Not only are saturated colors back, but they are also being mixed in unexpected ways.
A single color from head to toe (yes, including the shoes). While runways were showing neutral shades like blush, cream, or camel, this can also be done in saturated colors like red, purple, and blue.
The tailoring aspect of this trend comes from the fit; last fall was all about comfy loose knits. Suiting that fits well in the shoulders and hips, pieces that are looser but altered to work with your figure are what to look for.
Menswear is a standard fall trend every year, but this season is amped up with the focus on tailoring and classic fabrics. It is also about layering.
MENSWEAR INSPIRED FABRICS
Menswear-inspired fabrics are also on trend. Glen check, tweed, chalk stripes, Donegal wool, herringbone… they're all great this season. While last fall showcased some Clueless-inspired plaids in bold colors like yellow and pink, this fall the color palette is classic neutrals with a focus on warm tones.
A crisp white shirt is a piece this fall that can make most anything else in your closet look updated.
The blazer dress has also returned. This fashion is cyclical, and it's actually a very wearable piece alone, over tights or faux leather leggings.
If you've been thinking about updating your outerwear, this is the season to do it. Coats are an important statement this fall and winter, and like with this season's footwear, most of the trends are practical and comfortable.
LEATHER [FAUX AND REAL]
Leather is always a popular textile for fall and winter, but this season is it more popular than it has been for a while.
Sweaters are also bold, colorful, and patterned this fall. Look for sweater co-ord sets with matching top and bottom, and interesting details like texture and statement sleeves
You will see metallics used in unexpected ways, such as mixing of richly colored prints, prints trimmed with black lace or velvet, or lots of sequins and pailettes.
This season, prints are powerful. Sweaters are in graphic prints that may remind you of the '80s and often are in coordinated sets (known as co-ords). Dresses are lush with layers of chiffon and the occasional bit of leather or lace between panels to break up the print. A lot of these dresses are seen with large leather belts.
Looser fits and vintage vibes from this spring are continuing. In fact, the looser fit isn't just for jeans. Relaxed and longer denim jackets and denim safari and other styles of jackets, denim jumpsuits and coveralls with fuller sleeves and wider legs, and plenty of denim on denim (AKA the Texas Tuxedo).
Forego the classic pumps for a pair of loafers, monk straps, or oxfords/brogues. Don't be afraid to choose one with a more solid sole and don't be afraid to try an unexpected color (or mix of colors and prints). I am really loving cream-colored leather shoes for fall, and pops of color.
The hottest trend for handbags this fall is the tote. Yep, the item you likely already have in your wardrobe! The totes are big, usually stiffer leather, in neutrals, black, and statement colors.
What to buy this fall:
Leather wrap belt
lug sole shoe or boot