Your Style Guide To This Year’s 7 Major Fall Trends

 
This year’s fall fashion trends are here and we could not be more excited! If you’re anything like me, fall (in California) is your favorite time of the year to dress up. I love my summer clothes, but I also love layers — this season is the perfect time to experiment with both while capturing all the cozy trends. Trends from last year are seeing subtle updates, and our favorite summer silhouettes are being translated into heavier knits *heart eyes*. My favorite part of the trends this year is how wearable and practical they are!

Today we break down 7 fall pieces that are must-haves for a fashion-forward autumn.

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Chunky Loafers

 
 
 
 
 
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Chunky loafers are the perfect marriage of… well, loafers… and combat boots. It might sound like an odd combination but we love how fun and grungy this shoe is. Dressing like a grandpa is particularly cool this year (read on to find out what I mean), and who knew this aesthetic would look so good?!
*Style tip: Rock chunky loafers with pieces that are traditionally more feminine and tailored for an undeniably cool contrast. Chunky loafers look amazing with high socks and tights, so style this with a mini or midi dress and a cropped jacket.

chunky loafers

Stella McCartney Emilie Faux Leather Loafers

$895 – SHOP

chunky loafers

H&M Chunky-soled Loafers

$34.99 – SHOP

 

 


Knee-High Boots

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Yes, this shoe is pretty much a staple and forgive me for being bold but… You. Need. This. Knee-high boots are a classic. This year, though, they’re getting updated with croc-embossed finishes, and we’re also seeing whites, creams, and taupes being popular color options for knee-high boots. So chic and wearable — they match with everything! You can opt for the trendy kitten heel, classic block heel, or sexy stiletto. My personal favorite is the classic block heel because I know I will wear this style every year and it’s more comfortable.
Don’t miss out on the complete style guide to the trending fall boots and booties which you can check out HERE.

 

knee high boots

Villa Rouge Flor Knee High Boots

$295 – SHOP

knee high boots

Chinese Laundry Krafty Knee High Boot

$99.99 – SHOP

 

 

 


Sweater Vests

 
 
 
 
 
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Remember when I said dressing like a grandpa is an aesthetic this year? This is what I mean. We’re not talking about just *any* sweater vest. This year, we’re loving oversized V-neck sweater vests that probably won’t do too much to keep you warm, but will have you looking like a trendsetter. The key to rocking a grandpa vest is in the styling and fit.
*Style Tip: Layer a sweater vest over a shirt dress for a one and done look, and belt it at the waist for a cinched silhouette. When shopping for this item, we highly recommend you check out the men’s department first (or your man’s closet)! There you will find the desirable oversized fit and more color options. Thank us later.

sweater vest

COS Organic Cotton V-Neck Waffle Knit Vest

$89 – SHOP

sweater vest

Eyeye Oversized V-Neck Vest

$116 – SHOP

 

 


Loose-Fitting Trousers

 
 
 
 
 
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We were seeing a great selection of loose-fitting trousers in the spring and summer, and this style is being translated to heavier weight fabrics for the fall. This pant style just might have to be my favorite — it’s so flattering on every body type and it’s far more comfortable than the skinny jeans that were around for way too long. Loose-fitting trousers look so effortless and refined, and they pair beautifully with knits.

trousers

Self-Portrait High-Rise Wide-Leg Leather Pants

$234 – SHOP

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Sandro High-Waisted Trousers with Buttons

$102 – SHOP

 

 


Statement Collar

 
 
 
 
 
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Also known as an oversized spread collar, bib collar, or Peter Pan collar, dresses and tops with a statement collar are adorable and a refreshingly sweet update for the fall. We are seeing this layered under sweaters so that the collar can do the talking.

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Batsheva – Lucy Checked Cotton Mini Dress

$410 – SHOP

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Topshop Star Frill Peter Pan Collar Blouse

$39.99 – SHOP

 

 


Combat Boots

 
 
 
 
 
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I’m not going to lie, I most definitely did not expect a comeback from combat boots this year, but here we are and they’ve now become one of the major fall trends of 2020!
 

combat boots

Frye Veronica Combat Boots

$278 – SHOP

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Haskell Crocodile Embossed Leather Combat Boot

$225 – SHOP

 

 


Leather Trench

 
 
 
 
 
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We wrote a style guide on trench coats, but we haven’t touched on leather trench coats. Leather trench coats are everything you love about the essential trench coat outerwear but with an added stylish, formal element thanks to the fabrication. If a leather trench is out of your comfort zone, start off with leather trims first.

leather trench coat

Nanushka Malina belted vegan leather trench coat

$895 – SHOP

leather trench coat

Responsibly-Treated Faux Leather Flyaway Trenchcoat

$74.97 – SHOP

 

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What is your favorite fashion trend of 2020? Which fall trends have you already been rocking? Share with us in the comments below!


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