January may be the official start of a new year, but there’s something about fall that really feels like a new beginning. So, there’s truly no better time to take a few fashion risks! Don’t know where to start? Head over to TikTok to see style savvy creators serving up the hottest fall looks, whether your aesthetic is Y2K, light academia or somewhere in between.
Here’s a sneak peek at some of our favourite trends going viral on the app. Cowboy boots and chunky rings, anyone?
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@natashahmedxme and my favourite sweater vests <3 #iamforeverflawless #2020Wrapped #fyp #lookbook♬ original sound – Adrienne Reau
The grandpa trend is alive and well! This season, it has morphed from chunky sneakers into collegiate-inspired sweater vests — the louder and more OTT, the better. We’re talking contrasting hues, embellished buttons and bold plaid patterns. As soon as we saw “Watermelon Sugar” heartthrob Harry Styles rocking them, we knew it was love at first sight.
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@andoejI’m from a country western city xo #summerfashion21 #2021fashiontrends #cowboyboots #cowboybootoutfit♬ High Horse – Kue Remix – Kacey Musgraves
Saddle up, y’all. The rodeo is in town. Even if you’re miles from the nearest stable, you can still take part in the western trend that has been gracing our feeds since 2019. We’ve seen it all: cow print, fringe, wide-brimmed hats —and now, cowboy boots. There’s something for every style: from denim at Tom Ford to crystal-studded at Isabel Marant. For a more budget-friendly option, peruse your local vintage stores for a pair that will have you playing “High Horse” by Kacey Musgraves on repeat.
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@andigetdressedIssa blazer #fashion #ootd #whattowear #plussize♬ #HotSeat – 🫁
Yes, we are giving you permission to steal your boyfriend or dad’s blazer (or buy your own — just make sure to size up). With this trend, you can throw the rules of tailoring out the window — part of the charm is the boxy fit and long cuffs. Pair it with an equally oversized button-down and mom jeans for the day or a crop top and velvet skirt for the night. Voila!
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@rachelnoelleclarkMy most requested video is here!! You can find all these brands on insta 💕🌸 #ringcollection #ringtour #chunkyrings #chunkyringinspo♬ stay fly – andrea
Inspired by the Y2K aesthetic that’s taken TikTok by storm, this playful jewellery trend is the perfect way to inject some colour into your fall wardrobe. Celebs like Bella Hadid, Dua Lipa and Emma Chamberlain have embraced this maximalist look — and you should, too. Browse Etsy or DIY your own out of polymer clay. Making a statement is right at your fingertips!
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@ageoramaMy Funky Pants Collection…part 1 😂 #funkypants #patternedpants #statementpants #closettour #clothinghaul #pinterestoutfit #ootd #shopaholic♬ original sound – Adrienne Reau
We’re seriously dizzy over these hot pants (in the best way). Psychedelic swirls, checkered, florals and animal print — basically, anything retro — are getting their moment in the spotlight on TikTok. Bonus points if you can find the matching top to go with your new attention-grabbing bottoms, or keep it simple with a plain white tee and platform slides.
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@aishaxahmadaAnothaaaa one! Air forces are actually my fave shoe to wear, they literally go with everything 🤩 #fashionedit #outfit #fyp♬ #HotSeat – 🫁
So long, micro sunnies! Say hello to its more sophisticated older sister. The rectangular shape evokes vintage flair, while tinted lenses, coloured frames and thick, angular temples keep this style of shades in the present. You also can’t go wrong with a classic tortoiseshell or black frame — they go with everything!
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@dang.juliahow to coordinate with bestie @mayasgoddamnbusiness #fyp #fashion♬ Best Friend (feat. Doja Cat) – Saweetie
We know what you’re thinking: exposed skin + cold weather = a recipe for disaster, but trust us, this trend is all about subtlety. Turtlenecks feel new again with a cut-out on the chest, or try a knit dress with keyholes down the sides. Just make sure to layer up with a leather blazer and mid-calf boots for the ultimate fall fit.
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@itsyuyannsome of my favorite jeans #outfitinspo #springoutfit #summertrends #outfitideas♬ original sound – Agnes Solaru
We hate to be the bearer of bad news, but skinny jeans are officially considered “cheugy” (meaning dated or the opposite of on-trend) by the Gen Z cohort on TikTok. Instead, trendsetters are looking to the ‘90s and early aughts for their denim inspiration. If you’re not ready to relive the low-rise jeans era (same!), mid- or high-waisted baggy, distressed, bootcut and mom styles are just as chic (and oh-so-comfortable).
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@heybriajonesThings I got this month 🥰 #springtrends #2021 #fashion♬ original sound – elijah
ICYMI, quilted fabric isn’t just reserved for your winter jacket — it’s also appearing on the hottest handbags. Not only does it double as an impromptu pillow during your subway commute, quilted styles are a whimsical way of holding all of your essentials (hand sanitizer and mask included). Look to designers like Bottega Veneta, Maison Margiela and Saint Laurent, who are leading the pack.
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@tenickabDetails on my Instagram 💕 #fallfashion #monochrome #sweaterweather♬ Drip Like ME – Kenndog
When we think of fall fashion, colours like cinnamon, burgundy and hunter green easily come to mind. But what if we told you, you don’t have to put away summer’s juiciest hues as soon as the temperature drops? There’s something so powerful about a full head-to-toe ensemble in one standout shade. When doing your fall shopping, look for sweaters, suits and accessories in notice-me colours like crimson, cobalt and chartreuse. After all, what’s the fun in blending in?
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