Fall 2017 Fashion Trends (& How To Work Them into Your Wardrobe)

Fall 2017 Fashion Trends

It’s that time of year again! I don’t know about you, but I’m ready to feel that chill in the air. Fall is my favorite season for clothing. So many fun ways to play with pattern, texture, and proportion.  I love that menswear-inspired looks are sticking around and so are exaggerated sleeve silhouettes. Here are my favorite trends of the upcoming season — plus some tips on how to mix them into your wardrobe.

Pant Suit Nation

Fall 2017 Fashion TrendsJacket and pant, blouse, jewelry, purse from The Hive | Loafers from The Shoe Hive

The pant suit has definitely been at the forefront of my mind since checking out the Yves Saint Laurent exhibit at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts earlier this month. We are not talking about the rebellion of women in trousers during the 60s and 70s; the imposing “power suit” of the 80s; or the the ill-fitting almost utilitarian pant suits of the 90s. Many of today’s suits are sharp and tailored, but done in viscose and elastane fabrics that stretch and move instead of constrain. This season’s pant suits are as easy as jeans and a cardigan, but endlessly more polished and chic.

Style tip: Pair with pumps for the ultimate “boss lady” look or give it a relaxed modern twist with a graphic tee and slip-on loafers.

Fall 2017 Fashion Trends

Fall 2017 Fashion Trends

P.S. Florals are also huge again this fall. Not sure about going big with floral? Try it as an accessory, like a scarf or a purse.

Fall 2017 Fashion Trends

Lady in Red

Fall 2017 Fashion TrendsDress from Kiskadee | Clutch from The Hive | Shoes from The Shoe Hive

Red is everywhere this fall. And not necessarily a maroon or darker shade of crimson, but a “power red.” This fall’s red demands to be seen. Designers are featuring the color in head-to-toe monochromatic looks that feel fresh and inspiring. Don’t be shy about the color this season. Although it is easy to do as a shoe or a bag, try injecting some red in clothing like a dress, jacket, or pants.

Style tip: Red can come off garish. To soften the color, pair with warm tones like nude, animal print, camel, and gold.

Fall 2017 Fashion Trends


P.S. Fringe is happening this fall as well. It can often feel boho or country western. Look for it in unexpected places. For example, it takes on a less trendy, but more sophisticated and grown up vibe in a classic piece like this sheath dress.


Cozy and Comfy

Fall 2017 Fashion Trends

“It has to be comfortable or I won’t wear it.” This statement is in the top three requirements that come from our clients. We take comfort very seriously and luckily this season, comfort is queen. It’s all about oversize, cozy, and plush sweaters that feel more like a hug than clothing!

Fall 2017 Fashion TrendsBlouse, sweater and jeans from the Hive. Shoes and sunglasses from The Shoe Hive.

Fall 2017 Fashion Trends

Style tip: If a sweater feels like it has too much volume, push up the sleeves to draw attention to your waist, or add a long-tie scarf to lengthen.

Fall 2017 Fashion Trends

P.S. Check out Victorian collars this fall. They are a statement on their own or an unexpected detail layered under a jacket or sweater.

Fall 2017 Fashion Trends

Apres Ski

Fall 2017 Fashion TrendsJacket, sweater, jeans from The Hive | Boots from The Shoe Hive

There is a lot to choose from this fall when it comes to fashion inspired by craft and culture. My personal favorite are Fair Isle sweaters. These Highland knits, whether done in in warm rich colors or whimsical brights, are perfect weekend-wear for the season.

Style tip: To give the crafty vibe of this sweater some edge, pair with a leather jacket and distressed jeans.

Fall 2017 Fashion Trends

P.S. Check out the rich, chocolate brown color of the season. Try it in a texture, like leather or suede, to keep it from feeling dull.

Fall 2017 Fashion Trends


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Founder, Chief Stylist | DC Style Factory
Rosana has 18 years of fashion and retail experience. Her team has worked on more than 1,500 closets and wardrobes since she launched DC Style Factory 10 years ago. She has been featured by the New York Times, The Washington Post, NPR, Washingtonian Magazine, Northern Virginia Magazine, and more. Her clients include U.S. politicians, lobbyists, authors, lawyers, and corporate executives.

DC Style Factory is a personal shopping and styling service for men and women looking to add polish and individuality to their wardrobes. We believe personal style is for anyone who wants it — regardless of age, size or budget.


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