With the Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week ushering in the fall season, it is now time to hang up our tanks and look ahead to the new trends that fall brings.
Going from the spirited colors of summer to the dark colors of fall may seem like a drastic change to some, but according to fashion forecasters, colors this season won’t be so drab. Emerald green leads the color wheel, offering a pop of color alongside black and navy blues. These complementary colors provide a freshness that isn’t usually seen in the fall months.
Winter white will make its way into closets, even before winter arrives. For those who aren’t so keen on wearing white, rest assured, gray will also be featured in this season’s chosen color scheme.
Regardless of the fashion forward pieces shown, fashion week showcased designers who brought classic prints back into the spotlight. Spring and summer featured lively flower prints but fall is emphasizing Burberry-like plaid patterns as well as houndstooth. These prints will add an element of sophistication to any outfit regardless of the occasion.
A popular trend this season is a category that has been nicknamed, “American Pastoral.” This whole look features over sized knit sweaters, boots, and tweed or fur outerwear. The trend brings a clean cut, high fashion take to street wear and emphasizes classic looks and pieces that can be added to any wardrobe.
In contrast to classic, clean cut prints and the American Pastoral, this season will also feature leather. From pants to jackets and tops, leather will bring a strong edge to outfits and a level of chicness that can be easily paired with basic pieces to create a new look.
While NYFW seeks to point out the new “wow” fashion factors, major popular trends are returning and sticking around. Due to its popularity, military wear has become a staple in most closets and will be sticking around for fall and even seasons after.
Layering is both a practical and fashionable way to stay warm. As the weather cools, this fashion trick will be seen everywhere as it is just perfect for people on the go. Victoria Beckham was quoted saying after her fashion show that “it’s great to have something that you can just stand in, zip up and go.”
Fashion forecasters have not overlooked the cold weather staples for this fall season. Knit beanies, chunky scarves, and boots will be reappearing as important accessories to the perfect outfit.
Ultimately, the catwalk paved the way for new season trends offering thicker fabrics, color changes, and staple prints. It is time to “fall” into style.