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UA Matters: Fashion Trends for the New Year

Brian Taylor

Brian Taylor

The fashion world is constantly evolving, and it can oftentimes be hard to keep up. However, whether you like to replenish your wardrobe once a year or once a week, The University of Alabama’s Brian Taylor offers some helpful fashion hints to stay in style this year.

  • You can’t go wrong with longer skirt and dress lengths, fringe, sheer fabrics, slip dresses and floral appliques.
  • Crop tops, metallics, pants worn under dresses, mixing florals with plaids and words/slogans splashed across sweatshirts, tees, jackets and dresses will also be popular.
  • Prints to look for include ginghams, bandana prints, artistic paintings, polka dots and Hawaiian florals.
  • Your color scheme should definitely include neutrals, black and white combinations, blues, yellows and lavenders.

Taylor is an instructor in the department of clothing, textiles & interior design in The University of Alabama College of Human Environmental Sciences.


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