Fall trend report

From your wardrobe, home decor to even your nails and hair color, the transition from summer to fall is one of the most fun times to embrace the trends of the season. Even though this September has been one of the hottest on record, we’re loving all things fall, from the wild animal prints to the rich and vibrant colors.

And lucky you, we’re bringing you all you need to know to bring a little (or a lot) of the fall season into your life.

Fall color trends

As usual, the season’s colors reflect the overall changes in nature – rich reds, pumpkin, saffron, dark greens and browns. But this year, the colors are more luxurious and vibrant than in years past. Even the browns feel deeper and richer. The reds aren’t barn red but look more like a rich ruby. The gold and orange colors are less pumpkin and sunflower and more flame and gold.

A new twist on fall this year is that we’re also seeing pastels being mixed in with the more classic autumnal hues. Colors like French vanilla, lavender, blush pink and pale peach are being used monochromatically or mixed in with the more traditional fall-like colors.

Fall fashion trends

In the fashion world, we’re seeing a lot of the typical plaids, animal prints and leather but being shown in more atypical ways. The animal prints are much wilder and are showing up in royal blue, bright jade and pink. This year’s plaid has a punk-ish style and is being shown with leather pants and accessories. If you’re feeling really brave, you can even try out the head to toe mixed plaid trend. Speaking of leather, monochromatic head to toe leather is also having a moment. Maxi skirts are still popular and there’s a modern romance flair to many of the shirts you’ll see in stores.

Fall home decor trends

On the home front, 2018 was the year of the neutral palette, and 2019 is all about finding balance with appropriate doses of color. While in years past, the focus has been more on minimalism and Scandinavian type design, it seems like maximalism is having its time in the spotlight this fall.

Just like in the fashion world, bold rusty reds, deep indigo blues and bright mustard yellows are at the forefront of the latest décor collections. You’ll also see luxurious textures and fabrics like velvet, fur and boucle.

We saw a lot of architectural shapes when it comes to lamps,light fixtures and vases. Furniture pieces like side and end tables are using much heavier weight materials like stone, travertine and marble. Wood is still a popular medium but it’s much more heavy weight in nature. Pewter and gunmetal are also being mixed into furniture and decorative accessories.

Feeling inspired? Head out to Byrd Mill, Carys Lane or Red Horse Boutique where we spotted many of these trends. And then post your pictures and tag us so we can all share in the inspiration!

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