Fall Fashion Trends From A to Z

Fall Fashion Trends From A to Z
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Fall Fashion Trends From A to Z

A: Animal Magnetism

Animals are popping up on everything from sweaters to accessories this fall, and this whimsical belt's sly fox motif has us answering the call of the wild.

Get it now: ASOS skinny belt with fox buckle, $17.03 at asos.com

Photo Credit: ASOS, Courtesy of iVillage

B:  Burgundy Basics

There’s good reason to add rich burgundy to your most-wanted list this season. Subdued enough to function like a neutral, it adds a splash of warmth to wardrobe staples and gray winter days. We’ll wear this sharply tailored oxblood jacket, with its easy rolled sleeves and open front, from work to weekend.

Get it now: Topshop structured aubergine blazer, $130 at topshop.com

Photo Credit: Topshop, Courtesy of iVillage

C: Contrast Collars

Slipped under a crewneck top or collarless dress, a cute detachable collar can completely transform an outfit. Bonus: An elaborately embellished version, with faux pearls and gemstones, doubles as a bib necklace.

Get it now: ASOS pearl collar necklace $26 at asos.com

Photo Credit: ASOS, Courtesy of iVillage

D: Dazzling Details

There’s razzle and then there’s fall’s all-out dazzle. That’s where these dressed-up shorts come in. Hand-embellished with a bevy of beads and sequins, they are ready to steal the spotlight. Simply pair them with a slouchy crewneck, tights and boots.

Get it now: All Saints ‘Elissa’ shorts, $195 at allsaints.com

Photo Credit: All Saints, Courtesy of iVillage

F: Fancy Pants

Brocade is all the rage, and leave it to the ladies behind the BagSnob blog to design limited-edition jeans for DL 1961 that are fit for a queen. The majestic metallic print and aubergine hue (purple reigns) had us at hello! P.S. The brand’s signature four-way stretch denim is another pick-me-up.

Get it now: DL 1961 Premium Denim ‘Emma’ jeans in Ornate from the DL x BagSnob capsule collection, $178 at dl1961.com

Photo Credit: DL 1961, Courtesy of iVillage

G: Go For the gold

Take inspiration from the Olympics with a sprinkling of gilded sequins and paillettes, gold glitter and glimmer, from head to toe. In other words, it’s your time to shine. So slip into some twinkly, peep-toe heels, girl.

Get it now: Kate Spade ‘Corinne’ heels, $328 at katespade.com

Photo Credit: Kate Spade, Courtesy of iVillage


H: Hats Off

While autumn’s many hat styles range the gamut, we’re topping off our cold-weather outfits with new takes on wide-brim fedoras and floppies. One to love: This pure wool Panama in a rich wine shade. We think FDR would approve.

Get it now: Banana Republic felt panama hat, $59.50 at bananarepublic.com

Photo Credit: Banana Republic, Courtesy of iVillage


I: Intricate Lace

Ornate lace takes on a new tone as it segues from spring to fall. Precious pastels are updated with darker hues, sweet lace teams with tough leather, and the focus is on appliqués and accents. We think this ultra-versatile scarf gets the look just right.

Get it now: BCBG lace-print scarf $48 at bcbg.com

Photo Credit: BCBG, Courtesy of iVillage



J: Jeweled Sparkle

There’s sparkle aplenty this autumn, and did we mention that smoking slippers are the new alternative to the ballet flat? In honor of the Queen’s diamond jubilee, and with a wink at Kate Middleton’s modern take on regal glamour, this pair is crowned with crystals.

Get it now: Pretty Ballerinas jeweled flats, $319 at prettyballerinas.us

Photo Credit: Pretty Ballerinas, Courtesy of iVillage

K: Knit Knack

The long and short of it is that fall always makes us want to stock up on sweaters. Here’s just one of the new drool-inducing knits we’re obsessing over. I mean, how cool are the leather pockets on this sleek-yet-cozy wool boyfriend cardi?

Get it now: Mango leather pockets cardigan, $79.99 at mango.com

Photo Credit: Mango, Courtesy of iVillage


L: Long Socks

Pull them up or push them down, slouchy over-the-top socks are just the thing to switch a look from elegant to easy. There’s just one rule: Always show them off. We’ll be living in this cozy wool pair with pretty ribbed texture very soon.

Get it now: Madewell over-the-knee 1937 ribbed socks, $19.50 at madewell.com

Photo Credit: Madewell, Courtesy of iVillage


M: Match Point

Fashionable French illustrator, photographer and blogger Garance Doré has just introduced a très chic collection of playful prints to Kate Spade’s fall line. This too-cute “cocktail party” pattern on apparel and accessories is in keeping with the season’s matchy-matchy fashion.

Get it now: Kate Spade ‘Jessie’ top, $298 at katespade.com; Kate Spade ‘Garance Dore Bon Shopper’ bag, $198 at katespade.com

Photo Credit: Kate Spade, Courtesy of iVillage

N: New Leather

Leather moves beyond biker jackets this fall to reinvent blazers and dresses, tops and skirts. Polished, feminine styles like this streamlined pencil skirt take on a cool attitude, yet look positively ladylike and are completely wearable.

Get it now: All Saints leather ‘Biker’ pencil skirt, $275 at allsaints.com

Photo Credit: All Saints, Courtesy of iVillage


O: Ornamental Flash

We’ve spotted lots of sparkly pendant necklaces lately, but none compare to these. Each one-of-a-kind ‘20s or ‘30s vintage pendant (in a standout cluster or delicate filigree shape) is strewn on a contrasting brass chain. They’re designed so the clasp can be worn in the center or slide to one side. Now that’s brilliant!

Get it now: One OAK by Sara vintage pendant necklaces (1-1.5” silver-plated pendant with glass stones on 24” brass chain), $178 each at 1oakbysara.com

Photo Credit: One OAK, Courtesy of iVillage


P: Peplum Fair

Flirty and feminine, the peplum’s fit-and-flare silhouette atones for any midsection sins by creating the illusion of an hourglass silhouette. Need more convincing? Beyond being flattering, it’s full-on fashionable -- particularly in lace.

Get it now: Topshop lace peplum top, $56 at topshop.com

Photo Credit: Topshop, Courtesy of iVillage

Q: Quite a Contrast

High-impact black-and-white prints and cropped, ankle-length pants are both in vogue, and here are the two trends rolled into one. An arty, abstract monochrome pattern looks equally amazing with solid neutrals and bold colors.

Get it now: Ann Taylor ‘Statis' print cropped pants, $78 at anntaylor.com

Photo Credit: Ann Taylor, Courtesy of iVillage


R: Royal Blue

Saturated cobalt is the hothouse hue that’s capturing our fancy this fall. Blooming in a winter bouquet of blue paillettes, this floral clutch shimmers mysteriously in varying shades of blue as it catches the light. Heavenly!

Get it now: Tory Burch ‘Flora’ wristlet clutch, $395 at toryburch.com

Photo Credit: Tory Burch, Courtesy of iVillage

S: Statement Scarves

Target has just launched its latest collaborative collection with A-list New York City boutique Kirna Zabete, and you can finally get your hands on these fab, ladylike scarves that are sure to shake up all your basics with a shot of color and print.

Get it now: Kirna Zabete for Target scarves, $22.99 each at target.com

Photo Credit: Target, Courtesy of iVillage

T: Tuxedo Chic

This riff on the tuxedo trouser in luxe silk is sophisticated enough for evening; yet the sporty (and slimming) colorblock side stripe makes them easygoing enough to wear on weekends... or even to bed! It’s officially our new dress-up-or-down, wear-everywhere pant.

Get it now: J.Crew silk pant, $128 at jcrew.com

Photo Credit: J. Crew, Courtesy of iVillage


U: Urban Uniform

Luxe fabrics and sleek silhouettes offer a fresh take on military styles this season. Here’s an easy way to translate the look seen on so many fashion runways. Slip on these epaulette-inspired suede gloves and instantly elevate your everyday uniform.

Get it now: San Diego Hat Co. suede gloves, $61.50 at sandiegohat.com

Photo Credit: San Diego Hat Co., Courtesy of iVillage


V: Velvet Riches

Sublime velvet comes down to earth with style icon and model-actress Agyness Deyn’s debut collection for British footwear brand, Dr. Martens. We’re crazy about this unexpected first-class update on some forever favorites.

Get it now: Agyness Deyn For Dr. Martens ‘Aggy Creeper’ velvet platform shoe, $125 at dmusastore.com

Photo Credit: Dr. Martens, Courtesy of iVillage

W: Winter White

Winter white starts the new season off with a clean palette. But since a coat or a dress in the pure shade isn’t so practical for some of us (city ladies and coffee slingers), we’re opting instead for a wonderfully cozy and texture-rich wool scarf to layer with creamy knits.

Get it now: A.P.C. wool scarf, $135 at apc.fr

Photo Credit: A.P.C, Courtesy of iVillage

X: XL Jackets

Oversize outerwear takes comfort to a new level. Roomy silhouettes, like this cozy wool-cashmere blazer, cater to the season’s love of layering. Balance the volume with slim silhouettes, such as sheath dresses, pencil skirts and skinny pants.

Get it now: Topshop Boutique oversize blazer, $300 at topshop.com

Photo Credit: Topshop, Courtesy of iVillage


Y: Y Not?

Sweaters go from practical to playful, emblazoned with motifs such as critters, hearts, and stars for fall. Here’s to hoping that this one’s dollar sign will double as a mantra of sorts and work a little extra magic for us. So we figured, “Y not?”

Get it now: H&M angora-blend sweater, $24.99 at hm.com


Photo Credit: H&M, Courtesy of iVillage


Z: Zigzag Prints

Whew, “Z” was easy this year, thanks to the zeal for zigzag patterns. While the graphic print is making shockwaves all over, we’re patiently waiting for the launch of Nicole Richie's new line for Macy’s. Look for zigzag pieces like this flowy dress that capture the star’s laid-back luxe.

Get it now: Nicole Richie for Macy’s Impulse dress, $79 at macys.com

Photo Credit: Macys, Courtesy of iVillage


Z: Zigzag Prints



From animal accents to zigzags, we've spelled out exactly what fall fashion trends you need for a stylish season. Fall is a great time of the year to explore patterns and textures in your clothing and accessories.

But don't stop there; experiment with warm make-up and deep colors like purple and dark green to add depth to any ensemble. Still unsure? Check out our slideshow above for some fall inspiration!

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