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From monochromatic tailoring to the sultry return of lingerie-inspired looks, the fall 2023 trends are giving us so many ways to sprinkle a bit of magic into our seasonal wardrobes. And it’s not just the ready-to-wear that’s making our hearts skip a beat. This year will also mark the exciting return of the eye-candy power boot, which was made for walking and turning heads.
To help me sift through all of the fall 2023 trends, I called upon my fellow colleagues here at Vogue. Ahead, they’re sharing the seasonal moments they’re most excited to test drive. From modern-day classics to retro-inspired themes, this might be our best dressed fall yet. If you are curious to know what we’re shopping first, read on to discover the seasonal fashions at the top of our wishlist.
Never underestimate the power of basics! On Miu Miu’s FW23 runway, nothing caught my eye more than these quietly luxurious, super chic cardigans. This fall, I’m getting in on the trend courtesy of Zara. To give it a full look, I’m pairing it with this polka-dot skirt from Mango (another trend I’m loving this season)with luxurious, super chic cardigans. This fall, I’m getting on the trend courtesy of Zara.—Laura Jackson, commerce writer
Ankle-Skimming Maxi Skirts
Long, voluminous skirts have my full attention this year, and I don’t see that changing as the seasons change. You seriously can’t go wrong with a tailored, yet breezy silhouette. For fall, I’m eyeing pleated options in versatile colors, paired with crisp button-ups or a graphic tee and pullover, for a certain collegiate coolness. I recently added a black pleated midi to my rotation that has quickly become part of my weekly uniform.—Kiana Murden, commerce writer
This is less a new trend I’m sporting but a shoe silhouette that I favor that is finally in fashion—hurrah! I’ve long sung the praises of a dressy, statement flat. Why do you need the extra altitude when you can pitter-patter around in a shoe that (to my eyes) offers all of the chic of a towering stiletto? I’m thrilled that some of the coolest brands are also on board: see Khaite jeweled flat as a prime example.— Lilah Ramzi, commerce editor
Red Hot Knits
Every now and then I get really into a pop of color mixed in with the rest of my everyday wardrobe. I love the way bold reds were incorporated into looks on the runways at Loewe, The Row, and Prada. This fall, I’ll be adding the color via staple knitwear pieces.—Madeline Fass, senior market editor
I’m excited to see a resurgence of romantic lingerie-inspired pieces—like the frilly lace spotted at Gucci and Khaite and the sultry corsets at Tory Burch. I plan on wearing the delicate pieces with tough leather and denim jackets to balance the alluring look.—Alexis Bennett, senior commerce writer
I become sweater-obsessed as September nears every year. For fall 2023, I’m lucky to have some new mega options to shop– from the Bottega Veneta chunky knits to stripes at Valentino to Prada forever crewnecks that I’ve loved since the fall shows last spring. New additions from Guest in Residence and Zankov have me even more excited for a chill in the air.—Willow Lindley, fashion market and collaboration director
It seems like people have been leaning into knee-high boots all summer, and I have a good feeling they’re not going away any time soon. I’m a sucker for a good pair of boots to last me throughout the fall and winter, so I’ve got my eye on any and all pairs to snag this season. This pair of Cos boots would be perfect to wear into the office and even a night out in the city.— Kylee McGuigan, associate commerce producer
Ever since Chloe Sevigny stepped out on Proenza Schouler’s fall runway wearing a cinched, belted black blazer, with crisp white shirting and a midi skirt, it is a look I can’t get out of my mind. The cinched blazer silhouette is one I’m most excited to wear this fall.—Julie Tong, commerce director
There’s something about the fall that makes me feel so nostalgic for the ’90s. I’m into the Meg Ryan sweaters, their unkempt aesthetic, and the pared-back ease of it all. To accomplish this, I plan on leaning into coordinated, oversized sets, flattering straight-leg denim, and subtle accessories that make a big impact (think minimalist belts, sharp, pointed boots, and slouchy shoulder bags.)—Clarissa Schmidt, commerce producer
The fashion world is still raving about ballet flats, but this season, I’m excited to put my uncomfortable ballet flats away for good, finally. I just got these Aeyde Berlin kitten-heeled flats during my trip to Paris, and they are so much more comfortable than your usual flat-soled shoes. The 2.5 cm heel provides arch support, and the soft leather ensures you get no blisters on the back of your ankles.—Irene Kim, production and editorial coordinator, Vogue Runway
From summer to fall, denim-on-denim feels like the trend that keeps on giving. I plan to update the timeless trend this season by swapping out my light-wash, low-rise jeans for a darker-wash skirt set. I love this city-girl-meets-school-girl-inspired ensemble from celebrity stylist Molly Dickson’s collaboration with Madewell. Paired with chunky loafers or high-heeled boots, I know this set will be a hero in my autumn wardrobe.—Eliseé Browchuk, experiences production and marketing manager
Pops of Brown
I’m not a stickler for wearing colors only in the season they’re associated with…but I’m not opposed to leaning into seasonal aesthetics either!
This autumn, I’m looking forward to swapping out some of my black accessories for different hues of brown as often as possible—especially when it comes to shoes!—Concetta Ciarlo, associate manager of events
Call me old school, but when the leaves start to swirl and the air takes on the crisp scent of autumn, there’s nothing better than the poetic union of sophistication and coziness found in a cape, so I was thrilled to see them make a comeback on the fall 2023 runways. From a Burberry exaggerated checked number (is it even fall if Burberry’s iconic checks aren’t involved?) to the vintage feel of a Stella McCartney chunky knit that could have been borrowed right out of my stylish grandmother’s closet in 1972, my wish list abounds and I’m counting the days until the temperatures drop.—Sasha Pinto, experiences manager