Our summers are usually jam-packed with festivals, brunches, beach-time and for some of us following along the fashion month activities from New York to Milan. Of course, this season was a different. For the most part, I spent my summer at home reflecting on life, hosting zoom parties and tracking my favorite fall fashion trends among other things. I am championing the trends below because they can be integrated into anyone’s closet and they’ll appeal to a wide range of tastes. Also, they’re just plain fun, and easy to wear — yes, even the asymmetrical sleeves and cutouts. If you are ready to switch things up, scroll through the gallery for some fall fashion inspiration.
Ivy League. There’s a newfound appreciation for classic Americana style. It is all about the black, navy, white, and stripes. A good tailored jacket need not be shrunken or oversized. And while we have no illusions about the good old days, we do appreciate a little prep in our step. Do not forget to transition your mini dress to fall by throwing a sweater or cardigan over it.
The Long & Short of It. Hemlines continue to rise in the form of long sleeve mini dresses or the tiniest of skirts styled with long sleeve tops. Complete the look with booties for the perfect fall look.
Outfit Details : Ruched Bust Lantern Sleeve Asymmetrical Hem Floral Jacquard Dress (search ID 1320429). Use discount code D1outthebox for an extra 15% off any purchase on SHEIN website.
All Year-round White . The outfit you can wear on Labor Day weekend and also post LD festivities. It’s a classic piece to keep in your closet because it feels dressy and casual at the same time. You can wear it well into fall thanks to the long sleeves, which will keep you warmer than your other shoulder-baring styles.
Asymmetrical Sleeves & Knee-Length Shorts. This is the newest way to show some skin. One sleeve offers full coverage and the other is completely sleeveless. It’s definitely fashion-forward and wear well with easy silhouettes and fluid fabrics like a knee length shorts.
Outfit Details: Asymmetrical Neck Draped Front Satin Top (Search ID 1205926) & Fold Pleated Bermuda Shorts (Search ID 1357633 ). Use discount code D1outthebox for an extra 15% off any purchase on SHEIN website.
Colored Leather & Victorian Sleeves. The best part of fall is the fact that it’s officially leather weather. This season brings a fresh and even more exciting to look forward to: colored leather. Complete the look with a statement top for a standout fall look.
Outfit Details: Leather Pants (Search ID 1357647) & Off Shoulder Lantern Sleeve Buttoned Front Blouse (Search ID 1372803). Use discount code D1outthebox for an extra 15% off any purchase on SHEIN website.
Puff Sleeves & Flesh Tones. In case you thought this trend was on the way out? You were wrong. Go full-on Victorian vibes with volume on the sleeves and a flesh tone leather bottom.
Pronounced shoulders. Pronounced shoulders convey fortitude, control, and chutzpah. But for the fall 2020 season, romance was added into the mix, and this primarily came in the form of mutton sleeves.
Outfit Details: Plunging Neck Puff Sleeve Rhinestone Detail Belted Asymmetrical Jacquard Dress (Search ID Search ID 1184157). Use discount code D1outthebox for an extra 15% off any purchase on SHEIN website.
Fall Floral. Trade your bright summer floral for darker ones in the fall. That way, you don’t have to abandon your love for this print. Instead, you can choose to work it in in a way that feels appropriate for the cooler weather.
Outfit Details: Flap Pocket Patched Blouse and Self Belted Pants Set (Search ID 1222197). Use discount code D1outthebox for an extra 15% off any purchase on SHEIN website.
All the Flesh Tones. From caramel to beige sequins to chocolate-brown designers gave a whole new meaning to going nude for the fall 2020 season. They cast a wide net, offering every beautiful shade of every beautiful person.
Outfit Details: Double Breasted Belted Trench Coat (Search ID 1353705) paired with Solid Tank Top & Drawstring Waist Pants Set ( Search ID 1255205). Use discount code D1outthebox for an extra 15% off any purchase on SHEIN website.
Voluminous Shoulders. A puff-sleeve or shoulder has been on our trend radar for the past few seasons now. Though in spring shows the puff shoulder felt soft and ladylike, this past month, designers were a bit more specific for Fall 2020 by focusing on a strong shoulder, paired with a more straight sleeve for a more editorial finish.
“Don’t be into trends. Don’t make fashion own you, but you decide what you are, what you want to express by the way you dress and the way to live.” —Gianni Versace