As much as it is my job to research and report on current trends, I'm much pickier when it comes to the silhouettes I'll personally add to my own closet. As a fashion editor, I'm constantly looking out for what's going to be trending in several months' time, so my shopping habits are often ahead of the current season. Right now, I'm fully absorbed in building out my fall wardrobe despite that this hot and humid weather seems to be sticking around for a while. So to satisfy both seasons and ensure I'm shopping with longevity in mind, I've landed on five current trends that work both summer and fall.
Personally, I find a lot of satisfaction in building a wardrobe of pieces I can style year-round, and the five trendier staples below are doing just that. After all, there's no worse feeling than making a clothing purchase only to be able to wear it once before the seasons inevitably change (and, not to mention, who has the space to store four separate wardrobes?).
From tailored vests to delicate slip dresses, continue on to see how I'm wearing five summer-to-fall trends now and how I plan to continue styling them well into the next season.
1. Tailored Vests
Tailored vests have been trending all year long, but I'm leaning into them now more than ever. While it's still warm out, I'm wearing mine with a white tank and sneakers for a casual and effortless feel.
The versatility of a vest-and-trousers set is simply unmatched. When the sleeveless silhouette becomes less practical this fall, I love the idea of wearing it underneath an oversize coat or leather jacket so the vest acts as a layering top.
2. Column Skirts
Shoutout to the wave of '90s minimalist looks that are trending again because they've introduced me to some of my new favorite staples, like sleek column skirts. I've been wearing them all summer with barely there tops and sandals as an elevated answer to my former uniform of denim shorts and tanks.
3. Slip Dresses
The fall runways were flooded with simple ankle-grazing slip dresses from Jil Sander to Bottega Veneta, proving that the humble basic is having its moment. While I'm putting most fall trends on the back burner until the weather cools, slip dresses are the perfect next-season piece to start wearing now with little else.
Come fall, I want to try wearing my dresses with a sweater tied around the waist like this or even layered over the dress to transform it into a skirt. I love when trends are ultra-practical.
4. Puddle Pants
Puddle pants have started popping up on the celebrity set, and I have to say, I'm a huge fan of the relaxed look myself. Here, I wore my baggy trousers with a scarf top and kitten heels for an unexpected twist on dinner attire.
5. Relaxed Denim