Fall is one of my favorite fashion seasons. There are multiple ways to level up your look through accessories and layers. Whether I am styling family photos, a date night ensemble, or just playing dress up, I love to mix patterns, textures, and rich hues. As it is with every season, there are new trends in fashion and while not every trend is for you, I want to highlight five fall fashion trends worth a try.
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Flare + Bell Bottom Denim Trend
Bell bottoms are back baby and in a big way. This time those flares are not only sweeping the ground, they are cropping up to mid-calf. The wide flare breaks off just above or at the knee creating a balancing effect for hips that don’t quit. I have a flare width threshold of about a foot before feeling like I’m stayin’ alive to the hustle. Will you give ’em a shot?
Shop Flare Finds Below:
Animal Prints + Leopard
I consider leopard a neutral and am shocked to see it as a fall trend when it never went out of style for me. There are too many good items to play with when it comes to the animal print selections in stores right now. From shoes to belts to blouses, I can’t help myself from ooh la la-ing everytime I come across an opportunity to style with this trend. What’s your vote on these printed pieces?
Shop Leopard Looks Below:
And I ain’t talkin’ about the Moscow mule. Mules are coming in hot after slides had their day in the sun this summer. Flat, heeled, it doesn’t matter as long as that back ain’t intact. Stacked, wedged, or with the teeniest heel you ever saw, mules are having their moment. I particularly love the ones in suede with gold detail studs. Mule it over, and let me know which one you can see yourself in.
Find the Mule For You Below:
Herringbone, Houndstooth, and Plaid…oh my!
“I’ll wear your granddads’ clothes, I look incredible“. Did Macklemore single-handedly revive the look of our grandparents? Seems to be the case with the onset of these checked blazers hitting retailers nationwide. I love it, I am here for the suede patched sleeves, the brown and burgundy houndstooth and office-wear plaid all day long. I just picked up two Saville Row-esque blazers to style for a future blog post. Will you be mad about menswear-inspired plaid this fall?
Shop The Blazers Below:
My wallet and my inability to take a pigs-blood bath from PETA folks both steer me towards faux, but whether it’s the real deal or not, leather is making a power play this fall especially in the skirts and leggings department. Leather leggings have been itching to get back in everyone’s closet for a few good years and now retailers like Loft and Nordstrom are making it affordable, fashionable and accessible in a variety of colors. I tried on the “Deepest Fig Berry” version of faux leather leggings at Loft last week and despite a little Ross moment while pulling them on, they were chic AF. No questions asked, let this be a trend you try.
Leather Looks for You Below:
From Kanye’s tiny shoe syndrome to the plastic overcoats, there are many trends I’m going to give a solid pass to. Here are a few trends I’ll be kindly watching from the sidelines [as of now]:
- Clueless-inspired apparel, specifically the iconic Cher Horrowitz plaid ensemble.
- The white boot – I’ll do white jeans all day long, but the white boot ain’t my cup o’ tea.
- Psychadelic Tin-Foil – I’ll keep the foil for my food coverage and out of my closet, thank you very much.
- “Belt Bags” Worn Over the Shoulder – first of all, fanny packs. Second of all, why so extra? Can’t they just live where the good Lord intended – at Disney World worn around your waist?
I personally believe the coolest part about fashion and style is observing the individual take on trends. Some people take all the risks, some people just know how to make it work. I’d love to hear which fall trends you’re absolutely here for, a little bit hesitant, or absolutely not. Leave it in the comments below.
Hey guys – happy three day weekend Monday! Enjoy and squeeze out every last bit of sunshine and summertime today! Shop those sales, stock up on fall goods and bring on the chili-season and cooler weather! For sale picks – check out my shop and clearance page on Ooh La Laura and for try on sessions and dressing room diaries, check out my stories on Instagram.