The Fashion Experts Have Spoken: These Are the Fall Trends to Shop Right Now

We are just about to enter into that awkward summer-to-fall transition period where it's too hot to wear coats but too cold to wear plain tanks. Since at this current moment, shopping for the fall essentials might feel a tad premature, I made it my mission to figure out that sweet spot we can all be shopping right now without feeling ridiculous. Instead of leaving this early fall 2020 shopping list to my own devices, I reached out to two of my favorite fashion experts in the industry for their take on the matter. 

Enter Caroline Maguire, fashion director at Shopbop, and Celenie Laura Fleur Seidel, senior womenswear fashion editor at Farfetch. I tapped them for their ultimate list of fall trends we should all be shopping right now. Including some of the heavy hitters plus a couple of more nuanced trends, the list ahead is sure to get you excited for many more days of fall shopping ahead. 

Fitted Knit Vests

"Shrunken, sleeveless knits are what feels fresh in knitwear: the best versions boast textured patterns in punchy colors, like this one from Acne Studios, and are ideal layered over a long tailored shirt." — Celenie Laura Fleur Seidel, senior womenswear editor, Farfetch 

Heavy Chains

"Heavy, chunky, metal accessories have the ability to transform any outfit. I love the juxtaposition when layered with your everyday smaller, dainty pieces." — Caroline Maguire, Fashion Director, Shopbop 

The Skater Jean

"Big and baggy, the skater jean is a new favorite for fall. Offset with feminine elements like a neat cardigan or a little ladylike bag for an unexpected interpretation of the look." — Seidel 

Head-to-Toe Knitwear

"This season is all about head-to-toe knitwear. I'm especially into multicolored and textured novelty knits, which are equal parts comfortable and bold." — Maguire

Updated Western Boots

"The cowboy continues to influence the boots world, with brands exploring many new iterations of the cult classic, exploring new materials, toe and heel shapes, and details such as the white piping on this pair from Miu Miu."  — Seidel 

Autumnal Tones

"The key to this fall's color palette is mixing autumnal tones such as paprika, copper, burnt oranges, and chocolate brown, with pops of lemon yellow, mint, and fuchsia." — Maguire

The Lingerie-Detailed Dress

"One of the biggest takeaways from the FW20 collections was the use of lingerie and lingerie details in ready-to-wear pieces, like the subtle, modern nod to suspenders in this Sandy Liang dress."  — Seidel 

Oversize Puff Sleeves

"The drama of this silhouette makes for the ultimate video-call look." — Maguire