3 Fall Trends That Are Lighting Up, 2 That Are Going Strong, and One That's Out


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With fall outfits already in heavy rotation throughout a lot of the country and the world, there’s no better time than now to get a sense of the current and upcoming trends. To do this, you can always start by seeing what’s popping up in street style shots, Instagram feeds, and the new-arrivals section of your favorite stores. From there, you start to get a clearer picture of the fashion trends that are newly sparked, which are still hanging on from last season, and which are losing (or have already lost) traction. Either way, you can rest easy knowing you can always turn to our editors for insider tips on what to look out for.

This season, I have gotten a great glimpse at the market, which I am happy to share below. Think cool outerwear, fresh denim, and standout shoe styles. I do want to preface my breakdown by recommending that regardless of the trend cycle, it’s important to remain true to your personal style and wear the trends that uplift your spirits the most. Ahead, peruse three fall trends that are lighting up, two that are still going strong, plus one that is out (for now) and what to get instead.


1. Bomber Jackets
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From street style to the runways, bomber jackets are proving to be one of the It outerwear pieces of the season.


2. Clogs
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The "ugly" shoe trend continues, and this year, the clog is top of the list. Thankfully, there is an option for just about every personal style.


3. Baggy Jeans
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The super-baggy jeans of the late '90s have gotten an incredibly stylish update. Go casual with a basic T-shirt or dress up a pair with a statement top.


1. Oversize Striped Sweaters
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I'll admit, striped sweaters are always in style, but this season, it's all about an oversized fit along with wide sleeves.


2. Lug-Sole Shoes
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This edgy shoe trend is still top of mind even after having quite the visiblity last year. From boots to loafers, it's hard to pick just one style.

1 Fall Trend That Is Out (Plus What to Get Instead)


Out: Dad Sandals (Instead: Fisherman Sandals)
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Yes, sandals for fall are 100% a thing. Wear these chic options with jeans or trousers and a cool sweater.

Next: The "Risky" Shoe Trend Taking the Place of Basic Booties

Jennifer Camp Forbes
Contributing Editor

Jennifer Camp Forbes is currently the shopping updates editor at Who What Wear, where she has worked in a variety of capacities for over a decade, including creative director and various editor roles. She’s well-known as a shopping expert that’s sought out for advice and insight on the latest trends, outfit ideas, and fashion picks thanks to her thoughtful shopping roundups, digital moodboards, and extensive knowledge of up-and-coming brands, plus the new arrivals sections of the chicest retailers. Jennifer has had a lifelong interest in fashion which led her to intern at Harper’s Bazaar as an undergraduate. Later, while working towards her masters degree in psychological counseling at Columbia University, she founded two digital fashion publications: Le Fashion and Olsens Anonymous. The popularity of both sites grew and after graduation she decided put her plans to become a therapist aside to pursue a career in fashion. While she has called Los Angeles and New York City home in the past, she currently works remotely from Massachusetts. When she’s not obsessing over and writing about her latest fashion finds, she is delighting in raising two little ones with her highschool sweetheart, perusing TikTok religiously, listening to podcasts and audiobooks, creating abstract photographs, and eating the best Mexican food she can get her hands on.