As we officially say so long to the summer, the transition is made easier with fall fashion. Fall is arguably the most fashion forward season of the year and we like to take full advantage by stocking up on the current trends. Lucky for you, we’ve run down the top fall fashion trends to ease your summer goodbyes.
This is my most favourite because it’s like wearing a blanket outside is fashionable. What started it all was 2014’s epic monogrammed Burberry poncho and the trend is still going strong. Perfect for fall as it’s warm and cozy plus super easy to wear. This style also hits on the current trends of layering and playing with proportion which we saw mastered on the Chloe and Dsquared runways. Make sure you keep the rest of your look streamlined – think skinny jeans or leather leggings and over-the-knee boots.
Summer is often a time for minimalist jewellery where the colder weather calls for bigger and better. The fall runways brought necklaces, earrings, rings, bracelets and broaches with tons of flair and personality. Accessories always present the opportunity to get creative, try new things and change up your look. Broaches were seen at Chanel and Prada and are an easy way for you to instantly add class to any outfit. Fringe hanging off earrings, like at Tom Ford, allows for fluid movement with every turn of your head. The ’80s came back with big art deco shapes at Balmain and Marni and over-the-top jewels, embellishments and latticework covered necks and chests at Chanel and Miu Miu. Not to mention the full face décor at Givenchy, but let’s leave that one on the catwalk. Whatever you do with jewellery this season, make it big and make a statement.
Collars are creeping a little higher than usual and necks are going into hiding for fall. The look can be punk like Alexander Wang in all black and grommets or romantic, beribboned and frilly. We’ve been seeing exaggerated collars in everything from a skin-tight body suit (so Kim K) and although it’s always a fall staple, the chunky knit turtleneck was a hit in FW shows like Prabal Gurung, Altuzarra, and Victoria Beckham. A perfect piece for layering and looks great peeking out of your poncho or cape.
Jeans usually own the fall season but menswear inspired trousers are having a major moment. The waist is also creeping higher (similar to collars) past the belly button for a look that is super flattering. The straighter, looser cut of the pants plus the high waist equals the look of long legs and a tiny mid-section. We’re in! Take more cues from the boys with a white dress shirt and pinstripes and show off your oxfords or loafers with a perfectly cropped pant.
Velvet for fall is what suede was for spring. You can play with it in any capacity – a touch of luxe with a merlot velvet clutch, a ‘90s throwback choker, or a black on black pantsuit. Luckily for George Costanza, it is currently socially acceptable to drape yourself in velvet. It was huge during FW shows with Emilio Pucci and Georgio Armani showing off the rich, soft fabric in wide-legged pants while Sonia Rykiel, Maison Margiela, and Lanvin did the look head-to-toe, and Marc Jacobs did colourful jackets. As the temperature drops, this is another super cozy trend, and anything velvet is a great addition to your upcoming holiday party wardrobe.