The days are getting shorter, the weather’s finally getting cooler, and Trader Joe’s officially released their autumn collection — it’s officially fall, and that means time to (pumpkin) spice up your outfits and wardrobe with the latest fall fashion trends and styles!
There are few things we love more than fall fashion. The cozy sweaters, the new boot trends, all the layering opportunities. It’s the perfect season to refresh your wardrobe and try out your favorite Pinterest-worthy fall outfit ideas, and we’ve found the best styles for the job!
Below, we’re breaking down all the must-have fall fashion trends for 2023, from the cutest outerwear pieces to the boots we’ll be wearing all season long. So get cozy and keep scrolling for the autumn trends and styles we’re currently falling for!
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What colors are on trend in Fall 2023?
In fall 2023, one color will reign supreme: rich cherry red. Prepare to see this bright and bold hue everywhere this season, from sweaters to bags to even boots. It’s a burst of energy compared to the typical muted colors of fall fashion, and it’s the number one trend on our autumn shopping list!
In a similar bold style, the metallic silver trend is also staying put in fall 2023. If you haven’t yet added some shiny styles to your wardrobe, now’s your chance! It’s the coolest color if you want to make a statement with your fall outfit ideas this year.
On the other end of the spectrum, classic and timeless colors are also trending for 2023 fall fashion. Think: black, navy blue, camel brown, and olive green. After all, you need something more understated to pair with those bright pops of red and silver!
How are the fall 2023 fashion trends different from years past?
While fall fashion typically conjures up images of cozy sweaters, comfy leggings, and classic jean jackets, in autumn 2023 we’re seeing more statement pieces enter the trend chat.
Don’t get us wrong — all those fall classics are still in style (see the elevated basics fashion trend down below!), and most of our outfits this season will look like they walked straight out of a Gilmore Girls episode. But in addition to these go-to styles, you can also expect bold pops of color, unexpected details, and the return of a few fall fashion trends from years past. Hello, off-the-shoulder silhouettes!
Fall 2023 is also bringing back many of your favorite autumnal styles and trends, but with a modern twist. Preppy outfits will always make a comeback during back-to-school season, but this year the trend is getting a decidedly cool girl update. We love to see it!
What materials are on trend in Fall 2023 outfits?
While chunky knits, fuzzy fabrics, and classic denim will always be on-trend for fall fashion, there are a few other trending materials you’ll want to incorporate into your 2023 autumn wardrobe.
Sheer fabrics are huge right now, and this trend is a fun way to bare some skin during those chilly fall days. Leather (and faux leather) is also a must-have for the season, especially in grungy biker-inspired styles — these leather moto boots are about to be your new favorite fall staple!
The Essential Elements of Any Fall Outfit and Wardrobe
As much as we love trying out new fashion trends every fall, we can’t forget those essential staples that make up the rest of your outfit. Here are our must-haves to pair with your new fave trend — or to rock all on their own!
- A great pair of jeans: Fashion trends aside, a go-to pair of jeans is a staple for your everyday fall outfits. Choose a silhouette that makes you feel your best (we’re currently loving slouchy styles for fall!) and that goes with everything from comfy sweaters to kitten heels.
- Turtleneck tops: Look sleek and stay toasty with a chic turtleneck! These babies go with everything, from the aforementioned jeans to trendy maxi skirts. You can even layer them under dresses and sweaters for an elevated look. Go ahead and get one in every color!
- Leather (or faux leather) boots: A great pair of leather (or faux leather) boots is an instant fall outfit maker. They’ll take any of the fall fashion trends on this list to the next level, while also making a statement all on their own. For fall 2023, a knee-high style is a must, but we also love these slim ankle boots for pairing with jeans!
- Knit sweaters: It wouldn’t be fall without a cozy knit sweater to curl up in as you cuddle next to the fire, sip your PSL, and frolic through a pumpkin patch. This year, we’re also adding a knit button-down cardigan to our extensive autumn sweater collection.
- A classic trench coat: While we have many jackets on rotation for fall (including our must-have denim and leather ones), there’s something about a trench coat that just screams fall fashion. It’s not too light, not too heavy, perfect for that in-between autumn weather. We’ll be adding this black one on top of alllllll our fall outfits this year!
2023 Fall Fashion Accessory Trends to Complete Your Outfit
As any fall fashion lover knows, no autumn outfit is complete without the perfect accessories to tie everything together! Before we get into the top fashion trends for fall 2023, we wanted to break down the shoes and accessories we’ll be wearing them with. These are the supporting actors (and sometimes main characters) that deserve their moment in the spotlight come autumn. Let’s get into it!
What jewelry and accessories are trending in fall 2023?
In fall 2023, jewelry and accessory trends are getting a big and bold makeover. Good-bye minimalist bling, hello chunky earrings, statement belts, and bold necklaces! The perfect way to elevate your fall outfit ideas, these statement accessories speak for themselves.
Another bold and unexpected accessory we’re stocking up on this fall? Statement socks and tights! It’s time to retire those boring ankle socks, because this fall our socks and tights are meant to be seen.
And last but not least: bags. We plan on pairing our fall outfits with fun 2023 bag trends like denim styles and bejewelled designs, as well as more practical options like chic totes and slouchy styles. If you’ve been looking for an excuse to invest in new shoulder candy, consider this it!
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The Need-to-Know Fall Fashion Shoe Trends in 2023
The top shoe trends for fall always revolve around boots, and 2023 is no exception! This year, the style of the season has to be leather moto boots. They’re an edgy and grungy upgrade to the western boots we’ve been wearing all summer long, and we are here for it!
But don’t put away those western boots just yet — this style is still trending for fall, with colors like red, tan, and even metallic silver taking center stage. And as always, it wouldn’t be fall without some ’90s-inspired knee-high boots, as well as skinny ankle styles to pair with your everyday outfit ideas.
Boots aside, one of the other top shoe trends for fall 2023 is ballet flats, especially in a preppy Mary-Jane style. We’re loving designs with cute buckle details and on-trend colors, and we plan on styling them with the statement socks and tights trend we mentioned above!
The Best Shops to Score Our Favorite 2023 Fall Fashion Trends and Outfit Ideas
Ready to upgrade your fall wardrobe? These are the best shops to stock up on all the top 2023 fall fashion trends and recreate your favorite autumn outfit ideas!
- Anthropologie: Anthro’s fall collection just dropped, and let’s just say it’s amazing. They’re delivering on all the 2023 fall fashion trends and styles, plus the basics you need to tie your entire autumn look together. Run, don’t walk — and while you’re there, don’t forget to stock up on an autumn scented candle!
- Reformation: Our favorite It girl brand, Reformation is where we turn whenever we need fall fashion inspo. They have THE best pieces for your autumn capsule wardrobe, with outfit ideas that are both trendy and timeless. And as a sustainable brand, you don’t have to feel guilty about stocking up!
The Best 2023 Fall Fashion Trends (+ Our Favorite Autumn Outfit Ideas)
Now the moment you’ve been waiting for: the best fall fashion trends for 2023! There’s a little something for everyone this autumn, from loud statement colors to quiet luxury must-haves. So whether you’re looking for a full wardrobe refresh or just want a new piece to rock to the pumpkin patch, these are the perfect fall fashion trends and styles to add to your lineup. Let’s get into it!
1. The Best 2023 Fall Fashion Trend for a Pop of Color: Rich Red
If we had to recommend just one fashion trend to try out in fall 2023, it would have to be this one. Bright, bold, and effortlessly cool, rich red tones are going to define the autumn season, and we couldn’t be more obsessed! Such a rad update to the deep wine hues we typically reach for come autumn, this color is guaranteed to spark major joy this season.
If you’re not ready for a full monochrome red look, test out the waters by adding a pop of this cherry hue to your fall outfit ideas. We love the look of a single red statement piece, like a bright bag, a leather jacket, or a pair of Mary-Janes (another trendy fall style — and we found THE cutest ones down below)!
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2. The Best 2023 Fall Fashion Trend for a Grungy Look: Biker Chic
As we say good-bye to the clean girl aesthetic of summer, we’re ushering in a new, edgier look for fall 2023: bikercore. This motocross-inspired fashion trend is fueled by leather details, chunky boot styles, and structured silhouettes, and it’s the ultimate way to rev up your fall outfit ideas.
For a modern take on this fall fashion trend, style your tough biker details with soft and feminine pieces, like a silky slip dress or a cozy sweater. Obsessed!
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3. The Best 2023 Fall Fashion Trend for Work AND Play: Businesscore
When you want everyone to know you mean business, this 2023 fall fashion trend has your back (literally!). Businesscore takes the limits of an office dress code and turns it into fashion. Think: boxy ’80s-inspired blazers, statement trousers, chic tailored vests, and work-ready totes.
It’s the perfect fall-inspired take on the quiet luxury fashion trend we’ve been loving lately — and such a chic upgrade to the WFH lounge sets we’ve been donning for years. So break out your best suit and show everyone you’re the boss this season, no office commute necessary!
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4. The Best 2023 Fall Fashion Trend Comeback: Off-the-Shoulder Silhouettes
Show some collarbone with this 2023 fall fashion trend, which is officially back from the dead! While it seems like off-the-shoulder silhouettes just went out of style, they’re getting a reboot for your fall outfits this year.
And it couldn’t be better timing! For the autumn days when it’s not cold enough to wear a turtleneck but not warm enough for short sleeves, an off-the-shoulder top is the perfect in-between style.
Pro tip: Reformation is your one-stop shop for this fall fashion trend — they’ve gone full force with off-the-shoulder sweaters, tops, and dresses, perfect for all your autumn events!
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5. The Best 2023 Fall Fashion Trend for Spooky Season: Dark Romance
If you spend all year counting down to the start of spooky season, then this is the 2023 fall fashion trend for you! Also known as gothcore, these dark and moody fall outfit ideas blend vampy details with a romantic aesthetic.
Channel the dramatic look with black velvet bows, romantic rosette chokers, dreamy floral patterns, and vintage-inspired ruffles. Because if you can’t dress like a sultry vampire during autumn, then when can you?!
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6. The Best 2023 Fall Fashion Trend for a Sexy Twist: Sheer Details
With its chilly temps and cozy vibe, fall typically calls for long sleeves, longer hemlines, and plenty of layers. But what about the days you want to look hot, even when it’s cold outside? While you may not be able to change the weather, you can change how you dress for it. And that’s where this sheer fall fashion trend comes in!
When you don’t want to choose between bundling up and showing some skin, sheer details give you the best of both worlds. And they’re also an excuse to invest in some cute under garments!
Plus, there are SO many ways to incorporate this fashion trend into your fall outfits — if a see-through skirt feels a little too bold, opt for sheer lace tights instead. You can even layer a sheer dress over a basic fall outfit to give it that extra somethin’ somethin’!
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7. The Best 2023 Fall Fashion Trend for ’90s Vibes: Maxi Hemlines
It’s official: the maxi trend isn’t going anywhere anytime soon! As much as we love a micro mini moment, the maxi skirt fashion trend is practically made for fall. And in 2023, it’s all about nostalgic styles, from ’90s-inspired denim to elegant satin.
For an outfit that makes you feel like the main character in a cozy fall movie, swap your go-to jeans for a maxi skirt and throw on a statement pair of boots. It’s one of the easiest fall fashion trends to incorporate into your wardrobe…and the style we’ll be wearing long into winter!
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8. The Best 2023 Fall Fashion Trend for Quiet Luxury Lovers: Elevated Basics
If you love the quiet luxury fashion trend as much as we do, meet its 2023 fall upgrade: elevated basics! When it comes to fall outfit ideas that ooze autumn vibes, you can’t go wrong with the classics. This fall, we’re elevating our favorite outfit combos with more luxurious pieces and enduring silhouettes.
Understated? Yes. Boring? Definitely not! Designed to be timeless, elevated basics are the pieces you’ll be reaching for again and again over the months (and years!) to come. Plus, they’re perfect for pairing with all the other fall fashion trends and styles on this list, or for creating the ultimate autumn capsule wardrobe!
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9. The Best 2023 Fall Fashion Trend for Sparking Joy: Statement Socks + Tights
The ultimate way to take your fall outfit from good to unforgettable? Just add socks! One of the cutest and simplest 2023 fall fashion trends to add to your wardrobe, statement socks and tights are tiny style details that can make a huge impact on your overall ‘fit.
Add a cute touch with bow tie details, go bold with on-trend red tights, or embrace the romance of the season with sheer lace socks. The options are truly endless, and there are SO many ways to style them! (We’re especially loving the look of cute socks or tights layered under chunky loafers or ballet flats.)
When you need an extra serotonin boost to get you through the shorter days and colder temps, this fall fashion trend is the perfect pick-me-up!
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10. The Best 2023 Fall Fashion Trend for Outfits That Stand Out: Modern Metallics
Offset the darker days with this bright and shiny fall 2023 fashion trend! Modern and effortlessly cool, we’ve been loving metallics for a while now — especially this futuristic silver hue. And we’re not alone! This fall, we’re seeing metallic outfit ideas at all of our favorite shops, with everything from silver jeans to reflective kitten heel styles.
When you want your fall outfit ideas to stand out, skip the classic autumn color palette and rock this chic chrome fashion trend instead!
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11. The Best Fall Fashion Trend for Cozy + Cute Outfits: Sweater Dresses
When all you really want to do is stay at home curled up in your favorite blanket, this fall fashion trend is the next best thing. Sweater dresses are an autumn classic for a reason — they make you look like you put effort into your outfit, when all you really did was throw on your coziest fall one-piece and call it good.
For 2023, it should come as no surprise that we’re reaching for sweater dresses with maxi hemlines, styled with our favorite fashion forward fall boots. It’s the closest you can get to wearing an actual blanket as an outfit, and we plan on rocking this fashion trend all fall long!
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12. The Best Fall Fashion Trend for Back-to-School Vibes: Modern Prep
Back-to-school shopping. The smell of new stationery. The feeling of a fresh start (and a fresh wardrobe) in the air. Even though we haven’t celebrated back-to-school season for a while now, there’s something about this time of year that makes us want to don a pleated mini skirt and pretend we’re an extra in Gossip Girl.
If you can relate, then we have a feeling you’ll love this 2023 fall fashion trend, which takes the classic prep school look and gives it a modern autumn update. Think preppy favorites like plaid blazers and sweater vests paired with modern fall styles like slouchy jeans and band tees. It’s cute, it’s classic, and it’s also totally grown-up.
Now all that’s missing is a new notebook to fulfill our back-to-school envy!
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13. The Best Fall Fashion Trend for All-Day Comfort: Slouchy Pants
We bid farewell to skinny jeans a while ago, and we haven’t looked back since! This fall, we’re taking the baggy pants fashion trend one step further with ultra slouchy styles in every fabric, from cool cargos to classic denim. Because when it comes to autumn, comfy silhouettes definitely reign supreme.
For the trendiest 2023 fall outfit ideas, opt for low-rise silhouettes styled with your favorite oversized trends, like boxy blazers and cozy sweaters. The baggier the silhouette, the better!
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14. The Best Fall Fashion Trend to Complete Your Autumn Outfits: Mary-Jane Ballet Flats
Ballet flats are in their comeback era, and our feet couldn’t be happier! This fall, this classic shoe trend is getting a preppy makeover with the cute Mary Jane style. We’ve been seeing this fall fashion trend EVERYWHERE lately, from our IG feeds to the real-life cool girls we pass on the street.
And it’s easy to see why! Cute and comfy, they’re the ultimate sidekicks to all your favorite fall outfit ideas. Style a classic black pair with socks and a cute mini skirt, or opt for a metallic style with your favorite jeans. There are no wrong answers here!
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15. The Best Fall Fashion Trend for Statement-Making Outerwear: Bomber Jackets
Fall is when we finally get to break out all our favorite outerwear — and add a few new styles to the mix! And for fall 2023, the fashion trend we’re adding to our carts ASAP is this rad bomber style.
While bomber jackets never truly went out of vogue, this fall we’re seeing new bold styles along with the classic faves. From Barbie pink designs to leather varsity styles, these modern bomber jackets are the coolest statement piece to throw on top of any and every fall outfit.
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16. The Best Fall Fashion Trend for Your Capsule Wardrobe: Striped Sweaters
Is any fall wardrobe complete without the perfect striped sweater? We think not — and the 2023 fall fashion trends agree! A timeless essential, striped sweaters add a preppy touch to all your fall outfit ideas. We also love how they incorporate a subtle print, while still feeling like an (elevated) basic.
This year, the striped sweater fashion trends that are dominating our shopping carts are preppy polo styles and coastal grandmother-approved cardigans. But you also can’t go wrong with a classic striped turtleneck — it’s the age-old style you’ll rewear for years to come!
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17. The Best Fall Fashion Trend for Denim Lovers: Horseshoe Jeans
And last but not least, it’s the fall fashion trend we can’t stop gushing about!! If you’ve been looking for a new silhouette to spice up your fall outfit ideas, these horseshoe jeans are THE coolest style we’ve seen in a minute.
They get their name from the voluminous legs that taper in at the hem, similar to the shape of a horseshoe. With a western flair that’s oh-so flattering, they’re the newest (and most complimented) addition to our baggy denim collection!
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Take Autumn 2023 By Storm With Our Fave Fall Fashion Guides and Outfit Ideas
Want to recreate the fall outfits of your Pinterest board dreams? We’ve got just the style guides for the job!
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Which of these fall fashion trends are you trying out first? Let us know in the comments below!