Easy breezy SoCal vibes are alive and well this fall. As the Santa Ana winds start up then fade, we're keeping things chill with fashion that is West Coast chic yet still comfortable enough to wear to bed. While L.A. street style might not be most fashion-forward, it’s accessible, fun and so effortlessly cool. Ours is a city full of women who have mastered the art of updating the basics in their wardrobes into outfits that they'll want to wear again and again. So naturally, we caught up with our faves to help us pinpoint seven trends you should incorporate into your closet ASAP.
7 Fall Fashion Trends L.A.’s It Girls Can’t Get Enough Of
1. The Trend: Matchy-matchy Fitness
Blogger and brand strategist Rachel Richardson knows that, unlike in areas with more temperature fluctuations, here in L.A. we should invest in cute coordinating workout wear since we'll likely we wearing it all day, for most of the year. Simple shapes in bright colors are what’s eye-catching right now.
Get the Look: Fabletics ($109), Alo Yoga top + capris ($72); Sweaty Betty top ($44) + leggings ($108)
2. The Trend: Knit Dressing
Beauty influencer Marianna Hewitt has figured out what a thousand Zoom calls have taught us: You don’t have to wear constricting outfits to look chic—in fact, knit dressing is as comfy as your favorite sweatpants, and cooler for the hot early fall in SoCal. Whether a matching top and straight skirt or a slip-over-your-head tank dress, the look is effortless.
Get the Look: Banana Republic ($67), Urban Outfitters ($89), Skin dress ($150)
3. The Trend: Candy-colored Sweats
Don't write off the fashion potential of sweats so quickly: LA girls like fashion influencer Allysa Molder (@thenudefox) are wearing bright versions of the classic sweatshirt, with and without matching sweatpants. Pastel colors make them look way more intentional than standard-issue grey and black tones, and the oversized silhouette is the answer to when you just can't fasten yourself into another pair of high-waisted jeans.
4. The Trend: Earth Tones
Brown is the new black when it comes to color trends in the Southland. A putty-colored romper or a sandy dress like the one worn by Michelle Madsen from @michelletakeaim is a calming antidote to the hubbub of the city (and the pedestrians jostling by on the street while we're trying to enjoy our socially distant coffee, thanks).
Get the Look: Ecowish jumpsuit ($29), Willow wrap dress ($128), Anemone dress ($395)
5. The Trend: Sneakers With Everything
Maybe it’s a byproduct of the pandemic (nail salons, we count the days until you reopen). Perhaps it’s the athleisure element we’ll never give up. Or maybe it’s just because sneakers are so damn cute, that we're wearing them with shorts and skirts and frilly dresses and swimsuits and...well, not to sleep in (but almost). Long live the casual sneaker, seen here on Caroline Juen (@loveandloathingla).
Get the Look: Everlane ($58), Commes des Garcon Play ($150), Isabel Marant ($580)
6. The Trend: Tie-dye
Welp! The look of the summer is still going strong into fall as tie-dye continues to turn up in separates and accessories. This fall, look for the pattern to appear in more subdued tones, as in this matching set worn by model Sophia Baltz (@sophiabaltz).
Get the Look: Yanekop set ($28); Leah Kirsch crew neck ($60) and shorts ($55); Riverside Tool & Dye ($228)
7. The Trend: Colorblock Knits
Angelenos are prepping for the colder weather, which starts with the chill of late fall nights, by shopping for knits like this colorful cardigan worn by Jenn Im (@imjennim).
Get the Look: Band of Gypsies sweater ($106); ALC pullover ($325); Hope Macauley cardigan ($364)