Let’s just dive right in: here are some of my favorite trends that I’ve been seeing all over for the fall/winter season!
1. Scarf Prints.
I’m not exactly sure what this type of print is called, but I’m here for it. Lately I’ve seen a bunch of pieces incorporating prints that look like a luxurious satin scarf, which is reminiscent of designer brands in the 2000s (think Louis Vuitton). But now, street-style brands are creating dresses and tops that resemble this idea, and I love the vibe this pattern and material together create. I even saw a boutique selling denim jackets with vintage Hermes scarves sewn into the backs—how cool? I really like the retro vibe and the instant color that this adds to an outfit. I guess that’s why I recently ordered this fabulous dress from Missguided! While this isn’t an exclusively fall trend, you can find it everywhere right now in all sorts of styles and colors, so find one that strikes your fancy ASAP.
2. Patent Leather.
If white denim is the pant material of summer, patent leather is the new pant material for fall/winter. The sleek look of patent leather elevates an outfit so much, making it look more expensive and classier than it actually is. Even paired with a T-shirt and sneakers, black vinyl pants can look so cool! If you want to be fancier, a patent leather skirt is also easy to find right now, and can be worn for a night out on the town as well as a business setting. I love patent leather because it gives a cooler, more fashion-forward vibe than regular leather, but it’s still just as easy to style.
3. Straight Leg Jeans.
I think we can all agree that skinny jeans aren’t the most comfortable. That’s why I’m so happy that the past few months has brought a mainstream straying away from that cut, and towards unique, more loose jean styles. Whether they’re dark or light wash, low or high rise, I just think straight leg jeans are way more universally flattering and easier to style. I also love how they can easily fall around a pair of ankle boots. I think the emergence of new popular jean trends is really great for the fashion world because it was getting pretty boring seeing everyone rock the same shape. My personal favorite pair of straight leg jeans right now is this pair from Levi’s.
4. Vintage-Inspired Pieces.
This is a bit broader, but I’m seriously loving the interest in thrifting and revamping of vintage vibes lately! From cable knits, to cropped ribbed tops, to slip dresses, to denim, everything your favorite style stars are wearing seems to have a bit of vintage inspiration right now. Fashion trends naturally borrow from the eras that came before, but we seem to be having a major moment of ’90s nostalgia right now. Brands like Tommy Hilfiger and Polo are emerging again, and teenage girls are raiding their moms closets for oldie-but-goodies. You can go to a thrift store or to a mainstream place like Urban Outfitters to take inspiration from some of these trends and rock your own vintage-inspired vibes this winter.
What’s your favorite trend right now? Let’s talk in the comments!