We’re right in the middle of the ‘Fiery Depths of Hell’ part of summer, which means that in just a few weeks of miserable heat, fall will be back. There’s something magical about a walk on a chilly morning with a spicy latte in hand and colorful leaves hitting the sidewalk. The enthusiasm for this time of year is not lost on me. But my favorite thing about fall? The fashion (said obnoxiously in capitals).
Oh fashion. While always an exciting change of pace, fall fashion trends usually boil down to the same old sweater/denim combo with an iteration of a black boot — but not this year. For Fall 2022, bulky clogs, edgy sweaters and a revival of the off-road motorcycle-inspired fashion trend of years past (TBT at Rihanna’s motorcycle-themed Fenty x Puma Spring 2018 show ) will be ubiquitous in fashion and on feeds.
September’s sartorial vibe will focus on the funky, elevated shoes, leather tops, fluffy accessories and baggy cargo pants worn by pop-punk princess Avril Lavigne in the early 2000s. , remember trucker hats? Yes, they’re back in full force (mainly thanks to Megan Thee Stallion). The revival gives me vivid flashbacks of Ashton Kutcher in his Punk era and, therefore, the infamous Ed Hardy and Von Dutch styles you’ve seen on top of almost every celebrity’s head.
So, with fall on the horizon, I’ve highlighted 10 of the hottest trends you’ll soon be seeing everywhere. Keep scrolling for 411 fall fashion (yes, I decided we’re still saying it).
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Clumsy clogs happen – don’t fight me about it, it’s just a fact. While these shoes were basically staples in the 70s and 90s, clogs eventually lost their coolness. Now an array of maximalist variations like Simon Miller and Lisa Says Gah! popped up left and right.
Sweaters with asymmetrical hems and edgy cutouts have been spotted on the runway of No. 21 Kiko Kostadinov and GCDS, and on the backs of fashion gals like Bella Hadid, Hailey Baldwin, and more.
This preppy shoe trend is very on for fall – in particular, raised options with chunky soles, funky prints, embroidery and embellishments. While Louis Vuitton showed off open-toe loafers, Eckhaus Latta offered ultra-chunky platform styles in different colors.
Leather jackets for fall? I know… revolutionary. But the designs the brands have launched this year stray from the traditional moto style – I’m talking long, grungy jackets, boyish blazers and more unexpected outfit tops.
Oh, the trucker hat. One of the most legendary accessories from the year 2000 (remember when Lindsay Lohan donned one that said “Drama Queen”?). The nostalgic hat is at the start of a massive come back. Everyone — from Hailey Bieber and Dua Lipa to Rihanna, Gigi Hadid and Lady Gaga — has been hitting them lately.
A big square buttonhole never really goes out of style. A fashion staple, these shirts exude casual elegance. Kendall Jenner, a die-hard fan of this look, paired a blue striped version with yellow shorts and classic Adidas Sambas for a look worthy of being copied.
Plush accessories were splashed throughout the Fall 2022 collections, from fuzzy shoes at Loewe and Bottega Veneta, to plush hats at Versace and Gucci, and soft-textured bags at Fendi and Off-White.
While mini skirts are too having a moment, we are pivoting to the max for fall. We’ve seen skirts on the runways at Dior, Etro, Chloé, Acne Studios, Altuzarra, and more. Bella Hadid was also photographed wearing a long zip-up cargo skirt, as well as a denim style.
These utilitarian style baggy pants – a staple in the 90s and early 90s – have had a big resurgence lately. Hailey Baldwin and Kylie Jenner recently wore the Jaded London parachute cargo pants (see below).
This aesthetic is something we’ve seen on the track time and time again over the years. Now the bold look is back with a bang – maybe, thanks to Rosalia’s latest album Motomami. Always on the cutting edge, Kim Kardashian recently stepped out in a pair of red, white and blue colored Balenciaga pants that gave off total motocross vibes.