Fall is Here, So What to Wear?

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As New York Fashion Week 2016 (showing Spring Summer 2017) comes to a close, I’m reminded that a new season for fashion is here. Though it may still be nice out, you can feel the crisp Fall bite in the air. Time to break out the boots and layers,  but don’t put away the summer dresses and tees just yet.

When I was a teenager I used to live for the extra thick back-to-school fashion issues of all my favorite magazines that came in August, in preparation for September. Now, as an adult, it’s no longer back-to-school shopping time for me, but Fall fashion is no less exciting and I still pore through magazines – and blogs, Instagram, and Pinterest, of course – looking for what pieces to add to my wardrobe for the upcoming season.

All the top fashion and lifestyle magazines, and their corresponding social media, never fail to deliver the latest trend forecasts and the masses happily follow them – sometimes without even realizing it. The only thing is, many times the examples of these trends are just a bit out of the average person’s price range since many of the looks are ripped from the runway and haven’t trickled down to mainstream retail yet.

So I decided to put together my own Fall Fashion Trend list, complete with shopping options for any budget. This list is largely based on looks that were displayed in some of the most popular designers’ Fall Winter 2016 collections, as well as all the fashion content I could get my hands on this month. Enjoy!

TREND: Velvet

This season, velvet has gotten a new lush, luxurious reboot, with both flowy and structured silhouettes.

Velvet Dresses

On the Runway – Ralph Lauren

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Get the look!

Another Runway Look – Giorgio Armani Prive

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Get the look!

Velvet Suiting

On the Runway – Vanessa Seward & Haider Ackermann Suits

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Street Style – Blogger, Annabelle Fleur, Zendaya & Another Fabulous Chick Rock these Velvet Blazers

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Get These Looks!

Velvet Booties

On the Runway – Models at Dries Van Noten, Ellery & Haider Ackermann

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Street Style – Models, Joan SmallsKaia Gerber, & Blogger, Soraya Bakhtiar

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TREND: Military & Nautical-Inspired Outerwear

From double-breasted coats with sailor-style brass buttons to 18th-century rope trim and epaulet-adorned shoulders, these military-inspired details in outerwear will bring you a powerful and strong start to the season.

On the Runway – Aamito Stacie Lagum in Burberry Prorsum, another model in Tibi, & Shelby Hayes in Dolce & Gabbana

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On the Streets – Blogger Folake Huntoon & Another Fashionista

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Get the look!

 

TREND: “Athleisure” – Tracksuits & Athletic Wear

What is athleisure, you might ask? Think of it as the clothing you would wear on the days you want to be comfy but don’t want to look like you just rolled out of bed or, let’s face it, the workout outfit you had way more fun shopping for than the actual workout.

On the Runway – DKNY, Louis Vuitton, & Versace

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Street Style – Rihanna and Gigi Hadid

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Get the look!

 

TREND: Pop Art Patches, Pins, & Decals

If you’ve stepped outside at all this Summer, you have seen these patches and pins everywhere from t-shirts to denim shorts and jackets. Now that the Fall is here, this trend is going nowhere. They are fun and create the coveted DIY look that if you can’t DIY for real it’s great to be able to rock these and fake it.

On the Runway – DKNY, Marc Jacobs, & Miu Miu

On the street – Actress & Activist Amandla Stenberg, Model & Stylist Jillian Mercado, & Rihanna

Patch Denim Jacket by Alice + Olivia

Shop this look!

Lineisy Montero in Coach Statement Leather Jacket

Get the Look!

Jeans with Patches

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Get the look!

 

TREND: Bomber Jacket

Bomber jackets have always been one of Fall’s go-to outerwear but this year they have been given more of a flair, with satin finishes, embroidery and a multitude of colors.

On the Runway – Gucci, Louis Vuitton, & Elie Saab

Metallic Silver Bomber Jacket – Gucci

Get the look!

Burgundy Diesel Embroidered Satin Bomber Jacket

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Get the look!

Embroidered Bomber Jacket – Tommy Hilfiger
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Get the look!

Street Style – Ciara, Model & Actress Ruby Rose, & Nicki Minaj in Army Green Bomber Jackets

Get this classic look!

 

TREND: Turtleneck Under Dress

Just because there is a chill in the air and the leaves are starting to fall, doesn’t mean you have to pack away your Summer dresses yet. Throw a turtleneck on under your favorite sundress and you have a perfect Fall outfit.

Lineisy Montero in Altuzarra and Other Models Stunning on the Runway in this Trend

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On the Streets – Simone Kitchens, Associate Beauty Director @ Glamour Magazine

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Get the look!

 

TREND: New Jean Styles

Speaking of DIY, these new jean trends prove that clean lines are not always the way to go when it comes to fashion.

Reworked/Reconstructed Jeans

On the Runway – Monica Tomas for Tome

On the Streets – Model Jordyn Woods and Another Model Off-Duty

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Get the look!

Fringe Hem Jeans

Streets Style – Kerry Washington, lifestyle blogger, Monroe Steele, & Rihanna in 3×1 Jeans

Get the look!

Asymmetrical Hem Jeans – Irene KimEmma Roberts, & a Model for Madewell

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Get the look!

 

TREND: Brocade

Brocade is a throwback to the Rennaissance era but just as on-trend today.

Models in Barbara Tfank & Dries Van Noten

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Actresses, Letitia WrightNaomie Harris in Sun and Burberry

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Get the look!

 

TREND: Socks with Platforms & heels

There are many shoe trends this season but this one is the most playful yet practical. Love your platform sandals but want to escape the chill while looking totally chic? Throw on some playful socks and you’ve got ideal footwear for temperate weather.

On the Runway – Ajak Deng in Suno & Londone Myers in Rochas

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More Looks:

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On the Street – Style Star Miroslava Duma & Another Fashionista

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Get the Look!

As you saw from the runway looks and the street style interpretations of these Fall trends, the best thing about fashion is that it’s whatever you make it for yourself. Even if you don’t consider yourself the trendy type, there’s nothing wrong with picking a trend you might like and giving it your own personal twist. In fact, I recommend that approach. Remember, new seasons mean new beginnings so use this new season to try something different.

I’d love to hear about and see some of your Fall fashion inspirations and how you have pulled them together to create a look for yourself. So leave a comment and send me pictures so I can feature my faves in the next fashion post. Happy Fall Glams!

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