We’re enjoying the warm weather as much as possible in the final stretch of summer, but there’s one thing that’s making us look forward to next season: the fall trends. With a long list of strong runway shows behind us, the cool clothes and accessories we’ve been eyeing for months are finally starting to trickle into stores. But what are the biggest fall trends that translate to the items we’ll actually be wearing?
Curious to find out, we tapped April Koza, VP of Fwrd, a company known for having its finger on the pulse of cool-girl fashion with a mix of luxury designers and rising talent. With her picks, there’s no doubt that fall is all about bold and powerful looks. Strong colors, luxe fabrics, and statement-making pieces are winning out. Ahead, Koza is sharing the only fall trends that will matter in the next few months and how you can start wearing them now.
Keep reading to see the very best of next season and the five key fall trends to shop now.
High shine and drama are mainstays for daytime looks, not saved for nighttime anymore.
Pair these with anything from jeans to an LBD.
We're on board for this sparkle.
Platforms are making a comeback.
Swap out your black ankle boots for a silver pair.
Give your everyday bag some personality.
A sleek way to update your dull leather trench, miniskirt, leggings, and other go-to staples, patent leather is an edgy but wearable fabric. Everyone will be shocked at how versatile and fresh it looks, whether you pair the material with your favorite denim or glam it up with heels.
Style yours with an oversize sweater.
A cool spin on the classic bag.
We love the logo-heel detail.
The ultimate cool-girl staple for fall.
Layer yours over a simple T-shirt and jeans.
Offset a patent-leather bodysuit with tailored trousers.
You can give your typical office look a total makeover with plaid. This trend should be worn on accessories, outerwear, and head-to-toe looks.
This top is an easy way to test-drive the plaid trend right now.
Versatile and cool.
We love outfits that are dipped in a color—especially this rich hue. This is not for those who are cautionary with fashion but for bold trendsetters. It's a personal favorite and easier to wear than you might think.
These minimal and sleek boots are so versatile.
Wear yours with anything from a miniskirt to straight-leg jeans.
Bring some color to your wardrobe when the temperatures dip.
This luxe material is here to stay. Coming in the richest tones, it is a must-have in every closet for the ultimate transitional investment pieces.
A new spin on the LBD.
Feminine and cool.
Now this is a statement top.
A great investment bag.