Fashion Trends to Try this November

With the extreme winds and freezing air that accompanies the late fall and early winter season, it is always easier to put on a cozy sweater and a pair of sweatpants… Chic and trendy days occur almost minimally amidst the cold.  

Luckily, fashion month wrapped up a couple of months ago, and ~sale season~ is in full swing. It is the perfect excuse to renew your wardrobe and exchange those biker shorts and square-toe heels for a pair of combat boots and a coat to keep you warm. From bloggers uploading their fall/winter lookbooks on YouTube, or fashion influencers sharing their #ootds on Instagram, we’ve gathered the best fashion trends to try this November (whether you trade them in at Buffalo Exchange come spring, or keep them hanging in your closet).

Here are nine trends that you can incorporate into your street style looks this month!

Knee-High Boots

Ankle and over-the-knee boots have always been a fall and winter wardrobe staple, but it’s knee-high boots that captured everyone’s attention in the fashion community after their never-ending appearance in the streets of Fashion Week. They can be worn with a pair of skinny jeans, under a dress or skirt, or even a pair of trousers. This shoe wear is perfect for a day-to-night look, and can instantly spice up any outfit.

Everything Leather

Perhaps you’ve heard the outfit term “Stick of Butter” (maybe in our most recent Outfits of FIT?). Now, introducing: Strip of Steak. Honestly, can anyone go wrong with wearing leather? While the leather accent is a common outfit commodity, this season people are making bold statements by wearing leather-on-leather, and we are all here for it. Once an eighties fashion trend, this look has been dominating the fashion scene. The best thing is that you can find leather on basically any type of clothing. Zara has a ton of leather goods in their rotation,  including faux leather leggings and dresses, from $39 – $69. Despite it being on the more expensive side, suave shoppers are bound to find a good deal on them.

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Cozy Cardigans

Katie Holmes wore one of fall’s biggest trends in a photograph that made waves on numerous social media platforms. Yes, cardigans have been around since your great grandmother, sliced bread and the invention of the television—but let us just say— it’s undergoing a major revamp. See such new styles as a cropped silhouette, puffed sleeves, V-neck, and chunky knits. People used to wear them over a tank, strapless tops, or even t-shirts, but nowadays people are wearing cardigans on their own. Holmes paired her cardigan with a matching bra underneath, and even Bella Hadid styled it as a top, by only buttoning the top button and a pair of jeans for a casual look.

Snakeskin Prints

Although this trend was particularly famous last season, it has not stopped dominating the street style scene. Whether it’s a snakeskin print on boots, pants, or jackets – this particular trend can spice up any look. Containing a palette of mixed neutrals, snakeskin pairs up with any color and it breaks apart everyone’s favorite all-black outfit. Its versatility will certainly make this trend into one of your favorites this month.

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Belted Blazers

Blazers have become a wardrobe staple these past few months, and the trend was recently updated with a belt around the waist for a more structured look. This style has been coveted by Emily Ratajkowski on the streets of New York; inspiring others to start using them once more in this chilly weather. Blazers won’t make you sweat under the sun, but it is thick enough to shield you from the chilly weather. For a classic look, you can always use a basic turtleneck underneath for extra warmth. Other than using it as a top or outerwear, style an oversized blazer as a dress, complete with stockings underneath. Not only that, blazers come in animal prints, plaid patterns, and of course a solid color available in high-end department stores to thrift shops alike; providing everyone with a wide variety to choose from.

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Puffed Sleeves

In spite of puffed sleeves being considered a spring trend, this style can be found in blazers, jackets, knitwear, tops – the list is endless, and for good reason, too. People used to shy away from voluminous sleeves, but this style definitely adds a sense of flair when paired with jeans or skirts. Puffed sleeves are a definite fashion statement, and enhance the outfit altogether. Even if the sleeves are short, you can always layer it with a long sleeve shirt underneath.

Two-toned Outfits

This trend was first noticed when Game of Thrones alum Maisie Williams wore a custom designed dress by JW Anderson, in collaboration with her boyfriend Rueben Selby, to 2019 Emmys. Her dress was adorned with an assortment of different fabrics that appeared to be sewn together right down the middle. One side was decorated with silver rock studs or embellishments and sheer fabric, while the other side was a plain satin top with a longer hem attached to it by a silver brooch. Though the style of the dress will freeze everyone wearing it this particular month, it’s the split of fabrics that has become a trend. As shown in the Instagram posts below, fashion influencers have been wearing coats and blazers with either two types of patterns or fabrics that are spliced together.

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Combat Boots

This may not be an entirely new trend, but the spotlight is certainly shining on them this season.  this month it’s time to take out a pair of combat boots. This shoe delivers an edgy and grunge look, and works extremely well with tights, some casual jeans, or even a feminine dress. People can comfortably wear it all day long and it is sturdy enough to withstand the slippery streets when the snow begins to fall!

Utility Styling

Utility clothes has swept the streets of fashion month – whether it’d be cargo trousers, button-down dresses, and boiler jumpsuits. Not to mention, it can be styled in a myriad of ways, and who doesn’t like a piece of versatile clothing? With cargo trousers, you can pair it with sneakers for a laidback look, or a pair of heeled booties to elevate it. Not only that, boiler jumpsuits are the ultimate choice for one-step dressing, plus it’s quick to throw on. Then if the weather outside turns chillier than usual, boiler jumpsuits can be layered with thermals or a turtleneck underneath, and you can finish the look with any outerwear. It’s also perfect for workwear, running errands, school days, or when you’re out with your friends.



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