September is finally here and although the weather hasn’t changed much in Texas, our style expectations have. There’s been mention of booties, jackets, and scarves…but it still feels like swimsuit season!
When it’s this hot outside, getting into the mindset of fall is a unique challenge. You can plan to wear your new comfy sweater all day but the second you leave the house you’re going to be a sweaty mess. So while we’re in that transition period, let’s look at some fall trends that will work for us.
One major thing to note this season…
The 90’s are back!
Each time a trend makes an encore appearance though, it is reimagined and restyled by designers and image consultants alike. The trick to reoccurring trends is choosing the ones you love best at this moment in your life (not the ones you loved in 1996).
Don’t rely on friends or magazines to tell you what you must have. Only incorporate pieces that speak to your style and soul. As expected, they will eventually go back out of style. At that point, you don’t want peer into your wardrobe at pieces that you never really liked anyways and ask that terrible question we’ve all asked ourselves “Why did I ever wear that!?!”
Your closet should only be filled with clothes that, even after the trend ends, make your heart sing.
And now (drumroll please), our six favorite trends for your fall of fashion:
The Bomber Jacket
We can’t get enough of these jackets! They are extremely lightweight and go with everything in the closet. For work, pair it with a flowy dress and stilettos. For a date night, wear a high-waisted pleated skirt, your best crop top, and sandals. And for the ultimate in fall coziness, wear with an oversized t-shirt, jeans, and booties. Just grab your pumpkin spice latte, and you’re both in season and comfortably in style.
I’m going to be honest, when we saw this trend coming back around I wanted to run the other way. I’ve since seen it take many simple, cute outfits up a notch to become fashion forward & unforgettable. To make this trend inimitable, add it to an outfit that you feel is fine but needs to be fantastic. That off the shoulder top or dress you wore all summer? It isn’t obsolete just because fall is around the corner – add a suede choker and wear it another season!
Speaking of suede – give it a chance! Although it has a bad rep for being hot, you can add small doses of it to your outfit to ground your look through texture. Add a simple suede bag, skirt or bootie and see how it instantly transforms you into fall fashion perfection.
Is there anything more versatile than a trench coat? It is my absolute favorite pick for fall this year because this single piece can take an outfit a million different directions, while simultaneously flattering any body type. The tie belt easily accentuates your waist, the long silhouette will make you look statuesque, and the weight is absolutely perfect for autumn in Texas. Count me in!
The ultimate nod to romanticism, fall florals are perfect for cozying up on a cool day to watch the rain fall or livening up an outfit for work. Add neutrals for a subtle & chic look, pop the florals with bold jewel tones or add dusty blues accessories for a vintage flair.
This trend is sweet, sultry and also, perfect for the office. Strappy heels are the perfect pit stop between your summer sandals and fall booties. Pair them with a shift dress and trench for professional occasions or jeans and a tee for girls night out. They will keep your feet a bit cooler, which again, is perfect in Texas, while indicating you’re in style and in the moment.
Now we want to know, which fall trend are you most looking forward to wearing?
Leave us a comment or chat with Raquel to see which trends would work best for your style, body type and color palette.
Emily Blanco is a freelance writer based in San Antonio, TX. She has studied creative writing, journalism, and has a degree in English Lit. She loves to blend snarky observations with helpful truths, encouraging people to love reading again! When she isn't being a complete book junkie, she loves to travel with her husband and pup, as well as explore local hidden gems.