A First Look at the Top Fall 2017 Fashion Trends

fall 2017 fashion trends

It’s no secret that autumn is fashion’s favorite season, and it’s the perfect time of year to give your wardrobe a refresh with new¬†layers and super-soft knits.

We’ve rounded up the fall 2017 fashion¬†trends that owned the runways for a¬†preview of what’s in store for your closet.

Fall 2017 Fashion Trends

Bundle up in these cozy (and oh-so-stylish) essentials.

1. Dark Florals

Floral prints were everywhere on the fall runways, and they were paired with animal prints, abstract motifs, and metallic brocade galore.

In fact, dark florals have become such a fall staple that spring and summer may need to re-evaluate their signature pattern altogether.

2. Victorian Collars

Plunging necklines have had their day. This fall, Victorian collars return for just the right amount of vintage flair.

A chic alternative to classic turtlenecks, these high-neck blouses add sophistication to your work wardrobe but go just as well with jeans or mini skirts.

3. Oversized Coats

Fall is known for its loose layers and slouchy knits, but this season is giving us the same relaxed silhouettes in it collection of outerwear.

Cocoon coats, swing coats, and oversized tie-waist designs are all on the horizon.

4. Plaid

Remember how fabulous Cher Horowitz looked in her plaid ensembles? “Check” this essential off your list, because the Clueless aesthetic is in again.

Stock up on tartan in rich shades of yellow, green, and classic black and white.

5. Tweed

Speaking of checks, there’s something so wonderful about the fact that tweed never goes out of style.

This fall, it’s an outerwear mainstay thanks to its intricate texture and go-anywhere hues.

6. Wraps and Capelets

Blanket scarves, capelets, wraps, and shrugs are all stylish alternatives to traditional peacoats, and they pair perfectly with gloves, berets, and fall satchels.

A cape makes you look like a French “It girl,” and it’s one of the simplest ways to give¬†your fall basics a makeover.

7. Exposed Shoulders

Falls knits are following the off-the-shoulder trend with some Flashdance inspiration.

From slouchy sweaters with a single exposed shoulder to cold-shoulder tunics and asymmetrical necklines, shoulders are on full display.

8. Menswear

Menswear is always popular throughout the fall and winter months, but it’s especially prevalent among the fall 2017 fashion trends.

The fabrics are sturdy, while the silhouettes make it look as if you’ve raided your husband’s closet. Think longline blazers, wide-leg pants, and fishermen sweaters.

9. Faux Fur

Faux fur is 100% on-trend this fall, but in small doses. This fluffy¬†accent gives a touch of luxe to collars, cuffs, and trims — and it’s animal-friendly, too.

10. Wine

Okay, so wine is always in style. But this wine refers to the rich hue that’s in every single designer’s fall 2017 collection.

Call it what you want (oxblood, burgundy, merlot, or crimson), but this color — and red in general — is a must for your fall wardrobe.

Which of these fall 2017 fashion trends are you most excited about?

Lesley Sheridan is a high-maintenance fashion, beauty and lifestyle writer who thinks she’s low-maintenance. (Yes, she stole that line from When Harry Met Sally.) In addition to writing for The Local Lifestyle, her work regularly appears on Zenni Optical and Slickdeals. Make her day by sending her a tweet.

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