It may still be August, but winter is slowly starting to take its place in the rearview mirror. That’s right, we’ve hit the season when oppressive heatwaves make our minds wander to calmer thoughts like the sound of crunching leaves under our feet, the smell of a hot chai latte, and best of all, the many fall collections that will soon be filling our closets to the brim. Maybe you own timeless staples like a rugged leather jacket or sturdy boots. But what about the new fall trends you may not have yet? Well, let’s introduce them.
Stylist and jewelry designer Carla Rockmore is here to give us her fall fashion forecast. Nicknamed the “Carrie Bradshaw of Tik Tok,” Rockmore has nearly 1.2 million followers on the Gen Z-approved social media platform, drawing attention for her sharp sense of style and unique fashion tips. Ahead, the top 7 fashion trends to try for fall, as told by one of the most stylish women in the game.
“We’re finally getting used to padded shoulders that no one in the ’80s could have lived without,” says Roquemore. “The figure of the line supporter is incredibly colorful, like a solid structural shell. Blazers are a seasonal must-have for updating your wardrobe for fall, and according to Rockmore, broad shoulders pair exceptionally well with wide-leg, floor-grazing pants.
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“The maxi dress is a clear counter to the belted look of summer’s micro-mini dresses,” says Rockmore. And this trend seems to be giving us a big blast from the past. And a pair of platform combat boots is a 90s comeback and I’m so ready for it.
“What can I say, I get tired at the knees for these sky-high babies, and that’s mainly because I don’t get tired at the ankles like I do in stilettos.” So why did I choose platform shoes this fall? Platform shoes have the ability to ground your look while giving off a sense of confidence and authority.
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“Angora and mohair—you either love it or you hate it. Either way, you’re going to be using it in a lot of retailers this fall.” says Roquemore. This season, we’re choosing to love the irresistible muted fabrics because why not add a little texture to our outfits? “I can’t help it. But hit on soft, fluffy desserts, even if it ends up in my lipstick,” added Roquemore. If you’re wondering how to wear a sweater like this, Roquemore suggests pairing angora and mohair textures with buttery smooth leathers and taffetas, “for a textured aesthetic. In good condition.
Sequins and Shimmer
When you think of glittery ensembles, evening wear is probably the first thing that comes to mind, right? But Rockmore urges you to step outside the box a bit: “Do me a favor and try it for the day, don’t just save the sparkly emotions for the night.” she says. Dress them up and pair them with trainers and oversized jeans. The perfect glow will brighten up those dark winter days, and give your tried-and-true basics a little more life.
The origins of the corset in fashion’s timeline stretch back centuries, and even as it makes its way into 2022, we’re giving it a modern makeover. “With harness-style corset belts that can be applied to all of your oversized shirts, or a proper boned corset stitched over your blazer, you’re sure to find a repeat that speaks to you.”
The improved crisp white shirt
According to Rockmore, one of the most innovative trends for fall is the evolution of the crisp white shirt. “From exaggerated collars to dramatic drapes, the hybrid white shirt is sure to be the hero of the season. Anything that does a classic on its own is a keeper for me.”