It’s mid-summer but I can’t help already thinking of the fall fashion pieces I’m going to sport at school. Sweaters, corduroys and plaid, I mean who doesn’t love fall! If you’re wondering what you should be wearing to get knee-deep in fall ASAP, don’t worry because we’ve got you covered. Tried-and-true favorites are making a comeback this season, as well as new trending items that will keep your Insta feed glowing all through the fall.
You might already have some of these looks in your closet, but this is also a great excuse to go shopping for some back-to-school pieces. You can find these styles right in your favorite stores and you might even be able to hunt some down in a vintage shop (or your mom’s closet).
1. Slip dresses
Slip dresses seem to be that one article of clothing that actually never goes out of style. I swear, every time I put on a slip dress, whether it be for going out, or just romping around the city, people stop and stare. Slip dresses are the perfect transition piece from summer to fall. Dresses like this Berri Slip from Endless Summer are easy and breathable in the hotter temperatures, but in the fall you can accessorize them with a denim jacket, sheer tights and some booties for a chic, cold-weather look. They have been spotted on several fashion tastemakers recently, like Instagram’s favorite French darling Jeanne Damas. This ‘90s throwback trend is cute and sexy for almost any occasion.
2. Transparent accessories
Transparent accessories are all the rage on the runways of New York this season. Mix it up with a peek of see-through plastic on your bag or at the top of your shoes to make a daring statement. These accessories will make any outfit seem avant-garde, and trust us, you can definitely make this look work with your wardrobe. If you’re on the hunt for some great pieces to incorporate, try out these ones from Thomas James LA, Zara, and Call It Spring.
3. Statement coats
Statement coats are the perfect fall look, so this season keep it chic by continuing the colorful coat trend. Whether it’s a pop of bright red or a deeper crimson, statement coats will elevate any look and keep you warm all season. These coats can range from trench coats to rain jackets to the fuzzy teddy bear jacket.
4. ‘80’s revival looks
This trend was hot on the runways and the streets during NY fashion week, so you will no doubt see it around this fall. From leather jackets to metallic details, the ‘80s was definitely a decade of bold fashion trends. Mixing some throwback inspo into your wardrobe is a great way to brighten it up this season. Try asking your mom or family friends if they have any vintage pieces you can borrow to really get into this style.
5. Playing with prints
This fall, preppy prints like herringbone and plaid get a twist with bright colors and unique combos. Go back to school in style with these dressy looks and classic prints that remind us of a crisp fall day. But if you’re not into wearing jut one statement pattern, you can always mix it up and wear a patchwork of multiple patterns at once.
6. Cinched waists
Looks with cinched waists or bustier bodices are giving us major ‘90s nostalgia this fall. Celebrities like Kat Graham love the girly yet chic look for the red carpet, and style bloggers have been showing off how to incorporate it into your street style, too. One of the most interesting ways to wear this look is in your professional wardrobe. Adding a cinched waist to a classic white button down can make a bold statement in the office and keep your classic pieces from getting boring.
7. Crazy for Camel
Millennial pink has ruled the fashion world for the past few years. But this fall, camel and nude tones are popping up on Instagram in place of the (dare we say) overdone pink. This color can be a fun trend to play with, especially the classic monotone Kardashian outfit. Whether it’s a nude purse or camel-colored corduroys, this trend will make you feel chic and fall spirited.
Fall promises some super fun trends that you can easily incorporate into your wardrobe with a few key pieces. Hopefully this guide will give you some inspiration and keep you in the know when it comes to all things fashion.