Days ahead of the official start of the fall season, pumpkin spice lattes are passing through drive-thru windows, and chunky cable knits and heeled booties are flying off the shelves. For the fashion-forward, these pieces may seem #basic and merely touch the surface of the season’s trend potential, but the hottest designers always have a new trick up their perfectly tailored sleeve. Want to set yourself apart this autumn? Take a look at these trends that are sure to take your style from lackluster to leading lady.
It’s safe to say that animal print is here to stay–and for good reason. While leopard and cheetah print are the safer choices of last year, zebra, snakeskin and tiger stripes take this trend to new heights in 2019. Rather than keeping this one minimal with a printed scarf or mule loafers, take a walk on the wild side and opt for a feline-inspired overcoat or neon reptilian pantsuit to change things up.
Made cool in the 80s and 90s by the likes of Run-DMC and LL Cool J (and let’s not forget Cher from the cult classic film Clueless), this is one trend that just won’t quit. Choose a topper with an eye-catching pattern or bright color to add a fun twist to any ensemble and achieve instant cool-girl status. Think you can’t pull this one-off? As if.
British plaid, checked, gingham, tartan… The options are endless, and while this one may seem like old news, this season’s plaid is getting a refresh. Think goth princess vibes, menswear-inspired matching sets, jumpsuits, and bold handbags to bring this proper classic to modern times.
Fall is no stranger to utility pieces. Remember the tan and olive field jackets of yore? This year, take this blue-collar look to the next level with a bold boiler suit. Match-stick, cropped, or flare, the cut doesn’t matter as much as how you style it. Dress it up with heels for the office, dress it down with sneakers, add a structured bag or bright accessories, and make this trend your own.