As the leaves start to turn those beautiful shades of amber and auburn, fashionistas around the globe begin to buzz with anticipation for the arrival of fall fashion. It is the season of layers, of rich textures, and colors, and the perfect time to showcase your style savvy.
With every season comes a new set of trends, and fall is no exception.
Layering is not just a practical approach to the whims of fall weather. It is also a canvas for creativity. This season, think beyond the basic cardigan over a tee. We are looking at oversized blazers thrown over delicate knit dresses, chunky sweaters paired with flowing midi skirts, and the ever-stylish ‘coatigan.’
Mix textures, patterns, and fabrics. Silk with wool and leather with cashmere, to add depth and interest to your outfits.
The Great Outdoors
Inspired by the rugged outdoors, utilitarian fashion makes a strong statement this fall. Picture cargo pants with a plethora of pockets, but fitted to flatter your form. Or, envision sturdy boots that are not just for hiking trails. But are now strut-worthy on city sidewalks.
However, these items are not just for weekend getaways anymore. Blend them with softer elements, like a lace camisole or a silk scarf, to bring an unexpected balance to your outfit.
The puffer jacket is back with a vengeance. This time, it is slimmer and more refined. No longer the bulky marshmallow coat of winter’s past, the new puffer is sleek and often comes in glossy finishes or with exciting details like a belted waist.
Nonetheless, it is not just about black or navy either. Look out for puffers in burnt oranges, deep reds, or even metallics to make a bold statement.
A Tactile Experience With Texture
Texture is a crucial player in fall fashion. This year, it is all about touch-me fabrics. Corduroy makes its return in rich earth tones, perfect for trousers or a statement blazer.
Velvet, too, is not just for holiday parties anymore. A velvet blazer can add a touch of luxe to any daytime look. Faux fur trims give a nod to vintage glamour and can add a touch of luxury to collars and cuffs.
Pump Up The Volume
Sleeves have taken on a life of their own. And this fall is no exception. Billowing bishop sleeves, voluminous at-the-shoulder puff sleeves, and elegantly elongated cuffs can transform a simple top into a statement piece.
Balance the proportion with a more fitted pant or skirt to avoid being overwhelmed by fabric.
In the 2024 fall, it is not just about the classic leather jacket. Think leather trousers, shirts, and even full-on trench coats. The key is in the cut: tailored and sleek, these pieces are as sophisticated as they are edgy.
Pair them with soft knits to contrast textures, or go full-on rocker chic by adding metallic accessories.
The color palette this season reflects the shades of the changing leaves. Expect to see lots of mustard yellows, deep greens, and of course, a range of reds from bright tomato to deep burgundy.
Do not be afraid to wear color head-to-toe, or use these rich shades as accent pieces against more neutral tones. These colors are also a great way to bring some warmth to the often overcast fall days.