If you’re looking for style ideas this season that are on target with the latest trends, then look no further. This list will give you plenty of ways to keep your fall wardrobe in style - all without breaking the bank or having to wear impractical outfits. These hot fall essentials translate beautifully from the runways to real life, so you never have to worry when you put on one of these trending pieces.
All things sparkling and metallic are trending this fall, so you can go full-fledged with the shine or just try for an understated look. From items like metallic jackets and pants to tunics and handbags, there’s a way to wear it for just about anyone. The key with an eye-catching trend like this one is to make sure you create a sense of balance in your look. Pair your metallic pieces with subtle or neutral ones to offset the brightness of the style for a gorgeous blend of sophisticated and trendy.
If you love preppy looks, style is on your side this season. From women’s sweaters to leggings, you’ll find preppy-inspired prints and pieces all over the place. Try something like a preppy check print sweater with your favorite chinos, or a pair of tan and black check print leggings with a sleek blouse. The fun thing about this look is that it doesn’t have to be completely preppy- you can pair preppy pieces with other looks to create an interesting, balanced outfit. (Just don’t forget the penny loafers).
Cool, breezy, and perfect for every body shape, cape-inspired outerwear is a breeze to take on and off in any weather. These loose-fitting garments often have a hood and drape nicely, adding warmth without being too restrictive or fitting. This is the perfect alternative to a traditional jacket this season. What’s more, this trend appears in a wide range of colors and fabrics, so you can choose from light, feminine cape-style wraps to warmer down-alternative or down designs.
Ladies who love floral prints, get ready to swoon this season. Floral prints are being seen everywhere, from blouses and tunics to skirts and leggings. The difference with these nature-inspired pieces than the ones you’ve seen in the summer months is that this season’s autumn looks will typically be done in darker or more muted shades. Find blues, purples, and mixed neutrals in floral prints for a unique look.
The oversize sweater is a classic that’s coming back. This roomy, comfortable, and flattering design works will keep you warm and stylish all season. For the best look, pair a larger sweater with a more fitted pant or skirt style. Skinny jeans, straight-leg jeans, leggings, jeggings, and even skirts can all work well here. In the transition to fall, you can also pair an oversize sweater with a great pair of denim or khaki shorts. Look for trending fall colors like rust, marigold, brick red, moss green, tangerine, auburn, burnt sienna, and more for a fitting fall look. You can even wear it over turtlenecks for a different look.
Ruffles are another favorite making a big splash this season. You can find them in a variety of great looks. Women who prefer more understated designs will love that the ruffle trend is also making an appearance in a more subtle way, such as on the edge of sleeves or hemlines.
Layering on your own terms is another hot style trend this autumn. Instead of only sticking to those tried and true layered looks (like classic shells and women’s cardigan sweaters or wool sweaters over button-up blouses), consider venturing out and trying something a little more unique with your layered looks this year. For example, you can try pairing pants with dresses for a trendy yet original look that keeps you warm as well as in style.
Who doesn’t love easy styles? You can take a breath and relax when it comes to some of this season's dresses, which are effortlessly stylish. Look for simple designs like shirt dresses and denim dresses that have just enough style with things like front buttons, pockets, and flattering belts that you don’t need to add much else to your look. Get a pulled-together look in seconds when you pair one of the season’s trending, simple dress styles, a great pair of casual shoes, and your favorite handbag.
These eight pieces are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the creative looks splashing across runways. The good news is that you can incorporate trendy pieces into your wardrobe to spice things up and still retain your personal sense of style. Get creative with a few hot pieces and you’ll feel like you have a whole new wardrobe this fall!