Our Favorite Fall Fashion TrendsBuzz-worthy fall fashion trends this year are breathtaking: Leather, plaid and tweed tweak the menswear trend, while sequined shine and wine tones add dazzle and depth, and the hottest shoe is also the easiest to wear.
After a few seasons of megawatt colors and floaty fabrics, we're revisiting the classics for fall. Make no mistake: This doesn't signal anything dull. We're talking sensual, body-molding pieces in leather, playful takes on tweed and a virtual vineyard's worth of the most mouthwatering wine tones we've ever seen. Throw in the grown-up dazzle of metallic and burnished fabrics, plus the ease of the smoking slipper, and we're in for the hottest fall on record.
Leather: In Like Skin
The sexy yet sophisticated touch of leather has rocked women's wardrobes before, and this fall's array of skins dominates the style landscape. Whether it's the real thing or faux ("vegan" leather is the new pleather), slick hides stamp their second-skin status on trendy leggings and stovepipe pants, and carve your curves on body-con sheath dresses. It's not all tight, though. Flared leather pants and prim pleated skirts done in black leather are easy-to-wear options. The freshest take? Deep, gorgeous, unexpected color. Try a sapphire-hued biker jacket, an office-ready red blazer, a forest green trench or a pair of skinny leather jeans in gray.