2020 Fall trends – and where to get them for under $100

I woke up today with that perfect fall feeling. Throwing on leggings and a big cozy sweater, I swung open my door to crisp, cool air – perfect sweater weather, and walked up the street to grab a hot flat white (the perfect way to warm my soul before work). It was then that I realized it’s time to bring that fall wardrobe out from the back of the closet, and add a few pieces to update.

Below are the trends I am loving for Autumn 2020 and planning on including in my wardrobe.

*pro tip: If you’re closet is already full of great basics, just grabbing one or two of the trendy pieces you love is enough to take your whole wardrobe to the next level. For a list of basics to make your capsule wardrobe, head here.

Leather

Leather pants, leather jackets, leather blazers, brown leather, black leather, real leather, vegan leather… it’s everywhere. Fake leather is something that you can find relatively inexpensively, where a high-quality vegan leather or real leather can run the price a lot higher. Whichever route you take, have some fun with leather this season… I’m partial to a brown leather, in a tapered pant.

Zara Faux leather oversized blazer
Asos NaaNaa faux leather zip detail skirt

Ribbed dresses

In my personal opinion, these are in style every fall/winter season, but they hit the runways this year and I am grateful for it. A simple ribbed, knit dress can be dressed up with heels or down with sneakers… throw a blazer on top for a more formal look or a trench to go out for brunch.

& other stories Glitter cotton blend knit midi dress
Topshop Black ribbed 90s Long Sleeve midi dress
Topshop Ivory Ribbed Cardigan Mini Dress

Patchwork

We saw patchwork make a big comeback this year, which honestly took me back to the early 2000’s, but hey! It’s fun to incorporate into your wardrobe. You could add it as an accessory like a bag, or something more statement making like a shirt or pants.

Patchwork collared jacket
Urban Outfitters Fife pullover sweater
Urban Outfitters BDG High-Waisted Skate Jean – Patch Denim

Metallic

Metallics were everywhere during fashion week last spring, and you will likely see them incorporated in outfits all over your Instagram this fall. Silvers and golds, shiny and matte, it’s up to you if you want to go all out with this one or add just a little splash of metallic.

Asos Oasis metallic faux leather mini skirt
Topshop silver metallic PU pleated mini skirt
Zara metallic asymmetrical top

Plaid

Plaid can be anything from grungy to classy. Pair a plaid skirt with combat boots and a metallic chain for an edgier look, or add Mary Janes and a frilled sock for a cute fit. I am a huge plaid lover, so any time it comes back I’m a fan – I might even buy it in a jacket.

Zara plaid overshirt
H&M Pleated Skirt
Wilfred Chambéry Check Pant

Preppy

Plaid can easily fall into this category, but so can argyle patterns, and really the whole prep-school look. Polo shirts tucked into navy blue skirts, sweater vests worn as a shirt with a nice pair of jeans? Throw in a buttoned blazer and I’m all for it.

& and other stories polo collar button up sweater
H&M Cable-knit sweater vest
H&M Pleated skirt

Caramels/browns/neutral tones

Again, I think these are always in, but chocolate brown has made a big statement this year, as have caramel tones, and the fun you can have with neutrals and brown shades is endless.

H&M Faux Leather dress
Sunday Best Freshman turtleneck
H&M Rib-knit dress in brown

Bra tops and lingerie in clothing

While using a bra as a top is being seen just about everywhere (and I’m living for it), wearing a bra that matches the cardigan you have on top is a whole other level of chic. Take it from Katie Holmes, who was recently see pairing a knit bra with a matching open cardigan. Don’t have a matching cardi/bra set? Try some of these neutral bra tops.

TNA Mini bra top
Babaton sculpt knit bra top
Knit bralette top

Puffed sleeves

From spring, to summer, to fall, puffy sleeves are still all around us. For fall, try them in outwear, a long sleeve, or a fall dress.

Black stretch button front top
Missguided poplin blouse
& other stories voluminous puff sleeve mini dress

Fringe

My one disclaimer about fringe is that it can look really bad if not of decent quality (but that’s my opinion). Try fringe on your purse, on a sweater sleeve, or in a blazer/jacket. Fringe can take a basic piece to something more fun easily.

Free people Gemma Date Bag
Zara Fringed denim jacket
Zara fringed mini dress

Let us know your favourite 2020 fall trends in the comments or by DMing us on insta!

Love always, Nic.

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