Fall begins soon and despite everything being pumpkin spice flavored, it doesn’t entirely feel like autumn. Austin temperatures don’t usually drop until November, so traditional layers won’t work here. Check out this guide for fall fashion tips on how to look stylish and beat the heat!

 

Blast From the Past

Fall Fall Fashion trends. 70's Style at NYFW 2015.
70’s style inspired designers at New York Fashion Week 2015. – Clumsy Chic

The 70’s revival has been popular throughout the year and fall style takes the trend even further. Designer collections honor boho and hippie style with fringe, suede and fur. However, long-ling blazers and turtlenecks can be suffocating in Austin’s 90-degree weather. Instead, use boho style to inspire pieces that are as equally trendy as they are comfortable.

 

Fresh Prints

Fall Fashion trends at NYFW 2015
Plaid was a hit at New York Fashion Week 2015 – E Online

Plaid is a staple every fall season, but is especially popular this year. A plaid button-down and shorts is an easy outfit for strolling around SoCo. While red is hot this season, keep in mind you can still play around with blues, blacks and grays.

Lace it up this fall! Glamour listed lace as one of the essentials for 2015. The lightweight fabric is versatile enough to match any style. Pair a black, lace blouse with a black mini-skirt for an edgy look or wear a neutral, lace-trimmed dress for delicate, feminine chic.

 

Short and Sweet

Fall Fashion trends on the runway
A-line mini-skirts are a must-have this fall. – SLF Fashion

Mini-Skirts offer the perfect combination of smart and sexy. A-line mini-skirts are a fall must-have according to InStyle. Skip the fleece, wool and tweed. Satin and cotton are just as stylish and the lighter fabrics will be more comfortable for bar-hopping on 6th Street.

Crop Tops are easy to layer and have endless possibilities. White and black tops can be worn over or under anything including button-ups, cardigans, jackets and vests. Flaunt a crop top at Zilker during the day, then throw on a jacket for a movie night at the Alamo Drafthouse.

 

 

Heads Up

Fall fashion jewelry trend
Over-the-top pearls are trending this season. – Fashioners

Pearls are timeless. This season, designers like Givenchy and Balenciaga twist the classic with over-the-top baubles. From ornate ear cuffs to facial piercings, the edgier the better. Pair a thick, pearl bracelet a with lace top for dinner on 2nd Street.

Brimmed Hats will keep that big, Texas sun out of your eyes and keep everyone’s eyes on you. Dusters, fedoras and floppy hats are on trend according to InStyle. Pair a jewel-toned hat with a neutral, A-line mini for a fun, flirty look.

 

Bootylicious

Fall fashion trend midi boots
Mid-calf boots were spotted on the Louis Vuitton and Marni runways. – Glamour

Midi Boots are Vogue’s must-have boot for fall. The mid-calf height is just high enough for autumn, but still leaves enough breathing room. Create a smart outfit with the A-line mini-skirt and midi boots.

Chelsea boots will effortlessly amp up the cool factor, both in temperature and swag. The short boot will go with practically anything. Jam out at ACL in a plaid dress and comfy Chelsea boots.

 

What are your favorite fall fashion trends?