How To Wear 5 Major Fall Trends


Fall predictably brings with it an avalanche of new trends, whether or not the weather is ready for it, making the most minimal wardrobe update kind of daunting. Here, we’ve distilled it down to five biggies, with tips on how to dress around them for in-between climes.

The Victorian Dress

We’re not sure where the rule that you can’t wear white post-Labor Day came from, but we’re definitely sure it’s not actually a real thing. The secret to working a hyper-feminine piece like this is to balance the vintage-inspired elements with modern ones, like a tailored blazer and sleek Chelsea boots.

The Shrunken Fisherman Sweater

A classic pullover is timeless. Here, it’s revised with a shrunken silhouette, which accommodates high-waisted pieces (skirts, jeans, pants).

The Surplus Jumpsuit

A jumpsuit for evening is a no brainer, but for day it requires a bit of thought. Soften the masculine shape with accessories that skew more ornate and add a heel—just a little lift will do.

The Fancy Polo Shirt

A nod to geek-chic, a dressed-up polo functions a lot like a printed blouse, meaning it plays particularly well with solid separates. This one, in a silk winter floral, looks best with deep burgundy hues, nudes, and black.

The Elevated Tee

T-shirt dressing never gets old, and neither does a good ruffle. Treat the tee as a starting point and layer liberally depending on outdoor temps; keep bottoms tailored and clean.