeling sporty and fun. You can work these with any outfit. Dress them up or down for everyday.


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Cool Coats: Obviously coats are very necessary for the colder weather but if you’re like me, I love to layer and not just wear one big bulky coat. Bold colored jackets, fur coats, fur trimmed coats, vests, cape coats, dusters and longline jackets will keep you right on trend and ready for the brisk weather.


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Bell Bottom Jeans: Ditch your skinny jeans…Bell bottom jeans are the next big thing. The 70’s trend is still going strong. Fit and flare jeans paired with a chunky sweater or with some high heel booties will make you feel confident and chic.

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Turtlenecks: Turtlenecks were all over the runway. They are trendy as sweaters or as dresses and are great layering pieces. Even mock necks are everywhere too. Pair a chunky thick turtleneck dress with over the knee boots or with some skinny jeans and booties.



Same Shirt, Different Day: A Conversation With Taylor Orsino

Taylor Orsino, from Staten Island, was determined to leave her mark on her school’s homecoming. She decided to make a IMG_0569goal of hers to design the homecoming tee-shirts. Her art career began when her school’s art teacher told her about a class she taught at a private studio, “she handed me fliers for the class, and from there I joined fashion design.” She joined the homecoming committee at her school and began creating designs. She tried several but none caught on. This Viking with a skeleton face (below) was outright rejected by her school. She combined her carnival tent and Viking design (below), and this ultimately ended up being the design that her school picked.  According to Taylor, her shirts were a big hit at her school, “They sold out. I didn’t even get one.”



Taylor continues to work at her art teacher’s studio teaching fashion design. She started doing inventory in the studio store but was quickly moved to assisting the classes for younger children. She then was able to teach with a partner and soon, on her own. I asked about her career prospects, “I want to go into fashion merchandising.” She is taking FIT’s HMF064 Ins and Outs of Fashion Merchandising, “the main theme of the class is imagery, so looking at what makes brands stand out and what draws people to them.”


Congratulations Jessica!


Courses taken in Precollege Programs include:
Fashion Art For Dashion Designers
Fashion Merchandising

Were you accepted to FIT this fall too? We’d love to feature you on the blog as well!

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In The Halls: Lindsay


Student: Lindsay (16) from Wilton, CT

Program: Saturday/Sunday Live

Pre-College Courses:
HFM 064 The Ins & Outs of Fashion Merchandising

Describe your personal style? My personal style is bohemian, classic, grunge, sporty, etc. I don’t have one particular style. I like to experiment and switch things up.

What is your favorite thing about FIT?
 There are so many great classes. This is my fist time taking a class here and there are so many more I want to enroll in.

Who or what inspires you?
 Danielle Bernstein inspires me. She runs a small blog named we wore what. Also Jane Birkin, Lily Collins, Jamie Campbell bower, Alexa Chung, and Mary Kate and Ashley

What do you want to do after you graduate from College? I’m not sure yet, but I’m aiming towards Fashion Merchandising or Fashion PR


In The Halls: Sunshine

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Student: Sunshine (17) from Aburi, Ghana

Program:  Saturday/ Sunday Live

Pre-College Courses:
Magazine Design
Develop An Eye for Styling

Describe your personal style? Probably edgy, dark, but funky some days

Where do you go on your breaks from class? I like to sit on a chair and go on tumblr for inspiration.

What is your favorite thing about FIT?
 That all the students are creatively diverse and share a passion for fashion.

Who or what inspires you?
 Diana Vreeland and the history of fashion

What do you want to do after you graduate from College? Go to Japan and work there or at a fashion magazine.