It’s almost here; that wonderful season of luxurious fabrics, warm colors and soft and cozy styles. If you have yet to grab your fall essentials, let Skinnymom get you started by queuing you in on the top trends for this fall season!

Sexy in velvet… Whether worn in a jump suit or jacket, or used in the details of a slinky evening dress, velvet is the hot fabric for fall. You’ll find it in everything from basic black to elaborate jewel tones like emerald, gold and deep blue. Just remember to go easy on the accessories if you choose to rock a full velvet frock; the fabric alone is a statement piece.

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Bring on the flare… This season is indeed a bit reminiscent of the 1970’s with flared pants hitting all the runways. These pants can be paired with a jacket and button up shirt for office friendly attire or be bold and try them in a crazy pattern or bright color for an evening out. The shape of the pants is meant to flatter the figure, and hey after a good date night at a fancy restaurant, who couldn’t use a roomier assemble?

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Jewel tones… From bright cobalt blue to deep shades of amethyst, jewel tones are livening up everyone’s fall wardrobe this season. If you’re feeling sassy, pair a couple jewel tones together. If you love some color but prefer to take it slow, try a bright jewel toned over coat, belt or even a sweater. Even when paired with a basic black outfit, just a pop of these colors is enough to make you and your outfit truly stand out.

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Go crazy with pattern… Again we see the 70’s poking through, as this season shies away from monochromatic color in favor of funky patterns and prints. For a conservative look, try a suit or dress in a solid dark color with a funky embroidered print. Feeling super psychedelic? Well then get some groove into your heart with a colorful pattern that will leave you screaming, “Yeah baby!”

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Fur on your collar… Fur (especially faux) on collars is a huge hit for fall. You’ll find smaller fur trimmed collars on suit jackets and sweaters and all out fur madness on overcoats. To make the trend even more fun to sport, these collars are going outside the fashion box of black and beige and heading straight into bright colors of red, blue and even orange!

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Go for it in gold… This season’s fashions are much more than just gold accents,  instead they make a splash in bold patterns and fabrics in geometrical shapes, floral designs and Asian inspired patterns. You’ll find this trend in everything from full patterned dresses and coats to accents pieces like jackets and gloves. Much like the velvet trend, this look is so bold that accessories will need to take a back seat.

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Sir, yes sir… That’s right, military is back! From the military jacket and laced up military inspired boots to cargo style pants and uniformed dresses, this trend is all about buttons, zippers and details galore. Unlike the military trend of past years, the look this year is very fitted and streamlined. Sorry girls, no more stealing your hubby’s army jacket, you’ll have to suck it up and find one that actually fits you this year!

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White after Labor Day… That’s right ladies, just because the Labor Day weekend has come to an end does not mean you’re forced to say bye-bye to shades of white. While the white on trend for fall is not the crisp shade of summer, you will see shades of winter white and egg shell popping up in pieces everywhere this season. If you’re looking to add a pop of color to your winter white ensemble, try some bold jewel colored accessories. Few outfits will stand out like a soft white suit paired with a bold emerald necklace!

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Dress like a man… Well, sort of. Menswear inspired pieces are all the rave this season, especially in pinstripes! The key to making this trend work for you is to find looks that are tailored to your body type. Try adding a belt to a three-piece suit or simply rock a men’s inspired jacket over a fitted skirt. Use color or accessorize with scarves to give this masculine look a more feminine touch. No matter how you wear it, the menswear inspired trend will let everyone know, you are definitely the one who wears the pants in the family.

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A deeper shade of red… Sure, the color red seems to always be on trend no matter what the season, but the trend this fall is not the bright lipstick shade of red we all know and love, but instead a deeper more subtle shade of oxblood red. Because the color is not quite as bold as prior red trends, you’ll be finding this color in larger pieces like dresses, full lengths coats and suits. If you want to add a little bad girl to your red, you’ll be happy to know that leather is the big fabric for this trend.

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The days are rapidly getting longer and eventually, the temperatures will begin to drop! Better get your fall fashion while it’s hot!