Hey, hey, HEY-AY, it’s Fall! Officially. And I’m so excited to talk Fall Trends. I’ve been watching and reading and perusing for months, trying to come up with an easily digestible, totally achievable list of the key pieces you need to know about this Fall.
In order to make the list, the trends had to meet three criteria:
1. Accessible – There must be multiple options at every price point, not just, say, one pair of designer shoes that all the bloggers are wearing.
2. Easy – If a trend is overly tricky or complicated or requires a whole new wardrobe in order to rock it successfully….it’s not on this list.
3. New(ish) – This one is probably up for debate. But in general, if a trend has been around for so long that it’s now a classic, I left it off of this list. That doesn’t mean we won’t be covering it later, but it’s not a trend. Leather jackets, leather pants and menswear, I’m talking to you. (They’re like florals for Spring.) Also? Lace-up flats. They don’t have the lifetime longevity of a leather jacket, but we’ve been talking about them for years now. Yes, keep wearing them, I just don’t want to TALK about them.
A complete list of Fall Trends and styling notes are below, in this post. However, you can shop all of our favorite fall trends in the drop-down menu at the top of the blog. It looks like this on your computer…
Or this on your phone….
But the first thing you need to know about the 2016 Fall Trends is that denim….is a disaster. A few years ago I could order a bunch of jeans, like most of them, and then have a tough time choosing which pair to keep. Now? I order 10 pairs and 10 pairs go back. Rises are all over the map, hemlines are jumping around, sizes are the most inconsistant they’ve ever been, and the determination of leg widths (straight, skinny, slouchy, flare, wideleg) defy logic. I swear the denim makers are out to get us.
The take-away? There’s a major shift happening in denim. It’s like when we went from bootcut jeans to skinnies. Something…is…happening. I can’t quite figure out exactly where we’ll end up (my gut feel is that high rise and mom jeans aren’t going anywhere), but in the meantime, I have a few strategies to keep our beloved skinnies current. (And I promise we’ll talk about cropped flares SOON.) But if there’s one thing we can learn from bloggers the world over…it’s that no one trend will ever dominate.
On that rather ominous note (ha, ha…ha)….keep reading for my list of the Most Wearable Fall Trends of 2016.