Some Trends to Watch this Fall

Now that it's officially fall, we thought we should share some of our favorite trends for the season.  Yes, we know the stores have had fall clothes since July, but we weren't ready to think about sweaters and warm clothes then.  We were still enjoying our fun in the sun! So, what are the trends this fall? Well, many of the trends are continuations of what designers showed last year. That's good news for anyone who bought some things last fall because you can pull it out and it still looks on trend. If you're wanting to go shopping and add some trendier pieces to your wardrobe, here are a few trends you may want to check out.

The trend that seemed to be the most prevalent was anything 70's. Some critics weren't happy about this, because it's not fresh and new and has definitely been attempted before. Nevertheless, we think this is the strongest we have seen this look since the actual decade. One of our favorites was from Emilio Pucci's Pre-Fall collection. It screams 70's, but still has a modern feel to it. 

What's nice about this look is that you can adapt it to fit your style. Maybe just wear a turtleneck with a great pair of jeans or try a long skirt with a chambray top. Either of these are more subdued ways to try the trend without screaming Saturday Night Fever.

Even denim had 70's inspired looks. A lot of flare legs were shown on the runways. We think this is great because it's a fresh break from all of the skinny styles we've grown so accustomed to. 

 Frame Denim

Frame Denim

Now, if you don't want to go this extreme with a flared leg all denim jumpsuit, try a trouser style jean. It will give you that wider leg, but it's not as trendy as the true flare leg. The nice thing about a trouser style is that it can be dressed up easily.

Ponchos are another trend that gained momentum last fall and is still going strong. This time around, designers have given the ponchos a bit of a polished edge to them.  Like a jacket, a poncho gives instant style to an otherwise simple outfit like jeans and a t-shirt or black pants and a simple sweater. 

 Cedric Charlier

Cedric Charlier

Other than the 70"s trend, fur seemed to be the other dominant theme. We love this trend because, just like the poncho, it's such an easy way to add style to a simple outfit. With so many faux options available, no matter what your thoughts are on the real deal, you have an easy way to rock the fur look. 

This parka shown by J Crew is kind of wild with the yellow lamb detail. You don’t have to go this crazy. A parka with a touch of fur in a neutral color is a great look, as is a simple fur vest.

 

Chunky sweaters is a trend that’s very wearable and certainly echos that 70's feel too. What’s interesting is designers steered away from fringe on ponchos, but weren’t shy at all about including it on sweaters. 

 Sportmax

Sportmax


Now if you aren’t ready to try this look, we think a purse with fringe on it is an easy way to sport this style.

 Rebecca Minkoff

Rebecca Minkoff

Another way to embrace the chunky sweater trend is to go simple like this look from Tess Giberson. It's an even better look because of the creamy winter white color.

So there you have it. Some of our favorite Fall 2015 trends. Certainly not all of the trends that will be out there, but ones we feel like are wearable and a great starting point for adding something new to your closet.