Fashion maven: An inside scoop on the essentials for the newest trend

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Alexandra Hehlen



For those of you who have taken a peek at what is in style right now, you’ve probably seen my most favorite trend yet.

The classic, neutrally colorful, grunge-type, preppy, boyish-yet-feminine, old-meets-new look is huge. I have only begun to delve into the various possibilities of this trend to give you its essential pieces.

This look consists of mostly neutral colors that are put together into an eclectic mix. Shades of grey, brown, beige, camel, some black and some white are the main colors; while red, orange, or navy blue acts as an accent. Patterns, such as stripes and plaid, are common and can even be combined. 

High-waisted shorts, skirts and pants are the main staple of this look. Pairing them with loose, patterned, neutral colored shirts that can be tucked in and wearing a pea coat will look wonderful. 

Since winter is approaching quickly, wearing skirts and shorts probably sounds like a crazy idea, but it can be done. I like to wear leggings underneath the shorts or skirts to stay warm, or if you’d rather, opt for long pants instead. 

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