The Best Fall Trends in Fashion, Hair, Nails, and Beauty
With the air growing crisper and leaves changing colors, it can only mean one thing: autumn is finally here. For those of us who’ve tired of summer dresses and music-festival outfits, the excitement is building for fall trends in fashion and beauty. And since Mother Nature is switching it up, it’s only right that we follow suit by experimenting with new color combinations, textures, and beauty techniques.
And though our own transition doesn’t have to be as complex as a biochemical process, there are plenty of strides to make and foibles to befall. That’s why you should check out our tips for welcoming in the new season with a trendy, fashionable bang.
Stay focused on textures for fall fashion
Chunky knits, faux furs, and rich colors should be your go-to. Revel in the ability to play with bold, contrasting textures and patterns this autumn. Pair an oversized, heavy-knit sweater with a sleek leather pencil skirt to create a balanced silhouette with major visual interest. Complete the look with sneakers for a chic yet effortlessly cool vibe that is the perfect daytime ensemble.
Read our editor Anam's complete fall fashion guide, including how to layer clothes for an effortless-looking autumn ensemble.
Go bold and stack those accessories
Layering up during the season doesn’t have to stop at your clothing. Add finishing touches with some arm candy that pulls inspiration from the color palette of the outfit without being overly matchy-matchy. Stacking multiple beaded bracelets in complementing colors works well with the overall vibe of the look, but it still makes a chic statement of its own.
Use rich natural hues as inspiration for fall makeup
Nothing says autumn quite like a bold, vampy burgundy lipstick. This fall, though, try switching it up by taking notes from nature’s color palette. Get inspired by the changing colors of the leaves and pair a matte mauve lipstick with a metallic copper-toned eye shadow for a striking makeup look.
Nail colors need only fade from their summer brilliance
Not quite ready to say goodbye to summery pastel nail colors? Transition nails into early fall by choosing more neutral hues. Colors can range from creamy blush shades and cool-toned grays to opaque taupes and pale purples.
Transition your hair from salt-sprayed waves to wind-tousled tresses
Beachy waves are to summer what loose, voluminous curls are to autumn. Achieve the style by using a large-barrel curling iron on various sized sections of hair and then spritzing with a firm-hold hairspray. Once set, let your tresses down and allow the crisp air to gently tousle your hair to perfection.
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