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Fall 2014 Fashion Trends

I was so excited for fall that back on my vacation to Delaware at the beginning of August, I began scrounging through the fashion magazines that I had and through websites to narrow down what some of the trends for fall were going to be. Here at ten of my favorite of the trends that I found!

1. Oversized turtlenecks

Oversized itself is a trend once again, but it was impossible not to notice the oversized turtlenecks that appeared on the runways for fall. Depending on the state of the oversizedness of the collar, it could either be a bold or practical move for the fall and winter months. If you hate scarves or a cold neck, or if you are really into turtlenecks, give this trend a try.

left, helmut lang. right, gareth pugh.
American Apparel has a more simple version of this trend with a slouchy turtleneck. For a cheaper option, Forever 21 has some picks in various pastel colors (another fall trend, see #8!). Much like the first option, Free People takes on this trend with an oversized slouchy neck.

2. Capes and wrap coats

I don't about you but (I'm feeling 22) nothing really makes me more excited for cooler weather than a really great coat. Or, in the case of this fall, a cape. Both the wrap coat and cape were trends on the runways for F/W 2014.

left, saint laurent. right, chloé.
The olive green Zara double-sided cape is a great and more affordable option for the fall months. Nordstrom carries the Helene Berman wool blend cape that has the body of a standard peacoat and the sleeves of the cape. And it comes black or cranberry! *drools*

Victoria's Secret offers a Michael by Michael Kors belted wrap coat (now on sale!) I like the shape of this Trina Turk option, as well as the blush color!

3. Luxe knitwear

What is better than cozying up in a nice knit sweater on a chilly fall afternoon? Apparently, cozying up in head-to-toe knitwear according to Marc Jacobs. Never fear, Derek Lam tones it down and shows that you can pick and choose where you want to wear your knits. How cool would a pair of knit pants be though? They're just cozier and chicer leggings...

left, marc jacobs. right, derek lam.
Asos has a half-ribbed chunky sweater with a funnel-neck (apparently not to be confused with a turtleneck). Here's a longer and cheaper option from Zara with side slits and more color options than the salt and pepper gray that Asos offered.

4. Fur and shearling

Fur and shearling had a home on many of the F/W runways, recreated into various jackets of all varieties. There's something so classic about a fur jacket, but with some of the exotic colors chosen for some runway shows, designers definitely mixed it up this season.

left, nina ricci. right, bottega veneta.
Carly Cristman wore this H&M faux fur jacket during NYFW this year and for the price, definitely worth it. Though it's online only, this BCBGeneration option from Nordstrom is also nice.

5. Leather

left, rag & bone. right, reed krakoff.
There is no going wrong with a cool leather jacket for all. Zara gets it and they even added a detachable fur collar. Krista Robertson says that these are her favorite leather leggings, but Forever21 has a cheaper option for faux leather leggings. Factory J. Crew has a flared leather skirt right now that is a different take on their regular flared skirt.

6. Prints

That's right, bright and rave prints and animal accents are in, because nothing says apple picking like...a bright yellow and cadet blue shapeless dress? I digress, it'll be nice to see a little pop of life into the otherwise dark and earth toned season.

left, dries van noten. right, givenchy.
Not the brightest colors, but the large floral print on this Topshop dress is certainly bold. H&M's circle skirt dress, however, has got a bold print along with a twist on the typical autumnal colors. Sam Edelman's leopard printed sneakers are just what you need in fall before it becomes too cold for anything but boots.

7. Statement bags

If you are weary about fall because you think that it's a bit boring with its lack of vivid colors, a statement bag might just be something you need to [pumpkin] spice up your life.

left, louis vuitton. right, vivienne tam.
Kate Spade has a lot of statement clutches, but this little fur handbag was just enough of a statement and combination of the fur trend as well. This Tory Burch printed dome satchel is most definitely a statement.

8. Pastels

Pastels are delegated to solely spring no more! Alas, you can sport your favorite Easter egg colors while you stomp on crunchy leaves with a latte in hand and boots on your feet.

left, miu miu. right, giambattista valli.
Though this lambswool sweater comes in plenty of fall colors, the zip sweater from J. Crew looks delightful in lavender. This collarless Mist Calls Coat by BB Dakota is the perfect pale blue for the occasion.

9. 60's Mod 

Get a pixie cut and clump your bottom lashes together, 60's mod is back in. Well, maybe it's just the silhouette that's back in, but you are more than welcome to commit to the Twiggy look.

left, gucci, right, louis vuitton.
This simple black shift with a white collar from Zara is a very simple way to step into mod territory. A bit of a warmer fall day choice, but this Everly printed short sleeved shift dress is bright and bold.

10. Menswear

Quite possibly the trend I'm most excited for, aside from oversized turtlenecks. Nothing beats a great oxford and pair of pants in the fall. It's so chic and a woman looks so strong in a menswear inspired look.

left, isabel marant. right, hermès.
A blazer is surefire way of replicating the typical menswear look. This fitted Regent blazer from J. Crew is a great pick and color for fall. An oversized white button-down, either paired with or without a blazer, is another easy menswear piece that is seemingly effortless. A pair of high-waisted trousers like this pair from Raoul are chic yet oh so very simple.

What's your favorite fall trend?


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