Fall Fashion Trends

Tiffany Persaud, Features & Lifestyle Editor

Younger celebs are flaunting the comeback of Y2K fashion at home, on the streets and most definitely in the clubs. Paris Hilton walked so these influencers could run. 

“Y2K” refers to the styles and trends of the late 1990s and early 2000s. It is considered glamourous and hyper-feminine, given its inspiration comes from movies like “Legally Blonde” and “Mean Girls,” and toys like Bratz Dolls.  

High-contrast colors, big belts and low waistlines were all the buzz when the hot summer weather called for it. Stores such as H&M has a “Y2K” section on their website. Transitioning back into fall and going back to school, most people who have the time to get creative return to basic fall fashion.  

Late September is when it begins to get chilly in New York, which means a layer or two is added. Sweaters, cardigans and boots take the forefront in the closet.  

A few years ago, colors such as beige were considered plain, and brown was considered ugly. Yet as fashion evolved during quarantine, neutrals became increasingly popular. They’re now considered “clean” and classy. Neutrals appear minimalistic, therefore more calming to the eye. Whereas the bright pinks, purples and unique patterns of Y2K might cause sensory overload.  

Clothing is not the only part of fashion trends – accessories, nail polish and hairstyles also make the cut. Scarfs are multi-functional and can be wrapped in numerous ways to accentuate an outfit or simply add warmth. Nail polish lovers will retire the colorful nail designs for monotone burgundy and dark purple. Hairdressers will soon have an influx of clients wanting to turn their light hair dark for the colder months.  

Carrying on Y2K fashion into fall, it can be assumed that velour tracksuits, like the infamous Juicy Couture tracksuit, will resurge since it’s both fashionable and comfortable.