Fall is a time for busting out boots and finding that perfect in-between coat, and thanks to some sensible trends like warm sweaters and walkable shoes, you’ll be strutting your stuff in comfort this season. Even better yet: Some styles are enjoying an encore, like statement jewelry and 1970s throwbacks, so you may even find some fall-worthy pieces already in your closet. Below are the hottest trends off the runways this fall.
Bold necklaces have been trending for a while now, but this season’s take is all about extra-feminine touches like sparkly details and ornate accents. Expand beyond your go-to chunky necklace with oversized earrings, pins, and hair accessories.
Pretty in Plaid
Plaid is a fall fashion staple, but this year you’ll find updated plaids being treated as a neutral for mixing and matching. Look for plaids on everything from skirts and shirts to handbags, shoes, and coats. Men can join the plaid party, too, with sensible flannel and checkered overcoats. This class pattern is right in any color, but pay particular attention to plaid offerings in red.
The 1970s is making a strong comeback this season in both mens and womenswear. Seventies-inspired menswear features flares and graphics, while womenswear gives a nod to the disco decade with fringe, fur, and flares, too. What makes this trend so great is its affordability: You’ll likely find on-trend looks by simply digging through your own closet or checking out secondhand stores.
Legs are in! From colorful patterns to striking pleather, designers are embracing the youthful cut in a range of fabrics. Pair this style with boots and a chunky sweater and you’ll be right on target for the fall.
No longer reserved for royal affairs, ladylike gloves are everywhere this season. Designers everywhere are channeling Amal Clooney for a style that’s elegant yet relaxed. Look for the chic, over-the-elbow variety and try them out at your next soirée.
Seen on both men and women in recent runways, large coats are back. Men should look for 3/4–length hemlines that fall past the knees, and women should find fingertip-length, extra-long sleeves. And you’ll get extra credit for fur accents. The trend is cozy and chic, so what’s not to love?
Boots: Super Short and Super Tall
If you’re looking for the boots of the season, think extremes. We’re talking super-short and versatile black ankle boots for both men and women or women’s way over-the-knee ones that add instant va va voom to skinny pants or micro-minis.
Practical and chic, turtlenecks were all over the runways on both men and women. Look for them in light, layer-worthy material or in the season’s other sweater trend: chunky cable knit. Either way, you’ll be toasty and right on trend heading into the colder months.
Is it blonde? Is it brunette? It’s both! The hottest hair color right now is a gorgeous mash-up of the two. Perfect for the color-ambivalent set, brondes can enjoy the best of both worlds. So take note: two-toned ombré is out, ambiguous bronde is in.
What fashion trend will you be rocking this fall?
– By Stephen Reynolds, Editor