If there’s one good thing about summer coming to a close (besides a relief from the brutal heat — good riddance!), it’s the excuse to go shopping for new pieces to welcome the cooler weather of fall. And, this season, there is no shortage of trends that are just begging to be taken for a twirl. From modern twists on classic silhouettes to luxe fabrics that are nothing short of glamorous, this fall’s offerings are chic, on-trend, and, above all, eye-catching.
We can all agree that outerwear is an important addition to any cool-weather wardrobe. This season, opt for a fur coat, but with a modern twist. Gone are the neutral palettes of the past. Instead, fur as you once knew it has moved on to bigger things. Now, your favorite floor length coat comes printed, painted, and patchworked for an artful finish. Pair with more subtle pieces to truly let your fur shine.
The power suit of the '80s gets reincarnated for fall — this time without the shoulder pads. This season’s pantsuit is all about a flattering fit, proving that you can wear matching separates without looking, well, dowdy. Slim, stylish, and often patterned, the modern power suit is just as ready for a day at the office as it is for a night out with the girls.
If there’s any time to elevate your footwear collection to new heights, it’s the transition period between summer and fall. After all, the cooler weather brings with it luxurious materials, rich colors, and polished silhouettes. Case in point? The loafer. Originally borrowed from the boys, this classic style has undergone a decidedly feminine makeover for the fall season with metallic finishes, ladylike adornments, and a block heel. Wear with a cashmere sock for an even preppier finish.
Plush, elegant, and oh-so-touchable, velvet is the perfect fabric for cooler weather. Designers seemed to think so too, sending the rich fabric down the runway in a variety of styles — everything from jumpsuits and dresses to pants and tops featured a velvet touch. Whether you opt for classic black and deep jewel tones or spring for an unexpected pastel shade, velvet is a must-try for fall.
It’s (almost) always true that there’s more than one way to do something, especially when it comes to fashion. This season, in lieu of invisible seams designers focused on the construction of garments, connecting panels of fabrics with oversized laces, whip-stitching, and even metal links for an edgy new look. Try this particular trend on a piece of outerwear for a more subtle effect or go all out with a show-stopping dress that is truly fit to be tied.