|A Blast from the Past: The 80s Revival
||Grab your flux capacitor and rev up your engines because it’s time to travel back to the 80s. The most fashionably diverse and wild decade is making a comeback as models litter the runway with aggressive shoulder pads, oversized suits, acid-washed jeans, and neon block patterns. From Marc Jacobs to Tom Ford, the 80s look seems to be everywhere. So, if you want to follow the trend this fall, be sure to brush off your old Converses and bring out the colors.
|Reduce, Reuse, & Recycle
||The fashion business uses enough water to fill 32 million Olympic swimming pools and emits carbon dioxide fumes equivalent to 230 million cars. It’s the second dirtiest industry in the world, behind fossil fuels, and designers are starting to make a change. Luxury brands are pledging to go fur-free and Fashion Week is even going paperless. However, they need the fashionistas to follow suit. Therefore, the trend this fall is to simply reuse and recycle. Clothing rental stores and thrift shops are in and synthetic fabrics are out. The eco-friendly drive is also the reason why the retro look is coming back. The more your outfit can save the environment, the more current it’ll be.
||If you spend your weekends yelling at the TV screen or cheering with fans at the stadium, then this trend is definitely for you. Designers such as Versace and Gucci have completely embraced the world of sports and are incorporated team logos in their designs. If you have a favorite sports team, then share it with the world and rock it out on your outfit. Spread your team spirit and show off your fashion sense this fall.
|Scarf it Up
||The Queen of England’s most royal accessory is her headscarf. She’s constantly showcasing different scarves and now her trend is hitting the runways. Earlier this year, she awarded designer Richard Quinn with her Award for British Design as his scarves rocked London Fashion Week. However, the use of scarves hasn’t ended there. Other designers such as Tory Burch and Marine Serre have embraced the trend and created entire outfits out of scarves. So, this year it’s time to be creative with the iconic fall statement piece. Wear your scarf around your head or design it into a beautiful dress.
|Everything that Sparkles and Shines
||From glitter to sparkles, the fall season will be full of shiny metals and shimmery jewelry. The disco ball trend has captured the styles of Alexander Wang, Gucci, and Christian Cowan as it transforms into dresses, handbags, suits, and rompers. You’ll need to stand out in shiny fashion if you’re looking to fit in this season.
|Home on the Prairie
||Fall fashion is taking it back to the west as it explores a new frontier. Suede fringe, western prints, cowboy boots, and leather accents are dominating the runway and bringing fashionistas back to the wild, wild west. The conservative western look is likely inspired by the independence and autonomy of pioneer women and is providing a statement for trendsetters around the world. Therefore, Calvin Klein, Coach, Chloé, and Isabel Marant are all jumping on the bandwagon and transporting people to a more freeing and adventurous time.
|The Lumberjack Plaid Look
||Making its way out of the woodshed and straight to the runway, plaid seems to be the pattern of autumn. Versace, Louis Vuitton, Michael Kors, Christian Dior, and Chanel are all embracing the lumberjack look and hoping fashionistas do the same. However, this isn’t just your typical colors. There’s a new emphasis on pink, yellow, and orange checks as well as a mixing of colors, material, and style.
|Bigger is Better: The Oversized Jacket
||Apparently, designers are predicting a harsh winter, because they’re arming trendsetters with layers upon layers, upon layers. This fall, oversized jackets, capes, and layered outer garments will protect you from autumn winds and keep you in line with fashion trends. So, live it large this fall while you wear it large.
|The Sexy Skirt Suit
||The professional look has always been a great trend for fashionistas everywhere. However, this fall, the emphasis is on skirt suits. Ditch the pants and show off some leg as you dominate the workplace. Try a tweed or plaid skirt suit to accentuate your look and pull off this season’s latest trend.
|Become King of the Jungle with Animal Print
||This autumn, give your wardrobe an upgrade by taking some inspiration from the animal kingdom. Thanks to Balenciaga and Michael Kors, animal print is back in season and here to stay. Fall runways saw a revival of the classic leopard coat, as well as several other spotted and striped looks. However, the most coveted animal this fall seems to be the zebra. Get in touch with your wild animal side and pull off the white and black look at your next get-together.