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Believe it or not, we are now officially into the fall season, and with that, a whole new season of trends to try out. From unexpected color combinations to new takes on suiting to a refreshed approach to dressing up, these styles, as seen on runways, red carpets, and city streets, are worth taking for a test drive this fall.
Bold colors are making a comeback this fall, with chartreuse in particular emerging as an ideal color for this transitional season. Somewhere between yellow and green, this color pairs well with other earthy tones like stone gray and ivory.
2) Relaxed Suiting
Relaxed fits are the style du jour this fall, and the same goes for suiting. Pants feature wide legs, blazers are slouchy and boxy, and even button-down shirts are being worn oversize as dresses or light jackets.
3) Low Rise
Jeans and skirts are sitting lower on the hips these days, referencing the low-rise styles of the early 2000s. While starlets of the early aughts may have worn low-rise jeans in faded washes and ruffled mini skirts paired with T-shirts, today’s low-rise ensembles balance showing off abs and hips with sophistication, often worn with matching structured tops or jackets.
4) Modern Prep
Get back to school day roots with preppy-inspired pieces like tennis skirts, letterman jackets, cable knits, and plaids. If you’re looking to add some edge to such pieces, pair with sturdy materials like leather and metals.
5) Maxi Coats
As the temperature gets cooler, the coats are getting longer. Maxi coats that hit between the shins and ankles were all over the runways and will be all over colder locales this winter as well. These chic coats can make even a simple sweatsuit look elegant, so they’ll be go-to pieces for anyone who has fully embraced athleisure dressing. They also look just as lovely with a classic T-shirt and jeans.
6) Roaring 20s
100 years after the 1920s, we’re seeing the styles of the decade reemerge in our own roaring 20s. Pearl jewelry, drop waists, and pinstripes are once again en vogue, with designers offering modern variations on 20s staples for a look that balances old and new.
7) Lingerie Inspired
Over the past few years, clothing companies have been blurring the lines between loungewear and “outside” clothing, from Hill House popularizing the nap dress to any number of companies creating dressed-up sweatpants and other hybrid pieces. Now lingerie-inspired items are making their way into outfits on the street, from slip dresses and bloomers to lacy camisoles. Kristen Stewart’s Venice Film Festival outfit, a silk slip over bloomers courtesy of Chanel, cemented the idea that sleepwear isn’t just for the home these days.
8) Whimsical Tights
If you are going to add one statement accessory to your wardrobe this season, let it be a fun pair of printed tights. Not only can you find a style for an affordable price, but you can instantly transform even the simplest of outfits into a statement-maker with a bold pair of printed or colorful tights, all while keeping your legs warm, too