It’s always so hard to choose which trends to focus on for the trend report because there are so many! As you prepare to go shopping this fall season, here are a few trends you’ll want to consider incorporating into your wardrobe.
Luxe Sweatshirts & Graphic Sweaters
This is one of my favorite trends this fall season. Luxe sweatshirts are everywhere! The great thing about them is that they can be worn with so many different pieces. They are a bit more fitted than the traditional sweatshirts you would wear if in college. They can be paired with skirts, printed pants, track pants (another fall trend) and jeans. Graphic sweaters aren’t just ones you’d see with polka dots or stripes. This season, you’ll see sweaters with various illustrations on them like this one from The Limited or this sweater from Old Navy. I purchased a sweatshirt from the Target x Neiman Marcus collection last winter and absolutely love it! I’m on the hunt to find more this year.
Prints, Especially Plaids
I purchased a plaid shawl from ASOS last year and never wore it. Looks like I can pull that out of the closet for fall this year! The key to wearing a pattern like plaid is to wear it in a modern way. Pair a plaid top with a pencil skirt or tailored pants for a chic look. You can also expect to see a new twist to your favorite fall/winter outerwear. Instead of a solid color, try a plaid one!
This trend became very popular during the spring season and it will carry over into fall. Another one of my favorite trends! We could all use a break from wearing tight skinny jeans sometimes. You’ll find these pants in a variety of fabrics and patterns. The most popular I have seen to date have been leather track pants and sweatpants that are tapered at the ankles. These pants take sport chic to another level!
Hints of Sheer
Don’t be afraid to show a little skin this fall season with hints of sheer. You can expect to see dresses and blouses with sheer details. This will be a great way to add a little sex appeal to your evening attire without showing too much.
Capes & Oversized Coats
Between the two types of coats, I prefer a cape. I think a nice cape or structured jacket looks better than an oversized coat. After all, the goal is to create an hourglass shape and show off your figure. Wearing the same wool coat can become mundane; a cape offers a sophisticated way to switch up your outerwear.
Have fun with color! This season, outerwear will be available in a variety of colors; you no longer have to stick with neutrals. You can color block, wearing a bright coat over a vibrant outfit or you can use your outerwear as the statement piece; pairing it with a more neutral outfit.
Black & White
Black and white is another trend that is continuing from previous seasons. This fall, expect to see more black and white graphic prints. This is a great trend because these colors are currently in your closet and can literally be worn with anything. This combination is classic!
Over the Knee & Thigh High Boots
During the spring, tall gladiator sandals were on trend. It’s only right that during the fall season, over the knee and thigh high boots take center stage. They can be worn over skinny jeans/pants and paired with short skirts and/or dresses.
When people usually think of the fall/winter season, the first colors that come to mind are black, tan and grey. But don’t be afraid of color! Over the years, we’ve seen fall rich colors like samba (burgundy), acai (plum), kai (burnt orange) and shades of green, serve as the new fall neutrals. That won’t change this season!
Leather is always in for fall! Leather is really wardrobe staples. Last year, we were introduced to leather pieces other than jackets including skirts, pants and leather sleeves on jackets. The good thing about leather is that no matter what form, it is always in style and can be worn for a variety of occasions. You can purchase a leather skirt today and still wear it two years from now. If you don’t want to make a huge investment in real leather pieces, check out thrift stores, eBay and consignment shops for real leather for less. You can also purchase faux leather options.
Fur is another fall/winter staple! Everyone should have a fur or faux fur piece in their closet. Like leather, fur (or faux fur) can be worn with anything. Fur vests can be worn with jeans or skirts. A fur coat will look elegant over an evening gown for a fancy night out. A fur scarf looks great paired with your favorite wool coat. This season, you can expect to see fur available in a variety of colors.
What trends are you looking forward to wearing this fall?