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Now that summer’s just about over, it’s time for an autumn update to your travel wardrobe. Take inspiration from these fall fashion trends and update your look with one or two new pieces. Keep reading to find out some of our favorite styles!
Written By: Niki Landry
We are now transitioning into my favorite season for fashion and travel: fall. It’s the season of stylish boots, rich colors, crisp jackets, and best of all…layering.
Here are a few articles to help you get started into your fall travels:
- How to Pack for Trips with Mixed Weather
- How to Layer Clothes
- Use a Summer Dress to Pack Light in Fall
- Best Shoes for Traveling in Spring and Fall
If you are looking to supplement your travel wardrobe this season, keep reading for trends, styles, and looks from fall fashion this season.
It’s official! Leopard print is back and fiercer than ever. Whether you want to dress it up for a night out or incorporate it into your daytime look, it couldn’t be easier to work this print into your fall wardrobe.
For extra impact (and total ease of getting ready), we recommend a leopard print dress. This statement-worthy piece is a stunner on its own, but can also be toned down for a day of sightseeing. Throw on a denim jacket and white sneakers on as you’re checking out the Roman Colosseum, then switch it out for a leather jacket and ankle booties for a night at Solotto 42.
Paying homage to the iconic piece made famous by Diane Von Furstenburg in the ‘70s, the wrap dress is back and more popular than ever.
In addition to these famous dresses, wrap blouses are also emerging as one of the biggest must-have items of the season. These tops provide a flattering v-neck silhouette and a cinched tie waist, all of which can be adjusted to your own personal preference.
When it comes to styling, wrap dresses pair perfectly with tights, boots and a denim or leather jacket. For blouses, keep jeans either skinny or straight so that the subtle flare of the top stands out.
Here’s how to wear a leather jacket when traveling!
Year after year, suede never fails to re-emerge in the fall time as a stylish trend to rock. And it’s back again this season with mini skirts, moto jackets and sleek crossbody bags. Harking back to the 70s, this soft material will bring a laid-back vibe to your fall travel wardrobe.
In cooler weather, it provides a nice texture layered under jackets, over tights and paired with boots. As a plus, it doesn’t wrinkle as easily and one piece can add nice texture to basic all-black outfits.
For a modern take on suede, look for structured, shaped pieces and updated colors.
Try these neutral colors to easily mix and match with your travel wardrobe!
Summer was all about gingham, and now fall is all about flannel. Few pieces are as quintessentially “fall” as a classic flannel shirt.
And it’s just versatile! For a casual, everyday look, opt for a cute denim skirt and tan ankle boots. To dress up your flannel a bit more, we love the look of leather leggings and black booties underneath. The color options for a flannel shirt are practically endless as well, so choose which one speaks to you!
Here’s the best leggings for women who travel!
What was once thought to be a style exclusively for little girls’ dresses and princess attire has evolved into one of the hottest trends of the year. Ruffled dresses, tops, and skirts have made their way into the inventory of just about every major retailers out there and we can easily see why. It has been updated to look modern and not frilly. It’s sweetly sophisticated and a stylish addition to whatever piece it has been worked into.
This season’s ruffles also complement many of the trends listed in this very same article. Ranging from wrap dresses to statement sleeves, ruffles have become the new “it” detail for countless garments!
You can take the glamorous route with ruffled dresses and midi skirts or keep things more subtle with a simple ruffled tee. Since it works on both casual and formal looks alike, there’s no shortage of pretty ruffled pieces to rock this season.
Add a pair of tights with ankle booties like these on a brisk autumn day for the perfect look!
BP. Ruched Front Tee Plus
When a trend is not only adorable but highly flattering, you know that it’s a keeper. That’s exactly the case with the new ruching trend that’s taking the season by storm. From tops to dresses to skirts, we’re thrilled to see this style making waves!
Just like with flannels above, this is an extremely versatile trend that can naturally work into your wardrobe. For ruched tops like the one above, we suggest keeping the rest of your look clean and polished to balance out the extra fabric. Consider finishing off your look with dark wash skinny jeans or a sleek black ponte pant.
Take a look at the best fabrics for travel!
Looking for stylish flats for your next trip? The pointed toe loafer is a sleek alternative to the traditional flat, and is a perfect fall replacement for your favorite black ballet flats.
Like most shoes, especially those worn without socks, this style will probably need some break-in time before you tackle a full day of walking in them. Like most shoes, especially those worn without socks, this style will probably need some break-in time before you tackle a full day of walking in them.
A sleek, black loafer will effortlessly pair with just about every look. Whether it’s a blouse and skinny jeans or a dress, these are an easy way to polish off your outfit.
Here are the most comfortable ballet flats for travel (they’re cute too)!
Ooh la la! French girl fashion continues to take the season by storm and their next must-have piece is the beige midi coat. Perfect with ankle length jeans, a blouse and the pointed loafers we suggested above, you’ll have a perfectly Parisian look in an instant. the Don’t forget a swipe of lipstick!
Concerned about how to pack this? We recommend wearing it over your airplane outfit so that you don’t have to worry about excess bulk in your bag. Plus, that means your flight outfit will be pretty darn cute as well. If you’re looking for a packable duplicate however, Cole Haan’s Back Bow Packable Hooded Raincoat will always be one of our favorites!
Here’s the best fall coats for travel!
What fall fashion trends pieces are on your shopping list? Please share below!
For more ideas on fall travel essentials, please read:
- Fantastic Fall Fashion Trends
- Best Ankle Boots for Fall
- 14 Fall Coats that make Stylish Travel Jackets
- Fabulous Fall Jackets: 4 Travelworthy Trends
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Author Bio: Niki is an interior designer and artist from Louisiana. In addition to her design work, she writes for local and online publications sharing her experiences and passion for travel. Niki is currently adding stamps to her passport while building her design practice, Niki Landry Designs.