Summer Trends to Take You Into Fall

Don’t put away those neck ties just yet.

By Lisa Salinas

Summer is just about over and Fall is right around the corner, but in Texas we usually skip right into winter. Because of this, you don’t have to completely throw your favorite summer trends to the curb just yet. Here are the top summer 2017 trends that you can still rock until October, and even year-round.


source: Urban Outfitters

1. Bandana neck tie
The ever-so-trendy bandana came on the scene during February 2017 fashion month. Designers wanted to demonstrate unity in the fashion industry by having the common accessory: a white bandana. Since then the accessory has become a staple item at nearly all fast-fashion retailers. This accessory can be worn with nearly everything—For fall, try pairing it with an oversized white button down top or knit sweater. The bandana neck tie will surely add some spice to your wardrobe along with keeping your neck warm on the cool Texas days.

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2. Stripes
Stripes were so much so a trend this summer that I would consider the pattern a staple from here on out. Keep your striped tops around to pair with high-waisted black jeans or palazzo pants this fall season. If you bought cotton striped, wide-legged pants, keep those around as well and pair them with your favorite cozy, knit sweater.

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source: Urban Outfitters

3. Skorts
Skorts (yes, skorts) are back in style. This trend never was my favorite back in the early 2000s, but it has made its way into my closet now. On those days that are chilly but not too cold, pair your favorite skort with a light knit sweater and knee-high boots.

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4. One-shoulder tops
The weather may not give you cold shoulders but this trend sure will. Although I would advise you to store your off-the-shoulder tops away for the fall season, one-shoulder tops can still work throughout fall and winter as well. Wear a scarf over your top if your one shoulder gets to chilly.

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5. Thin strap dresses
It’s time to store the floral-patterned sun dresses away, but don’t put away your solid colored thin strap dresses just yet. Wear any solid colored T-shirt that matches well with the dress and layer it with a knit sweater or jacket on top and you’re good to go. Adding a pair of ankle booties or knee-high boots will complete your outfit.

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6. Distressed denim

On days that are not as cold outside, pair distressed denim jeans with a knit sweater or cardigan. This will change things up from wearing the usual black or dark colored jeans. If you own a distressed denim jacket, wear it throughout fall and winter as well.

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7. Maxi dresses
Throw your softest oversized knit sweater over a solid colored maxi dress and there you have it: an easy, comfortable outfit for class. If the maxi dress is too long, tie two knots on either side of dress. This way you don’t have to worry about dragging your dress all over campus and you can show off your ankle booties.

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