While it sometimes feels like summer has only just begun, here at Who What Wear we can't help but look forward to next season's upcoming arrival. Aside from the usual cold weather basics and essentials that are coming back to our closets soon, there are also tons of runway trends we've been patiently waiting for since February to buy and wear when the time comes. Now that Fall is officially 22 days away, there is no time like the present to indulge in all of your Fall Trend 2020 purchases.
This season has been inundated with exciting new styles that perfectly bridged the gap between fantasy and practice. There was a lot to talk about including frilly fringes, completely redesigned blazers, and built-in chains and hardware, but today we're here to talk about not just some of the fall 2020 trends, but the biggest ones too. This is by no means an exclusive list of the only seasonal trends that should interest you. However, if you want to take a dip in your F / W 20 shopping, this is the best place to start. Just keep scrolling. You'll see.
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Early on at NYFW, it was clear that opera gloves were a front runner for the biggest – and possibly the least anticipated – accessory trend of the season. If you'd told us six months ago how handy they would have been, we wouldn't have believed you, but given the current pandemic, a trendy glove moment actually makes sense. While your natural inclination towards styling likely combines these elbow length gloves with anything formal, designers have shown us that it doesn't have to be. The gloves we know clearly grew up and worked their way into outfits that consist of suits, casual coats and a lot more.
If you're hesitant to join this trend, those $ 9 Amazon gloves can't hurt as a test run, right?
On the other hand (no pun intended), if you want to make quite a statement, this pair of ruffles will surely fit the bill.
Pair these with an outfit made of neutrals for a fun pop of color.
Just imagine how stunning these would look with a sleek black dress and some strappy heels.
Because if we're honest, black is the most practical color you can buy. Here's one more before you get started.
Courtesy Bottega Veneta; Courtesy Dion Lee; SAVIKO / Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images; Courtesy Off-White; Courtesy of N21
While they differed in shape, color, and size, the common theme of chains was not to be missed on runways and presentations in all four cities. In particular, clothes and accessories with built-in chains participated in shows like Bottega Veneta, Dion Lee and Rokh. The trend is now looking just as good on the newcomers to our favorite sites as it is on the February models. Whether you opt for a dress, heels, or even chain link earrings for a more subtle nod to the look, incorporate this into your wardrobe one way or another.
Not only will this neutral bag complement everything in your closet, but it will add a trendy touch to any outfit you wear this season.
Alexander Wang dealt intensively with this topic in the autumn, and of course we are pleased about it.
In case you're wondering what we're talking about in Slack, these sandals are it.
While there was a lot to see on Bottega Veneta's F / W 20 show, this dress couldn't be missed.
These mixed metal earrings will make all your fall outfits stand out.
Courtesy Alexander McQueen; Courtesy of Khaite; Victor VIRGILE / Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images; Courtesy Saint Laurent; Courtesy Bottega Veneta
We weren't sure when we'd be ready for an above knee resurgence, but when we saw designers creating and designing her for F / W 20 we knew hugging her wasn't (again) like that only likely, but rather inevitable. The special thing about this season is the tighter and slimmer silhouette of the boots – a departure from the looser, more casual styles of past seasons. The fit not only gives them a more modern feel, but also lends itself to a more flattering look under dresses, coats and skirts.
For the Saint Laurent look, the goal is to go pointy and high.
Trust us and style these with an oversized coat as soon as the temperatures drop.
These are the boots that you'll want to grab every time you put on a dress or skirt for the next season.
Is it weird that we've been thinking about this since February?
This pair of studded soles will serve you well for the next few months, but won't fail in winter weather either.
Courtesy of Khaite; Courtesy Christopher Kane; Courtesy Dion Lee; Victor VIRGILE / Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images; Courtesy Area
By far one of the most talked about trends this season have been clippings. That not-so-subtle detail was the exciting trend that we didn't know we'd need this fall. Designers like Aliétte and Christopher Kane moved closer to the trend towards evening wear, while Dion Lee and Area proved that even the simplest of silhouettes can be completely reinvented through these modern cutouts. The sky's the limit for shopping, but we especially love hip skirts, spliced shoulders and of course a peekaboo blazer moment.
Tuck your favorite turtleneck into this skirt to really show off that stunning waistline.
We don't know about you, but this looks like one of the best fall outfits we've seen in a while.
This dress (which is also available in black, may I add) is the type of dress that does all of the work for you.
Good luck not getting compliments on this stunning top.
Whether you are showing off your skin or a simple turtleneck, the cutouts of this blazer are sure to make all the difference in the world.
Courtesy Tory Burch; Courtesy Balmain; Courtesy of the Brock Collection; Courtesy Michael Kors; Courtesy of Chanel
From deceptively subtle nods to obvious hints, the always chic riding style manifested itself in innumerable forms on the runways of F / W 20. Whether through riding-inspired boots, coats, high-collared blouses, hats, handbags or several items at the same time – there were as many ways to get inspired by the runways as there are ways to get an idea for yourself now. The judges aren't sure yet, but each of the following findings is a foolproof place to start.
We love how this blouse looks combined with a belt and high waisted pants.
Little gold details like the one on this handbag are a subtle nod to the trend that you will never get tired of.
It wouldn't be a trend without a touch of Jacquemus.
These riding boots are waterproof so you can keep up with your fashionable wardrobe even on rainy autumn days.
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Don't get rid of your simple blazers, but before buying another boxy, plain black one, consider these reworked versions instead. While deconstruction is almost always a standout topic for most of the seasons, this time around we saw less deconstruction and more reinvention. Designers added an almost supernatural touch and presented a range of blazers that were so redesigned that they were almost unrecognizable. This particular trend, including lined hems, asymmetrical drapes, and two-tone color palettes, will have you getting fall back into your life in no time.
Let Rihanna design a blazer that's in equal parts muggy and bossy.
Pair this with classic jeans and simple mules for a fall outfit that is polished yet casual.
You will be surprised how much you can achieve with this stunning blazer.
Simple yet so interesting.
Name one thing you don't love about this blazer. I'll wait.
Courtesy Balmain; Jeff Spicer / BFC / Getty Images for BFC; Courtesy Prabal Gurung; Courtesy Rejina Pyo; Victor VIRGILE / Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images
There is always a color that comes first in every season, and for F / W 20 that color is chocolate brown. Last year it seemed like head-to-toe beige was all to talk about and while it was a sleek look to say the least, we'd be lying if we said we weren't excited to greet this deep and rich Color in our wardrobes this season. A full chocolate look is definitely the goal, but don't underestimate the power of a stunning chocolate brown handbag or pair of shoes to compliment the rest of the fall trends you've added to your cart so far.
Can you ever go wrong with a sweater from H&M? The answer is no.
Nanushka hit the nail on the head this season with its perfectly curated range of chocolate brown pieces.
Yes, you read that right. This bag is only $ 39, but it looks a lot more.
Slip skirts can save your fall wardrobe if you let them. The versatility is really second to none.
Talk about a shoe that will never go out of style.
Courtesy Bottega Veneta; Courtesy Jil Sander; Courtesy of Gabriela Hearst; Courtesy of Dior; Courtesy Prada
Fringe is certainly a trend that comes and goes, but this season we presented it in a way that finally felt fresh and exciting. Starting with the much discussed Bottega Veneta fringed coat to Prada's spectacular fringed suit, this ruffled confection has proven itself in all important categories, including evening wear, handbags, outerwear and more. And when something turns out that hard, you know it has to be everywhere in no time.
This jacket is the easiest (and coolest) way to get your jeans on this fall.
If you want to enjoy a piece of Bottega this season, do we recommend this beauty?
These fringed trousers add flair to your basic sweaters.
Warning: if you don't like compliments, don't buy this bag.
This is the type of sweater that you want to live out this fall.
Courtesy Givenchy; Courtesy of Balenciaga; Estrop / Getty Images; Courtesy of Celine; Courtesy Michael Kors
Whether you're firmly on Team Cape or not the biggest fan of the ever-spinning trend – we've found it usually is one or the other – there's no denying that they're back for the season ahead, and if you ask us they are better than ever. There are a plethora of iterations and ways to make them feel right for you, as we've seen capes as both standalone outerwear and part of tops and dresses. Our farewell tip? Just do it.
We don't think it gets much cooler than a long black leather cape, but keep us updated if you find anything that goes beyond that.
This dress feels trendy and timeless at the same time, which is always a bonus when you buy it.
This cape-wrap-scarf hybrid will become your wardrobe hero in autumn.
We can always count on Brandon Maxwell to stage the drama in a way that is somehow still so accessible.
If utility is what you're looking for, an anorak-inspired cape jacket serves you well in many ways.