I thought it would be fun to show my top picks for fall. I know I’m a bit late on the wagon, but it’s not too late yet, right? Some of these pieces I have and others are on my wish list. What are you most excited to be wearing this fall? What are you excited to wear during the winter? Leave a comment, I’d love to hear from you. And I’ll put my winter trends up much sooner!
Mustard, burnt orange and khaki green.
These colours all scream fall to me. Even the green tones feel warm and inviting, and I love them even more as cosy knits and scarves. I’ve picked one piece in each colour and a couple of different styles.
I have a mustard pashmina that I picked up from Le Chateau a few years ago and I love the pop of colour it gives to an otherwise plain outfit.
The orange sweater is from Topshop and it’s the perfect loose-fitting, cosy casual piece that will transition nicely to the winter.
I picked a jacket from H&M that actually incorporates another trend on top of the lovely khaki green shade. The faux-leather detailing on the sleeves gives it a bit more of an edgy look, but it’s still in that beautiful shade that makes you want to go out on a crisp day and kick some leaves around.
Velvet and suede
Velvet and suede bring so much texture and interest, while still embodying very separate and distinct styles. Velvet is so plush and luxurious, and suede, while still being luxurious, often has either a more bohemian or a more edgy feel to it. I’ve tried to incorporate a few different options below.
While suede is common enough for shoes, a wine coloured velvet stiletto from Aldo is a beautiful statement piece, without being overly loud or bold. This is a great way to try the style without committing to a big piece that you may not wear.
If you do want to go bold, a blazer is a unique way to wear velvet. Combine it with some equally trendy military-style detailing and you’ve got a beautiful and trendy piece that is sure to turn some heads.
For an easy look, try a suede dress. This one from Forever 21 is neutral and affordable making it an effortless piece to play with while trying new styles. As a bonus, minimal accessorising is required. This dress will take centre stage.
If you want an easier way to wear suede without going the easy route and picking up a new pair of boots or shoes, try a jacket. This has all the stylings of a leather jacket, but with so much more interesting texture. It’s from Zara, so it won’t break the bank, but it’s also pretty sturdy and will last you all season and longer.
Layers and lingerie
While these beautiful slip dresses might feel a little bit risque or formal all on their own, they look absolutely beautiful paired with a crisp white t-shirt. It’s a lovely and very feminine look that goes well with skirts of just about any length. I’ve included three, from short to floor-length so you can see a few different options.
As always, Forever 21 provides an inexpensive way to try the trend which also happens to be very safe. This dress is knee length and has some delicate crochet detailing, and the neckline isn’t so low that you wouldn’t be able to wear it on its own.
The royal blue velvet of the Nicole Miller dress is so on trend. It’s a maxi length, which again, provides good coverage down below, and the neckline is also high enough that you could still wear it on its own. While this one isn’t styled with a shirt underneath, it is definitely a look that would still work here.
The last one is from Zara and it’s the most risque of them all. It’s loose and comfortable with a shorter skirt and a longer strap length. While it doesn’t come with the undershirt, I think that this one would go best with something to keep it in place. If not you will be showing a whole lot of skin.
Pretty pleats and midi skirts
Midi skirts always look stylish in the fall, but all of these have a little something extra. They’re feminine and modest, plus they are extra warm when paired with opaque tights and chunky boots.
The plainest of my skirt options comes from Sammy Dress. It’s beautifully affordable, although you will need to go up a size (or two) to get a good fit. It’s a woollen material, and it comes with a matching belt to tuck you in at the waist and have you looking fabulous from day to night.
This metallic, pleated skirt from Zara is a beautiful example of what can happen when you throw a few different trends together. It’s a midi skirt meets pleats meets metallic, and it’s stunning. This type of piece is extremely versatile, and you can easily dress it up for a party, or down for work or a day out.
This skirt is a lot of fun. It has a little bit of faux-leather trim along the pockets and it’s a beautiful brown plaid. It’s slightly longer, hitting just a little bit lower on the calf than some of my other midi skirts. Similar to the first option, it has a wool look to it, but it’s clearly not real wool. And again, be sure to size up twice, they run really, really tiny.
This is the last trend I’m going to talk about since this post is getting rather long, but I couldn’t not talk about the off the shoulder trend and the fact that it survived past the summer.
I love how interesting this first option is. It’s your basic little black dress, kicked up a couple of notches. I’m in love with the 80’s inspired, one-shoulder, ruffle-cape detail that it has. It’s fun and very modern and would make a great party dress.
Two trends in one, this sweater from H&M also looks like it has a choker necklace as part of the collar. I also like how it was styled with some leather-look pants for an edgy and sexy look that isn’t over the top.
And the last piece is an Eliza J black and nude lace dress from Nordstrom. I’ve ordered this for my work Christmas party and I couldn’t be happier with it. The bare shoulders look was flowy and flirty for summer, and now it’s matured a bit for a much sexier look for fall and winter. This purchase was actually inspired by a local-to-me beauty blogger, Elle Florence. If you check her out tell her I said hi!
If you made it this far, bravo! And thank you!
I’ll see you again soon!
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