How to Wear Fall 2016's Trends (In Real Life)

I'm really excited about Fall 2016's trends - the ones I'm crushing on in particular are velvet, 70's vibes, feminine glam and athleisure. But sometimes runway trends can be very hard to wear in real life - and can frankly be intimidating to go anywhere near if you're not a runway model or street style goddess (which, let's be honest, if you're not Gigi Hadid can be hard to pull off!).

Here are the four main trends I'm loving for this fall - and pieces that make them easy to wear in real life:

Crushed Velvet

A lot of people think that velvet is intimidating or only a "cool girl" trend, but I think there are really subtle ways to wear it. For example, these Chloe velvet pumps or these Sam Edelman sandles are great ways to work velvet in to your work or date night outfit in a subtle way.

I also love pieces like this velvet blouse from Forte Forte - paired with black jeans and a leather jacket, it's a nice layering piece. Lastly, this pair of River Island leggings would go well with a long-sleeved henley and some sneakers for a casual weekend look.

70's Boho Vibes

I always say I was born in the wrong era - I wish I was born in the 70's. Bell sleeves, flare jeans, embellished pieces and chunky loafers are all back, and I'm loving it. I'm 5'7", so my height allows me to wear some of these pieces that elongate my legs and arms even more, like these Blank Denim flare jeans and this Free People bell sleeve sweater. Lastly, this BLANKNYC suede mini skirt would make the perfect subtle addition to any fall outfit.

Feminine Glam

I'm not a big girly girl, but I am obsessed with the blush tones I'm seeing pop up lately! I think there's a way to wear this trend in a way that's not overly girly - for example, wearing a blush blouse like this Wayf neck tie blouse with a pair of black jeans and boots makes it a bit more balanced. And, these Steve Madden ankle strap sandals would go with everything from jeans and a t-shirt to a mini skirt and sweater.


Let's get comfortable, shall we? I think some people assume athleisure means sloppy or overly casual, but I disagree. Work some joggers into your workwear look - these Haute Hippie joggers would look great with a blouse and heels. This Mural bomber jacket would look awesome with black jeans and ballet flats.