The beginning of a new season always motivates me to go through my closet and stash away the summer items I no longer need as well as any items I’ve outgrown from last year. This always helps me take stock of what I already have and what I still need to buy. While I’m at it, I wanted to share the fashion trends to ditch for the rest of the year – and what to replace them with. There’s obviously no absolute right or wrong choice when it comes to fashion, but hopefully this gives you some guidance on where to build your fall wardrobe. As always, I tried to pick out pieces that I know you’ll be able to wear into 2021 and beyond.
Chanel Combat Boots (available in black, white, and beige via The Mia Mia Mine Shop)
Trend to Ditch: Chunky Sneakers
What To Buy Instead: Knee-High & Chunky Lug Sole Boots
I never really got in on the chunky sneakers trend even though I thought they looked great on other girls. The aesthetic didn’t really fit into my style, so I’m honestly glad to see this trend fade out into the background. It’s being replaced with chunky lug sole boots, which includes my favorite combat boots, and knee-high boots. I find that boots are way more wearable if you have classy style – and they’re perfect for creating that street chic look.
Abercrombie Sweetheart Bodysuit | Abercrombie Jeans (wearing a 24 in Ripped Light Wash) | Abercrombie Wool Hat | Louis Vuitton Toiletry Pouch 26 | The Styled Collection Beaded Bracelet | The Styled Collection Gold Cuff | The Styled Collection Necklace
Trend to Ditch: Dainty Jewelry
What To Buy Instead: Chunky Gold Chain Necklaces & Dome Rings
Although I won’t be stashing away my dainty jewelry completely, I definitely won’t be investing in anymore of them this season. Instead, I’ve been loving the chunky gold jewelry trend. From stacked bracelets to bold chain necklaces and dome rings, chunky gold jewelry is no doubt the season’s must-have accessory!
Revolve LPA Sweater (sold out, similar here and here) | Similar Faux Leather Pants (also love these) | Bottega Veneta The Pouch (in Mist color) | Gianvito Rossi Heels (run TTS, better for budget here) | Celine ‘Edge’ Sunglasses (similar here, better for budget here)
Trend to Ditch: Biker Shorts
What To Buy Instead: Leather Pants
You can also ditch the biker shorts as the weather cools down and replace them with leather pants. These faux leather leggings are the best replacement if you’re wanting to create a casual, comfy athleisure look. I also linked several of my favorite faux leather pants below that are great for dressing up.
Free People Sweater Dress (wearing an XS, better for budget here) | Stuart Weitzman Over-The-Knee Boots (better for budget here) | Louis Vuitton Neverfull Tote (MM size) | Kyi Kyi Beanie | Karen Walker Sunglasses (better for budget here)
Trend to Ditch: Micro Bags
What To Buy Instead: Oversized Pouches & Totes
The micro bag trend was fun to try, but it just wasn’t that practical for my daily needs. I’m so glad oversized tote bags and slouchy bags are coming back in a major way. You can carry them to and from work – and they make a chic travel companion too! I have so many on my wish list this season!
Abercrombie Camel Coat (on sale now! wearing an XS P) | Abercrombie Sweater Bodysuit (wearing an XS) | GRLFRND Denim (wearing a 23, budget version here) | Red Chanel Bag (medium size – 2020 version, similar here and here) | Amazon Coin Necklace | Chain Necklace Choker Necklace | Tom Ford Sunglasses (sold out – similar here, budget version here)
Trend to Ditch: Neon
What To Buy Instead: Neutrals
I have a hard time making neon tones work in my wardrobe unless it’s an accessory or a pair of shoes. So, I’d say it’s definitely one of the fashion trends to ditch this fall. Neutral shades, including chocolate brown, beige, cream, and camel are taking over, and I’m here for it. They make for some of the most elevated ensembles.
Trend to Ditch: Cold Shoulder Tops & Dresses
What To Buy Instead: Puff Sleeves
As much as I love off-the-shoulder and cold shoulder necklines, it’s another one of those pieces that you can skip out on if you already own a ton. This is the season to embrace puff sleeves and voluminous tops. They’re such a fun way to dress up denim.
Trend to Ditch: Straw Hat
What To Buy Instead: Fedora Hat
Finally, with summer officially over, you can also put away the straw hats until next year. To give your daily outfit that extra touch of chic, look to a wool fedora hat instead. There are so many trendy hat styles this season, like baseball caps and bucket hats, but I’d say that fedoras are the most timeless of them all.