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Getting tired of sweat and hot sun already? We don’t blame you — summer style is cute, but the real fun starts when the leaves start to change color and there’s a nip in the air. Get ready to break out your coziest scarves and sweaters for those Red (Taylor’s Version) vibes and do some back-to-school shopping with an edit of the best 2023 fall fashion trends to keep in mind while browsing.
Some of these trends are ones you may have noticed already, like Quiet Luxury and shades of red. Others are tried-and-true favorites that trend every fall, like fuzzy accessories and gothic black lace styles that remind us of Wednesday. And lastly, few of the trends below are previous seasonal trends that we predict will evolve to continue throughout the colder months — the sheer slip obsession will continue in the form of sheer tights, and summer’s micro-mini denim will turn into long denim maxi skirts.
Ready to check “new clothes” off your back-to-school list? Keep reading for our favorite fall 2023 fashion trends.
All Things Red
🎶 Loving him was… 🎶 Yup, the color of the season. Maroon and oxblood are popular every single fall (like, without fail) but this year, keep an eye out for brighter tones. Designer brands like Sandy Liang, Tory Burch, Prabal Gurung, The Row, Balmain, and Ferragamo have been showing major love to bold shades of red. Plus, “red leather lipstick” and cherry red ballet flats have been dominating Pinterest and TikTok.
Add a little edge to your super cozy fall ‘fits with a smattering of silver studs. Whether it’s a leather jacket, a purse, or a necklace, you can easily mix this spiky trend to your regular outfit rotation. It’s an easy way to explore the grunge or emo aesthetics without needing to do an entire closet overhaul.
Denim Maxi Skirts
The days are getting darker, and so are your jean skirts. Denim minis were big this summer, so keep the ’90s vibes going this fall with denim maxi skirts in rich, deep washes to pair with your coziest sweaters (for chilly mornings while waiting for the bus) and graphic tees (when it gets inexplicably hot in the afternoon).
It seems like all of our favorite celebrities have been playing with sheer fashion on and off of the red carpet. As the weather gets colder, adding a printed pair of sheer tights is the perfect way to up the ante with your usual skirts, dresses, or ripped jeans.
There’s just something about fall that makes us want to cuddle up with all things cozy and fluffy. A bit of sherpa lining on a jacket, a fuzzy bag, or a soft pair of shoes will instantly turn your outfit into autumn perfection.
Halloween is one of the best parts of fall, so get a head start on the spooky festivities by incorporating black lace, frilly collars, leather lace-up boots, and dark lipstick into your wardrobe. Plus, you’ll be able to make a bunch of D.I.Y. Halloween costumes out of those pieces.
Nothing says back to school szn like preppy style, and menswear-inspired neckties are the prep accessory of choice for 2023. Wear one loosely tied over your tank top like a 2000s pop punk star, or style your tie with a collared shirt for total dark academia vibes.
“Celeb fave” is an understatement. Everyone from Sofia Richie to Gigi Hadid to Rihanna and even the Kardashians have been trying out the low-key trend, and no, you don’t need a designer budget to embrace it as well.
Quiet luxury refers to the theory that true luxury doesn’t require a specific designer logo or flashy items — it favors fashion that is polished, well-fitted, and clean, rather than overtly expensive or exclusive. For a student-friendly version of the trend, try looking for minimalist pieces that you can style as part of a monochrome outfit.
Low-Rise Pants and Skirts
You either love it or you hate it, but there’s no denying that the Y2K style has become super popular recently. In fact, some people may find low-rise jeans to be more comfortable than high-rise jeans because they don’t cinch directly around the stomach. If you’re feeling adventurous and want to test out something low-rise, your endless options range baggy pants to bootcut jeans to floaty skirts.
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