The Fall 2014 Trend Guide
Our love for summer knows no bounds, but there comes a time when we start longing for fall jackets, cozy sweaters and a good pair of boots. In anticipation of the upcoming fall season, we’ve rounded up the biggest trends from the runways to bring you the ultimate shopping roadmap. Here are the wardrobe staples you’ll want to keep on heavy rotation when the temperatures drop.
Photos Courtesy of Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs, Burberry Prorsum, Altuzarra
Photos Courtesy of Saint Laurent, Louis Vuitton, Gucci
The A-Line silhouette—named thus for its A shaped flare—is flattering for all body types (rejoice!) and can be worn with bare legs and tights to equal effect.
Diane von Furstenberg
Paul & Joe
Satin Stripe A Line Dress
Retro Lapel Dress
Photos Courtesy of Stella McCartney, The Row, Marc Jacobs
More is more in the knitwear department, with chunky sweater fabrics meant to be worn from head-to-toe in muted shades. Whether you opt for a sweater dress, cape scarf, knit leggings or just a traditional pullover, cozy is the name of the game.
Knit Sweater Dress
Nina Knit Sweatpant
Isabel Marant Etoile
Asymmetric Wool-Blend Sweater
Heathered Knit Leggings
Wool and Cashmere Blend Knit Dress
McQ Alexander McQueen
Photos Courtesy of Acne Studios, Getty/Chanel, Altuzarra
Top your fall ensembles with a boxy jacket. This season's version comes with '70s inflections, be it substantial breast pockets, shearling touches or a flattened collar.
Ice Blue Shearling Jacket
3.1 Phillip Lim
Woollen Biker Jacket
Flap Pocket Crop Jacket
Wool Crepe Jacket
Photos Courtesy of Dries Van Noten, Alexander Wang, Proenza Schouler
Move aside, summery florals, its time for punchier, wackier prints to take center stage. Geometrics, swirls and multicolored digital mashups vow to keep somber weather feeling decidedly upbeat.
Printed Silk and Wool Pencil Skirt
Printed Drawstring Dress
Jungle Printed Blazer
Marc by Marc Jacobs
Swirl Print Skirt
Photos Courtesy of Christian Dior, Givenchy, Victoria Beckham
Switch your trusty blazer for one of these sharply tailored long vests. Perfect over dresses or trousers, buttoned up or belted, you can even layer one under your winter coat. It's so smart even your boss will take notice.
Long Tailored Vest in Gray
Erosion Wool Vest
Calvin Klein Collection
Celia Long Vest
Photos Courtesy of Valentino, Rodarte, Jason Wu
When you aren't wearing knit trousers (which will be rare) you should be sauntering around in a pair of louche, widelegged slouchy pants. Pair them with an equally roomy sweater, or highlight your waist by tucking in a filmy blouse. Either way, you'll look effortless alongside the skinny jean crowd.
Wide Printed Pants
Eric Front Pleat Pant
Alice & Olivia
Crepe Flared Trouser
Wide Leg Pants
White Wide Leg Pants
Photos Courtesy of Prabal Gurung, Getty/Lanvin, Burberry Prorsum
Give your crop tops and abs a rest, legs are the new erogenous zone. Higlight yours with a bold slit skirt or dress.
Asymmetric Leather Skirt
Wool Blend Tailored Skirt
Side Split Skirt
Central Slit Skirt
White Zip Pencil Skirt