Saoirse Ronan rocks a plaid coat and rust-colored dress for Vogue. Her look channels a 90’s vibe that is hot for fall. Madonna wears a green floral-patterned dress for Vogue Italia. Green is a big color this season. Monica Bellucci wears a rich brown dress with 70’s detailing that embodies a sensual mood for fall in Esquire Spain.
Heading into my dressing room the other day I overheard one woman say to another “Fall is the best season, it’s cozy. It gets a bad rap because it means winter is coming, but the clothes are the best.”
It’s so true.
As summer slowly transitions into a new season, we can’t help but get excited to wear cozy fall layers, a new color pallet and pull out our favorite bag. Fall means wearing cool boots, flattering coats, and maybe even getting a new haircut.
Here are the trends we can’t wait to wear!
Hailey Baldwin rocks a leopard print coat and flats. Elisa Nalin wears an animal print coat with sneakers. Comfortable never looked so chic. Street style stars show off the plaid coat and summer’s IT basket bag in heels.
There is nothing better to transition jeans and a t-shirt into a fall-worthy outfit than by adding your favorite statement coat. Animal prints, plaid and earth tones are all easy to wear neutrals. Or choose a pastel pink, baby blue or lavender coat to brighten up your outfit.
Source: Zara / Aritzia
Dresses and Sneakers (or Moto Boots)
Gorgeous dresses don’t require heels. Just add your favorite sneakers, cowboy boots, moto boots or Doc Martins. Throw on your favorite teddy bear coat like Gigi and wear your summer dresses into autumn.
Source: Aritzia / Zara
Shades of Pink
Kate Mara wears bright pink on the red carpet to celebrate her new hit show Pose. Gorgeous berry shades in solids or flower patterns are huge for fall. Deeper hues feel decadent while blush pinks are softer and can be used as a neutral for everything from coats to accessories.
Source: Zara / Anthropologie
Power Blazers and Belts
Bella Hadid walked out in this power suit last month and rocked this new fall classic. Blazers in “Clueless” yellows and pastels dominated the runways. Plaids in golden brown tones or black and white are easy to match.
White ankle boots with kitten heels are comfortable and add a hit of 60’s London to your look. Cowboy boots are huge. Kendell Jenner rocks the “space cowboy” trend by mixing this western classic with a little spandex shine. A long sweater and thigh high suede boots keep a cozy look edgy.
Earth tones with a pastel purse, matching pale denim, and white ankle boots are on point.
These faux snakeskin ankle boots from Aldo will elevate your favorite ripped jeans or ¾ length wide leg pants. These knee length nude leather boots by Zara will compliment any flowy skirt, dress, or cropped pant.
Source: Zara / Aldo
Olivia Palermo rocked this velvet suit. Blake Lively just stepped out in full highlighter green. From deep emerald greens to neons, green continues to pop up everywhere.
Madonna wears a bright green dress and a wide belt; a key accessory for Fall.
Tall boots, your favorite cozy sweater and this Terre skirt from Aritzia will feel amazing with your favorite oversized earrings. This velvet dress from Zara is perfect for a night out, or worn over denim, it can transition into your new favorite blazer.
Source: Zara / Aritzia
Brown as the New Black
Earth tones, camel, and rust are cozy for home décor and in your closet. Browns are more flattering than black. Pair it with grey, denim or green. Hues from nudes to caramel, rust and rich chocolate browns make finding a tone that works for you so easy.
Lily James wears this gorgeous coat for Vanity Fair Italy.
This fleurette jumpsuit by Aritzia has everything you want in an outfit. From ruffles to a flattering silhouette, not to mention a peekaboo back, you’ll wear it everywhere. This camel colored H&M sweater is perfect to layer in the cooler months and neutral enough to go with most items already in your closet.
Source: H&M / Aritzia
Whether you are pulling out your most loved items for fall from your current closet, or shopping for an update, this season is all about comfort, cozy colors, and empowering feminine flair.
Your Fall Wardrobe Checklist:
- Plaid blazer (coppery browns, black & white)
- Statement coat (teddy bear, menswear, puffy)
- Wide leg cropped pants
- Cowboy, moto, or Doc Martin boots
- Ankle booties (slip on, lace up)
- Flowy dresses and jumpsuits
- Colors: Browns, greens, pinks, reds, pastels, neons
- Materials: Velvet, corduroy, spandex
- Prints: Animal, floral, plaid, stripes, polka dots