The Fall 2020 Fashion Trends You’ll Actually Want to Wear

From fringed trim to chain details—here’s what’s on our style radar this season.

Inspired by the runway shows of the fashion industry’s heavy hitters, here are six wearable trends you can start putting your own personal spin on right away. And if you’re in the market to treat yourself to a stylish splurge, we’ve included some on-point picks from local, women-owned businesses.

FRINGE

This season, everything from faded denim to tailored outerwear is getting an extra dose of detail thanks to the addition of tasseled trim. Designers like Prada, Stella McCartney, Givenchy and Chanel all showed fringed pieces on the runway, and Dior creative director Maria Grazia Chiuri presented over two dozen fringed looks in her Fall 2020 collection at Paris Fashion Week.

Pamela Moosey, owner of Lola Blu Boutique in Broad Ripple, has a keen eye for trends and is already offering a variety of fringed pieces in her shop.

“At Lola Blu Boutique, we’ve always been into boho with lots of fringe and crochet. Fringe gives you an easy, relaxed look; it’s casual yet feminine, with a free-spirited vibe,” she says.

SHOP THE TREND LOCALLY

Olive jacket by Mustard Seed, $42 at Lola Blu Boutique, 6350 Cornell Avenue, (317) 426-2116

Fringed poncho, $42 at Lola Blu Boutique, 6350 Cornell Avenue, (317) 426-2116

“Annika” fringe dress by Joh, $156 at Be The Boutique, 5607 North Illinois Street, (317) 257-3826

“Azzie” fringe clutch in platinum by CoFi, $170 at Be The Boutique, 5607 North Illinois Street, (317) 257-3826

Fringed tassel necklace by Seastudio, $320 at 8FIFTEEN, 815 E. 65th Street, (317) 253-1234

FLORALS

Floral prints are happening in a big way this season, with oversized, eye-poppin’ blossoms showing up on everything from over-the-knee boots to brocade evening dresses. Versace, Miu Miu, Rodarte, Dries Van Noten and Prabal Gurung all included bold, colorful floral prints in their recent collections, so if you’re into blooms—now’s the time to flaunt them.

Allie Baughman, manager and creative digital director of BluePeppermint Boutique in Fishers, likes the floral trend for its multi-functionality: “Not only are florals a fun way to brighten up a muted fall wardrobe, but they can be re-styled for spring and summer so you get lots of wear out of your piece!”

SHOP THE TREND LOCALLY

Yellow floral tie front top, $42 at Shopbluepeppermint.com

Floral print skirt by Raquel Allegra, $378, cardigan by 360 Cashmere, $403, and necklace by Chan Luu TREND collection, $95, all at 8FIFTEEN, 815 E. 65th Street, (317) 253-1234

CAPES & SHAWLS

Capes, ponchos, blanket shawls—these will all be dominating outerwear silhouettes this season. Balmain’s Olivier Rousteing featured nearly a dozen capes in the brand’s Fall 2020 ready-to-wear show, including on evening gowns. Michael Kors, Rick Owens and Givenchy also showcased cozy toppers in their presentations. 

“I have loved capes for years, so it’s fun to see them coming back to the fashion forefront,” says Melissa Bernero, owner of the Nolan James boutique in Cicero. “I’ve worked in very cold offices and always had a cape on the back of my chair, and now, I keep one on my golf cart for chilly nights. The ones I carry are very durable, soft, and in the perfect colors for any time of year.”

 

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Heritage style: @KaiaGerber in a hooded cape and cashmere turtleneck dress from our #NYFW show. #AllAccessKors #MichaelKorsCollection

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SHOP THE TREND LOCALLY

Grey and red cape, $30 at NolanJames.net. Take 15% off your entire purchase with coupon code INDYMAVEN15.

Striped cape, $30 at NolanJames.net. Take 15% off your entire purchase with coupon code INDYMAVEN15.

Reversible floral cape, $46 at Lola Blu Boutique, 6350 Cornell Avenue, (317) 426-2116

CHIC NEUTRALS

In a turbulent year like this, it just makes sense that soothing, timeless hues like beige, taupe, and ecru are taking center stage. Mega brands like Ralph Lauren (most of the pre-fall collection was neutral), Gucci, Hermès, and Burberry all featured neutral looks, so the takeaway here is that pieces in these colors are worth the investment, because they’ll be in style for quite a while.

SHOP THE TREND LOCALLY

Leather patch jacket, $253 at Betheboutique.com

Faux suede taupe boots, $55 at Magnolia Boutique, Magnoliaclothing.com

“Fifth Avenue” taupe belt, $19 at Magnolia Boutique, Magnoliaclothing.com

ANIMAL SPOTS & STRIPES

Animal prints have become runway fixtures, but this season just about every pattern you could think of made an appearance: Leopard (Erdem, Naeem Khan, Saint Laurent), tiger (Kenzo), zebra (Christopher Kane and Versace), and even cow (Off-White), to name a few. 

Felicia Kiesel, owner of Boomerang BTQ on Massachusetts Avenue in downtown Indy, is currently offering several animal print pieces on her website. Her style advice? “Animal prints are such a classic part of any wardrobe, especially in the fall with all of the warm colors. I see animal prints as neutrals—and you can pair them with a splash of color to jazz up any outfit!”

 

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Leopard..Naeem Khan A/W2020. Africa inspired. @aveda @maybelline

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Pre Fall ‘20 fittings. #ErdemPF20 📷 @erdemlondon

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SHOP THE TREND LOCALLY

Sheer leopard jacket, $40 at Boomerangbtq.com.

Zebra striped turtleneck pullover by Twenty Second, $42 at Abby Adams Boutique, 11715 Fox Road, (317) 537-0077

Earrings, $10 per pair at tangerine cards & gifts, 10130 Brooks School Road, (317) 663-0549

CHAIN LINK DETAILS

Chain links are having a moment, popping up on necklaces at Chanel and Alberta Ferretti, belts at Saint Laurent, handbag handles at Oscar de la Renta, and even woven into the neckline of dresses at Bottega Veneta. 

“Chunky chains are totally on trend. We’ve seen a lot of fine and delicate chains for years so it’s so nice to see some bolder options! Chunky chains look great in matte or shiny finishes,” says Sue Colombini, owner of tangerine cards & gifts, a boutique with locations in Carmel and Fishers. Whether you opt for bold links or more subtle chain details this season, you really can’t go wrong.

SHOP THE TREND LOCALLY

Multi-chain necklace, $28 at Tangerine Cards & Gifts, 10130 Brooks School Road, (317) 663-0549

“Anabel” medium bag by FFC New York, $65 at Hello-September.com. Take 15% off your first order by signing up for the Hello September newsletter

“Andi” leather and chains wrap bracelet, $22 at NolanJames.net. Take 15% off your entire purchase with coupon code INDYMAVEN15.

Handmade earrings with opal ball, $62 at Silverinthecity.com

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Stephanie Groves is an Indy-based freelance writer who is going all-in with leopard print this season.


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