Autumn’s arrival brings crisp air, the holidays—and most important, a fresh crop of new-season trends. “Fall is the time to step out of your style comfort zone and try more elevated looks,” says Stitch Fix Stylist Alex R. From polished pieces primed for a stylish return to office (remember that place?), to folkloric fashions set for a cozy-chic season ahead, there’s a just-right fall aesthetic for everyone to try this season.
Wondering what sartorial adventures fall 2023 has in store for you? Grab a hot cup of cider and dig into our guide to the season’s top four trends to know—and ask your Stylist for—right now.
1. Power dressing
If “Working 9-to-5” feels like your theme song, you’ll want to get in on the season’s office-approved trend. Professional styles are climbing the fall fashion ladder, and they’ll have your autumn wardrobe set for success. All-business blazers, tailored trousers & leather loafers are among the staples that’ll level up your closet. (You’ve likely seen the words “quiet luxury” floating around this fall, and these sharp silhouettes are your ticket to mastering the aesthetic.)
What if your day-to-day doesn’t involve a Monday-Friday grind? You can rock the latest workwear any day that ends in “y”, says Stitch Fix Stylist Alex R: “The beauty of these silhouettes is that they mix and match seamlessly with casual pieces in your closet. Try a blazer over a simple tee, or loafers with straight-leg denim.” Into a dressier off-duty vibe? For date night, debut a sleek sheath dress and polished pumps, or top your going-out look with a chic trench (one of our Stylists’ favorite fall jackets for women) for a look that has boss vibes written allll over it.
2. Cottagecore cool
Imagine spending a crisp fall day in a picturesque woodland cottage, surrounded by stunning foliage. Even if an idyllic nature escape isn’t actually in your future, you can still channel the romanticized vibe with the season’s evolved cottagecore aesthetic. “Fall 2023’s fresh take on the charming trend is rooted in back-to-nature hues and easy, everyday silhouettes,” says Stitch Fix Stylist Alex R. Look out for versatile utility jackets and cargo pants cut in mossy green. Don a swingy, neutral maxi dress clad in nature-inspired prints like microfloral or ivy leaves. Pluck any of these styles out of a forested daydream and take them into your day-to-day by adding versatile suede boots and cozy fall sweaters for women. Your Folklore era’s calling—just let your Stylist know you’re ready for it.
3. Collegiate chic
Remember the days when autumn meant the start of another school year? If you’re nostalgic for the smell of fresh notebooks and pencils, you’ll be excited to know that collegiate-chic fashion is topping the style report card of fall 2023. In the lineup of scholastic styles, these silhouettes are first-string: varsity bomber jackets, classic blazers, cable-knit anything, crisp shirting, and polished loafers. While there are plenty of preppy pieces to choose from, Stitch Fix Stylist Alex R. shares her favorite fashion formula: “You can’t go wrong with a cable sweater and a blazer paired with straight-leg denim and loafers.” Often cut in timeless tones like navy, burgundy, forest green and white, these trending styles are easy to mix and match to your heart’s delight.
Another essential to look out for this season is stripes. From bold rugby stripes to contemporary vertical lines, this beloved pattern is a studious staple. If you’re new to print, start small by styling a heritage striped shirt. Go vintage with a collared option tucked into straight-leg jeans and layer with a cabled sweater vest. Pull on Chelsea boots or loafers, and you’re looking at an A+ womens fall outfit.
4. Night-out style
Some say a summer night can’t be beat, but a fall night out is just as fun. From a chic cocktail bar to a country dance floor, don’t let the dropping temperatures cramp your P.M. plans—or your style. Embrace your wild side and have some fun with the season’s of-the-moment fitted silhouettes and edgy fabrics (this is your opportunity to take some style risks!) When it comes to choosing a color palette, you don’t just have to paint the town red—moody, trending tones like jet black and deep indigo will dial up the drama of your night-out ensemble.
For a city-sleek vibe, opt for a silky slip dress cut in a bold print or a head-turning hue. “It’s the ultimate day-to-night staple, says Stitch Fix Stylist Alex R., “just add sneakers and a cardigan for daytime wear”. Step up the cool factor with metallic heels that shine in the moonlight, or block-heeled boots that’ll keep you on the dance floor in comfort. Pair your going-out look with a statement earring, and reach for a structured shoulder bag as you head out the door. Fall nights can be cold, so grab a leather moto jacket to complete your look. Now you’re ready to hit the town.
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