Wearable trends dominated this year’s fall runway and we love it! Color rules this season. Bright teals, mustard yellows and bright hues that add pop to shirts, pants, jackets, vests and everything in between. Gone are the dull and drab neutrals and monotone black head-to-toe looks that dominated last fall. Faux fur flocked blazers, coats and vests polish off tailored shirt and pants, which adds a touch of class to a casual look. Small but powerful details like lace punctuate outfits in meaningful ways and add excitement to classic designs. One returning trend we saw, and boy were we happy to see it come back, was the military look. Camouflage-inspired hats, jackets, shirts and pants toughen up softer dresses and pants while the tom boy look holds strong. Trucker hats and military inspired looks combine to create a wardrobe with a sassy attitude.
Wake up your wardrobe with colorful solids and patterns. While some black is always essential, the beiges and browns of last season are out. Instead, opt for darker versions of your favorites. This quilted vest by Kenneth Cole is a great example on how you can layer up using color.
Blazers, Coats and Vests
Speaking of outerwear, it is in style this fall, with sophisticated layers that stretch elements of your summer wardrobe well into fall and even winter. Even men can rock this vest look without looking like a geek. Check out this tough and sexy number from WT02.
Camouflage and Military Looks
Yes, you read it right, the military look is back. This season, military trends more toward greens and blues versus tans. This echoes the overall theme of using color to make a statement. If you are going to wear the camo-inspired look, start simple by pairing a pair of sleek Hudson jeans with an olive green shirt and a, very cute, military style cap. More serious military looks include military-inspired button up dresses for women or versatile cargo pants for both genders. Pair the cargos with a more fitted shirt and a jacket for a look that will make anyone stand to attention.
Last, but certainly not least, fall would never be complete without a cozy sweater. Sweaters have gone so far beyond being a bad gift from grandma. The runway was rife with them this season and they artfully mixed the color and the camo trends to create cozy sweaters with a smart look. Sweaters flow more than they used to, many having a cape-like appearance, with wide sleeves and plenty of room to move – perfect for fall when the weather doesn’t warrant a body-hugging style.