6 Comfortable Trends Fashion People are Dedicated To This Fall


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Even though it's hot and humid out as I sit down to write this, I don't think it's ever too early to start conjuring a fall wardrobe, even if that means just mentally (for now). Colder and crisper weather will be here before we know it and since it's our job to inform you of the most stylish options the season has to offer, we're doing just that, only with a comfortable twist.

With many people continuing to learn and work remotely well into the fall, it's only fitting that we look at this season's batch of trends through the lens of comfort and practicality (without sacrificing style, of course). Looking to the F/W 2020 runways and what our fashion friends are wearing IRL, we've surmised that the following six comfortable fall fashion trends will reign supreme. From the new loungewear staples everyone is wearing to the dress trend that couldn't be any better suited to 2020, continue on to discover and shop our ultimate comfy fall edit.

Ribbed Knit Dresses


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Fitted knit numbers flooded the fall runways, most notably at Dion Lee, Simon Miller, and Brandon Maxwell where the snug dresses were alluring but surprisingly comfy-looking, too.

Flat Boots


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Finally, a shoe trend that's as stylish as it is practical. This season is bringing a massive wave of relief to our feet as droves of designers are offering classic boots with flat (and platform) soles made for lots of walking.

Loose Tailoring


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If we sound like a broken record, it's not our fault. Big, boxy blazers continue to stay relevant season after season and as long as they're in style, we'll be talking about them. Relaxed suiting is a big silhouette this fall, and our favorite way to wear it is via a big blazer thrown on top of literally any outfit.

Wide Jeans


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If you're looking for a sign to put away your skinnies for the time being, this is it. Tight and rigid jeans are hardly as appealing these days, so we're jumping at the chance to style more forgiving wide-leg pairs that feel so fresh.

Crewneck Sweatshirts


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So long as we're stuck at home, loungewear will be a part of the conversation. Thanks to the retro sporty aesthetic that's on the rise, crewneck sweatshirts are gaining steam and, well, they're literally made for lounging. That said, they work just as well with leggings as they do layered over a collared shirt or styled with a tennis skirt for a trendier take.

Shearling Outerwear


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I know it's still August, but we'll have to think about outerwear eventually and when we do, hairy shearling and fuzzy faux fur will be top of mind. Cozy up in one of these toppers once the weather cools—they go well with you classic jeans and booties, too.

Now that you've got your fill of trends, check out the 38 affordable basics I'm eyeing for fall.


Anna is an editor on the fashion team at Who What Wear and has been at the company for over five years, having begun her career in the Los Angeles office before relocating to New York, where she's currently based. Having always been passionate about pursuing a career in fashion, she built up her experience interning at the likes of Michael Kors, A.L.C., and College Fashionista before joining the team as a post-graduate assistant editor. Anna has penned a number of interviews with Who What Wear's cover stars over the years, including A-listers Megan Fox, Issa Rae, and Emma Chamberlain. She's earned a reputation for scouting new and emerging brands from across the globe and championing them to our audience of millions. While fashion is her main wheelhouse, Anna led the launch of WWW Travels last year, a new lifestyle vertical that highlights all things travel through a fashion-person lens. She is passionate about shopping vintage, whether it be at a favorite local outpost or an on-the-road discovery, and has amassed a wardrobe full of unique finds. When she's not writing, you can find her shooting street imagery on her film camera, attempting to learn a fourth or fifth language, or planning her next trip across the globe.