Fashion Trends to Look More Stylish This Fall

Fall is my favorite season to dress for with all of the layers and rich colors. First thing I do when we enter fall mode is to switch my closet over, then I change my perfume selections, new blog post coming up on that but I've already posted the top picks for men's fall cologne. Next I change my lip color from nudes to copper and I love wearing copper nail polish in fall! Wondering where to begin to change your wardrobe for the changing season?  I'm going to share all the fashion trends that are wearable and will make you look vibrant this season. Spoiler alert: the colors of the season are brown and green. 

Fall Color Palette

Brown is having a moment this year.  I have shifted to loving wearing earthy neutrals. Camel and cognac are becoming a big thing this season. Brown is has come a long way and is the new black. Wearing an all brown outfit gives you look more depth and is a softer look than all black.  I plan on wearing lots of monochromatic looks this season which for me is very aesthetically pleasing and looks sleek and polished. Camel pairs really well with bright red, so you wear a red sweater with camel pants and vice versa. I recommend putting away your lighter colored bags and reach for your deeper cognac colors for fall.

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Pop of Color

Saturated colors for fall are tending. Typically you would see olive green popular for fall but this year it's Kelly green that is on trend. Green is one of those colors that gets overlooked but its fresh and vibrant and will uplift your spirts when it's cold outside.  I'm seeing this pop of color everywhere. Green represents growth and harmony and reminds me of spring. You can pair the color green with white, black, blue (any shade), camel, light yellow, and pink. I bought a pair of trouser pants in Kelly green similar to these pants. I went through my closet and was able to make 14 outfits with them. You should never buy anything new unless you can make 3-5 outfits out of it. Here are some more Kelly green options: faux leather pantspuff sleeve sweaterV-neck teeCulottesOversized Button-Up Shirtwool sweater and a V-neck cashmere sweater

Accessories are a great place to experiment with colors you're scared to wear. If you only want to add a small splash of color get a green purse: quilted bag or Saddle BagZara has 20 Kelly green bags! Adding a colorful handbag to a neutral outfit or unmemorable one makes the outfit more interesting. Here's some outfit inspiration as I hope you will add green to your color palette. 


A Shacket is a shirt jacket and is a great finishing piece to any outfit as it's lightweight outerwear that is not super bulky. It gives you coverage and warmth and is very versatile for fall. They are here to stay, so it's a classic wearable piece that will be a great investment. I bought this brown plaid shacket, but have my eye on this green one

Faux Leather Pants

Faux leather is on trend right now! I tossed my faux leather leggings and invested in a couple pairs of  of faux leather pants because they will always be in style. The vegan leather I purchased are done very well and are breathable and stretchy.  Zara has 50 different styles of leather pants. Abercrombie has a dozen different styles. Aritzia has 100 styles and colors for you to choose from. I bought two pairs from Ann Taylor: brown and black. I'm thinking to get another pair in cream. 


For fall you're going to want to wear a beautiful wool fedora or beret as it will make you look more put together and stylish. A hat is a great styling secret every woman should embrace. You can throw it on with a very simple look and it will elevate your look.  I think hats are essential since they look chic and makes any outlook look more amazing.  I've been on the hunt for the perfect hat to match a camel sweater coat I own so I placed three hat orders to find a matching color. I thought all the hats were great but only returned because the color didn't match. 

I'm going to share everything I ordered and tried on. The hats I bought from Target are one size fits all and that never fits my head. Knit FedoraRibbon FedoraFelt Fedora. What I like about shopping at Target online is it's free shipping after $35 and free labels to mail return. Unlike the Village Hat Shop which made me go to the post office with a large box to return. 

Baseball Hats are also trending this season but I  don't mean being worn with a ponytail and athletic clothing. I see it being worn with a cool street style look in a stylish way. Looks great with white sneakers and your hair down. I bought a camel colored baseball hat. 
{Source: Mia Mia Mine & Fashion Jackson}


I'm ready to bust out all of my boots! It's so essential for fall to invest in a good pair. I've had most of my boots for years as they are so timeless and classic. Ankle boots are very versatile while taupe boots look nice with dark clothes, while nude booties will elongate your legs. I think you'll see a lot of croco (faux crocodile) boots this season. I recommend buying boots a half size larger so you can wear socks with them. Your feet swell at the end of the day so always shop for shoes that you will try on at the end of the day. 

Don't underestimate the power of a great insole. NineWest has released a collection of shoes engineered with 9 game-changing innovations for next-level flexibility, cushioning, shock absorption and breathability.  I bought a pair of boots from the collection and the insoles are already built in, I was so impressed! They are making their shoes even more comfortable to walk in. I noticed that all of the shoes have rubber soles which make your shoe more durable and last a long time. 

 I've been seeing on the streets that white sneakers are in style with the laces tucked in. It makes your shoe look more stylish and create more of a slip on sneaker look that is streamlined. I'm seeing a lot of women wear pant suits with white sneakers. Tailored wool trousers are a great alternative to jeans on the weekend as it will elevate your look.  You can roll up the ends and wear it with white sneakers for a casual look. 

Wedge sneakers are out. Loafers are on trend, they're functional flats that are comfortable, effortless, and easy to wear. It's really great shoe to have in your closet and versatile for different outfits. 

The round toe shoe is out. It shortens the legs and doesn't look as stylish. A pointy toe shoe is fresh and modern. I've always felt this way about my round toe flats but couldn't quite put my finger on what made them boring. Anyway, I replaced those shoes with pointy flats. I posted links to shoes in this post.

Other Key Pieces

Break out your long cardigans which are great for drawing the eye down the body giving you a lengthening affect; it's a nice finishing piece to any outfit. I recommend tucking in your sweater on one side, as it creates a nice shape. Cowl neck sweaters are a great looser alternative to the turtleneck.  Puff sleeve shirts and sweaters are on trend and look so stylish! They make your waist look smaller. Sweater vests are trending although I think I will set this one out, you don't have to follow every trend. 

Since skinny jeans are out, so is the long tunic blouse. Button down shirts are a classic staple, just make sure it's made of a stiff fabric (not linen). For styling I recommend going up a size for a looser fit and unbutton one button as it looks better and gives a V-neck look. Everyone needs a textured ivory sweaterSatin slip skirt/dress are gaining popularity.  Silk blouses are always a classic wardrobe piece that doesn't go out of style, but it has been more popular lately and gives you a more luxurious look.  Oversized structured blazers are popular.  I've also seen a lot of chain links on shoes, bags and jewelry. A good belt never go out of style and are showcased when you tuck your shirt in. You can also wear a scarf as a belt. I like to splurge on handbags because a designer bag will instantly make any outfit look more expensive

I can't wear to wear all of these items on my list here this season!

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