Monday: Bomber Jacket
Kick off the week in one of the season’s biggest trends. Bomber jackets are everywhere from Gucci to Nasty Gal this fall. The streetwear influenced piece is especially prevalent in chic satin fabrics. You can choose a richly detailed style done in jacquard or embroidered with Asian motifs like dragons and cherry blossoms. Alternatively, sporty nylon styles with striped ribbing give off a fun retro vibe.
Try styling a satin quilted bomber into an athleisure-gone-luxe look. Pairing athletic pieces like sneakers and a plain tee with a dressier skirt and accessories will pull out both the sophisticated and street elements of the jacket.
You name it; it’s probably available in velvet right now. The glam fabric is currently popular on dresses, jumpsuits, vests, pants, heels and more. Trend forecasting experts at WGSN even called it “the fabric du jour this season,” meaning you’re probably going to want to try out the trend in some way or another.
Fall’s velvet trend is all about deep, rich jewel tones and subtle metallics. At first, it might seem a bit dressy or holiday-esque, but grounding a standout velvet piece with a down-to-earth fabric like denim makes it seem less lavish. For example, jeans, a neutral jacket and basic black booties frame a silver velvet cami for an easy upgraded outfit.
Wednesday: Slip Dress
The slip dress trend that gained traction last spring proves its versatility this fall. Slip dresses are great for fall layering; just imagine sheer tights and a graphic tee under a textured slip dress topped off with a denim jacket. To make the loose spaghetti strap camis and dresses work in fall, they’re getting paired up with T-shirts and turtlenecks. This layering obviously adds warmth, but it also brings in a chill factor that makes otherwise sultry dresses work for daytime.
If you favor pants, you can also tuck a slip dress or loose dressy camisole into high-waisted denim, playing off the ‘90s roots of the trend. With dresses ranging from silky night styles to vintage floral print slips, there’s surely an option out there to fit your personal style.
Thursday: Distressed Denim
Ripped, shredded and slashed is how you want your jeans this season. Frayed hems, prominent holes and excessive distressing give denim major attitude. Instead of your go-to dark wash skinnies sinking into the background of your outfit, this trend calls for jeans to step into the spotlight. Eye-catching light washes and excessive distressing help them stand out.
A reconstructed vintage-look tee is the perfect partner for distressed denim. Slouchy distressed tees with micro holes are big right now, as are reclaimed lace-up tees. The cool grunge look that results is definitely worth having to explain to old people why you pay for clothes that come pre-destroyed.
When you go out Friday night, go all out with three fall trends in one look: off-the-shoulder, mini skirt and major ruffles. Of course, the peek of shoulder trend is the big news for this season. Like the slip dress, this is one trend you might have thought would stay in warmer months, but longer sleeves keep you cozy, especially when done in a rib knit or thick sweater knit. On the runways, one shoulder looks and asymmetrical shoulder detailing also made a mark, showing how the trend will continue to evolve.
Since off-the-shoulder styles are inherently flirty and fun, you can either play into that with other feminine pieces or contrast it with slouchy boyfriend jeans. If you choose the girly glam route, opt for a fun mini skirt. This season, designers brought back the classic silhouette, updated with luxe fabrics and embellishments. Ruffles are also a must-have trend, whether they are ultra femme in sheer light materials or bold and confident on more eccentric pieces.