While finding the perfect bathing suit for the last weekends of summer might be top of mind right now, one look at what’s new at your favorite fast fashion stores and you’ll immediately be thinking about what you’ll be wearing a little further down the road (what pool party?). Fall fashion campaigns are in full swing, flinging of next season’s biggest trends into the spotlight before we actually need all that suede and denim (on denim) to stay warm.
In order for you to avoid the time consuming treasure hunt that is finding your fall fashion soulmates (trust us, there’s a LOT to scroll through) we’ve put together a one-stop guide that shows you what store’s fall lines match your personal style best. Or, if you really are still soaking up the sun, use this as inspiration to help kickstart the compilation of your September uniform. Scroll through to see what store you should be shopping at for a major wardrobe update right now.
If Your Fall Style Is Sunday Chic 7 Days a Week, Shop Madewell
For when you just can’t prioritize feeling cozy and looking chic. Madewell’s relaxed silhouettes and thoughtful details are made for that toss-on-and-go life.
Side-Tie Crop Tee ($45): When French Girl stripes meet American tomboy, magic happens.
Bennett Overalls ($128): If this pair of overalls looks this easygoing, imagine how comfy they must be to wear (even if a pair of heels and a blazer got involved, we’re pretty sure we’d be in cozy girl paradise).
Short-Sleeve Dress in Masmodil Plaid ($95): Proof that not all plaids are created equal.
If Your Fall Style Is The Cool Kids Lunch Table, Shop Forever 21
Fall and back to school are synonymous, but Forever 21’s September-ready selection makes it known: that doesn’t mean you have to be (or dress the part) of a teacher’s pet.
Genuine Suede A-Line Skirt ($33): It’s official: a suede A-line skirt is the new pleated tartan.
Rules Broken Tee ($9): Wear your status update on your sleeve.
Faux Leather Ankle-Strapped Oxfords ($30): Preppy Oxfords just got an edgy makeover made for the season’s cropped denim and culottes.
If Your Fall Style Is Glam It Girl, Shop Topshop
Topshop’s breed of ‘70s glamour isn’t shiny like a disco ball — it’s a little gritter than that. Think: must-have looks worthy of a backstage rage with the Rolling Stones.
Shiny Cut-Out Top by Boutique ($85): Sexy, sleek and ready for a spin with your favorite mini skirt and well-trampled ankle boots.
Faux Fur Patchwork Gilet ($125): Glam, girly and insanely warm. What more could you ask for?
Fickle Ghillie Lace Up Flats ($45): Another perfect balance of feminine and fierce. Color blocked snake skin? We mean…
If Your Fall Style Is Western Wannabe, Shop Mango
You’re not really a ten gallon hat-wearin’, cowboy boots-strutin’ kind of gal, but that doesn’t mean you’d easily pass up a bolo, bandana or fringed anything should the opportunity arise. Mango gets it.
Fringed Suede Jacket ($190): This might be the chicest way to wear fringe. Ever.
Cropped Relaxed Jeans ($80): Nail two Western-inspired trends in one: classic hip-hugging denim embellished with bandana-print patchwork. A ribbed henley will do when you’re home on the range; swap it with a crisp white button down for an elegant update.
Jacquard Skirt ($60): We don’t know what we love more, the edgy double zipper details or the prairie sunset-inspired color palette.
If Your Fall Style Is Cozy Mod, Shop Zara
Zara cracked the code for how to dress like a boho babe way past festival season. The tricks: merging relaxed silhouettes and traditional fall tailoring and suede. LOTS of suede.
Flared Dress ($100): It really doesn’t get foxier than (head to toe) emerald suede.
Loose Fit Trousers ($40): Yep, your socks should *totally* be on full display (as well as the rest of your layers).
The Style Scarf ($10): Forget the bling this fall. A snakey scarf is the one accessory you need to instantly turn up any look.
If Your Fall Style Is 9-to-5 Hippie, Shop H&M
If you own a pair of office flares, you’ll flip for H&M’s eclectic take on polished wardrobe staples.
Textured Dress ($35): Three “it” looks of the season — a mock neck, 3/4 sleeves and an A-line skirt — in one dapper dress.
Embroidered Kimono ($129): Cover your office blazer’s eyes, this embroidered kimono is the next-level way to layer at your desk.
Long Earrings ($10): The sleek way to dust the shoulders of your chambray button up with free-spirited fringe.
What stores do you typically find everything you want for fall? Tell us in the comments below.
(Photo via Forever 21)