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How To Wear Fall 2018 Fashion Trends in Real Life

How To Wear Fall 2018 Fashion Trends in Real Life

It's already September 5th people! We are 9 months into 2018. How Sway?? How?? As I write this post it is 87 degrees outside. But never mind that... it's time for some fall fashion baby! Fall is sartorially, my favorite time of year. I love sweaters, tights, layering, boots...the whole deal. Fall in Chicago is depressingly short so I try to eek out as much fashion fun into the season as I can. This year's fall fashion trends have me really excited. None of them are particularly ground-breaking. But they are all the things that I love about fashion. From menswear, to bold plaids that hearken back to the Clueless-era (and my high school fashion vibes, natch) I am here for all of it. 

I did a similar post this past Spring that shows how to translate the season's trends into real life and have decided to do the same for fall.

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  Left to right: Fendi Fall 2018 ;  Zara Checkered Double Breasted Blazer , $69.99

Left to right: Fendi Fall 2018 ; Zara Checkered Double Breasted Blazer, $69.99

Menswear

I am sucker for a good well tailored suit so I am all for this trend. If you can't quite hop on the suit train, try a relaxed fit blazer with buttons. Think strong shoulder, double breasted and looser fit overall. 

 
  From left to right: Phillip Lim Fall 2018;  TopShop Floral Print Cowl Back Midi Dress , $95

From left to right: Phillip Lim Fall 2018; TopShop Floral Print Cowl Back Midi Dress, $95

Busy Florals

Florals may have seemed more appropriate for the spring season, but they were all over the fall runways as well. The twist is the florals are bigger in bolder colors and often paired with a graphic print. Another twist is wearing two bold floral patterns together. Instead of attempting to mix and match your florals yourself try something like this Floral dress from TopShop. Having one piece whether that be a dress or a blouse takes the guess work out of it for you. 

 
  From left: Oscar de la Renta Fall 2018;  TopShop Faux Fur Coat , $150

From left: Oscar de la Renta Fall 2018; TopShop Faux Fur Coat, $150

Yellow

Yellow is a color I wear often and love. I tend to favor more mustard-y yellows than bright canary yellows....but both are on trend for Fall. So pick which one you feel you look best in and go for it.

 
 
  From left to right: Givenchy Fall 2018;  Rebecca Minkoff Mini M.A.C. (on sale),  $98

From left to right: Givenchy Fall 2018; Rebecca Minkoff Mini M.A.C. (on sale), $98

Bright Metallics

This particular trend is one that I probably won't be trying myself. Mainly because I'm just not that into metallics. But if you are...a great way to incorporate them is in accessories like this Rebecca Minkoff bag.

 
  From left to right: Salvatore Ferragamo Fall 2018;  Zara Chain Printed Shirt Dress , $ 69.90

From left to right: Salvatore Ferragamo Fall 2018; Zara Chain Printed Shirt Dress, $ 69.90

Scarf Patterns

Think Hermes scarf...but as a dress. This trend has been everywhere lately and I'm kind of in love with it. It's such an easy one to translate. To keep the "scarf-feel" I will be sticking to flowy fabrics and longer or midi length dresses.

 
  From left to right: Michael Kors Fall 2018;  TopShop Yellow Tartan Coat , $150

From left to right: Michael Kors Fall 2018; TopShop Yellow Tartan Coat, $150

Bold Plaids

Of all of this season's trends this one is my favorite. This takes me back to my high school days when I rocked a hunter green tartan/plaid suit to school. Because yes, I was Cher from Clueless in real life (minus the mansion and rich parent). If you are new to rocking plaids this is the type of pattern you have to go for. No wallflowers on this one. Pick a bright color, like yellow, red or green with a large plaid pattern. These patterns looks best on things like coats and skirts, and pants. 

 

Translating trends into everyday wear isn't as difficult as it may seem. Mostly because fast fashion stores like Zara, TopShop, Forever21, and H &M do a great job of it for you. When it comes to trends I try not to spend a ton of money on items I know I won't be wearing when the next fall season rolls around. But if there is a trend that I would like to permanently incorporate into my wardrobe I try to look for investment pieces that will look expensive, will stay nice for a long time, and will fit seamlessly into my wardrobe. 

What are some of the fashion trends you want to try this fall? Let me know in the comments!

 

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