Fall is my favorite season for fashion because it means we get to break out layers and outerwear! As I scroll through Instagram each day, I am seeing fall outerwear trends pop out at me, building excitement for the crisp weather to come. Instead of covering up your style with a coat simply for warmth, celebrate the new season with bold outer layers that showcase your style.
Rich Colors & Bold Prints
Oversized Puffer Coats
Puffer coats get a bad rap for being unflattering but they are practical and oftentimes necessary during the cold months depending on where you live. The comfortable trend has given way to the acceptance of the practical oversized puffer.
Shearling, Sherpa, and Fur
When we think of summer layering, anything lightweight and airy like denim jackets, button-down shirts and kimonos tend to come to mind first, but what about blazers? Structured, tailored and undeniably chic, blazers are one of the more underrated layering pieces of the summer season, but they definitely deserve a place in your warm-weather wardrobe! Stephanie Arant, the fashionista behind the style blog, Unconscious Style, always keeps some stylish blazers on rotation in her wardrobe and trust me, this girl know’s how to make a blazer work with just about any outfit! I’ve taken some style notes from this layering queen and pulled together some of my favorite summer looks she has put together featuring a perfectly styled blazer! Prepare to feel inspired!
An updated, summer version of a classic suit, this little matching set is what summer blazer dreams are made of! Master Steph’s look by pairing a blazer with the same (or at least similar) color shorts and add a brightly colored top to the mix and you’ll be set!
Pair With A Dress
Keep Things Monochromatic
With this look, Steph proves that you can easily breathe new life into your favorite houndstooth or plaid winter blazer. As long as you wear winter’s blazer over a monochromatic all-white look like Steph did, you’ll be able to keep this structured style on repeat year-round!
Wear Over a Summer Crop
The long, sleek lines of a blazer are the perfect design detail to add some length to your summer look when paired with a cute crop top. No need to match your blazer with your bottoms here; opt for some high-waisted jeans instead for that ultimate cool-girl vibe like Steph!
When it comes to fall fashion, there is nothing better than finding that perfect coat to keep you warm all season long. Admittedly, it can be easy to just pick up a classic black coat and call it a day. This fall, dare to step out of your fashion comfort zone though and experiment with different colored coats!
Scroll on for 6 coats you should try this fall:
One of the most classic and timeless fashion pieces that you can invest in is a blazer. The great part is that there are tons of different ways that you can style a blazer for fall! For instance, you can wear it over a blouse for work, over a casual graphic tee or even to replace a cardigan! If you’re looking for more inspiration, scroll further down to see how your favorite fashion bloggers are wearing the blazer staple.
We’ve pulled together a few of our favorite blazer outfits:
With the release of fall collections, I’ve noticed that patchwork print is trending: the combination of prints on the same piece. I love that patchwork takes the work out of print mixing while adding a really fun element to your outfit. Fair warning: it carries the risk of looking dated, so a quick scour of Pinterest and some of my favorite influencer feeds was in order.
Take a look at 5 patchwork outfits that’ll inspire you for the upcoming fall season!
Update Your Denim
Update your denim collection with a pair of patchwork denim jeans or a skirt. Look for denim with contrasting colors and pair it with a simple tee and your favorite blazer for a classic look.
Dress It Up (Or Down!)
You’ll be seeing so many dress options with patchwork print this season. A silky maxi is perfect for date night, or add some sneakers and a sweater to a long sleeved midi patchwork dress!