If you’ve been a reader for a while then you know I’m not one to plan my outfits around trends entirely. I’m more of a basics girl who throws in trends in a toned down way. I’m also pretty picky about the trends I do incorporate as I want to make sure they truly work for my sense of style. While some trends are only seasonal, there are a handful that will be sticking around from this summer – and all 4 are ones that I’ve vetted in my wardrobe.
Snakeskin / Animal Print
You never have to convince me to wear animal print. It’s really not even a trend for me because it’s pretty easy to incorporate it into my (mostly) neutral wardrobe. Snakeskin in particular is a print that I think has lasting power right now, so definitely don’t pack away any animal print. I’m seeing it more and more in blouses, skirts and especially booties and mules for fall.
It’s no secret I’ve fully hopped on the headband bandwagon. Hair accessories in general have really taken off this year between pearl barrettes, hair scarves, scrunchies and headbands. It’s a serious flashback to the 90s and early 00s but I’m loving it. For fall, it will be fun to play with different textures like velvet and darker, moody colors and patterns. Linking some for all budgets below.
Peasant and boho style tops, midi and maxi dresses with smocked detailing are having a big moment right now and I’m very happy about it. They’re easy and comfortable to wear while also being the perfect style to transition into fall. The silhouettes are flowy (great for new and expecting mamas) and you can find a variety of colors and patterns to suit your style. Look for darker florals and colors like marigold and rust for a fall feel. And you know I can’t resist a smocked dress paired with booties!
I mentioned dots in my summer trends post and thought it had the potential to make it through the fall and winter. Well, based on what I saw online from NYFW it looks like dots are going to be a major trend all the way through spring and summer next year. There were so many designers who incorporated the trend into their collections and I’m happy to say it’s definitely sticking around. The pattern mixed with classic fall colors is especially calling my name.
Which of the 4 is your favorite for fall?
Images by Mary Hafner