Fall is just around the corner, and winter is right at its heels. Is your wardrobe ready for the turning of the seasons? Now that the first half of the year’s biggest runway shows are over and the top names in fashion have presented their fall and winter collections to the world, we have some new fashion trends to watch out for!
When you’re shopping for your next-season outfits, especially going into the colder months of the year, do you often just turn to the practical and forego style? Or do you instantly gravitate towards the stylish and simply make it up as you go when the practical needs come? We all know how challenging it can be sometimes to strike a balance between fashion and practicality. Sometimes we look at those runway models and think, “Can I even wear that?” Well, worry no more! This season’s fashions are all about balance, with today’s new fashion trends showcasing accents, embellishments and colors blending perfectly with tried-and-tested, timeless styles.
Without further ado, here are 11 outfit ideas that mirror current trends in the fashion world’s fall/winter collections for 2017. Let these be your inspirations when you update your wardrobe for next season!
1. Denim All The Way
Americana was a major theme in this season’s runways, with denim figuring out prominently. It isn’t just your usual denim jeans or jacket, though, but…well, both! Full denim ensembles. Denim all the way from top to bottom. Do a Calvin Klein and rock the denim-on-denim look this fall!
2. Do It In Red
It looks like red is the color of the season! Dresses, pants, jackets, shoes—entire outfits all in red—graced the runways during the biggest fashion events showcasing fall/winter collections. Max Mara and Givenchy are just two of the huge names dishing out red ensembles this year. Here we have an effortless look mirroring a Givenchy style. It’s a quick and practical outfit idea that you can definitely put together. What’s more, it’s an affordable ensemble. You can pop in to the wholesale women’s clothing sweaters section and pick out one perfect red piece that’ll do the trick!
3. Somber Florals
This year’s new fashion trends for fall/winter 2017 embrace vintage vibes yet again, as classic floral patterns come back with a vengeance. This time, rich, dark colors take precedence, with designers presenting creations that evoke feelings of nostalgia. Oscar de la Renta, Erdem, and Gucci are a few of those going with dark floral patterns this season. It’s quite possible you might already have outfits like these stored away, so go ahead and bring them out!
4. Rock That Slogan
With everything going in the world today, it’s not hard to imagine slogan tees finding their comfy space on the runway. This is also something that’s most likely already in your wardrobe. Make sure you’re rocking them out this fall and winter season by mixing and matching with other outfit inspirations on this list.
5. Not a Glitch in the Matrix
If you’ve ever seen The Matrix movies, you’ll remember how the main characters were clad in oh-so-much leather. One of the characters, Trinity, wore leather from head to foot. This season, designers pay tribute to the classic style with edgy new creations reminiscent of Trinity’s look—sleek and sexy with a hint of the dominatrix.
6. Patchwork Perfection
In keeping with the vintage vibe this season, artsy patchwork patterns akin to boho styles have been seen on the runways. Tommy Hilfiger has some stunning patchwork creations out there. If you have some spare fabrics with funky, colorful patterns lying around, by all means get creative and have a dress made out of them. You could even repurpose your grandmother’s old quilts and create a new outfit from those vintage fabrics!
7. Blanket Yourself
Speaking of quilts, looks like one of the new fashion trends this fall/winter season is to wear them. Yes, your blankets, too. No kidding! Rather than just draping a quilt or blanket over yourself to ward off the cold, you can wear one and be both warm and stylish all at once! Take a look at this Mulberry silk twill cape to see what we mean. With tops like these, who needs sweaters? Oh, what about a quilted sweater? Perfect.
8. Return of the Midi Skirt
It appears that the mid-length skirt is here to stay. Midi skirts first became a mainstream fashion during the 1920s, mostly popular with women of the middle and upper classes. These calf-length skirts were considered the epitome of elegance and femininity in those decades, but they were eclipsed by the rise of the mini-skirts in the ‘60s. Now, they’ve staged a fashionable comeback, with nearly all dresses and skirts featured in this year’s fall/winter collection sporting this style.
9. Glam and Glitter All things sparkly dominated runways this year as designers debuted shiny, silvery dresses and ensembles, with glitter all the way down to the boots, for their fall and winter collections. Definitely something to inspire you in planning your party outfit for the holidays!
10. Show Off That Shoulder
Another classic style that’s making a comeback hit on the runways this season is the one-shoulder dress or top. If you’re planning to get this style for your wardrobe in the coming weeks, a red dress or top would be the perfect fit for this season.
11. Vintage Polka Dots
How many times have we said vintage in this article? This season’s love for nostalgia rears its head yet again as we bring you another returning trend: polka dots! Todays’ fall/winter collections are rather specific, however, because they favor the classic black dots on white. Yep, in contrast to the bold reds and rich colors of previous trends on the list, this time we go really basic. Simple, elegant, refined and one style that’s not too hard to emulate!
These are just a few of the fall/winter 2017 new fashion trends to look out for. In addition to the above list, velvet in jewel tones, golds, neutral plaids, retro hats, fringes, feathers and fur have all had their show on the runways, each one providing a fresh take on many classic looks we have come to love.