Autumn leaves are falling and chilly nights are here! With the fall season comes dearly-missed pumpkin spice lattes, memorable apple pickings, and fabulous layers of clothing. It also brings many fashion trends that will have you looking your very best while staying cozy and cute.
Do you prefer casual or dressed up? Don’t worry! These trends have you covered!
Grandpa’s Sweater Vest
For this fall trend, look into your grandpa’s or dad’s closet for their favorite sweater vest. Oftentimes, your grandpa’s sweater vest has been overlooked because of its old school vibe, but the sweater vest is back and better than ever. It reinvents outfits to fit a more modern look. Whether you like oversized or fitted sizing, both can be styled to your liking.
By pairing this item with a pair of relaxed pants, your go-to white basic tee, and the sweater vest of your choice, the rigid and proper feel to the vest becomes casual and comfy.
For a sophisticated variation of this warm overtop, put it with your favorite skirt or dressy pair of pants to then be styled with a flowy blouse or button-up. It automatically makes your outfit a clean and primped ensemble.
The Classic Trench Coat
Worn by all ages, the classic trench coat is right up everyone’s alley. Relaxed or dressy, this article of clothing will be in your fall wardrobe. This coat’s posh and oversize fit can complement any style you wish to achieve, amplifying your look.
As seen on model Elsa Hosk, the trench coat can be styled with your favorite loungewear accessories. Bring out your favorite sweats, hoodie, classy trainers, and top it off with a trench coat. No need to overthink this fall fashion trend; dig into your comfort zone and find what makes you feel good.
Thinking of a night out and want to style your trench coat? Use it as the icing on the cake. Pick out your favorite dress or confidence-boosting getup, and then add this item as the final touch. No matter what you pair it with, a trench coat will complement your outfit and you.
Comfy Wide Leg Trousers and Jeans
This trendsetting item is making a comeback, not only in our memories but also in our closets. Whether you live for the comfort or the wide-leg look, you’ll love to own a pair. Wide leg pants will give you that extra leg space and also encourage those bad girl vibes.
As worn in the ’90s, combine your wide leg jeans with a small top of your choice and then pair it with some chunky sneakers to give you extra height and added sass. But for those chilly nights, don’t forget a flannel!
If you’re looking to revamp these unique cuts, find a pair of wide leg trousers of any color or print. Once you have the pants of your choice, go ahead and pair them with a nice top or sweater, cinch the waist with a belt to add contrast, and opt for a heeled bootie to add some oomph.
Back-to-School Preppy Loafers
Time to jazz up your classy loafers from the past! Loafers were often used to match your school uniform; however, they’re replacing your everyday sneakers this autumn, giving your outfit a chic feel.
Socks? The minuscule garment often remains hidden. But for this fall fashion trend, the role of this piece can make a difference. Choose an outfit of your choice, a pair of wide legs pants, skinnies, or your favorite flowy bottoms; and then choose a pair of black ankle (or longer) socks to go with your loafers for a preppy, toned down vibe.
For minimal attire, try to keep the loafer as the center of attention. Match your outfit to the loafer, and make your accessories the stars. Keep the outfit clean with no traffic of other colors.
The leaves aren’t the only things changing colors. Fall also means a change in color palettes. Monochrome outfits — consisting of one color — will be a big statement; not only black and white but those of neutral and warmer shades, such as cinnamon brown. This fall fashion trend will fit everyone’s taste.
Monochrome outfits can be done in any way you like. The idea is to use the color of your choice to play as the main character in your appearance. You can focus on a red beet color or a neutral, matching your pants to your tops.
Our styles will go through many changes to match the chilly weather or to just play out our fashionista desires, so why not try them? These trends are very accessible and easy-to-follow with most items already being in our closets, so go ahead and try them yourself!
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