For us, when the month of September hits, there’s an unspoken shift to fall fashion cravings.
As soon as the new month starts and students begin scouting their fall fashion looks during back-to-school shopping, our fall fashion needs hit — Knit sweaters? Cognac boots? Suede fabrics? Yes please!
For us in the midwest, the weather is already pushing us apart from our favorite summer looks as we begin to break out the longer sleeves and layers. But for the rest of you with slower seasonal transitions, there are still a few ways to transition some of fall’s biggest fashion trends into your wardrobe — even if the temp still feels like midsummer.
Fashion accessories are one of the easiest fall items to layer alongside your summer looks and carry with you all the way through into the colder months. Here are some autumnal accessory and clothing picks from our friends at MATCHESFASHION that we can’t help already working into our wardrobe:
Animal print pieces
The first fall fashion trend that has already started to peek its way into our late-summer looks is animal prints — specifically leopard print.
We can’t get enough of mixing a leopard print skirt with a bold graphic tee, or going all-out and pairing it with a leopard top for a head-to-toe look that will stop people in their (animal) tracks.
This gorgeous Zimmermann Sabotage leopard-print silk mini dress is beautiful in a light pink hue with a high neck and balloon sleeves that will keep you warm as the weather begins to change. For the colder nights, pair it with a classic black leather jacket and booties, and you’re good to go.
Scarves are a staple in our fall wardrobe. Of course, you can tie it classically around your neck, but there are a few other trendy ways that our favorite fashion bloggers are wearing scarves this season.
One of our favorite ways to wear this accessory is to tie a vintage-inspired scarf, like this Versace Barocco Femme-print silk-twill scarf, around your ponytail for a chic, adorable look. The hairstyle takes under five minutes to execute — simply put your hair into a low ponytail, wrap the scarf around the base of your ponytail, and tie the scarf up in a small knot up top. Done!
Another one of our favorite ways to wear a fall-colored scarf is to tie it around a classic oversized bag. Just wrap it around your bag handle to add a pop of color to any outfit.
Oversized tote bag
Speaking of oversized bags, we live in a bold tan or black leather oversized tote bag in the autumn months. (And we’re not exaggerating when we say we live in it… our oversized bag houses everything from a change clothes to our work laptop, and maybe even a snack or two also tucked inside.)
These totes, like this Burberry Society leather tote bag from MATCHESFASHION, is ideal for someone who is always on the go, because it can easily go from day to night, thanks to ample inside pockets and an attached shoulder strap for when you really need to pack everything.
Updated Trench Coat
Another fall accessory that we can’t live without during the cold, rainy months is a classic trench coat. However, we like to modernize the traditional khaki cut by going for a more modern, updated color, like navy or olive green.
This gorgeous olive Norma Kamali Raw-edged neoprene trench coat features a simple cut and fabric that pairs perfectly with any fall or winter look. Try layering it over a jumpsuit with statement earrings for a bold, yet classic look that will be perfect for a rainy, fall evening out on the town.
Hair Clips & Pins
Last, but not least, one of our favorite fall accessories that really blew up this summer and we’re so excited is carrying over into fall is retro and romantic-inspired hair clips and pins. Influenced by vintage jewelry of the 40s and 50s, these soft accessories help give any hairstyle a more romantic look, all in just a couple of seconds.
We personally love the playful barrettes, like this MATCHESFASHION-exclusive Antonia bead-embellished hair clip from Shrimps, which has an adorable light pink cluster of beads that are assembled beautifully on top of gold-tone metal base.
We predict this trend to last long into winter, especially with a focus more on classic pearl accompaniments that pair perfectly with tartan and plaid winter patterns.
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