With the fall season and cooler weather we seek out trends that can be translated into thicker sweaters and long sleeved dresses and tops, such as the current hot styles of off the shoulder and bell sleeves. While these two trends can actually work well together, either one can spice up a look on its own, and we have pieces from style favorites BB Dakota, Yumi Kim and Susana Monaco to get through the season in style. These trends are easy to layer with in the colder seasons and can be reiterated in a variety of different fabrics and knits throughout the year, making each a favorite for the fall and winter seasons. From casual off the shoulder sweaters from BB Dakota to wear all fall, to bell sleeve blouses by Veronica M that are timeless in elegance, to flouncy Susana Monaco dresses with a dramatic tiered sleeve for the holidays, we have all the hottest trends to get you through the upcoming season in style.
Off the shoulder sweaters are such a perfect combination for fall weather since they balance warm and cool elements in an ultra stylish way. This chunky BB Dakota version in a thick oatmeal knit is cozy on a brisk day, and looks fabulous with jeans or a skirt. The fold over top creates a crisp straight line across the shoulders for a visual effect, while the layered look is dreamy and warm. A sweater like this is ultra versatile since it can be worn casually on an autumn weekend with jeans and booties, or dress it up a little for a holiday dinner with tassel earrings and leather leggings for an on-trend look that is more elegant than your average crewneck sweater. Stay cozy and ultimately cool in this BB Dakota sweater all season long.
If there was an ultimate fall print, plaid would surely be it. Coming back year after year for the fall season in different colors and styles, plaid is ever-trendy, and this fall 2017 dress from BB Dakota is one of our favorite pieces of the season. In a lightweight printed fabric this shirt dress is easy to wear with heels or booties in the early part of the season, but bundles up just as well later on with tights, tall boots, and a fuzzy vest. The defining detail of this mini dress is of course the wide bell sleeves that add an undeniable femininity to the rustic red plaid. Their wide flare brings movement and elegance into this casual fall dress taking the style of a plaid shirt dress up a notch to something stylish and cool.
Something about a wide bell sleeve really adds elegance and feminine grace to any outfit. This Yumi Kim top in a rich burgundy and black print is fun and refined all at once as it makes a statement in a controlled way. The ultra wide sleeves on this silk top add movement and grace while a high neck and tie at the back keep the look grounded. The fall floral print in deep shades of red, mauve, grey and black is moody and refined, perfect for a fall date night or a holiday dinner with family. Wear this silk top with dark jeans and heeled booties for a stunning look of sophisticated style.
Flared sleeves really dress up and look and bring in an element of elegance but also a nod to fun flirty style. Perfect for the holidays, this rich navy blue dress from Susana Monaco features stunning tiered sleeves that dance and move with every gesture. The statement sleeves really dress up an otherwise simple shift dress for a look that is ready to party as the three bell tiers shimmy with your movements. Add minimal strappy heels for a refined look, or dress it up with flashy jeweled shoes to really make a style statement. Either way this dress is sure to gain you endless compliments at every fall gathering and holiday party you wear it to. Completed with a modest hemline and mockneck, this party dress really takes the fall trend of bell sleeves to the max with stunning effect.
If all of that sounds too fussy for you, the simplest way to add one of the season’s top trends into your look is with an effortless body suit, like this black off the shoulder one piece by Susana Monaco. Easy to wear under jeans or a skirt this off the shoulder one-piece top creates a simple but stylish outfit instantly. The exposed shoulders provide the perfect canvas to show off a choker necklace or dangling earrings, while elbow length sleeves keep the style seasonal. This fitted bodysuit brings comfort an ease into your daily style while incorporating a hot fall trend.
If classic ease is your style motto, a lightweight off the shoulder sweater may also be necessary in your style repertoire. This soft beige sweater from Veronica M showcases the shoulders with a fold over top that envelops your arms in a warm hug. Long sleeves and a long hemline mean this essential basic top can be worn with leggings or jeans on a crisp fall day for an easy and ultra stylish look. Add brown suede booties and some delicate jewelry into this soft neutral palette for a casual fall day with a twist of New York style.
This Veronica M top that combines two of the hottest seasonal trends of bell sleeves and off the shoulder into one trendy piece. This top even features an elegant layered look of a tiered bell sleeve with two flares for some extra fun. The sleeves are fitted before flaring out wide at the wrists for a ladylike silhouette that is easy and comfortable to wear through the fall and winter. The exposed shoulders show just enough skin for a flirty look while the all black top classic and refined. The simplicity of the all black look allows for two top trends to come together without looking overdone or extra, instead genuinely creating a look that is fresh, fun, and perfect for the fall.