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A Feminine Take on Fall Trends

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Fall 2010 is upon us, which means that there is a whole new season of fashion dos and don'ts for females.

For some, it signifies that it's time to update a barely-there summer wardrobe, while others simply consider it a time to re-wear fall and winter items from previous years.

While nothing beats wearing cozy sweats to class, there are ways to look cute and presentable this season.

It's true that Buffalo turns into a frigid snow-globe for most of the months when students attend classes. So, when deciding what to wear, whether it is to class, downtown, or out on Main Street, most try to pick something that will keep them warm.

One highly over-worn item is leggings, which, needless to say, may not look flattering on everyone. One's flaws are left out in the open and not covered like they should be. I'll let you use your imagination.

While I don't want to be seen as a legging "hater," there are definitely ways to be comfortable while still demonstrating a more flattering, less generic look.

Personally, I go for comfort. I love to dress up and play with fashion, but most of the time, I'm too tired or rushed to care too much about how fashionable my outfit is.

Comfy looks aren't exactly on the runway this season, but one can still look presentable with yoga pants or jeans and an off-the-shoulder sweater or shirt. Although everyone on campus seems to wear these common staples, Uggs and moccasins will always be warm and comfortable footwear.

When looking to fall and winter trends, however, there are many options to update your wardrobe this season.

Chunky knits, camel-colored pieces, aviator jackets, sweater dresses, and faux fur are some current fashion trends. Lace, leopard accessories, and plaid have also made their way into fall fashion.

Designer Diane von Furstenberg focuses many of her designs this season on chunky sweaters, cardigans and animal prints.

Other designers such as Rebecca Taylor and Derek Lam focus on faux fur, and Taylor has also featured plenty of leopard print in many of her current trends.

Some students who never thought they would try the new fall fashion trends have found themselves inspired.

"I was never really a big fan of lace before this season. It always reminded me of the costumes I'd wear to my dance recitals when I was little, but now I love it," said Victoria Zajac, a senior psychology major. "I'm also finding that I dress a lot edgier this fall by incorporating more black into my outfits."

Some popular evening trends feature sequins pieces, plenty of black, more lace, and handbags with chained straps.

Other pieces have found their way into many female students' repertoire. Red accessories, extreme wedged shoes, over-the-knee boots, and blazers are popular and functional, especially when they can dress up an outfit and keep you warm at the same time.