After spotting fall’s biggest trends on the runways months back and now seeing them trickle into the new-arrivals sections at my favorite retailers, I couldn’t wait for autumn so that I could test out what’s new in fashion. The runway is a great place to take inspiration from, and I’m always ready to incorporate the latest trends and micro-trends into my wardrobe and put my own spin on them.
Right now, I’m loving pieces that are skewing either minimal or maximal—with everything from tailored shirting and sleek leather trench coats to chunky statement jewelry and bold orange shades topping my list. Here, I’m test-driving eight trends I’m excited about for fall, with outfits that feel true to my personal sense of style. Go on to discover the fall trends I’m wearing now, and shop my edit of pieces to add to your wardrobe and make your own for the new season.
Who What Wear's market editor Judith Jones covered the color trends of the season and noted that orange will be huge following its presence on the F/W 19 runways. I tend to stick with neutrals over bold shades but discovered that the color was actually easier to pull off than I originally thought—especially when sticking with a classic piece like this tweed jacket.
I've been seeing scoop necklines popping up everywhere from Bottega Veneta to Pixie Market and think they're the workhorse fall staple to wear with just about anything. Here, I paired one with wide-leg shorts, but moving into fall, I'll be wearing one with everything from trouser-style jeans to leather skirts.
Slouchy Knee-High Boots
Ankle boots have ruled my closet for years, but more recently, I've been collecting knee-high versions to wear with anything from jeans to long skirts and midi dresses. They're truly a great fall boot style that has proven to be extremely versatile.
I've been spotting open-front shirting all over the street style scene at fashion month and wanted to try it out for myself. I love the idea of breathing life into a collared shirt by leaving it unbuttoned from the waist down. I'll definitely be repeating this in different iterations in the months ahead.
A Reinvented Suit
For fall, classic wardrobe staples have been given tweaks that make them feel a bit cooler and more modern than the originals. Here, I tried out suiting with a few twists—an oversize blazer paired with flared, legging-style pants.
Full leather looks instantly read as luxe and will no doubt be one of the most-worn trends this fall. To try it for myself, I invested in this faux leather trench coat from Nanushka (there's a similar dress version below) to wear with these two-tone H&M boots.
Big bags have been one of the most talked-about fall trends—and also one of the most controversial. They were spotted everywhere from Jacquemus to Loewe to Maison Margiela and more recently have proven to be popular on the street style scene. While I'm not ready to carry around a giant tote bag, I am embracing bags bigger than the smaller sizes I've been wearing for the last few years.