The last thing you want to be is a fashion victim, but sometimes, trends are an opportunity to test your sartorial boundaries. Because what’s fashion without a little risk, right? Last February’s fall runways had a wide variety of wackadoo looks that left us scratching our heads, as per usual. But, now that I’ve had a few months to mull them over, I’ve decided on six that I feel
good about trying out. Leave your inhibitions in the closet… here are the six weirdest fall trends worth trying out. Who knows, you might end up loving them!
Pilgrim-Chic — Stoic, modest, and sleek…the pilgrims knew a thing or two about minimalist dressing. We like the idea of a floor-length body-con dress paired with a killer pair of buckled shoes.
Lodis Tanzania Buckle Belt, $48, available at Lodis; Topshop Twist Front Maxi Dress, $100, available at Topshop; Fluevog Britta Shoe, $189, available at Fluevog.
Overalls — These ain’t your Cabbage Patch Kids’ coveralls. Think about the overall as an updated version of the jumpsuit, and pick pairs that have tapered legs, a close-fitting shape, and a fun fabric.
Pendleton Meets Opening Ceremony Overalls, $276, available at Opening Ceremony; Steven Alan Atticus Overall, $288, available at Steven Alan.
Oversized Coats — Choose a too-boxy option, and an oversized coat will look more comical than chic. A good rules- Coats should still fit you in the shoulders and armpits. Only the body and sleeves should have volume.
Cheap Monday Egg Coat, $194, available at ASOS (also available for $158 at Oak)- Diesel Black Coat, $549, available at Coggles.
Crafty Crochet — Doilies, afghan blankets, quilts…your grandma’s crocheting habit should remain in her home, and not on your body. Instead, play toward this trend with an intricately crocheted top in a silky thread.
Miss Selfridges Pink Top, $51, available at Miss Selfridge; M Missoni Crochet Skirt, $645, available at Net-a-Porter.
Jeeves’ Uniform — We’re obsessed with the idea of wearing a slim tuxedo to this season’s holiday parties. Choose a bright jacket in a slim silhouette for a fun twist on the look.
Elliot Tux Pant, $248, available at Barneys.
The Formal Pajama — Instead of the literal pajama details, opt for silhouettes that are less boxy and more high-fashion. Just make sure the prints match… that’s all part of the fun! Or, break it apart and wear the silk pajama top as a cardigan. In a fun print, it’ll be a cheeky way to layer this fall.
VF Leaves Pant, $285, available at DVF; DVF Arianda Top, $398, available at DVF; Alexa Chung for Madewell Pajama Top, $200, available at Madewell.