Between back-to-school shopping and Nordstrom’s amazing anniversary sale, we’ve gotten ourselves all in a tizzy over fall fashion and the gorgeous trends the cooler weather has in store. But you don’t have to wait for the leaves to start changing color to jump in on the fun. Here, seven trends you can buy now and actually wear now.
Sweating in a velvet dress? Not so cute. Accessorizing with velvet shoes and a crossbody? Super cute! Velvet has been a go-to fashion addition for the past few years now, and we don’t see that changing anytime soon.
Fall will have you seeing, well, red. Think: Shades ranging from rich burgundy to candy apple (you know, like Michael Jackson’s jacket in the Thriller music video). Wear it now with your favorite millennial pink pieces for a fresh color mix.
Power shoulders are back (and we’re not mad about it). The longer lengths and double-breasted buttons sit perfectly atop raw hem jeans and a loose white tee.
As in, less delicate pastel rose buds and more purple twisted vines. Nothing says fall like a brown-based floral pattern! Pairing a fall-floral top or evening dress with minimal accessories is the cheat-code to getting dressed in a hurry this fall.
We’re not talking about the velour sets of the early aughts. The 2017 version is sleek and, dare we say, chic. Pair with a button-up and heels and head off to the office in comfort.
cc: Whether they’re sequined brogues, metallic jacquard booties or stain platforms, embellished shoes are the stars of the sidewalk this coming season. Keep everything else minimal so they’ll really stand out.
PAPER BAG WAISTS
One of our favorite fall trends, this ultra-flattering waistline works on just about every body type because it nips right at your smallest part (and offers a touch of breathing room at the top).