7 Fall Trends (Will You Wear Them?)

As much as I lament saying goodbye to summer, thinking of the cozy layers around the corner definitely stirs up excitement. Here are seven fall trends we’ve been noticing (will you try them out?)…

Bright red
Red can be a little intimidating to wear, but the color is everywhere this fall. I think of it like a swipe of red lipstick — it’s a commitment, but once it’s on you feel that much bolder. A sweater or dress would be pretty, but if you’re hesitant to go all-in, a shoe or scarf can be a fun accent.

Mary Jane flats
It’s always funny when something from childhood appears again. Last year, it was these Vans, and this season’s soft Mary Jane flats were such a throwback, they made me do a double-take. I love their back-to-school vibe, and a velvet pair would look sweet with jeans.

I still wear my old college hoodie (nothing’s better for a night of Netflix), but it feels like time to add some new sweatshirts into the mix. With fun details like graphics and embroidery, this season’s sweats are meant to be worn off the couch.

Check pattern
I’m always looking for things to wear to work, and the checks I’ve been seeing everywhere is totally office appropriate. A blazer feels full-on business casual (very Melanie Griffith in Working Girl, minus the shoulder pads), but I’d love to try a check dress, a skirt or even a pair of earrings.

Statement booties
Every few years, I invest in a black ankle boot, but lately I’ve been drawn to those with a little something extra. Whether colorful, metallic, velvet or pointy-toed, a statement boot has the power to turn basic jeans and T-shirt into a special outfit.

Tea-length skirts
While short skirts are fun for summer, this skirt feels just right for fall. The tea length, which gently grazes the mid-calf, is totally work appropriate (it’s named because women in the 1920s wore skirts like this for tea), and I’d also love to wear one on the weekend with a chunky sweater.

Dark florals
Just because the trees are losing their leaves, it doesn’t mean we have to stop wearing florals (not giving up on white either, FYI). For fall, we’ve been spotting darker, moodier floral dresses. Wouldn’t they look pretty with tights and a leather jacket on a crisp fall evening?

Thoughts? Would you wear any of these? (This has two trends in one.)

P.S. Last fall’s trends (still into them), and teeny tiny earrings.

(Floral dress in top photo from Madewell.)