Transitioning your wardrobe from summer to fall can be a daunting task. Letting go of staples like shorts, mini dresses and strappy heels to dress for chilly weather can be difficult. Luckily, this year, many of the biggest upcoming fall trends have already had an introductory run this summer, making putting together an autumn wardrobe a breeze. Incorporating any of these pieces into an outfit will make for an instantly current and cool look.
The No. 1 statement piece to have this season is over-the-knee heeled boots. This head-turning trend’s fame rose after celebrities Hailey Baldwin and Kylie Jenner appeared in Olivier Rousteing’s Balmain pair at a 2016 Met Gala after party. The trend lasted even through the sweltering summer temperatures, and won’t be fading any time soon. With fall approaching, this style only gets more practical with each passing day. If you have not invested in a pair yet, now is the time to be ahead of the rest of the crowd and get your money’s worth.
A comfortable, but fashion-forward coat is always a must when entering the colder months. Bomber jackets are the choice for this season. Not only are they functional, but their waist-accentuating shape is a plus for most builds. For risk-takers, oversized bombers serve as an elaborate variation on the classic. If you love the look of the Yeezy Adidas Originals jacket by Kanye West in elm green but don’t want to break the bank, consider Topshop’s best-selling satin take that comes in a rainbow of color choices. Throw one over a dress for the Grove, or pair one over leggings and a t-shirt for class.
Neutrals are always popular in the fall and winter months, but this year there is a specific preference: camel. This color, when simply paired with slim-cut pants or a pencil skirt, the color instantly makes your look high fashion. Go for a nude or cream bodysuit for a sleek fit, or wear a sweater version for a luxe touch when looking to stay warm.
One fabric in particular has made a comeback in a major way. Not that denim has ever gone away, but the days of matching denim top-and-bottom sets (think Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake at the 2001 VMA’s) are long gone — or so we thought. Suddenly, everything 2000’s is new again. Co-ord sets have come back as a 90’s recycle, so of course it was only a matter of time until a denim version (newly named “double denim”) followed suit. If you aren’t ready to rock a matching denim set yet, try a denim mini or pencil skirt to ease back into the trend. The denim era in 90’s/00’s was largely fueled by GUESS, famous for their denim shorts, skirts and iconic logo. They have recently been taking advantage of the denim revival, and have brought back patchwork denim skirt/jacket sets and other denim items in their latest collection. Rapper A$AP Rocky has also lent his creative eye to a collaborative capsule collection with GUESS, filled with retrospective items.
“It’s taking archival designs and adding a new twist,” Rocky told GUESS.
Rocky is definitely onto something. History repeats itself, and fashion is no exception. Look forward to seeing sleeker, more contemplated styling with past originals. With a personal touch, the possibilities are endless for a fashion-forward fall.