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Lily Tracy’s Top Fall Fashion Trends – tips on mixing high-low styles

My Top Fall Fashion Trends (Round 1…)

Full disclosure – I started putting together my list of favorite fall outfits and it just ran and ran…..I literally couldn’t eliminate anything. There are so many interesting designs and fashions this season it’s impossible to choose.

So, I’ve decided to put two blogs together and you won’t be surprised that the second one features a lot of shoes. A lot! I can’t lie I always feel like the right shoes transform an outfit, I get to feel confident and powerful starting from my feet up!

In this post, I’ve really focused on mixing up high-low styles. Full designer wardrobes just don’t make sense for most of us. And while I definitely treasure my luxury items (hop on over to my blog post about why I wear a luxury items every day), I’m equally passionate about tons of affordable choices. So, let’s dive in and explore these cute fall outfits:ׄ


1. All shades of beige and brown.

It isn’t just leaves turning brown this fall it’s the catwalk. There are so many variations on tan, brown and caramel. This earthy tone is going to be the core of our fall wardrobe, which is lucky because it’s such an easy color to pair with. I found these incredible Couture Bassike pants (pictured) that are a definite investment piece, as is this drop-dead gorgeous Zimmerman buckle skirt. I’m so happy to see that the street styles are bang on trend with color and style. Like these Anthropologie utility pants that incorporate a heavy buckle which contrasts with a relaxed style. I also adore this little Anthropologie button down with a playful print that works really well teamed with this Signe Cable knit sweater. It is so cozy and perfect for cooler evenings, you could also just throw it over your shoulders. Free People have a tan sweater tank, that works really well under jackets, with cap sleeves and a boxy frame. Honestly, I’m spoiled with choices for this color trend.


2. Women’s Leather Gloves.

Perfect for a pandemic, right? We’ll finally get to ditch those plastic gloves! In a dream world we’d replace them with these simple black leather Gucci horsebit gloves, with soft insulting cashmere lining. Or these Chanel gloves, which are exactly the type of accessory that I would never tire of, the leather will look better every time they’re worn and will elevate a simple trench or jacket. At a lower price range are some awesome street options from Rag & Bone or a simple and classic black leather option from Ugg, with the logo embossed. I’ve a feeling leather gloves are going to be a big fashion statement this fall/winter.



3. Oversized Blazers for Fall Outfits

For a comfortable structured look an oversized blazer just works. It’s perfect for layering, classic and easy to wear. On the high end is this window-pane check Helene Berman tweed blazer, it’s beautifully textured which sums up fall fashion for me. And last time I checked it was on sale *YAY* follow the link. For street style, another richly textured blazer (pictured) from Free People; it’s oversized, mans style but well-constructed and made of a surprisingly soft chord. Take a look at some of my tips on how to style a blazer.


4. Women’s Skirt Suits

There’s an old school fashion trend that’s making a comeback of wearing skirts and blazers together. It’s a little bit 1950’s school-teacher but with a contemporary twist that really works. On the couture end, Gucci have (surprise, surprise) nailed it with this breath-taking tweed skirt. But there’s some really good street options too. Free People (who are featuring more and more on this blog….!) have a lush, textured midi skirt (see picture) that can be teamed with their Rowan blazer. It’s a crinkled cotton, oversized blazer with a fun floral pattern on the lining. I also came across a great A-line button down skirt on Amazon, that’s really well made and comes in a whole rainbow of colors.


5. Patchwork

These soft feminine patterns really speak to me. I’m in love with this romantic, wearable trend that still feels modern. This Ulla Johnson Verona midi dress is on the high end, but it’s so well made. I just know that it would be a dress I’d wear again and again. I could see myself in this every summer, teamed with flat sandals or wedge heels. It’s got beautiful puffed sleeves, and I love that the buttons are off center. It’s made of a cotton blend voile and hangs perfectly. Anthropologie has a similar patterned maxi dress with a smocked bodice, which clings neatly. For fall, this would work with an oversized blazer or cute denim jacket. Anthropologie also has a patchwork skirt (see picture) that I team with a chunky knit and sneakers, but also works with a blazer. And they have a versatile Fern button down, in a structured and delicate pattern, that pairs perfectly with jean shorts and sneakers. Take a look at my post on home tie-dying if you’re drawn to soft patterns, you might get some ideas!


6. Cute Crop Tops

Crop Tops are a trend that are carrying through the seasons. Coming into fall they’re working well teamed with jeans or skirts, or for layering underneath jackets. Take a look at this framed linen crop top from Farfetch with a sweetheart neckline, and how beautiful is that red wine color? It would pair great with jeans. 

I think Topshop does street style really well and this smock ruffle crop top that I found has a romantic vibe but feels edgy too. I also really like this ribbed knit crop top (pictured)  its that great everyday color that’s easy to pair and it works as a layering piece or on its own. The right crop can make you feel powerful and sexy. Yay!


7. Shawls and Capes for outerwear

If you love layering as much as me, capes and shawls are a dream. Completely versatile, warm and cozy, this trend makes me look forward to cold weather. I’m completely in love with this Zimmerman wool cape, it’s beautiful, with a relaxed hood, and self-tie, it’s pure wool with suede trimmings. And that mint color just pops, doesn’t it? The Burberry cape in its signature tan color would become a wardrobe staple for anyone. It’s a go-to for chilly evenings, as soon as it starts to cool down! Anthropologie has a really sweet boho style poncho (pictured) in a tan coloured mix with frayed edges that give a great feminine vibe. I don’t think I’ll ever tire of this classic layered look.


8.  Fringe Detail on Coats, Sweaters

Get ready to yee haw, the cowboy style is back. Fringe trims are featuring heavily in fall trends, and you know what, I love it. It’s fun, a little bit fancy but wearable. I’m in. Burberry has created a beautiful skirt, made from a blend of wool and cashmere that just shimmies magnificently. If that’s out of your budget, I’m really loving this fringed faux suede shirt jacket (pictured) It’s right on the money. Edgy, on trend and romantic. Or if you’re not quite ready to go full cowgirl you might be more comfortable introducing fringe gradually, if so check out these long fringed earrings that definitely make a statement.


9. Abstract Patterns

There’s a strong trend towards abstract patterns that are almost verging on a 70’s era print style. Bold and busy and unexpected. I found this magical Tanya Taylor silk midi dress with bold pastel block colors and a ruffled hem that really captures the pattern vibe beautifully. On the street end Anthropologie has also followed this trend with a simple button down (pictured) that pairs perfectly with khakis.

Shop the looks here and check out some of my other styling ideas over on my blog. Thanks so much for visiting.

Love, Lily xx