It may be a tad too warm to rock some of fall’s trends just yet, but bold-color velvet isn’t one of them. Glamour points out that velvet works just as well in the sweltering heat as it does on a crisp autumn day, especially when rendered in saturated, eye-popping hues—think cobalt instead of navy and ochre or raspberry instead of black. Opt for the trend in a slip dress or trouser now, and then layer in a few basics (a leather jacket, thin turtleneck, tights) once the cooler weather finally arrives.
Though florals are usually associated with the spring and summer seasons, fall 2016 is hoping to single-handedly change that with its offering of bohemian-inspired maxi dresses. With darker tones and more subdued floral patterns, these dresses read a bit more elegant than your usual boho-festival wear. Dress this trend up with a chunky heel and chic accessories or down with a pair of boots.
The fashion world has been fairly obsessed with all things retro for a while now, so it’s not too surprising that fall’s must-have jean happens to be the flare. As Lyst notes, flared styles are the perfect way to give a nod to the ‘70s—not to mention the figure-flattering silhouette is surprisingly versatile and easy to wear. Grab them in a dark wash and pair with a fitted blazer and heeled ankle booties for a chic workday ensemble.
We know, we know: dark lips for fall are anything but groundbreaking. But this season, the lip color in question is trending more towards black than red, giving it an added edge that is equally sexy, elegant, and a little bit goth. Rock a matte finish for every day wear, then turn up the gloss factor when it’s time to step out for the night.
The Long Bob
The long bob (or lob, as it’s affectionately referred to) is back for the fall—and our morning routine couldn’t be happier. According to Cosmopolitan, women want the versatility of having slightly longer hair with built-in layers, which is what’s most appealing about the long bob. At the end of the day, this hairstyle provides style without requiring hours of actual styling, making it a win in our book.
Pretty in Peach
It’s true: everything about the color peach practically screams spring. So much so, in fact, that we’ve never even given the color the chance to prove just how pretty it might be in the fall. This season, the soft shade is showing off its unexpectedly sophisticated and romantic side on eyelids, cheeks, and lips. Find your perfect peachy shade and apply accordingly.