Attention, students: it's time to return to campus, and in addition to picking up new supplies and textbooks, you'll need some affordable, chic pieces to nail the cool girl look your first day. Who better to tell us what college kids need than our very own in-house college student? Our NYC Summer intern Colleen took a break from her endless researching to share with us her Fall accessories shopping list. When you're on a college student's budget, splurging on a bunch of new outfits isn't necessary; fortunately, a few good accessories will tweak your current wardrobe and put a new spin on your favorite pieces. From an ultra-girly floral backpack to a classic gold menswear watch, Colleen's picks are smart, slightly cheeky, and super chic. Click through to see each one, and let us know what you're jonesing for this back-to-school season.
Fall is many months away but it's never too early to report the upcoming trends so we're here to dish!
The top trends for Fall were highlighted last week at AccessoriesTheShow, Accessorie Circuit and showrooms. Brace yourselves for more metallic handbags in patent leather, exotic skins and in shades like pewter, bronze and gunmetal. But don't expect to see big, bulky bags. Fall is going to bring smaller and more practical styles to the streets. Fashionable customers are really looking for great shapes and functional zippers and compartments.
In the jewelry department, you're going to see a sea of silvers to match the grey trend. But don't do away with your gold bling just yet as it'll also come in handy (case in point: Alex Woo's gold cuff is selling like hotcakes).
So while you're out shopping for that sexy swimsuit, keep these Fall trends in the back of your mind and start your wish list so you're not overwhelmed when the leaves start to fall.