The Only Fall Fashion Trends You Need To Know About

August 3, 2018

With fall just around the corner, now’s the time to set the tone for the season and start updating your wardrobe. To help ensure you’re wearing the latest fashions before everyone else, we’ve looked to both the streets and the runways of fashion week to see which trends will be taking over this fall. This season’s hottest styles are not only super flattering but easy to pull off too. From kitschy animal prints to cool western accents and futuristic metallics, these are the biggest trends you need to pay attention to this fall.

Fall Fashion Trends: Take a Walk on The Wild Side With Animal Prints

DRESS: DEREK LAM, COAT: CARVEN, BAG: CLARE V.

Animal prints may be a constant in some women’s wardrobes, but the options seen on the fall runways are wilder than ever. Brightly colored leopard and cheetah printed fashions and over-the-top faux fur outerwear are trending after being spotted at multiple presentations. If bright neon animal prints and show-stopping coats are too daring for you, test-drive the trend with a sleek bag.

Fall Fashion Trends: Shine Bright in Metallic Clothing

TOP: KEEPSAKE, JACKET: ELIZABETH AND JAMES, BAG: MILLY

Designers must have been looking to the future when they incorporated eye-catching metallic fabrics into their fall collections. Whether it’s a festive gold clutch or a sleek silver jacket, be sure to reach for high-shine metallics come fall. Afraid you won’t be able to pull off such bold pieces? Test the waters first and rent classic items that feature shimmering metallic threads for a subtle take on the trend.

Fall Fashion Trends: Go Mad for Plaid

DRESS: ASTR, TOP: PETERSYN, OVERALLS: EVIDNT

While you probably have multiple plaid button-downs hanging in your closet, this season’s checked styles have been given a high-fashion twist. Flirty plaid wrap dresses, smocked tops, and sleek modern overalls have replaced the tartan coats and mini skirts of the past.

Fall Fashion Trends: Find Your Inner Edge With a Black Leather Jacket

JACKET: IRO, JACKET: J.O.A., JACKET: PARKER

If there’s one fashion item that is a perennial favorite every fall, it’s a cool black leather jacket. Not only is the edgy topper a timeless piece that never goes out of style but it’s completely versatile too. It looks just as good paired with your favorite t-shirt and jeans, as it does when worn over a feminine frock. Stick with a classic moto jacket or add interest to your fall ensembles by renting a leather jacket with fun details like embroidery or studs.

Fall Fashion Trends: Look Red Hot This Fall

TOP: PROENZA SCHOULER, PANTS: GALVAN, EARRINGS: KENNETH JAY LANE

Autumnal color palettes are usually full of dark or neutral tones, but top designers want you to make a statement this fall in rich red hues. Bright red accessories and clothing were regulars both on and off the fall 2018 runways, with models and show-goers alike wearing entire looks in the unexpected color. For a bold take on the trend, rent a top and trousers in the same scarlet shade for a sleek monochromatic look. Or just add a pop of color to any outfit with a great pair of red earrings.

Fall Fashion Trends: Stay Warm and Look Cool in Shearling Coats

COAT: FREE PEOPLE, COAT: SHOW ME YOUR MUMU, COAT: OPENING CEREMONY

Beat the chill with this season’s must-have outer layer – the shearling coat. The ’70’s-inspired trend was made popular again after appearing at multiple fall shows. The textured jacket is also set to be a huge street style hit as it provides warmth and adds an instant cool-girl factor to any look. Whether you choose a fashion-forward jacket that is fuzzy all-over or rent a classic option that features shearling just on the inside, the chic coat will have you looking cool while keeping you warm and cozy all season long.

Fall Fashion Trends: Saddle Up With Western Accents

SHIRT: THE KOOPLES, JACKET: DEREK LAM 10 CROSBY, BAG: SEE BY CHLOE

Western accents are all the rage for fall after several designers sent cowboy-inspired fashions down their runways. Once the weather starts to cool down, expect to see embroidered denim, fringe jackets, and suede saddle bags everywhere you look. Avoid looking like you’re headed to a costume party and don’t wear all the pieces at the same time. But if you really want to amp up the trend, wear your favorite pair of cowboy boots from your at-home closet with the western-inspired pieces.

Be sure to stay ahead of the fashion curve and rent these fall trends now!