September is here, and with fall just around the corner, many UT students are participating in fashion month by preparing to debut the latest trends of the season.

For sophomore kinesiology student Samantha Riccardi, cooler weather is the perfect excuse to add some new colors to her wardrobe.

"A lot of dark purple and emerald green is going to be in style this season, and I've seen some hunter green as well," said Riccardi, who writes for a personal style blog entitled Forever Fierce at www.foreverfierceblog.wordpress.com. "I've also heard that it's ok to wear white after Labor Day now."

In addition to trying new color schemes, Riccardi said that her style this season will be very simple.

"I think people want to stick with an easy, personalized look this fall," Riccardi said. "I think I'll keep my style traditional, with a personal twist."

Claudette Sariya, junior in public relations, agreed that basic, versatile items will be an important part of the fall wardrobe.

Sariya, who describes her personal style as minimalistic, grungy, and utilitarian, said that combat boots will be her go-to trend of the season.

"Boots are easy and practical," Sariya said. "You can put them on with leggings, and you'll be cute for class."

Weather also plays an important role in creating the perfect look for fall. Riccardi said that the perfect solution for the transition in temperature is an oversized sweater.

"Oversized sweaters are perfect for transitional weather," Riccardi said. "The loose fit is perfect so you won't get too hot, but it will keep you comfortable in the cooler weather."

Laura Lam, freshman in accounting, is welcoming new trends by celebrating New York Fashion Week, which takes place Sept. 5 through Sept. 12 and precedes the fashion weeks in London, Milan and Paris, in that order. The event displays the fashion designs that will be available in the upcoming year, and Lam said that it gives her the opportunity to figure out her own style.

"Fashion week inspires me," Lam said. "I enjoy it because you get to see how the designers interpret the new trends."

The event gives a variety of designers the chance to display their new items on the runway.

Lam, who describes her look as a mixture of various styles, said that she enjoys getting to see the interesting ideas from her favorite designers.

"Some of my favorite designers are Marc Jacobs and Oscar de la Renta," Lam said. "I like to see their amazing designs, and I try to reflect their ideas in my own wardrobe."

NY Fashion Week also gives people the opportunity to see how the fashion critics feel about the new looks. According to Sariya, the constructive criticism can be quite entertaining.

"I like following the people at Fashion Week on Twitter," Sariya said. "It's entertaining to see the harsh comments that the critics make about the new styles."

In the end, many students agreed that one of the best things about new fall trends is the opportunity it provides people to try out refreshing looks.

"I'm excited to see people try something new," Sariya said. "It'll be nice to see everyone take a break from Chacos."