In fashion parlance, trend spotting may not be difficult for seasoned style trackers, but for us mere mortals, deciphering what’s in vogue this Fall is not exactly an easy challenge. To make sense of what we can expect to deliver the sartorial punch this season and how to best incorporate these trends in your own wardrobe, we turn to Kimmie Sussman, the resident stylist at Aventura Mall. Our in-house style guru believes these six distinct themes will dominate the retail floors this autumn and shares her picks on achieving the look like a pro.
“Where tulle meets street style, skirts twirl their way into everyday closets, and ballerina flats become your everyday go-to. Now, every pirouette-ready fashionista can plié through life with grace, one chic chignon bun and delicate ribbon tie at a time!” – KS
1. Pralù Embellished Cropped Ribbed-Knit Cardigan by Jacquemus
The edgy brand re-imagines the classic cardigan with its signature flair and eye for detail. Hitting a micro-cropped length, this top is rib-knitted for a slim fit and features the designer’s logo in shiny gold hardware at the center. Available at Nordstrom.
2. Contour Square Neck Short Sleeve Bodysuit by Babaton at Aritzia
It’s a cult classic for a reason. This square neck tee bodysuit with a thong-cut bottom and double-layer fabric for a smooth, supportive fit is made with Babaton’s signature Contour — luxe, ultra-flattering fabric coveted for its soothing effect and second skin feel.
3. Moda Shine Mini Tote by Stuart Weitzman
This luxe crystal-embellished bag is masterfully draped to create an elegant, pleated accent on both the front and back — a detail that highlights the artisanal craftsmanship of this striking mini-top handle. It features a detachable chain strap that can also be worn on the shoulder for the extra sparkle you may need.
4. Alexa Buckled Strappy Flats by Larroudé
Think of these strappy flats as your elevated ballerina shoes. But with an edge. The patent leather and the buckled straps deliver just enough attitude to render any pretty ensemble daring with plenty of attitude. Available at Bloomingdale’s.
5. Tulle Midi Skirt by Maje
No Balletcore trend can pirouette into our hearts without tulle. This Maje skirt is another way to take the trend’s precious factor down a few notches and replace it with goth-like defiance that perfectly balances an over-the-top ballerina vibe.
6. Meta Feather Earrings by Cult Gaia
The Meta Earring is the definition of statement-making minimalism. Wispy feathers dangle from artful gold bars threading through the ears. The feathers graze the collarbone for an effect full of whimsy and glamour. Available at Bloomingdale’s.
7. Holli Scrunchie by Balenciaga
Think long neck and flawless form. That may result from this polarizing accessory that renders a ballerina look in spades. Count on Balenciaga to do it in its signature unconventional way.
8. Flare Leg Warmer at Urban Outfitters
It’s true; the item that’s as polarizing as wearing white after Labor Day is coming back. Especially if you can blend it masterfully without appearing gratuitous.
“This fall, red is the color to covet. From rich hues to fiery scarlets, this passionate color is making a bold statement this Fall. Whether you’re rocking a cozy red sweater, a statement crimson coat, or cherry-colored accessories, embrace the warmth and vibrancy of red to stand out in style this autumn.” – KS
1. Dynasty Sunglasses by Balenciaga
There’s a shade of red for every woman, and you’ve just found yours. Designed with a rectangle frame, these Dynasty sunglasses from Balenciaga Eyewear are adorned with a signature BB plaque at the arms for an ultra-sophisticated bold touch.
2. Bar Hook Cutout Crop Blazer by Dion Lee
Get noticed in this double whammy of a statement featuring the moment’s color plus a body-loving shape. Interlocking bar-hook belts create angular cutouts along the cropped hem of this red-hot blazer made from a wool-enriched blend. Available at Nordstrom.
3. Eva Pump by Ferragamo
“It” shoe of the moment, this new contemporary pump with a tonal lining, gets the Kimmie stamp of approval. The tapered toe pairs with a shaped, tonal-painted heel featuring a silhouette that brings the iconic F wedge to mind.
4. Caleb High Waist Wide Leg Pants by STAUD
These pants are tailored from soft Ponte that falls fluidly to wide legs. Elegant and easy to style, they have a high-rise waistband reinforced by corset stitching for a smooth finish. Available at Nordstrom.
5. Horsebit Shoulder Bag with Chain by Gucci
Adorned with a maxi Horsebit, first made popular during the early ‘2000s, this silhouette continues to be one of the House’s most recognizable handbags; in the red iteration, it’s winning all the fanfare.
6. Ruby Metamorphosis Ring by BVLGARI
Celebrating the ruby as a Magnifica protagonist gemstone, the Maison holds nothing back with the BVLGARI Ruby Metamorphosis creations. Its fabulous 6.80 ct Pigeon’s Blood ruby is an extremely rare precious stone of the highest quality. Crafted in a statement ring, it indicates the season’s color.
“Dare to be bare in the world of fashion’s sheer delight. This trend is all about embracing the art of subtlety, where transparency becomes your canvas. With sheer clothing, you’re not just revealing your skin, but your confidence, too.” – KS
1. Fitted Sheer Chiffon Blouse by LaQuan Smith
Both tailored and sheer, this chiffon button-up blouse awaits your plans, be they business or pleasure. Layer it or wear it over a bikini top for a daring statement. Available at Nordstrom.
2. Dress in Silk with Ruffles by Givenchy
A staple with the potential to be a great layering piece, this silk dress perfectly captures the spirit of the trend thanks to its material and ruffle detail.
3. Lucent Cocktail Ring by Swarovski
Playful yet elegant, this striking cocktail ring will elevate your everyday looks. Crafted with a wondrous crystal-on-crystal design, its light-catching band is topped with an octagon-cut crystal and finished with a tonal metal inlay for a seamless finish.
4. Mid-Heel Boot by Gucci
The House’s designs continue to play with expectations, combining diverse shapes and silhouettes to create hybrid pieces. Crafted from rose beige mesh, an elegant GG crystal motif adds a contemporary feel to this pair of sheer delights.
5. Aqua Allegoria Flora Salvaggia by Guerlain
Inspired by a walk through a field of wildflowers, this floral, citrus fragrance composed of up to 95% natural-origin ingredients* combines notes of fresh watermelon with wildflowers, powdery iris, and violet for a delicate essence. Available at Sephora.
6. Emerald Cut Lucite Handbag by MILANBLOCKS
This fun and expected bag is a perfect choice in this category. Big on whimsy and details, it makes for an ideal outfit topper. Available at Macy’s.
7. Organza Trench by Ferragamo
Ferragamo’s overcoat is crafted in beige silk organza with a removable satin belt. Featuring a shawl lapel, long sleeves with tabs at cuffs, a back storm shield, and wide side slits, it elevates any look or enhances other sheer pieces.
“The circle skirt and tea-length skirt trend is a nod to classic elegance, offering a flattering silhouette that’s both timeless and chic. These skirts, with their twirl-worthy flair and graceful hemlines, effortlessly blend vintage charm with modern style for a chic and feminine look that’s perfect for any occasion.” – KS
1. Smocked Maxi Skirt by Maje
To be worn day and night, this long and voluminous taffeta skirt lends lightness and style to your looks. It is subtly smocked and gathered at the waist, with a flared design for a perfectly fitted yet airy silhouette.
2. Leopard Printed Maxi Skirt by GANNI
Made from certified organic cotton, the skirt is designed for a regular fit and features an elasticated waist, side pockets, leopard print, and subtle GANNI logos.
3. Pleated Faux-Leather Midi-Skirt by Proenza Schouler
Styled with a banded high waist and accordion pleats, this A-line midi-skirt is crafted of faux leather and adds an edge to the ladylike shape. Available at Bloomingdale’s.
4. Printed Skirt with Interior Shorts by CH Carolina Herrera
The skirt’s frontal opening with lined buttons and buttoned waistline is attached to the interior shorts for a sartorial twist. The interior shorts and skirt feature side pockets and elastic waistline and are detailed with Carolina’s initials on hems.
5. Zarda Belted Midi Skirt by Weekend Max Mara
With a playful oversized bow belt, this skirt comes in a classic midi-length finish. Bold detail is matched with an unforgettable shade of green that’s ideal for the season. Available at Bloomingdale’s.
6. Embroidered Cape Skirt Limited Edition by Zara
This high-waist midi skirt is inspired by a classically embroidered tapestry and is crafted from special couture techniques like the combination of different-sized beads. The design is shaped by a double cape and a voluminous pattern over a midi skirt with a tailored waist.
7. Caramel Ruffle Maxi Skirt by FARM Rio
Ground yourself in the Fall with the earthy vibe of the caramel ruffle maxi skirt, the solid style that will be your new fave wardrobe staple. Its ruffled style brings movement to the look and helps you flow through the season. The side pockets are the perfect excuse for wearing the piece in any situation, from city life to fancy events.
“The style of pairing various shades of grey is all about channeling that effortlessly cool, urban edge. From sleek silver tones to moody charcoal hues, this monochromatic style oozes understated sophistication and streetwise swagger, making it a go-to choice for the fashion-forward.” KS
1. Elora Biker Jacket by AllSaints
Shaped to a super cropped, slim, cuffed, and shrunken silhouette, this is a perfect number for styling over dresses and high-waisted trousers. This will be your closet staple, crafted from smooth leather and with minimal details for a clean finish.
2. M-Zoey-C Sweater by Diesel
This women’s grey jumper is rib-knitted from 100% wool, crafted in a slim-fitting silhouette cut away at the chest, and filled with a metal oval D plaque. An all-over treatment creates a dirty look in celebration of Diesel’s signature worn finishes.
3. First Small Bag by Fendi
Small Fendi First bag is made of soft dark grey Nappa leather with an oversized metal F clasp bound in exquisite tone-on-tone python leather. An interior compartment lined in fabric features the iconic FF motif, removable inner hooks, and palladium-finish metalware.
4. Santos-Dumont watch by Cartier
Featuring geometric shapes and exposed screws, this pink gold, steel, and leather watch quickly became a Cartier icon. The Santos collection rises to the ranks of a classic that continues to defy the hands of time.
5. Cagole Boots by Balenciaga
These classic boots feature lambskin, grained texture, spike stud detailing, silver-tone hardware, side zip fastening, pointed toe, knee-length, branded heel counter, and high stiletto heel. In other words, these come with all the loved Balenciaga fixings.
6. Beck Jean by Anine Bing
The high-waisted Beck Jean is constructed from medium comfort-stretch denim with a soft hand in a charcoal grey wash. An update to the classic skinny silhouette, this denim features a slim-fitting leg with a full-length hem that stacks at the ankle for an effortless look.
7. Reversible Leather Strap in Swift Grey and Epsom Calfskin at Hermès
“Two for one” is the idea with this Hermès cult favorite. We love the unique shade of grey paired with hot pink, a combo that just keeps on giving.
8. Day Sunglasses in Acetate by Givenchy
A subtle nod to the trend, these shades are grey yet smoky-hot.
“Showcase those beautiful shoulders! This vibe offers a chic and flirtatious look that’s both stylish and captivating. A fashion statement that adds a touch of elegance to any outfit, making it a must have for both casual outings and more formal occasions, ensuring you’ll turn heads wherever you go.” – KS
1. Metallic Knit Off-the-Shoulder Gown by Ralph Lauren
A figure-defining column silhouette combines a metallic stretch-knit fabrication to create this off-the-shoulder gown. A twist-front accent on the neckline and elegant pleats amp up its glamorous aesthetic.
2. Colby Bustier Bodice Jumpsuit by Misha Collection
Add a lingerie look to your special night out in a glamorous jumpsuit designed to show off your shoulders. Available at Nordstrom.
3. Degraded Dress with Off-Shoulder by Mango
More lounge than evening, this colorful take on the trend offers ease and comfort without missing one sartorial beat.
4. Long Off-Shoulder Dress with 4G Claw Chain by Givenchy
Givenchy’s gown echoes the style of ’90s slips, which a rock ‘n’ roll feel. Cut to skim your figure, it has a crepe de chine bodice and off-the-shoulder sleeves supported by a crystal-embellished chain strap.
5. Romolo Dress by Wilferd at Aritzia
This off-the-shoulder dress features a fashioned construction. It’s made from soft-brushed, spongey yarn with a hint of wool and cashmere. It’s constructed using a Double-Knit stitch for structure and a flat, dense feel.
6. Maves Dress by Reformation
This dress is made with Naia™ Renew, a sustainable silk alternative made with renewable wood pulp and repurposed waste. Way less impact than conventional silk, so you can just focus on how great it feels. It also looks great.
7. Tiffany Dress by Reiss
This keeper is designed with long sleeves, and it finishes below the knees for a sleek shape. The off-shoulder detail delivers an unexpected yet refreshing punch. Available at Bloomingdale’s.