As daylight wanes and balmy summer days are exchanged for crisp autumn weather, we reach for pieces in our wardrobe to help us usher in the new season in style. Here at Vilda HQ, we’re huge fans of autumnal vegan fashion; the weather is still very enjoyable for outdoor activities and you can make use of most of your summer wardrobe by adding in pieces to layer as the temperature drops, which allows for a more versatile and timeless wardrobe. Even if you have curated a capsule-style wardrobe that functions year-round, making an addition or two when the mood strikes can help update your style for the new season.
This season, we’re seeing a diverse array of autumn trends ranging from very timeless styles in neutral plaids, suiting, and florals, to more trendy designs like fringing and whimsical faux furs.
Here are four trends worth trying as we welcome the autumn equinox.
Neutral Plaids and Checks
You don’t really have to worry about anything neutral ever going out of style, so this is probably one of the most dependable trends of the season worth investing in; pieces in neutral plaids and checks are timeless and will last in your wardrobe for many seasons to come.
The Larisse Shirt Dress by Amour Vert looks effortlessly chic worn with sandals for warmer autumnal days, as it does paired with leggings and an oversized cardigan for later this season.
Wear with: knee-high boots by Bourgeois Boheme, or add an edge with the Wilder Dress by Reformation. Or go for a more low-key look with a pair of loafers, another timeless transitional trend. We love these cream loafers by Beyond Skin.
Another safe bet, florals can be worked into your vegan fashion wardrobe each season without looking out of place. Whether they’re tapestry-style florals reminiscent of Grandma’s curtains, ditsy 90s-style florals, or brightly colored designs, you really can’t go wrong with a nature-inspired pattern. We love the beautiful rusty sienna colors of the Dillon dress by Doen; the dress itself has a breezy summer feel, but its colour palette is more autumnal.
A more bold alternative: this floral-print Daisy Dress by Christy Dawn is in a timeless silhouette that can be worn all year with the simple addition of a coat.
Denim in Bigger Hems
Denim is an important wardrobe staple, but it can be hard to keep up with how quickly denim trends seem to change. This fall, look for a pair of denim in a wider hem – think cropped wide-leg styles or modern boot cuts.
Show off your shoes in Jesse Kamm’s popular sailor pant.
Fun Faux Furs
Brightly coloured or with printed graphics, bold faux furs are great for making a statement this fall once the weather really starts to chill.
The Magnolia Coat from Free People in a striking blue hue is sure to keep you cosy and turn heads as temperatures drop.
The Helga Coat by Shrimps is a bit more understated in its neutral colour, while still exuding some whimsy with hand-drawn doodles printed all over.
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