When cool weather hits, the first thing on our minds is making a warm cup of tea and transitioning our closets to toastier clothes. This season we’re seeing lots of gorgeous prints and fashion trends we can’t wait to stock up on. From embroidered florals to silks and satins to classics like wool, our favorite stores are boasting the best fabrics just in time for the transition into fall and winter. We’ve broken our favorites down by category so we can share our best fashion finds for the months ahead.
Handbags with geometric features and embroidered details are huge this season. Think of them as subtle statement bags. Instead of a giant bag in a bold color, this season’s bags are smaller, more structured, and a bit more understated than we’ve seen in seasons past. Embroidered bags like the Aldo Aferidia and the Steve Madden Faithe are the little black bags of the season. They both have that small and structured vibe with gorgeous threaded floral patterns. For just-off-the-runway geometric flair, many handbags feature circle elements. This Ban.do Amigo circle bag hits the nail on the head by being totally circular in shape. For a slightly subtler take, opt for the Sam Edelman Elina bag. It has circle handles for a fun touch. All of these bags are perfect for fall with their trendy features and black color bases, which will compliment your wardrobe well into winter.
Fall weather means it’s finally boot season. Can we all give Mother Nature a little thank you for that? These seasonal boots take on a couple of distinct looks. There’s the western-inspired ankle bootie, the lace-up work-inspired boot, and the chic knee high. For a western-inspired bootie, you can’t go wrong with the Lucky Brand Belia boot. It has the western vibe with a cowboy boot–inspired toe and heel panels that don’t look cheesy. Plus, the different color options (like beet, java, and cashew) will have you sporting your autumnal color of choice. Our work boot–inspired choice is the Timberland Glancy. It’s a bit taller than the bootie as it covers the ankle, and it has a solid three-inch heel. Pick it up in all black for a kick-ass boot you can wear from now through the winter months. Knee-high boots are a strong look that pairs well with a casual sweater dress or flirty cocktail attire. The Steve Madden Hansil Harness boot gets you the look in suede, which means it has instant autumn appeal. Choose taupe to keep it a little more casual or black for a sexier look.
Jackets and Blazers
The right outerwear can turn any blah outfit and into a showstopper. Want to add some oomph to a jeans-and-tee day? Pop on a cool leather jacket. Need to look chic in a minute? Longline coats have your back. Menswear-style blazers have been trending this fall. Keep an eye out for gray checked patterns to ace the trend. The great thing about the gray blazer trend is that even though it involves a pattern, it’s still neutral, so it goes with everything. This Fashion Union Double Breasted Blazer nails the look. A longline coat is also great for fall and winter because you can get nice and cozy inside that extra coverage. We’re into this ASOS Slim Wool Coat. The charcoal color is perfect over rust-colored sweaters or cool winter blues. A leather jacket is a huge investment piece you can wear for decades. If you’ve got some extra dough burning a hole in your pocket (holiday bonus, anyone?) you can opt for the real deal. We’re drooling over the Allsaints Papin Leather Biker Jacket. Our favorite faux leather choice is the Levi’s Asymmetrical Diamond Quilted Moto Jacket. Bomber jackets have also been doing the rounds this season. Silky fabrics are taking this old school shape and making it modern and feminine. This 9 Crowns Quilted Bomber comes in a bunch of different colors, though the army green is our favorite this fall. For a waterproof option, try the Short Bomber Jacket by A Blues Man.
Cute baseball caps and fedoras are both having their moments this fall. They add a fun touch to casual outfits and can keep your head just a little bit warmer now that there’s a nip in the air. We’re liking this sporty faux suede baseball cap, which will give you the casual weekend look without breaking the bank. As for fedoras, we’re loving this fashionable pick by D&Y. Both come in a variety of fall-friendly colors, so whether you’re going for athleisure or want to nail a trendy look, we’ve got you covered—literally.
Astrology- and zodiac-inspired jewelry is trending this fall along with ear cuffs, which are kind of ’90s, but still cute. To do both trends, you can head on over to Mejuri. They have these adorable gold zodiac necklaces and a couple of edgy ear cuffs, too. For ear cuffs with a little more bling, check out Astrid and Miyu for their Circle Ear Cuffs edged in diamantes. Fall is our favorite season for fashion. Because, let’s be honest, nothing feels quite so good as that first fall sweater! Plus, adding accessories like scarves and hats keeps you looking cute and enjoying the warmth of fine fabrics at the same time. Best feeling ever.