Trends to Help You Fall Into This Season in Style
If the amount of pumpkin lattes is anything to go by, fall is finally upon us. That initial fresh breeze feels like a dream after the summer from hell we all went through (thank you global warming). That also means that it's time for us to put away our shorts and tank tops and start retreating beneath layers once more.
While in some ways dressing for the colder months seems easier, it may also require more effort. I mean, we get it, it is understandably difficult to serve looks when your main goal is to not freeze. However, that definitely does not have to be the case. With just the right amount of inspiration, your fall outfits don’t have to be limited to practicality—they can also be flawless.
Appearance is a top priority for South Koreans, so dressing well tends to be quite high on the list, which is also probably why they have strong authority when it comes to fashion trends. In order to start autumn off right, we have compiled a few trends from the season to help you look your absolute best.
Contrary to what it sounds like, monochrome can actually be quite exciting. Now, we don’t just mean various layers of black, but rather softer colors like pastels, gen z yellow, and beiges. One of the positives of combining monochromatic colors is that you can try a range of textures and patterns and still be able to create a fluid look. These colors not only give off a cozy, gentle vibe, but they also add a pop of color to dreary days.
We’re all about comfort, and if there is one trend that perfectly caters to that, it’s this one. From sweaters to blazers to trousers, this trend aims for more of a street style, laid-back look. What we absolutely love is that you can create a whole look with just an oversized blazer or sweater. When paired with skinny jeans or a skirt, you can create the perfect blend of chic and casual.
This is definitely a trend that needs a section of its own. Initiated by the ‘80s trend, plaid patterns have become the rage. And it's quite easy to understand why, seeing as a plaid garment can boost the level of sophistication of any outfit while also being quite easy to dress down. Investing in a plaid piece goes a long way, since they really are easy to match with any sort of event. It’s also quite hard to look bad in plaid, so there's always that.
Now, this isn’t too much of a current trend, but it’s definitely one that seems like it's here to stay. The end of summer does not have to mean you bury all of your nice summer dresses away. You could just go for an upgraded version instead—one meant for the transitional period into winter. Pairing your dresses with a simple turtleneck or long sleeve shirt underneath gives you a refined appearance while simultaneously remaining appropriate for the weather. With this trend, the world is your oyster, and the amount of possibilities and pairings is endless. Oversized shirts can be paired with feminine dresses, textured tops with more basic, simpler dresses…you get the point.
Sports jackets, retro knitwear, high waisted jeans, and an abundance of plaid and denim. Sound familiar? These looks are basically splashed across the K-Pop scene, with many idols choosing to dress in these styles during their personal downtime. The hit series Reply 1988 furthered this trend by garnering public affection.The champion of all the trends thus far (in our humble opinion), the ‘80s gave us a lot to work with. The whole retro trend is something that is definitely here to stay for a while, with its effortless assimilation into the style of a vast range of people.
It’s easy to see that these trends aren’t very complicated or radical. In fact, a lot of these pieces could become staples in your wardrobe. Something that attracts people toward fashion is that it’s casual and comfortable, but done in such a cool manner that it creates its own aesthetic and instantly becomes iconic. So maybe today could be the day you shake up your style and go for something a little bit out of your comfort zone, starting with something on this list. One thing essential to remember: You should always dress for the life you want, not for the life you have.