Fall 2023 Overview
The upcoming fall season is not for the shrinking violet. After a thorough review of the fall fashion runway shows, I saw a lot of big shapes, bold colors, oodles of textures and plenty of razzle dazzle with silver taking center stage. This year, fall fashion embraces a harmonious blend of retro and futuristic elements.
Oversized coats with bold patterns and rich textures dominate, providing both warmth and statement style. This season shines a spotlight on earthy tones like rust, olive, and mustard, while metallic accents and glossy finishes add a futuristic twist. Long skirts and chunky knit sweaters return for another season, offering comfort and elegance.
On the accessories front, there was a focus on oversized bags, slouchy boots, and large gold jewelry. Sustainable and ethically sourced materials are included, reflecting the industry’s growing commitment to environmental consciousness. This season’s trends blend nostalgia with innovation for a captivating autumn wardrobe.
Fall Fashion Colors
The 2023 fall fashion colors encourage creativity, allowing individuals to express their style through a harmonious fusion of tones. The top fall fashion colors for 2023 embrace a rich and diverse palette, reflecting a blend of traditional and contemporary influences.
Muted tones like Conch Shell and Burnt Sienna (Pantone names) provide a delicate contrast. Not featured in my palette below but not to be missed are oodles of metallic clothing, especially silver, lending a touch of glamour.
Each year, Pantone publishes a Fashion Color Trend Report for both New York Fashion Week and London Fashion Week. As I did in my Fall/Winter 2022 Color Report last August, I’ve combined the colors of the two fashion weeks into one cohesive palette shown below.
If you were to compare the two palettes (2022 and 2023), you’d find similar tones between them. One marked difference this year is the addition of more reds. Red is the color of the season.
Once again, this year there are colors one would typically associate with spring like Carnival Glass, Red Orange, and High Visibility.
The neutrals this season include Doe, Forest Night, and Eclipse. Black also plays a big role in fall fashion this year; however, don’t we have plenty of black?
My Favorite Fall Colors
When I looked over the palette, the colors that jumped out to me are Rose Violet, Olive Oil and Blue Atoll. These colors would make a dynamic color combination in a print!
Accessory Standouts include:
Top Handle Bags
Fall’s “classic” trends include:
A few trends that push the boundaries are:
Wide jeans (just as we were getting used to straight)
Beyond traditional tie dye (because normal tie dye is kind of done)
Bright, oversized plaid (a nod to Vivienne Westwood, perhaps)
Ideas from Your Closet
Each time I view the new season’s collections, I think of what I own to recreate the looks. I bet you have some of these in your closet already!
How to Choose?
As I have emphasized in the past, it is important to know your personal style when considering seasonal fashion trends. Those with a classic style can skip the eye-popping colors, for example, while those with a feminine style may overlook the menswear trends. Our style preferences are often a blend of styles, so if you need guidance, I suggest working with me to pinpoint your personal style.
It’s a Season for Fun
My main takeaway from the fall fashion trends is to not take oneself too seriously – have fun and play more. The best way to know what works for you is to stay open, be curious and be willing to experiment. Remember, there is no such thing as failure in fashion. The true failure is not having tried at all, staying in one’s comfort zone.
Fall Shopping Catalog & the Fashion Runways
Shop the items in these collages plus a LOT more of my personal favorites in my Fall 2023 catalog here. Some of the items in this catalog are affiliated meaning I receive a small commission when you purchase directly from the links. This is always appreciated and one way of supporting my small business.
If you’d like to see a sampling of the fall fashion runways, look at my Runway board on Pinterest. Keep in mind, the runway is intentionally theatrical and sensational. Dial these ideas back to make them work for real life. This board goes back many fall seasons. 2023 fashion trends end where the graffiti starts (2022).
Let’s Work Together
I am excited for the upcoming season, and I look forward to helping my clients find sensational additions to their wardrobe. If I can be of assistance to you, contact me to set up a discovery call. There’s no need to stress about what to wear or where to buy it. I’m here for you.