stylish woman in a trendy fall outfit posing for the camera
Photo: Sunny Ng

The weather may seem hot just yet, but before you realize it, chilly fall wind is going to rule over our wardrobes. To prepare you for the next fashion season I browsed through the top fall runway shows of 2020 and came up with this fall fashion trends report. From cropped blazers and spacious blouses to sloppy collars and granny rug-inspired prints, here is what you are going to see everywhere on the streets and offices this fall season. Which one of these trends are you going to add to your fall wardrobe?

  • Simple, Casual Vibes

The next trend is going to take your regular t-shirt to a whole new level, transforming it into a substantial element in your casual outfit. And I'm talking about the forgotten, yet revived henley collar shirt. A henley shirt is a relaxed pullover shirt, famous for its round neckline that features a few buttons. The best thing about this model is that it can be made from a variety of summer and fall-approved materials such as linen, wool, and cotton henley shirts.

But why does this model of a T-shirt have such a strange name? The answer is simple: the model is named after the traditional uniform, worn by rowers in the English town of Henley-on-Thames. Originally, the shirt was collarless, yet today you can find an option with a collar. Wear it as everyday casual wear or go to work wearing one of your best henley shirts and look both stylish and trendy.

Marine Serre pattern detail from the fall ready to wear collection

  • Fabulous, Eye-catching Prints

Don't hurry to put away your designer summer shirts, you'll have a chance to show them off during the fall time as well. Especially, if they have a blinding color of a summer sun or freshly fallen foliage. This season every shade of warm yellow is going to be especially appreciated. Designers like Christopher John Rogers and brand Gucci actively used them as monocolor and colorful accents in their  Fall 2020 Ready-to-Wear collections. And what about you? 

If you aren't sure if florals are still going to be in trend in the fall, I hurry to ensure you ‒ oh yes, they will! This season men's floral shirts, flowing floral women's dresses, and other pieces are going to come back in the shape of granny rug-inspired motifs. And I simply can't take my eyes off these elaborate patterns! Overall fall 2020 collection of Marine Serre combined both monochrome and multi-colored elements. Layered with lace, Arabic patterns, and distressed elements, her whole collection is eye-candy for any fashionista.

  • Fancy Sleeves

Rodarte and Fendi pleased our eyes with the soft vintage vibes, satin materials, and the puffiest sleeves and shoulders. To create an illusion of volume, they used puffed and padded sleeves, accentuated waistlines, and used very soft, pastel colors to emphasize femininity. This fall you can try the puffy-sleeve trend yourself. The easiest way to do so is to get a casual-looking dress, decorated with a pair of voluptuous sleeves.

Good news for every ethnic wear lover, you are going to continue to enjoy your favorite print throughout the whole fall 2020 season. Jonathan Cohen, Suzy Menkes, and even Kenneth Ize were inspired by the beauty of ethnic ornaments. Wear ethnic embroidery on your jackets, bags, and even shoes to show your appreciation of the folk traditions.

christian dior tartan skirt from the fall ready to wear collection

  • Trendy Little Accents

Another trendy pattern of fall 2020 is tartan. It was spotted at Christian Dior, Saint Laurent, Monse, and, of course, Burberry. Yes, once again this flirty and military print is going to appear in our wardrobes. And if you have already worn tartan in the past couple of years, then it is time to rediscover and reincorporate this print in your everyday outfit.

Huge collar shirts were a micro-trend (what a wordplay!) throughout the whole season of spring and might've received a second reappearance during the fall. Maison Margiela featured weirdly shaped collars on almost every model at the Fall 2020 Ready-to-Wear show. Upcycled from distressed denim, composed of voluminous ruffles and casually thrown over jackets and raincoats, that's how collars should be worn this fall.

  • Oversized Outerwear

This fall, make a statement with oversized blazers, coats, and sweaters that not only keep you cozy but also elevate your fashion game. Oversized blazers, with their roomy fit and sharp lines, can instantly transform a casual outfit into a fashion-forward look. Pair them with your best pair of denim jeans and ankle boots for a modern and sophisticated appearance. 

Choose classic hues like charcoal gray or camel for timeless elegance, or go bold with vibrant colors to stand out in the autumn crowd. When the temperatures really start to drop, oversized coats become your best friend. Opt for oversized trench coats or puffers to keep the cold at bay while making a sartorial statement. A cinched waist belt can add a touch of structure to your oversized coat, accentuating your figure without sacrificing comfort.

Final Thoughts...

So there you have it, the top 5 stunning fashion trends you must try to rock this fall! With these trends, you're sure to turn heads and make a statement. Whether you're looking for a bold new look or simply want to update your wardrobe with some of the latest trends, there's something for everyone. So go ahead and experiment with these different styles and find the ones that work best for you.

Lots of love,