Fall Trends + Essentials

fall trends and essentials

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I know it’s hard to believe that fall is here because it’s been crazy hot around here lately. I’m talking like 80*, but it will eventually get chilly again. I have been preparing my closet for those cooler temps and thought I’d talk a little about fall trends and essentials for the season. There are several fun trends this fall that I’m pretty excited about, so I wanted to share them with you! I’ve included several options for the different trends and all at different price points.


Velvet has never really been anything that I liked too much. It just reminded me of a bad Halloween costume. But I have to say, that it is starting to grow on me a bit and especially in some of the deep bold colors of fall.


The floral trend for fall is nothing new. It was also a trend last fall and the one before that. When you think of fall trends, think dark florals, on a black or navy background. Those dark hues really make the floral prints pop.


Again, not a trend that I was really on board with. I actually hated chokers in the 90’s. But I’ve seen the lariat versions on some of my blogger friends and I kinda love how it looks with a v-neck top or an off-the-shoulder top.

Bell Sleeve

Talk about that 70’s vibe….flare jeans were reintroduced last season and are back for a second one. Along with his sister, the bell sleeve. The only thing I don’t like about this look is that I have to be extra careful reaching for more french onion dip at parties!

Off the Shoulder

You probably know by now that I love off the shoulder everything! There was this post and this post and this post oh and this. Well if you’re in the same boat as me, fear not my friend because these are going to be huge this fall, just a little longer sleeve. There are so many options, colors and styles.


I don’t know about you, when whenever I think of ruffles, I either think of the chips, or those cute little outfits for babies with the ruffles on the butt! Lol While ruffles do tend to be a little too girly for me, they are getting a little update this season in dark fall colors and unexpected styles.

So what trends are you excited about? Or totally staying away from? I’d love to hear your thoughts! Below I’ve also rounded up my favorite fall essentials!

And in case you missed it, I styled the best fall tunic on Friday and talked about getting out of rut. Check it out and let me know how do you get out of a rut?

As always, thank you for reading!

xoxo, Hillary

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  • Carolyna Bauer

    Love the orange top!! And all your other velvet picks. XOXO, Carolyna

    • Hillary

      Thanks, Carolyna! xx

  • Obsessed with those flare jeans! You look AMAZING 🙂

    • Hillary

      Thanks, girl! They’re my favorite and incredibly comfy. They kinda feel like pjs! Lol xx

  • Maria

    Love that you picked the best trends!!

    • Hillary

      Thanks, Maria! There are quite a few, but these were my favorites too! xx

  • I’m loving velvet this season too! And btw those flare jeans look so good on you!

    xo Lacey

    • Hillary

      You’re so sweet, Lacey! Thanks girl! I love the luxe look of velvet too! xx

  • Greta Hollar

    I love this orange! Such a pretty color on you!

    Greta | http://www.gretahollar.com

    • Hillary

      Thanks, Greta! It’s a fun color to wear! xx

  • Cristin Cooper

    Love this post! My favorite is for sure the ruffles.

    cristin | http://thesouthernstyleguide.com

    • Hillary

      Thanks, Cristin! The ruffles are such a fun detail! xx

  • So spot on love! I really am craving all of these trends, especially velvet. It’s been one of my favorite trends for fall!


    • Hillary

      Thanks, lady! That’s one of my favorites too! xx

  • I am loving all the trends. Specially velvet, off the shoulder and choker. Love your outfit.
    Rita l http://www.styleroundtheclock.com

    • Hillary

      Thanks Rita! There are some chokers right now that I’m loving! xx

  • What great Fall picks! One of my favorite Fall trends right now is definitely velvet, great suggestions!

    Xo, Laura

    • Hillary

      Thanks Laura! xx

  • Love all your picks here! I would love to get some velvet and a choker into my wardrobe this season. Thanks for sharing Hillary!