5 Trends I Love This Fall (That Aren’t Too Trendy)

Lately quite a few of you have said you appreciate that the style I show here is somewhat trendy while still feeling classic.  I’ve thought about that a lot because I don’t think of myself as a very trendy dresser (I usually don’t like spending money on trendy items that I think will fade soon!) but I’ve realized there *are* a few trends that I enjoy each season.  They’re usually on the milder end of the trend spectrum and could be worn without looking outdated when the trend fades.

Today I’m sharing a few trends I’m loving this fall!  Some of them may be considered trends while others may be closet staples for some people.  But either way, adding any of these to your closet will help your outfits look fresh this fall!

5 Trends for Fall That Aren't Too Trendy

I’m happy this one has carried over from last season!  (And possibly before, but I was just not “in the know” then :P)  I’ve said before that I think huge bell sleeves that go down to your wrists are rather inconvenient and impractical as they often get into food (boooo).  But I’m digging the tinier bell sleeves like the ones shown below!  

Black Pants + Maroon Bell Sleeves + Black Bucket Bag + Jord Watch + Leopard Shoes
Shop for the Look:
Top: Nordstrom (exact–wearing XS)
Pants: Nordstrom (exact–wearing size 8) 
Necklace: Nordstrom (similarsimilar)
Bag: c/o Sole Society (similar) 
Shoes: Sole Society (similar
Watch: c/o JORD (exact)
I’ve included several other bell sleeve tops for fall that you can shop through the widget below!  If you are in the Bloglovin’ frame you’ll have to click out of it HERE to see all the shoppable widgets in this post. 



If you follow me on social media it’s not news that I’ve been living in these these twist tees (see one styled 3 ways HERE), but I’m still loving them.  Tie-front tops have a similar effect with styles allowing you to wear plain tees that have more visual interest.  I now have the twist tee in 4 colors–black, olive, white and blush. They’ve been getting me through the awkward period where it refuses to become fall down here.  😛

Black Twist Tee + Skinnies + Statement Necklace + Tote + Jord Watch
Shop for the Look:
Top: Nordstrom (exact–wearing XS)
Jeans: Nordstrom (similar–I wear size 4)
Shoes: Nordstrom (similar--I wear size 9)
Bag: Nordstrom (exact)
Watch: c/o JORD (exact)
Necklace: J.Crew Factory (exact)
Sunglasses: Urban Outfitters (exact)

Olive Twist Tee + Tan Cardigan + Skinnies + Statement Necklace + Booties
Shop for the Look:
Top: Nordstrom (exact–wearing XS)
Cardigan: Nordstrom (similar
Jeans: Nordstrom (exact--wearing size 4) 
Boots: Nordstrom (exact–wearing size 8.5) 
Bag: Nordstrom (exact)
Watch: c/o JORD (exact)
Necklace: Nordstrom (similar

That pic *looks* all nice and fall-ish.  I wore it on a day where it was 68 degrees in the morning, but lost the cardigan promptly when it heated up in the afternoon.  Like I was saying, not gonna be fall down here anytime soon!  

More twist and tie front tops in the widget below, including a long sleeved version of the one I’m wearing above (by the same brand)!


(whatever you wanna call it)

This is not really a trend, rather I believe it’s a staple color for fall and winter.  At least, it is for me!  This is possibly my favorite color to wear in the fall.  I named it a “trend” only because there are tons and tons of items out in this color right now, so even if you pull out an old maroon piece you will fit right in with what’s fresh and current!

Burgandy Tunic Top + Denim Skinnies + Riding Boots + Infinity Scarf
Shop for the Look:
Top: Nordstrom (exact–wearing XS)
Jeans: Nordstrom (exact–wearing size 4)
Scarf: c/o Conversation Pieces (similar)
Boots: Nordstrom (exact–wearing size 9.5)
Watch: c/o JORD (exact)

Above is the super soft “butter” top.  Ahhhh so cozy!  Can’t wait until the weather cools so I can snuggle up in it!  
Maroon Pants + Maroon Stripe Blouse + Marigold Cardigan + Tote Bag
Shop for the Look:
Top: c/o ModCloth (exact–wearing M)
Cardigan: ModCloth (exact–wearing M)
Pants: c/o ModCloth (exact–wearing M)
Shoes: c/o Naturalizer (exact–wearing 8.5)

The stretchiest maroon pants for the office!  So stinking stretchy and comfortable!  And a classic maroon striped blouse.  Adorable, but completely sheer.  

Gingham Shirt + Puffer Vest + Infinity Scarf + Maroon Skinnies + Booties
Shop for the Look:
Top: J.Crew Factory (exact–wearing size S)
Vest: Old Navy (exactsimilar–quilted and not as puffy) 
Jeans: Old Navy (almost exactalmost exact–wearing size 4)
Boots: c/o Sole Society (similar
Scarf: c/o Conversation Pieces (similar)
Watch: c/o JORD (exact
Maroon jeans have been a closet staple of mine for years!  See my remix with 15 Ways to Wear Maroon Pants.  Definitely needs an update soon!  



This may be the trendiest out of the five listed today.  When I first saw them, I was like, “Mehhhh, jeans are expensive, I have no idea how long it will be until we all stop wearing them, and I don’t want to spend that much money on something so trendy!”  But, I do love the bit of edginess they give to an outfit, and since I wear jeans most days it’s possible to get a lot of use out of them–even if they’re not around long.  (Hopefully the trend will be around longer though!)

Luckily there are several cheaper options at Old Navy which you can shop through the widget below. I also included some pricier ones from good brands with great-feeling denim.

Frayed Jeans + Maroon Blouse + Tote Bag + Nude Flats
Frayed Jeans + Maroon Stripe Blouse + Nude Flats
Shop for the Look:
Top: c/o ModCloth (exact–wearing M)
Jeans: c/o ModCloth (exact–I wear 7)
Shoes: Sam Edelman (exact–wearing size 8.5)
Bag: Nordstrom (exact) 

Frayed Skinnies + Blush Twist Tee + Brown Tote + lace-up flats

Shop for the Look:
Top: Nordstrom (exact–wearing XS)
Jeans: c/o ModCloth (exact–wearing size 7)
Shoes: Amazon (exact–wearing size 9)
Bag: Nordstrom (exact))
Watch: c/o JORD (exact
Earrings: c/o Nickel & Suede (exact–size M)



This one makes me so happy!  Though I know MANY people think yellow makes them look sickly, I’m a huge fan of yellow!  I used to not be, though.  I used to think yellow washed me out or made me look sick, too.  I finally realized that not all yellows are the same, found shades that worked for me, and now I’m all about it.  I know it will still not be great for some people no matter what shade you try, but a surprising number of women in past PMT Outfit Challenges had similar qualms about yellow but now are rocking it and looking amazing!

This is me trying on a beautiful LOFT top that unfortunately sold out so fast during their recently 50% off sale.  I featured this in the PMT Fall Outfit Challenge (which you can still join!)  It’s nearly sold out thanks to a recent LOFT sale, but you can take a look HERE.  I got it in both size Small Petite (left) and Small Regular (right) since my torso is shorter and LOFT tops tend to run long for me.  Still debating about which to keep, but it’s definitely gonna be one of them!
I *always* want a yellow top in my closet, even once they’re not “in” anymore.  The fact that they’re “in” just means I finally have many. many options to choose from and can add several to my closet if I want to!  Although my LOFT top is limited in availability, there are tons of cute marigold, mustard, and yellow pieces you can shop through the widget below.  They make me so happy!  


Are you into any trends this fall?
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