Fall Fashion Trends 2023

As leaves start to turn and the air gets crisper, the weather changing is the perfect time to embrace fashion that autumn brings. The trends for Fall 2023 beautifully combine luxurious leather, rich textiles, artful layering, and the captivating Dark Academia style. In this blog post, we'll delve into the must-have pieces and styling ideas that will elevate your wardrobe and help you channel the aesthetic of autumn.

  1. Luxurious Leathers: Fall fashion is all about embracing the luxury of leather, but with a sophisticated twist. Elevate your wardrobe with impeccably tailored leather blazers, trendy midi skirts, and slim-cut trousers in rich autumnal shades like burgundy, olive, and deep brown. These stunning pieces effortlessly add a touch of sophistication and a hint of rebellion to any ensemble, making them versatile for both day and night. (For an added bonus, we highly recommend shopping consignment or thrift stores for leather items. Not only does this help reduce the demand for new leather production, but it also allows you to discover one-of-a-kind treasures that have stood the test of time, just like leather should.)

  2. Textiles: Velvet reigns supreme in Fall 2023, casting an enchanting spell with its witchy charm and adding texture and depth to your looks - a true celebration of diverse textiles. There are fun new textiles coming into trend this year such as patchwork, quilted and sherpa. Grab a piece in those textiles to modernize your closet! Additionally, chunky knits and cashmeres must make appearances in your wardrobe as functional fall textures.

  3. Artful Layering:This season, take your layering game to the next level with the art of mixing and matching fabrics, textures, and lengths. Get creative by pairing a structured leather jacket with a delicate silk blouse or a tailored wool coat with a velvet midi dress and knee high leather boots. The key is finding the perfect balance between contrasting elements, seamlessly blending comfort and style.

  4. Dark Academia: Dark Academia, a captivating style inspired by classic literature and academic settings, is making a strong statement in Fall 2023. To help achieve this aesthetic incorporate key elements such as pleated skirts, tweed blazers, a staple turtleneck, and knee-high riding boots. Rich colour palettes of deep burgundy, chocolate brown, forest green, and navy perfectly complement the mood of this aesthetic. And extra points if you bring along your favourite hard cover novel and a leather book bag!

  5. Statement Accessories: Complete your looks with statement accessories that enhance the overall aesthetic. Leather belts with intricate buckles, textured scarves, and a new one we are seeing become more popular this year is fuzzy accessories, whether thats handbags, footwear, or lining around a jacket. If you did want to achieve a more vintage vibe aim for thrifted pearls, brooches, sunglasses/glasses or pocket watches.

As Fall 2023 approaches, it's time to embrace the fusion of leather, textiles, layers, and Dark Academia style. The best way to buy for any season is without a doubt consignment/secondhand options. They offer a sustainable, cost-effective, and unique way to switch out your wardrobe. It empowers you to make environmentally and socially responsible fashion choices while exploring a diverse range of styles to curate a closet that truly reflects your own individuality.