Fall is an exciting time for fashion lovers. The opportunity to buy new coats, scarves and dresses for the season that tends to bring about cooler weather offers us an opportunity to mix up our wardrobes.
Despite the ongoing pandemic, fashion designers have worked through the challenges of 2020 to come up with some inspired pieces for you to consider adding to your repertoire. If you’re wondering what to keep your eye on for September, here are five top fashion trends you will love.
1. Sustainable Fashions
The role we play as stewards of the environment can no doubt be challenging even for the green thumbs among us. Fortunately, fashion designers are continuing to strive to create sustainable and affordable fashions for the masses — and experts say “millions of consumers will seek out products, services and experiences that help them alleviate rising eco-shame.”
The theme for this year’s fashion centers around reducing over-the-top eco-consumption and searching for ways to offer style with form and function. Indeed, eco-design is already big business, and it now has become a matter of bringing it to consumers.
It’s always fun when ponchos make their way back into the fashion realm. Case in point: They came back into the spotlight in the early 2000s to the delight of fashionistas everywhere. Today, poncho lovers can rejoice once again, as these cozy garments are back, just in time for the crisp autumn weather. Drape your poncho over your favorite pair of jeans, dress pants, skirts and dresses to stay warm and comfortable, no matter the temperature. Designers like Zimmermann, Michael Kors and Anna Sui offer beautiful designs in a variety of styles.
3. Skirt Suits
For a while, the fashion industry embraced masculinized pantsuits, but coming in September, expect more ladylike versions that bring to mind the French upper-middle-class style. Still professional and inspiring a sense of confidence, power and elegance, this year’s skirt suits are feminine and smart and can be worn with your favorite boots or heels. Look for offerings from Michael Kors and Victoria Beckham in black, beige and greige skirt suits.
4. The Little Black Dress
Bottom line: All women should have a little black dress in their closet. Depending on the style and cut, these petite and seductive numbers are useful for nearly any occasion. From cocktail hour or a romantic evening on the town to something a little more intimate, keep a couple of different styles and fits on hand, with one for formal occasions and the other to light up the night with a little flair.
5. Faux Leather Coats
With the cold, winter months not too far out, many people may soon be considering their options, including the latest faux leather designs, when it comes to buying a new winter coat. Various shades of polyurethane brown leather coats, in a range of lengths and styles, have made a massive splash on runways.
These coats are sharp, yet still understated classics. You can enjoy the look of genuine leather while maintaining an animal-free wardrobe. The brown hues offer you the freedom to add splashes of color, including blue, gray and black. These are indeed the types of pieces that has everyone excited for crisp temperatures.
Prepare for Fall with Your Favorite Fashion Trends
September’s fashion trends offer something for everyone. Whether you’re looking for professional suits, a warm and stylish coat, a romantic poncho, or the perfect little black dress, you’ll find these items and more in the color, cut and material that best suits your taste.