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Trunk Club Talks Fall 2021 Fashion Trends

Marisa Haber
ByMarisa HaberNov 8, 2021 | 1 comment

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Itching for a wardrobe refresh now that we're heading into fall? Us too. Deciding what to spend your money on when shopping for a new season can be tricky. What trends do you need to know? Is it all about a statement piece or should you focus on basics? Which patterns and colors will be a seasonal must? Before hitting the shops or diving into some online retail therapy, we've got the scoop on this fall season's biggest trends, courtesy of Trunk Club and Maggie Mee, the subscription box's Director of Styling. Check out this season's fashion forecast to get inspired and ready to shop with Nordstrom's very own personal styling service for men and women.

Trunk Club's Fall 2021 Fashion Essentials

In anticipation of fall and fashion trunks that will be curated for cooler weather, Trunk Club shared three major fall trends to incorporate into our closets:

Casual Basics

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  • Build your wardrobe around cozy basics like knit cardigans, dark denim, or a white blouse.
  • Once you've got your basics, re-fresh your look with different shoes, accessories and outerwear.

Statement Prints and Pieces

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  • Don't be afraid to add some bold prints: snake print shoes, brown leather pants, or a plaid shacket are sure to make a statement.
  • Layer your patterns to give your fit an extra touch of personalization.

Small Updates

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  • You don't need to buy a completely new look to be on-trend this season. Add in some new touches with trendy accessories.
  • Think: printed scarves, chunky boots, and a beanie.

Trunk Club's Maggie Mee Gets Us Excited for 2021 Fall Fashion

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What fall trends are you predicting for this season?

Maggie Mee: Leather and faux leather will be a key ingredient to fall style, whether in neutrals or even with pops of colors. You can add faux leather across your wardrobe – outerwear, pants, skirts, dresses and even tops. For those who love a little texture, look for croc, vinyl, distressed, and embossed faux leather finishes.

You’ll also see blouses and soft dresses with romantic prints and silhouettes that will take you from your fall occasions into holiday party season. For a more casual look, try a shacket with straight leg denim. Finally, knitwear is back - as always for cooler temps - with a more form fitting silhouette and cut-out details. Pair your knits of all weights with denim, leather pants, and dresses.

What are some ways we can transition summer pieces into our fall wardrobe?

Maggie: When transitioning between seasons, don’t restrict yourself to basics. Statement pieces can be surprisingly versatile with some creative styling tips. Add a jacket and boots to take your summer dress into fall. I love layering a long sleeve top or tee under a summery dress.

Feel empowered to bring your boots out at the end of summer and pair with jeans, a sleek tank, and a blazer to balance the weight. Going into cooler fall days, pair your chunky boots with a frilly dress or even your favorite pair of light-wash straight leg denim.

What types of clothing/accessories will Trunk Club be focusing on for fall?

Maggie: We are here for whatever our customers need. We expect many of our customers will want to refresh their work wardrobe, find the perfect fall boots and outerwear, and add cozy textured sweaters to their wardrobe.

What are the top three items we should have in our closets for fall?

Maggie: We always recommend starting with wardrobe essentials. For many that includes a great sweater, blazer, midi-dress, blouse, quality denim, great flats, well-designed heels, an everyday tote, a chic shoulder bag, and a camel coat.

If you’re all set on the essentials, look to add anything with faux leather, a cozy sweater with textural details, and a romantic midi-dress. Trunk Club will help find the perfect fall style Trunk to start your season in style.

Make These Trends Yours With Help From Nordstrom's Stylists (It's Free!)

Sometimes knowing what's trending isn't quite enough to help you figure out how to make that style your own. That's why Nordstrom provides free personal styling offerings. There's nothing better than getting advice directly from a fashion guru. Head to Nordstrom and meet with a stylist IRL, or set up a 30-minute virtual session for a personal styling experience that's completely free. Your stylist will give you fashion and beauty advice that will help you learn more about your style and how to create an entire look, stress-free.

Ever wondered how a professional stylist would dress you, head-to-toe? Nordstrom's stylists will curate a look just for you, and - you guessed it - it's completely free. Choose which stylist you want to work with by browsing their work on Nordstrom's site; once you find your perfect match, answer a few questions about your style preferences and your stylist will come back with a totally personalized look.

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Marisa Haber
Marisa Haber
Marisa Haber is a freelance writer with a passion for all things fashion, beauty, lifestyle, and food! When she's not scrolling through Instagram to get the scoop on all the latest trends, she can be found walking around the city asking people if she can pet their dogs.

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I’m lusting over that plaid shacket/trench! I’ve always heard great things about Trunk Club. It might be time for me to give it a go.

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