Every fall, old trends are re-imagined and new ones are created. Sometimes, these trends can be intimidating, but seeing them in action can help you get over your fears. Below are this seasons most popular trends and how to wear them — as modeled by our lovely contributor, Madison.
1. Band Tees
This past year, it girls such as Cara Delevingne and Alexa Chung have been spotted wearing band tees — sometimes with jeans, and sometimes with a blazer and a cute skirt. Either way, band tees are a staple that never goes out of style, the older and more worn out looking the better.
- Bon Iver Tee: Bought at show
- Body-con Skirt: $7.80 via Forever 21
- Boots: $35 via Target
- Jean Jacket: $30 via H&M
Borrow your boyfriend’s, find your old one from high school, or simply buy a new one that shows off your music taste. Above, Madison paired her band tee with a simple body con skirt, a jean jacket and black boots. Her outfit is the perfect mix of vintage rock n’ roll and modern.
Leather can take any outfit from casual to cool, but out of all this season’s trends, leather is the most intimidating. But don’t worry — it’s easier to pull off than you think. If you’re trying to avoid the “tough biker chick” look, make sure the rest of your outfit is extra feminine.
- Pants: $35 via H&M
- Bag: $78 via Olivia + Joy
- Blouse: $60 via Urban Outfitters (similar)
Madison paired her faux-leather pants with a semi sheer purple blouse. Instead of looking like a biker, she looks confident and girly with the right amount of edge. Worried about going overboard? Avoid pairing leather with bright colors and heavy patterns.
3. 90’s Revival
It’s no secret; the 90’s are back! Instead of reaching for your summer favorite: the crop top, wear a baby doll or smock dress instead. To give it more of a 90’s feel, wear combat or lace-up boots, a back pack and a friendship bracelet or mood ring — just avoid chokers and butterfly clips.
- Floral Dress: $15 via Rumors Boutique
- Backpack: $5 Thrift Find
- Mood Ring: $8 via Buffalo Exchange
- Boots: $15 via Rumors Boutique
4. Statement Necklaces
A statement necklace will add some glam to your overall look. Madison wore her’s with a simple black and white dress to add color. She loves how statement necklaces look with high-necked dresses and shirts. Consider wearing a statement necklace the next time you’re wearing something simple — your chambray shirt and black pants perhaps?
5. Fancy Sweatshirts
This is a brand new trend and we’re so stoked about it! These sweatshirts are slightly fitted and can be adorned with jewels, lace, or even cool prints! They’ll add some pizazz and style to your weekend look.
- Sweatshirt: $17 via Old Navy
- Skirt: $18.99 via Necessary Clothing
Madison wore her’s with a skater skirt and flats, successfully turning a comfy outfit into something fashion forward.
Black and white never goes out of style! Give it a try by layering a black vest or blazer over your favorite black and white dress. Finish off the look with black or white wedges. To make it even more intense, add a black and white bag!
Laser-cut clothing and accessories are all the rage this fall! Add it to your wardrobe by wearing a skirt or top with a laser-cut trim, or try a bag or wallet with laser-cut details!
What fall trend are you dying to try? Let us know in the comments below!