5 Trends to Wear This Fall – Dressbarn

5 Trends to Wear This Fall

5 Trends to Wear This Fall - Dressbarn

5 Trends to Wear This Fall

We’ll always savor the warmth and vibrance of summer but while we got our fill for bright colors and in-your-face patterns, we’re ready to tone down for a more laid-back and moody approach to dressing. This season, it’s all about utilizing basics and layering like a pro. 

Expect a resurgence of nostalgia from ‘90s grunge to ‘00s casual redux. Don’t forget embellishments like made-you-look accessories and hard-working bags. Most of all, keep an eye out for knitwear in all forms to cozy up in style as the temperatures drop. If you’re building a capsule closet, now’s the time to truly pay attention to create that perfect mix of au courant and evergreen.

Ready for your seasonal refresh? Here are the five trends to add to your fall wardrobe. 

Relaxed Denim 

Westport Signature High Waist Loose Fit Skater Jeans

Sundresses? Done. It’s time to cool down with ultra-relaxed denim. The type that’s oozing with nonchalance and effortless flair in contrast to the floweriness of resortwear. Enlist wide and cropped silhouettes that pair well with fitted tops for a flattering contrast. Or wear the trend in its truest form with equally baggy jeans, chunky sneakers, and a cloud-like sweater. 

Preppy Polish 

Maree Pour Toi The Jacquard Patterned Sweater

Prep is back to take the spotlight and this go-around, it’s a mix of collegiate with a more mature twist. Plaid and graphic sweaters are still big for knitwear while leggings and capes veer into equestrian territory that’s still polished with a unique and eclectic edge. In true spirit of preppy style, tailoring is the star of the show with clean lines courtesy of sleek blazers, well-fitting trousers, and white shirting. 

Statement Jewelry

Leah Earrings

A bit of bling never hurt. In fact, building a jewelry collection enables you to dress simpler and effortlessly—which is especially convenient for those creating a capsule wardrobe. Not only minimal metallics but a good arsenal of whimsical statement pieces into the mix makes for a game changer. A casual pair of jeans and a t-shirt suddenly doesn’t look so regular with a chunky chain or chromatic earrings. 

Workhorse Bags

 Mersi Alicia Crossbody

Sizable day bags are having a moment. After the micro bag obsession last spring, we’re ditching itty bitty purses and investing on spacious carry-alls. This isn’t limited to the biggest you can find but the idea is to have a functional accessory to house all your essentials and more—whether that’s a tote, a weekender, or a top handle satchel.

  • The Champs The Weekender Duffle Bag makes things super convenient for short getaways. It’s water-resistant, adjustable, and even has a USB charging port. 
  • Coordinate your day bag to your wallet with the Yuliana Print Satchel Bag. Wear it on the go as a crossbody or carry it with the top handle for the office. 
  • Go the medium route with the Sabine Drawstring Bag. Not too big to overpower a look yet roomy enough to store all necessities and some extra along the way. 
  • The Raja Leather Clutch is stylish for all seasons with a blend of cane weaving and leather. It’s the perfect combo for modern girls who love Bohemian accessories.

Floor-Skimming Hemlines

Summer may be coming to an end but maxi dresses are here to stay. While it was happy prints and colors last month, this approach leans towards dark and romantic. The best thing about the maxi micro trend in general is its timeless and effortless appeal—all you need is one piece to make a statement. Pay attention to details and look for subtle but striking elements like ruffles, high slits, self-ties, or off-shoulder silhouettes. 

  • Transition smoothly into fall without leaving your love for florals. The Carmen Wrap Dress has micro flowers, frills, and a wrap silhouette to emphasize shape while staying simple. 
  • Pair the Juliette Dress with your favorite trench coat when layering outside for the cold. Not only does it add warmth, it’s going to highlight your maxi’s hemline beautifully. 
  • Bring the drama for evening soirées via the Sunset Maxi Dress’ flowy chiffon and sleek plunging neckline.
  • Feel like wearing lighter colors? White never goes out of style. The Florence Off Shoulder Maxi is the perfect brunch dress for in-between weather with square low-heel sandals. 

Explore and Expand

This transitional period is the best time to discover. Expand your style, experiment, and don’t be afraid to explore new things you usually wouldn’t gravitate to. Trying a trend or that one particular piece you never thought you could wear will soon surprise you. So go ahead and shop for your fall closet without overthinking—a free-spirited style makes dressing up so much more fun!

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