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Top Trending Prints and Textures this Fall

When you’re stocking up on fall’s must-have items, be sure to incorporate these trending prints and textures!

By: Niki | August 31, 2017

As we start to give you a peek into fall’s top styles,  on the top of our list of trends to talk about is of our favorite parts of fall fashion: the prints and textures you’ll be seeing on the racks this season!

From embroidery to leather, we narrowed down the list to 10 trending prints and textures you’ll want to stock up on (and our favorite ways to wear them).

1. Camo

While camo has become increasingly popular in many fashion seasons, this fall it’s taking the racks by storm. It’s going to dominate in pieces such as jackets, pants, sweatshirts, and accessories such as hats and scarves. Although it seems that this print takes a more edgy toll on fall fashion, we love mixing camo pieces with more feminine touches for added flair.

OUR FAVORITE WAYS TO WEAR:

  • Camo jacketstripe tank, joggers, and sneakers
  • Over-sized sweater, camo pants, and booties
  • Camo hat, jean jacket, tank, sweatpants, and slip ons

2. Embroidery

Embroidery has claimed one of the top spots on the list of must-have “prints” this fall season. From embroidered details on jeans and sweaters, to shoes and handbags, you’re bound to find a stylish stitch on one of your go-to pieces this fall!

OUR FAVORITE WAYS TO WEAR:

  • Basic sweater, embroidered jeans, and booties
  • Embroidered sweater, long jacket, jeans, and heels
  • Basic dress, sneakers, and embroidered handbag

3. Leather

No surprised here – leather has claimed it’s stake as a staple for fall and we have no complaints! Just as it dominates the racks, it is sure to take over your wardrobe in anything from handbags, to shoes, to skirts and leggings.

OUR FAVORITE WAYS TO WEAR:

  • Leather jacket, graphic tee, big knit scarf, jeans, and sneakers
  • Turtleneck sweater. leather skirt, and heels
  • Over-sized sweater, leather leggings, and booties

4. Floral

We get so giddy when we see that floral prints are going to make an appearance long after spring and summer are over. If you want to flirt with floral, fall is your chance – this print is everywhere! From dainty buds to bold blossoms, there is a floral print for whatever look you’re after.

OUR FAVORITE WAYS TO WEAR:

  • Floral blouse, long sweater vest, jeans, and heels
  • Long sleeve floral print dress, floppy hat, and booties
  • Slouchy sweater, floral skirt, tights, and booties

5. Leopard Print

We wish we were the first ones to say “as far as I’m concerned, leopard print is a neutral” because we couldn’t agree more! This print is so versatile and can work in combination with other prints such as floral and stripes. Leopard print seemed to have taken a step back the last few seasons, but we are excited to see it make a comeback (let’s be honest: it’s dominating) this year. You’ll see this print in anything from tops, to handbags and shoes!

OUR FAVORITE WAYS TO WEAR:

  • Leopard print vest, colored sweater, leather leggings, and boots
  • All black ensemble with leopard print heels or flats
  • Black and white stripe top, distressed jeans, booties, and a leopard print scarf

6. Velvet

Although velvet has always been one of those luxe fabrics that most of us have shied away from unless it was a special occasion or around the holidays, velvet is coming in many forms this fall, and we have to say, we are loving some of the casual pieces we’ve seen it in. From tank tops and layering pieces, velvet is the perfect “it” fabric for your go-to trendy pieces this season.

OUR FAVORITE WAYS TO WEAR:

  • Velvet tank, bomber jacket, jeans, and booties
  • Velvet dress, duster jacket, tights, and heels
  • Little black dress, statement necklace, and colored velvet shoes

7. Plaid

When you think of fall, you probably think of plaid (at least in our neck of the woods), and although plaid isn’t going to be as dominant as it has been in past falls, it is still making its annual appearance. It is definitely taking a step out of the spotlight, but you’re sure to see plaid shirts continuing to be the perfect layering piece to have in your closet this season.

OUR FAVORITE WAYS TO WEAR:

  • Plaid button-up, vest, jeans, and booties
  • Knit dress, plaid blanket scarf, and tall boots
  • Long sleeve sweater, plaid skirt, tights, and heels

8. Pleats

Pleated pieces have been here nor there in recent seasons, however this fall they are sneaking their way into the top trends – mostly in midi skirts (because who doesn’t swoon over a perfectly pleated midi skirt that you can wear all year long?). The great thing about this top-trending texture is that horizontal pleats provide slimming lines and also give shape, making them great for everyone.

OUR FAVORITE WAYS TO WEAR:

  • Pleated midi skirt, chunky sweater, tights, and booties
  • Pleated midi skirt, off the shoulder top, and choker
  • Pleated midi skirt, chambray shirt, leather jacket, and heeled mules

9. Stripes

Stripes have always been known as a staple in most wardrobes, and although they’ve never really made their own spotlight in recent seasons, you will see stripes in pretty much every style of merchandise this season, which is why they have made their way onto this top list of prints! Whether it’s dresses, tops, pants, or scarves, add some stripes to your wardrobe this season – they’re versatile and classically chic.

OUR FAVORITE WAYS TO WEAR:

  • Striped dress, leather jacket, leggings, and booties
  • Striped off-the-shoulder top, skirt, tights, and boots
  • Chunky sweater, striped pants, and flats

10. Suede

Suede has been around for quite some time, making appearances in both spring and fall. The great thing about suede is that anyone can wear it, and with so many suede pieces to choose from this season, you’re sure to find a way to wear it with your wardrobe. You’ll mostly see this texture in shoes, accessories, and skirts this season!

OUR FAVORITE WAYS TO WEAR:

  • Turtleneck sweater, suede skirt, tights, and booties
  • Graphic t-shirt, leather jacket, distressed jeans, and suede sneakers
  • Suede dress, leather jacket, and heels

Other top trending textures to look for this fall: metallics, denim, and faux fur.

 

Love fall fashion as much as we do? Stay up-to-date on our most recent style posts, by clicking here.

Niki

I have the privilege of being on the amazing Marketing, PR and Fashion team as the Digital Marketing Manager at West Acres. When I am not managing our social and digital platforms and brainstorming content ideas, I am the woman behind (and sometimes in front of) the camera – creating content and working with the media to create segments to introduce the latest trends! When I’m not at the mall, you can find me watching “Friends,” eating ice cream by the carton, spending time with my family and friends, feeding my Pinterest addiction or crossing off destinations on my traveling bucket list.

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