Fall is finally here and while we can always count on seasonal classics that always stay in style (like trench jackets and black ankle booties), it doesn’t hurt to add some new and fun trends to your autumn style. There’s a lot to look forward to this season, from animal prints of every variation you could think of to tweed and fanny packs—yes girl, fanny packs are still in! So even if you were feeling a little down about the cooler temperatures coming in, this new shopping list is sure to lift your mood.
In fact, we were pretty psyched when we learned about Target’s new Prologue line, available at Target stores and on target.com now. The collection “is designed to inspire and inform self-assured modern women who are constantly seeking out new ideas in style. The aesthetic is sophisticated, urban, modern minimal and feminine with both on-trend and staple pieces that work together to create the essential edited wardrobe.”
Stylist and style spokesperson for Target, Karla Birbragher shares all her tips on how to create a fall wardrobe that’s totally on point!
Jacket vests are making a comeback this fall—get yourself one!
“A great way to wear a jacket vest is to pair it with a long-sleeve fitted button-down and straight leg cropped cargo pants for the perfect look,” Birbragher shares with HipLatina. “This sleeveless Sherpa Longline Vest (from Target’s new Prologue collection) makes for a statement layer with it’s sweeping length. A creamy color lends a soft and feminine feel, while a collared design adds the perfect touch.”
Prologue Sherpa Longline Vest Cream, $45, target.com
Dress yourself in some elegant tweed.
“I love tweed!” says Birbragher. “I’m looking forward to incorporating a touch of tweed to my wardrobe this season. You can dress this long-sleeve jacquard-tweed overcoat up with pumps and dress it down with some loafer mules.”
Jacquard Tweed Overcoat, $50, target.com
Jazz up your wardrobe with animal prints.
There’s no shortage of animal prints this season and the best part is they come in all shades and variations. Think leopard print, zebras, snake print—the works. This flowy, wide-cut V-neck dress would look bomb with a pair of red or burgundy booties.
Animal Print Dress, $70, zara.com
Mom jeans are here to stay.
Everything 90s is back, including mom-style jeans that are everything but frumpy.
Authentic Denim Mom Fit Jeans, $40, zara.com
Live in plaid shirts.
What did we say about 90s fashion being back like never before this season? Plaid shirts are not just cute and comfy but hella practical. You can layer them over a classic white tee or a bodysuit paired with a denim skirt or jeans. It’s a no-brainer for sure.
Plaid Print Shirt, $28, forever21.com
Leather and pleather will always be in.
“A faux-leather finish is perfect to add an edgy, yet glam touch to your outfit!”says Birbragher. “This v-neck fit and flare midi dress is one of my fave fall items, I love a piece that’s versatile and this dress can be used by itself with sneakers for a casual daytime look or you can layer a top underneath and booties for a more elevated nighttime look.”
We love the way Birbragher styles this dress with a fanny pack.
Short Ballon Slevve V-Neck Faux Leather Midi Dress, $40, target.com
Architectural skirts are easier to pull off than you’d think.
Birbragher recommends pairing them with any tee or casual top for a looks that fun and trendy.
Asymmetrical Denim Skirt, $60, topshop.com
Upgrade your fanny pack.
These days it seems as if there’s a surplus of fanny packs but this wine-colored quilted velvet one is a game-changer for sure. It gives off both casual and glammed up vibes.
Monki Velvet Quilted Fanny Pack in Wine Red, $24, asos.com