Before we know it, summer’s warm days will be fading into the slightly cooler ones of fall. And whether you’re already dreading the transition or can’t wait, one thing is for sure – your wardrobe will definitely need to shift with the new season. To help make parting with your beloved summer pieces a little easier, here are five trends that are sure to become instant fall favorites.
The midi skirt has already become a must-have silhouette for any season, but for fall, the popular hemline has undergone a bit of a makeover, perfect for adding some variety to your cool-weather wardrobe. Instead of a straight, uniform hem, designers are opting for an asymmetrical finish that provides extra movement and interest to the average skirt. Handkerchief, tapered, or otherwise, Fashionista writes that the asymmetrical hemline adds a bit of fun and swing to any skirt or dress.
Sequins and Shine
This fall season is all about the bling. Although metallic accents have been trending for a while now, shimmer is taking center stage with encrusted fabrics and luxe gold pieces. As WWD notes, designers piled glittering palettes and sparkling sequins onto skirts, dresses and even pantsuits, proving that any silhouette can be ready to party at a moment’s notice. Don’t be afraid to rock a head-to-toe high-shine look for a night out, or opt for a single glitzy piece paired with more neutral ones to balance out the trend for the daytime.
Autumn is filled with oodles of orange-hued things: pumpkins, lattes, leaves (depending on where you live, that is), and now, clothes. According to Glamour, nearly every collection for fall 2016 featured the muted orange color that elicits memories of cozy evenings spent gathered around the fire and brings to mind the warm scent of a holiday kitchen. Even better, the burnt-orange tone looks flattering on a wide range of skin tones and is versatile enough to act as a neutral in your fall wardrobe, giving us plenty of reasons to say yes to this classic seasonal shade.
It’s a well-known truth that fur on the fall runways is nothing new. After all, as Lyst points out, fur jackets are a cozy cold-weather staple. However, this season’s fuzzy offerings come with a vibrant twist. Unlike the neutral hues we’re used to seeing, designers worked in an array of bold colors and eye-catching patterns for fall 2016’s pelts. From cotton-candy pink and electric blue to feminine floral prints and geometric patchwork patterns, these fur styles (whether real or faux) will make a statement while keeping you warm.
Pinstripes and Plaid
Seen on everything from dresses and skirts to trousers and jackets, menswear-inspired pinstripes and plaid are two must-have patterns for fall 2016. In mostly sophisticated neutral tones—think shades of grey, slate blues, earthy browns and moss greens—NY Magazine’s The Cut notes that this season’s checks and tartans act as a calm antidote to the bolder sequins that are also trending.
Author Bio: This is a guest post by Lauren Brentwood, a freelance writer and lover of all things fashion who currently lives in Charleston, South Carolina. When she’s not shopping the latest trends, Lauren enjoys heading to the beach, exploring her city’s historic side, and catching up with friends.