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Back to Work? New Trends for Fall 2019

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Jacqueline Gubiani

It’s been a long, hot summer of sundresses, shorts, and sandals. While we’re sad to see summer go, we’re excited to wear the new looks sported on fall runways.

Here are seven trends we’re excited about this season.

50 Shades of Green

While pastels and sorbets were previously a seasonal favourite, this fall will usher in a new colour. Green is the season’s It colour, as seen in Marc Jacobs and Jill Sander’s shows, who were big fans of the pistachio tone in particular. 

Green is everywhere, from deep jades to bright teals. Regardless of how you wear it this season, we highly suggest you add this colour to your wardrobe.

Bougie Babe

Burberry and Celine agree: Prim and proper is in. Blazers, A-line skirts and tall slouchy boots will leave you ready to tackle those big work projects while looking like a 1970s office professional.

From flowy blouses to pleated skirts, this look is all about class.

Denim Dreams

From asymmetric cuts to patchwork denim, denim didn’t hold back this season.

Pant hemlines change from left leg to right, drawing the eye up and down the wearer. Tailored waists give way to seriously flared legs. Mismatched denim combines colours—black and white—or fit—straight and flared. No pattern is off limits.

Girly Grunge

Frilly mixes with grunge as pretty lace dresses are paired with combat boots and chains. Florals and lace appear in dark hues, such as maroons, blacks, and grays. Even the choker gets revitalized, as seen on the likes of Prada and Alexander McQueen models.

Pair a Victorian blouse with black denim for a modern twist on an otherwise romantic look. The feminine side hasn’t completely disappeared, it’s simply received an edgy update.

Lite-brite Neon

Turn up the heat as the temperature drops. This eighties trend returns for fall, as these bright shades, normally reserved for summer, bring a surprising pop of colour to the season.

Take inspiration from Saint Laurent’s glow in the dark look or Off-White’s highlighter hue. You’ll be sure to stand out against a sea of camel and gray.

Military Precision

Military meets construction in roomy cargo pants, camo suits, and overalls. Carpenter jeans and a white top create an easy fall look. Brass buttons have us at attention, sewn on items that are built to last a lifetime and can hold everything you need, à la Hermes, Stella McCartney, and Isabel Marant. 

Second hand designer bags, like this pre-loved Savatore Ferragamo tote bag, are perfect for the utility trend. With brown pony hair accents, black leather trim, and multiple slip and zip pockets, this tote is the perfect example of how fashion and function are increasingly tied together.


Teddy-bear Fleece

Run out to Patagonia or start thrifting because this soft fabric made an appearance on almost every designer’s runway models. Fleece, commonly associated with the likes of classic outdoor brands like North Face and Columbia, was updated with super fresh patterns.

Designers Sandy Liang and Fendi are just a few names who put their own spin on the fabric, beginning the cross-over from campy to luxe style.

What fall trend are you looking forward to wearing? Let us know in the comments!

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