As summer fades to fall, so comes the inadvertent shift towards a warmer colour palette and more refined silhouettes! But earthy shades aside, several new trends have metamorphed into prominent forerunners for the season. The Internet has spoken, and we’re rounding up the 8 top trends that are ascending the sartorial ranks faster than you can say ‘where did summer go?’.
1. Flared pants
There might be divided opinions on this look, but we adore the figure-flattering nip at the waist that gives way to a retro-spirited bell bottom. Wear it with an off-shoulder crop top or a fitted high-neck top.
2. Chunky heels
This trend was born in the 90’s thanks to the creative genius of Steve Madden, but are making a timely resurgence this season. Wear chunky heel booties with a shift dress for an update to workwear chic, or try mules with draped vests and tailored pants. Oh, and they’re sturdy and comfortable too. Was that the sound of your feet heaving a sigh of relief?
3. A-line skirts
There’s something about the A line skirt that is so wearable it runs the gamut from emanting mod vibes, to evoking elegance reminiscent of Grace Kelly. Whether it’s button-front denim, corduroy, faux suede or wool, this Fall trend is showing promise of becoming a trans-seasonal mainstay.
4. Minimalist layers
We have The Row and Céline to thank for the less-is-more aesthetic that involves simple lines, elegant cuts and fluid luxe fabrics. This Fall, go big on solid colours, clean silhouettes and structured pieces conducive for layering.
5. Utility vest
There was a time not too long ago where the military parka was the outerwear du jour, but it’s Fall 2015 and its sleeveless sibling, the utility vest, has taken over. Elevate it from normcore status by matching it with pointy toe pumps and a structured handbag, like the Givenchy Antigona.
6. Laced-up shoes
This trend has been cutting swathes through the fashion blogger landscape and it’s no surprise. The ballerina-esque straps flatter your pins and create an illusion of length, and they’re perfect for sprucing up an otherwise bare outfit.
7. Fluted hems
Not sure what a fluted hem is? Think a drop waist skirt resembling a pared down Flamenco gown, with a silhouette that’s sweet as saccharine. It’ll impart a touch of glamour to your look and carry you from the workplace, well into a dinner party, and then some.
A wardrobe essential endorsed by Steve Jobs might not be most stylish proposition, but there’s a reason the wholesome turtleneck has withstood the test of time. Reboot this staple by layering it under a sleeveless dress or a longline vest, and opt for cropped renditions for a modern update.