Fall Transition With Crush Worthy Trends

It’s been a little while since I’ve written a blog post. If we’re connected on the gram you know that I’ve recently moved and if you yourself have done that recently (I’m guessing many of you have) you remember vividly that it’s an arduous task. But we love our new home and I can’t wait to share more of that with you too. I’ve also been traveling quite a bit both for business and pleasure so I plan to do a “safe travel tips” post too in case you are hoping to do a late summer or early fall trip too. 

But for today’s post, I want to focus on Fall Fashion. I know many of us are struggling with the idea of moving into fall. Last year seemed like the longest every season ever but summer seems to be flying by. I’ve seen many brands advertising high summer or late summer fashion which seems like an attempt to hold on, but it may be more tied to product delays. Everyone from fashion brands to coffee shops seems to be experiencing delays in receiving products. I recently found out that my highly anticipated by me-West Elm couch is further delayed because of a national foam shortage. So be it shortages or endless summer vibes there does seem to be a push to prolong summer fashion. I’m not complaining. I love summer too but fall is coming whether we’re ready or not. And this year’s trends are giving a nod to the ’90s. While I am more of a staples girl here are a few trend-worthy staples I am crushing on for fall.

Baggy jeans– while I still love and wear my skinnies, I do like to embrace some of the looser fits. Because I am not super trendy by nature you won’t find me swimming in a pair of oversized jeans the way the “cool girls” currently are but I do think you can make a looser fit look chic. I love these boyfriend-style jeans and these flares are pretty fab too.

Ruffled shirts– watch out prince fans, this white ruffle tunic has vintage rock star vibes but tucked in it also doubles as a chic button-down. I always add a couple of white shirts to my fall wardrobe each year. Here’s another one with pretty details on the sleeve.

Saturated color– I’m particularly loving the yellow hues which range from mustard to lemon, but really any saturated color will do. I love the idea of a statement bag in a rich color. I love this buttercup bag from Bottega, this goldenrod hipster from Vera Bradley, and this green beauty from Zara . Any of these would add a little vibrancy to my wardrobe.

Slip dresses– I just purchased this one and it would definitely be on trend with a fitted tee underneath (hello 90’s) but because I love a more effortless look I most likely won’t be wearing it this way. Either way a slip dress isn’t new but it is trending for fall which in my opinion is the best of both worlds.

Platform shoes or Clogs- I always appreciate a little help with height so a platform always works but a clog might be a bit of a stretch for me as they do lean more retro trendy. If you’re looking to shake things up this pair from Zara is darling and retro of course. I’ll probably be sticking to something more like this platform sneaker from Gucci which is easily found at lower price points too.

Vests– the vest suit is definitely trending for fall but I have been in love with this look for years. I did a collaboration with Tux Couture a few years ago (you can find those pics here when you swipe left) and have been crushing on this look ever since-see it here. I plan to add it to my wardrobe this year. It’s certainly a splurge but this one from Abercrombie is a steal.

So those are my fall trend/staple picks that I believe will be relevant for years to come. I’d love to hear what trends or fall staples you can’t wait to wear this fall.

*As usual you can shop my look here.

Until Next Post,

xo Tonya Parker

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Tonya Parker is a counselor, author and certified life coach who believes in helping women look and feel their best! Ambassador for O, The Oprah Magazine and author of Single Mom Chic

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