5 Autumn Fashion Trends to Fall For

Your favorite scarf, that ultra-soft cashmere sweater and those boots you got on clearance last spring are all ready to come out of the closet for the fall season!

The fall fashion season is upon us and that usually brings to mind darker colors and warm fabrics to pair with the cooling weather. Some styles like knit sweaters are classics that continue to make a comeback, but there’s always some new fashion trend to check out as the leaves begin to turn.

Get ready to slip off the summer styles and fall into autumn dress with these top 5 wardrobe essentials.

Sweaters and Tops with a Twist

Don’t let the name “sweater” conjure up pictures of silly holiday prints of mistletoes and snowmen. The classic sweater is getting a makeover with artistic graphic prints that ditch the dorky holiday cross-stitch and go for artsy, edgier designs.

In a recent fall fashion review, Vogue pointed out that designers Christopher Kane and Jonathan Saunders loved pairing funky, knit sweaters with tailored skirts as they sent their models down the runway. The best part of this look is that you probably already have the right pieces in your closet to make this classy but cool style on your own.

Geometric patterns, floral designs, and plenty of artsy graphic prints marched the runways this season, and they’re already in department stores. Look for them on sweaters, dresses, t-shirts, blouses, and plenty of other tops and accessories.

Military-Inspired Outerwear Making a Stand

If you haven’t heard already, the iconic military jacket is back on runways and in stores. Designers are taking the utilitarian style and updating it to today’s fashion with a more refined, tailored look.

If army or bomber jackets aren’t your style this season but you’re looking for a trendy new coat option, you can always turn to the trusty peacoat. This classic double-button outerwear is as functional as it is fashionable and can be worn buttoned-up for a professional look, or open for a flirty, casual style.

Although, fashion designers, like Joseph Altuzarra, have even combined the peacoat with military inspired embellishments. Models strutted the runway this season in peacoats accented with military-brass buttons. The Joseph Altuzarra peacoat features a sharp navy look with a fur collar.

Break out the Boots

What’s better than hearing the crunch of fall leaves under a pair of stylish new boots? Ankle boots are a staple of fall footwear and designers are constantly bringing out more tailored styles that make you wish boots were a year-round thing (and who says they can’t be?).