October 14, 2015 - Easy Outfits, Style, Style Challenges, Trend Watch

Five Fall Fashion Trends Every Mom Can Wear + How to Wear Them

Today’s post is a two-fer because I’m dishing on my five favorite fall trends and showing you ways that you can turn them into everyday real world outfits.  But first, I have a quick little video for you.

One of the questions I get asked most often is “How do you decide which trends to include in the GYPO Style Challenge?”

The honest answer is, it’s somewhat of a process.

In this video, I’m giving some insight into the process that I use to translate runway trends into real everyday wearable outfits for moms (like you and me!) and how I pick which trends get included on the list.

Here are five of my favorite fall trends and ways that you can turn them into everyday real world outfits.

Five Fall Fashion Trends + How to Wear Them

1.  Tone on Tone

Wearing tone on tone is a beautiful way to stay on trend and it’s easier than you think. Let the color wheel be your guide.  Choose a top and bottom in lighter and darker shades of the same color. For instance, burgundy with blush pink, violet with lavender or peacock blue with baby blue.

Standard-Color-Wheel Try the Trend:  Tie your tone on tone look together with a pretty scarf.


[Blouse: Similar/Scarf: Same/Purse: Similar/Pants: Same/Flats: Similar]

2.  Plaid

Plaid is a perennial fall favorite and a classic way to add some pattern to your outfit. If the thought of wearing plaid conjures up images of lumberjacks, just remember a dash is all it takes to spice up your look. Try the trend with a plaid scarf, shoes or a belt.

Try the Trend:  Jazz up your chambray shirt and black jeans with a fun plaid scarf in an unexpected color like orange.


[Cardigan: Similar/Scarf: Same/Chambray: Similar/Jeans: Same/Boots: Similar/Watch: Similar/Purse: Same]

3.  Moto Jackets

Add a little edge and warmth to your outfit with a trendy moto jacket for fall.  If black is too harsh, chose one in cognac or a lighter color.

Try the Trend:  Replace your blazer or cardigan with a moto jacket.  Layer it over a printed blouse with jeans and ankle boots.


[Moto Jacket: Similar/Blouse: Similar/Jeans: Similar/Ankle Boots: Similar]

4.  Texture Mixing

Pattern and print mixing has been all the rage the past few years. This fall it’s all about texture mixing. Combine different textures to add interest to your outfits.

Try the Trend:  Pair up a gray cable knit sweater with skinny cords in off-white.  Finish it off with a pair of burgundy ankle boots.


[Sweater:  Same/Pants:  Same/Ankle Boots:  Same]

5.  Floral

Typically a spring and summer trend, florals are now making their mark on fall.

Try the Trend: Look for a scarf with autumnal tones like rust, burgundy, mustard, vermillion, plum or ochre.  Use it for inspiration to pair up unlikely color combinations.


[Cardigan: Similar/Blouse: Similar/Scarf: Same/Pants: Similar/Watch: Similar/Flats: Similar]

It’s Your Turn:  What are some of your favorite fall trends that are totally wearable?  Share them in the comments.

Fall-2015-header Finally feeling like fall in your neck of the woods?  Then now’s the perfect time to join the Fall 2015 GYPO Style Challenge.  You’ll get your seasonal trends shopping list plus 21 days of mix and match outfits including some of the outfits in today’s post.  Get more info and sign up HERE.

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  • Love that all of these outfits are the perfect balance of style and comfort for everyday mom style. Each outfit is so well styled I would wear all of them! Have a great day Alison:)

    • You are too kind my friend. Hope you have a great day too!

  • JP

    Alison, your hair looks great! 🙂 Thanks for another helpful post!

  • I love all of these outfits! I still don’t think I’ll go for the moto jacket but I do like the outfit you’ve put together that includes it! Well done!

    • Thank you Sheila! Have a great week!

  • That Moto jacket is such a good price, hard not to pull the trigger…must not shop, must not shop! haha…

    • It’s hard to resist! 😉

  • Nancy

    Loved hearig how you select items and outfits for the style challenges. Thank you for sharing!

    • Thank you for taking the time to listen, Nancy!

  • Saxon

    Love, LOve, LOVE these fall looks! It is finally getting cool enough to wear them here. I snagged an ivory faux leather moto jacket a couple of weeks ago on a GREAT clearance sale. Can’t wait to try out your styling tips for it. 😀

    • I can’t wait to see it on you Saxon!

  • I need me a moto-jacket but might have to wait to get it as my Christmas prezzie to myself 😉 Because every girl needs to get herself a Christmas present 😉

    • I couldn’t agree more, Shaunacey! 😉

  • I would say bootcuts or flared bottoms as they are universally flattering to all body types. In addition long sweaters and vests seem to be big. I think the tone on tone is the only new option as the remainder are classics for my Fall style.

    • You’ve got great style!! 🙂

  • Melissa

    Alison, LOVE your new haircut! Love all of these outfits… what are those beautiful blush earrings?

    • They are from Nordstrom. I’ll find the link.

  • Lynne

    I love these outfits ,especially the one with the chambray shirt and plaid scarf. What board are they on on your Pinterest board? I would love to pin it, Tks!

    • Lynne, they are in the Fall board.

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    post, keep it up.