Fall is just around the corner, and it’s the perfect time to revamp your closet to stay stylish as the weather changes. Fashionistas and experts agree that autumn is the best fashion season since it’s the time to wear clothing in deeper, richer colors. Moreover, you can play around with different textures, fabrics, and prints, and accessorize with scarves to keep you warm and cozy.
This year’s fall fashion trends are a mix of cool, classic looks and playful outfits that are guaranteed to make heads turn. Here are the hottest fashion trends to up your style and look fabulous for fall.
Wearing bold, saturated colors is a must this fall, and if you want to make a style statement, consider wearing something in a bright cherry or chili red. You can wear an ankle-grazing long coat in a fiery red over an all-red ensemble to a party, or a silky red blouse paired with a black skirt for work. Bella + Canvas suggets for a casual look to consider wearing red jeans with a fleece hoodie in heather gray or navy.
Apart from crimson clothing, think about adding red accessories to your wardrobe. You can add some interest to a casual ensemble with a pair of cherry red combat boots, or liven up an all-gray work outfit with a structured bag in red leather. Meanwhile, a red beanie can keep your head warm while adding a pop of color to your outfit.
Peplum tops were all the rage in the 2010s, and you could see women wearing this hybrid blouse-skirt top everywhere, regardless of the occasion. Now, they’re back in style, and this time around, they’re more flattering and easier to wear. They also come in lots of styles and different fabrics, so they’re just the thing to add a feminine flair to your autumn wardrobe.
For a striking outfit that’s perfect for cocktails or going out with friends, wear a sleeveless leather peplum top and pair it with dark skinny jeans and strappy sandals or heeled ankle booties. Meanwhile, for a sexy date night look, consider wearing a strapless peplum top with slim-cut trousers, and finish the look with pumps and a matching clutch. Don’t forget to throw a jacket over your shoulders– this way, you get to show off your outfit and stay comfy and cozy at the same time. If you want to wear a peplum top to work, just find one with short or long sleeves, and pair it with trousers, heels, and a structured bag.
Oversized Knitted Sweater
Everyone knows that fall is sweater weather, so make the most of the cool temperature by wearing an oversized knitted sweater. Get one in a pale neutral color, like heather gray, cream, white, oatmeal, or beige, and pair it with leggings or skinny jeans. For a fashion-forward look, consider wearing your oversized sweater with a short skirt or shorts, and finish the look with tall boots and a woven leather bag.
For a cool look, wear your oversized sweater with a long skirt. Pair this ensemble with plain white sneakers and a tote bag, and you’ve got an outfit that works for shopping or running errands.
We all know that wearing a blazer that’s tailored to one’s proportions is the key to looking sharp and professional at work. However, one of the main trends for fall is the oversized blazer, and while you can certainly wear it to the office, you can also throw it on for casual days to make you look more put together. Choose a beige, brown, or gray oversized blazer, and wear it with matching trousers and a bra top. Finish the look with sneakers and a statement bag.
An oversized blazer also looks great with slim or loose-fitting jeans. You can even wear it with shorts, but make sure to pick shorts in a matching color, and wear a top underneath in a different hue to add some dimension to your outfit. For instance, if you’re wearing a brown blazer and shorts, pair it with a blue or bubblegum pink top. Meanwhile, if you’re wearing a gray blazer and shorts, make sure to wear a teal or cranberry red top.
Modern Power Dressing
As women started entering the corporate world in the late 70s, they also began to make strategic choices for dressing for the workplace to feel more empowered. Thus, power dressing was born, and in the 80s, women came to work in two-piece suits and blazers with big shoulder pads. This year, power dressing is back again as it’s part of autumn’s fashion trends. However, gone are the shoulder pads, and they’ve been replaced by short suits, trouser and blazer coordinating sets, and skirt and jacket matching sets.
If you’re thinking about wearing a short suit to work this fall for casual Friday, pick shorts with a hem that hits no higher than mid-thigh, or wear Bermuda shorts. Pair your suit with oxford shoes or a pair of classic sneakers. For a fresh take on corporate wear, consider wearing a trouser and blazer set in fall colors, like old rose, mauve, burgundy, burnt orange, olive oil green, brick red, or mustard yellow. Finish your look with shoes and a bag in neutral colors, and minimal makeup.
Skirt and jacket sets are available in lots of styles, but the most popular ones these days are those with cropped jackets and sets made of boucle. Go full-on socialite with a boucle or tweed skirt and jacket set and pair it with heels and a small structured purse. Don’t forget to style your hair in loose waves, add a pop of color to your cheeks and lips with blush and a bit of gloss, and slip on some oversized sunglasses.
The best looks for fall are fun and flirty, but they’ll also keep you warm and comfy while you’re out and about. Consider these style trends to spice up your look this autumn!