Fall Fashion Forecast: 2019 Fall Fashion Trends

Last week, we talked about fall wardrobe essentials, so today I want to share the top fall fashion trends for 2019… and my thoughts about them.

Fall Fashion Forecast 2019 Fall Fashion Trends

I always feel the need to make a disclaimer on these types of posts. Not all trends are meant to be adopted by everyone; it’s best to take each trend on a case by case basis.

Take into account your lifestyle, your personal style aesthetic, and your body type; and decide if a trend works for you or not. There’s nothing wrong with sitting out certain trends and partaking in others. That’s the best way to stay current without looking like you’re a slave to fashion.

2019 Fall Fashion Trends

CAMO // This is a trend that has been around for a while. It kind of ebbs and flows, but it’s still hot this season. Because it’s a neutral, it’s pretty easy to wear.

Camo pants are always an easy way to wear this trend, but if you prefer this print in smaller doses, consider a camo print tee, tote, scarf, or even shoes!

You can pair camo with other neutrals, like black, grey, white, or beige. Or wear a contrasting pink, burgundy, or coral. I also like camo with navy.

MY TAKE: I like camo in small doses. I’ve done the camo pants thing, and I think I’m over it, but I like a good camo tee, and I also like those camo pointed toe flats. The juxtaposition between the rugged camo print and the feminine shoe is fresh and fun.

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SNAKE PRINT // You know I can’t write a post about fall trends without including snake print. I hope y’all aren’t sick of it yet, because it isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.

I’m seeing snake print everything right now — snake print belts, shoes, bags, dresses, skirts, blouses, t-shirts… You name it, you can find it in snake print!

MY TAKE: I love, love, love python and snake print. I’ve always liked a good snake print pump, and I’ve had a few pairs over the years, but it’s fun to see the print coming out in other pieces.

I recently purchased snake skin slip-on sneakers that I’m excited to wear, and I also love the snake skin blouse pictured above. Ohhh, and this Gibson cozy fleece fitted top is really cute on.

For more on snake print, see my post Currently Crushing: Snake Print.

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PLAID // Plaid for fall is nothing ground-breaking (name that movie!) but we’re definitely seeing a resurgence this fall. Think less school girl uniform and more classy working woman.

This trend crosses over nicely into a few other trends this season — namely blazers and extra long coats. I’m also seeing a lot of plaid trousers, which make a nice work wear alternative to the ubiquitous black pants.

MY TAKE: I love plaid because it’s classy and easy to wear. While plaid pants and blazers may not work well with my casual lifestyle, I love the plaid pumps pictured above. They’re a great way to dress up jeans and a sweater this fall and winter, and I like that they’re unexpected.

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STRAIGHT CROP JEANS // Denim trends are in transition right now, and skinny jeans are getting pushed aside in favor of cropped straight jeans and kick flares.

I’m not telling you to toss your skinnies, but if you like to be on trend, you may want to experiment with this more fashion-forward silhouette.

If you like the cropped straight silhouette, but struggle to find a flattering pair, try cigarette jeans. They are basically a skinny jean that is straighter from knee to hem, so they read as more of a straight. You can cuff them to get a cropped look, or you can sometimes find a crop cigarette.

You might also like yesterday’s post: What Are Cigarette Jeans? {and Why I’m Embracing Them This Fall}

MY TAKE: I am sloooowly getting on board with this trend. I prefer the slimmer straight styles, like the cigarette jeans we talked about yesterday.

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DENIM DETAILS // If you can’t get on board with straight crop jeans, there are plenty of other fun denim trends to partake in.

This year, it’s all about the details — exposed button front, belted, chewed hems, side stripes, split hems, and animal prints… to name a few!

MY TAKE: I like subtle details, but nothing too far out. Chewed hems are a fun way to update your jeans without being too dramatic, and it adds a bit of texture and interest to your look.

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SQUARE TOE SHOES // I’m not seeing a ton of square toe shoes just yet, but I’ve read it a couple of places, and I definitely found a nice selection when I searched on the Nordstrom website.

This can be a bit of a matronly look, especially when paired with a low, chunky heel. I think the best way to keep this modern is to find styles with a thinner heel and/or a more fashion-forward detail.

THE VERDICT: I am a huge fan of a wider toe box because I have squarish feet (and thin heels… horrible combination!) so this is a trend I can get behind. I’m also not very tall, so I will need to choose wisely and probably stick with higher heels when participating in this trend.

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EXTRA LONG COATS // Every fall season for the past few years, it seems like coat trends have gotten longer and longer.

If you live in a colder climate, this is a fun way to update your wardrobe. Of course, coats can be expensive, so you may only want one trendy coat in your closet.

MY TAKE: I’m not much on trendy coats, I don’t know why. Around here, it makes sense to have a variety of coats because we wear them so much and for so long. But I’d still rather invest in a few nice, classic coats that I wear all the time.

That said, I think the extra long coat trend is fun if you live or work in an area that stays up-to-date on trends, and you want to add some variety to your wardrobe.

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DARK FLORALS // Florals continue to be popular this season, especially those grounded on dark backgrounds.

My advice is to tread lightly here. Florals can be aging, or they can be fresh and fun. It’s hard to explain how to tell the difference — it’s more of a gut-check for me. I tend to stay away from the smaller scale florals, or anything that looks like it belongs on Little House on the Prairie.

MY TAKE: I love floral dresses and blouses for church or date night type of activities. I usually wear an edgy piece with my florals so they aren’t too precious.

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I could go on, but I have to run!

Which of these trends has you itching for fall??? Which ones will you pass on?

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