I’m so glad Summer is over because it is the worst season for style.
We’re either melting into a puddle half the time or freezing from the air conditioning. If your hair isn’t frizzing up from the humidity, it’s stuck to your head. It’s truly un-attractive trying to look put together when you don’t know if you’re walking around in your once crisp white shirt with now sweat stains or your slip dress is stuck up somewhere unfavorable.
Fall fashion has been on my mind since the runways sent models down them back in February this year. I’m sharing below the Top 5 Fall Trends and a couple micro ones to be aware of this season.
With Mathieu Blazy now in as Creative Director at Bottega Veneta, he surprised us all with taking it back to basics. The Italian label’s Fall collection showed a simple yet striking look; a white tank top and jeans. This look acts as a blank canvas made to style with a brown boot, statement bag or earring. The white tank specifically has risen to new heights in the last 6 months becoming the hero item in wardrobes which once used to be an afterthought. You can never go wrong with a blue jean and tank combo.
This is my favorite trend of the season because most of these items can already be found in your fall closets. Choose the quality separates you want to invest in and they’ll stand the test of time in return, offer endless versatility and you’ll never look out of place.
STRAIGHT LEG DENIM
From wide leg jeans seen everywhere last year, the drama has been reeled back in to welcome the straight leg denim. A little more relaxed and cool, this shape allows for a heel or almond toe boot to peep through and contrast just the right amount. I’ve come to appreciate the mid rise instead of my usual high-waist because this hits just under your navel and permits more ease in your tanks if you’re following notes on the minimalism trend
The big pants trend was born out of those who fear leaving their sweatpants. We’re seeing this ultra comfy trend come through in parachute pants that are usually more of a nylon construction, puddle pants because they just graze the ground and cargo pants with utility details like zippers and pockets. The Attico girls make some insane cargo pants which I’m sure you’ve seen on the likes of Kim Kardashian but I also love the simplicity of the Elma pant from Frankie shop paired with a relaxed fit t shirt from Uniqlo.
Thanks to Julia Fox, faux leather is not going anywhere. Her maximalist looks at Paris Fashion Week earlier this year put this trend into overdrive with the approval of Ye. Cult favorite designer Khaite created full head to toe leather looks for high and memorable impact. We’re seeing it in everything from mini skirts to bustiers, pants, shackets and outerwear. My favorite faux leather trench coat is by Dynamite.
We’ve seen suiting take center stages for a few years now. The update it’s getting this season is to be worn in a much more relaxed manner and with a third piece underneath the blazer; the vest. This addition ensures the menswear inspired vibe. I also love the vest worn alone with wide leg denim and a boot. If you’re looking for a chic transitional look for right now, swap the boots for a leather flip flop.
Micro Trend Alert
What is one thing soccer & London Fashion Week have in common? If you haven’t already noticed, the adidas x wales bonner collab being sold out absolutely everywhere well, I’m not sure what to tell you. But this shoe has come back in a major way. Worn with everything from jeans to sweats and mini skirts, the most effortlessly cool sneaker to own these days. Adidas just always gets it right with collabs, they even have one with gucci colored in bold red suede with the iconic gold samba logo. P.S – if you’re coveting the original style, note that they have a vegan and classic version that is identified with a different logo on the tongue of the shoe.
To some like content creator Audrey Peters, the ballet flat never left! To me, they were only ever coming through for brief moments in the transitional seasons. I never re-bought them until this year when I saw the likes of Khaite, The Row and Miu Miu flood my feed with them. Dawned with tiny bows at the front or the elasticated middle, these were styled with tube socks but for my day to day, I love wearing them with dresses or the infamous blue jeans and tank uniform.