For a fashion-forward season that’s full of bold looks, fall is definitely where you want to turn to. Every time we look at the Fashion Week runways, all the models are in some ultra cool, polished getups that inspire us to immediately get some shopping done. This year we can’t wait to make use of the creativity we’re seeing all around, especially given how high-class and fun it all is. Any stylish gals who can’t wait to take the runway-inspired looks and turn them into totally wearable outfits? Then come right this way as we show you some of the coolest trends.
Faux fur and animal print
Rather than just leopard, this fall we’re embracing all of the animal kingdom and prints are quite diverse so everyone can find something to suit their taste. From big, bold designs that incorporate patchwork elements to more luxurious and subtle fur coats that reminisce of lions and are carrying on the jungle fever from the hotter months. We recommend that you never pick real fur – it’s considered tacky by now, but if you want that grandiose, diva moment for your fall looks, a big, faux fur coat will make you stand out anywhere you go.
Fashion from outer space
This year you get to be Judy Jetson! Jeremy Scott took fashion and gave it a futuristic, alien-like twist, so we’re seeing a ton of sleek, metallic pieces all around. Silver leggings, raincoats, short dresses, and jewelry are going to be everywhere, and you can keep it subtle and stick to only one metallic garment. The trend might sound a little scary, but trust us, there’s nothing quite as fun as pairing a simple black tunic and then using silver tights to zhoosh up the look. Also: play around with futuristic makeup ideas if you want some of that outer space glam.
Who remembers Cher Horowitz from Clueless? Well, her little suit can serve as inspiration because yellow plaid is in! From Michael Kors to Versace, there are suits, skirts, pants, and accessories that are stylish and easy to wear. We love this trend because we think it brings a lot of fun to good old plaid, and grabbing yourself a pair of pants with this print and pairing it with a simple black turtleneck is a very effective everyday look.
Want something a little less loud? Don’t worry, herringbone, houndstooth, glen plaid, and other standard Savile Row patterns are now popular. We like this trend because most of the pieces we’ve seen are very professional and perfect for a businesswoman who wants to look polished. Stella McCartney, Prada, Fenty, Givenchy, and Balenciaga all have some amazing long coats in grey tones that look very professional.
Exaggerated proportions and black leather
A nod to the ‘80s and exaggerated shoulders, this trend takes a subtle version with Tom Ford and his lightly padded coats, to Marc Jacobs who, of course went big, loud, and made a statement with oversized coats in bright colors and blouses paired with tightly cinched waists. While it’s always a little tricky to pull off Marc Jacobs and his grandiose vision, there’s no reason not to go for a subtle version of this trend and embrace that retro vibe. Especially since another trend we’re seeing is black leather. A black leather coat with padded shoulders? You’ll look stylish in that ultra-cool, untouchable way. Fashion and attitude to slay the day, darlings.
Magenta and red luxe
An absolutely gorgeous color combo that looks feminine, high-fashion, and totally luxurious. Magenta and fuchsia pinks paired with deep reds left us breathless, so either find a cool pattern, or match a sleek red pencil skirt with a blouse in pinker color.
Hand-printed florals are another beautiful print that you’ll be able to enjoy, particularly bright tones on a dark background. Giambattista Valli has a more feminine version of this trend with his long, flowy dresses, but Dolce & Gabbana are, of course, turning it out and presenting us with bold, belted dresses and blouses that will be turning heads. This style can be pretty straightforward, and we recommend that you pair it with simple black accessories to really match the fall atmosphere.
There’s something very seductive about white clothes, especially if they’re long, sleek, and follow the figure. Think Princess Leia (without the buns, perhaps) and you’ll understand the simplistic elegance of this trend. It calls for either long dresses or maxi skirts, either something flowy or crisp and button-down. If all-white is too monotonous for you, you can break it with some black or grey accessories and you’ll retain the sophistication but give the look a bit of an edge.
We’re really enjoying the upcoming trends and we hope you are, too. This fall promises to be really fun and full of great fashion, so indulge your creativity and start planning some cute looks.