New York City stores have officially switched seasons (goodbye neon, hello jewel tones!). Summer styles are on sale and fall clothes are everywhere. We may not be ready to let go of beach days and sun dresses just yet, but what better time than now to discuss what’s hot for the cooler days of fall.
Two major fall trends we’ve been spotting are leather – skirts and tops – and metallic – nails and shoes. Styled together or separate, leather clothing and metallic accessories are a must for fashionistas this fall.
Here, we have rounded up the crisp weather looks that we are eyeing for the upcoming months. Start shopping and planning now for your crisp weather wardrobe makeover!
They were huge for spring and summer but worn with a cropped blazer and leather mini skirt, they are still going strong for next season. For a more office appropriate look, pair your favorite peplum with black trousers. Or, throw on your basic peplum with a pair of print trousers (which brings us to our next trend, see below).
These are a great statement piece for fall! If you are new to prints, opt for solid-colored blouses so that your fabulous pants do all the talking. However, if you are daring, you can mix prints. Just remember to keep colors in the same family and that stripes go with practically everything! Balance is key. With a slouchy trouser wear a tight fitting top. With a more fitted trouser wear a looser blouse (or peplum top!). If cropped, pair with a great oxford. If ankle length, wear with a wedge.
Jewel tone cords
Mix up textures and add some edge by wearing your jewel tone cords with a leather motorcycle jacket. Skinny ankle cords look great with printed or metallic oxford flats (remember to keep the shoes in the same color family as your pants) or ankle booties (which just happens to be our next fall fashion trend, see below).
We agree it is too early to think about squeezing your bronzed legs into a knee-high boot. That’s why we love ankle boots! They are easy to slip on and easy to style with almost anything. A basic suede flat bootie is an everyday fall trend essential. They go with everything from your skinny jeans to your printed dresses. In addition, make sure to get an ankle boot with some flair or some height to wear for a night out. Worn with leather pants, black ankle boots not only make a great date night outfit but they elongate your frame.
While we love the metallic trend for fall, don’t over do it with the accessories. Stick to one or two metallic details at a time. A metallic nail polish with a matching metallic belt looks ultra chic with a lace LBD for a night out. Or gold metallic pumps and a bronze tote worn with trousers and a blazer is just right for the office. Just remember, metallic accessories shine on their own so tone down the rest of your outfit when sporting this fall trend.
Stay tuned, fall is not even here yet, so there is more where this style advisory came from!