These Will Be the 5 Biggest Color Trends of Fall/Winter 2019

I know what you’re thinking. How can we possibly think of fall when summer just arrived? But as with everything in fashion, we’re always on the pulse of what’s new and what’s to come. Trust us; there is plenty of sartorial goodness to look forward to by the time autumn arrives. Today, we’re taking a deep dive into the trending colors that will be everywhere come September. Luckily, you can get your hands on some of these chic hues right now if you’re eager to stay ahead of the curve.

From New York, London, Milan, and Paris, the F/W 19 runways have spoken: Aside from the usual fall suspects we can never get enough of (think camel and merlot), expect to see some surprising colors in the mix like vibrant orange and hot pink (even popular worn together!) and every shade of purple and pistachio.

Scroll below to see the biggest colors we’re predicting will be dominating our feeds this fall.

The standout hue on the F/W 19 runways was undoubtedly purple. Whether it was the soft tint of lavender at Nanushka, Tom Ford, and Tibi or saturated grape shades at Kate Spade, Michael Kors, and Sally LaPointe, practically every designer had a touch of purple in their collection.

Shades of minty green and sage have already been making their mark this spring and summer, but expect to see the color blow up by the time fall rolls around. Designers showed off head-to-toe pistachio looks, which felt modern and refreshing.

Bright-and-bold hues for fall and winter? You bet. Vibrant orange was seen in abundance on the fall runways, paired with equally bright pink (see below), as well as subdued neutrals. It’s a surprisingly flattering color on every skin tone. For a statement look, opt for tailored separates worn with a neutral tee. 

From fearless hot pink to slightly cooler tones, the vivacious statement hue adds a head-turning touch to any outfit. Opt for a vibrant pink slip skirt to add oomph to your outfit or a pretty ruffle blouse to wear with your jeans.

Every shade of beige is still all the rage for fall and winter 2019. On the runways, we were particularly drawn to a sophisticated, soft white-toned beige, which Pantone has named Vanilla Custard. Wear the hue in loose and languid layers.

Up next, these will be the biggest trends of fall 2019, period.

Hands Down, These Are the 15 Best Ankle Boots for Wide Feet

This is weird, but my mom swears that when I was born, the first thought she had about me was that I had fat feet. That is not an exaggeration, and she now feels guilty that her first thought didn’t drift to the gift of life that was my birth. To this day, my wide feet have remained a curse that has kept me from wearing strappy sandals and thin wedges—both of which can’t contain my bricks (my mother’s word, not mine).

Consequently, ankle boots have become my best friend. I’m just as likely to wear them in winter with boyfriend jeans as I am in summer with a flirty summer dress. That said, there are ankle boots better suited to my *unique* feet (my word, not my mother’s). Boots with a pointed toe are likely to cut off my circulation, while combat boots are a wide foot’s dream. Suffer from a similar struggle? I’ve rounded up the best ankle boots for wide feet below.

I love a chunky black boot that make all feet look evenly wide. 

These booties have a rounded toe, which is perfect for wide feet. 

These shoes point late in the game, leaving enough space for your toes to wiggle freely no matter their width.

A square toe is a wide foot’s best friend. 

A little Western splash never hurts. 

Low-cut Western boots are surprisingly flattering and make a wide foot look narrower. 

Ditto about square toes. 

The cutouts in this boot allow plenty of width wiggle room.

I love boots that show off my ankle like I’m a mid-1600s woman trying to flirt. 

Hiking boots are a great alternative to a sneaker boot.

I’ll take anything in snake, thank you. 

These also come in black, if you’re interested. 

These boots are very slimming for your feet, and every girl needs a nude boot. 

Gucci knows how to add a little bling to a typical combat boot.

A sock-styled boot will fit for any shape and size. 

Next: Let Jennifer Aniston show you how to style your ankle boots this summer.

8 Fall Trends That Will Be Huge, According to Our Editors

Believe it or not, fall fashion is the only thing you’ll catch our editors talking about in the office these days. The runway shows are months behind us, and fall 2019 is quickly approaching, which means now is the time to become acquainted with the biggest trends that lie ahead and strategize purchases for the new season. While we’ve already reported on the biggest fall trends from the runways, I wanted to know which ones our editors are betting will be big IRL and on the street style scene.

Ahead, Who What Wear’s team of fashion editors is making its predictions about which trends are worth investing in. Plus, the editors have included their curated shopping picks if you’re ready to start wearing them now. From practical (but stylish) boots to the color that will be huge to reinvented classics and more, these are the most important trends to know about. Here, see eight major fall 2019 fashion trends you’ll be spotting on insiders everywhere.

Come fall, there will be a return to bourgeois dressing marked by classic separates and sharp tailoring over trend-driven pieces—most notably seen at Hedi Slimane’s collection for Celine. — Kristen Nichols, managing editor

“The full leather look has been gaining popularity, and when temperatures start to drop in the fall, I guarantee it will be one of the biggest trends of the season. The best part is you don’t have to go full-tilt head-to-toe leather—start slow with separates first. Also, thanks to designers like Nanushka, vegan leather options have become more stylish than ever.” — Kat Collings, editor in chief

“There was lots of pale green (think mint and pistachio) on the fall runways, and it may just be the new slime green. I, for one, am looking forward to there being a color trend this time of year that isn’t stereotypically dark and moody. A lot of the runway looks were head-to-toe green (at Fendi and Marc Jacobs, for example), but I love how it was paired with black leather at Bottega Veneta.” — Allyson Payer, editor

“The fall runways were flooded with a look I’m calling ‘dark romance’—a mashup of feminine and grunge elements like the delicate lace dresses that models wore alongside with tough combat boots at Prada. I’ve always been a fan of combining opposing style types in a single outfit, so I’m over the moon to have one more reason to pair something sweet with something sour.” — Anna LaPlaca, assistant editor

“It’s easy to get swept away by all the glitz and glam of new trends, but sometimes it’s subtle updates to the classics people end up clinging to the most. This season, I saw designers showcasing trench coats like they never have before. Between Simone Rocha’s tulle-adorned version to JW Anderson’s practically Instagram famous check-lined one, I have a feeling we’re going to be seeing fresh trench coats aplenty come fall.” — Lauren Eggertsen, editor

“As someone who is a sucker for anything with crystals and, to put it simply, loves a party look, I was beyond thrilled to see that all things embellished were continuing to gain traction for FW/ 19. While I already own my fair share of pieces that can work for the trend, that won’t stop me from buying a handful more as we get closer to the upcoming season.” — Nicole Eshaghpour, market editor

“I saw a lot of scarf dresses at Copenhagen Fashion Week, including at Mark Kenly Domino Tan, Ganni, and By Malene Birger. The Danish capital is known for setting the trends, so I have no doubt we’ll see a lot of them this fall.” — Erin Fitzpatrick, senior news editor

“The biggest accessory trend that dominated the fall runways was, unquestionably, belts—cinched at the waist over blazers, quilted coats, dresses, and suits. From thin and narrow belts to wide statement belts, you can be sure all the fashion girls will be adding one to their outfit come fall.”  —Judith Jones, market editor

Next, read more about the biggest fall 2019 fashion trends.

11 Trends We’re Saying Goodbye to This Fall

A new season means a host of new trends for the taking. And with fall just around the corner, we’re beyond excited to get ahead of the new styles we’ll be sporting once the leaves turn brown. That means it’s time to say goodbye to certain passé trends to make room for some fresh, new ones. (Also, a handy philosophy for preventing an overwhelmingly jam-packed wardrobe.) From the cowboy-boot trend we exhausted this year to tie-dye tops that are causing us major sartorial fatigue, scroll below as we break down the trends we’re saying sayonara to this autumn—and, of course, the ones we’re saying hello to instead.

Cowboy boots have saturated our feeds for the past couple years, and we think it’s now time to step into chic lace-up boots instead. Okay, so they may require a little more effort to actually put on, but they were a huge hit on the fall runways and are a refreshingly modern style we simply can’t wait to wear.

Mover over, Millennial Pink: There’s a pretty new hue in town, and it’s set to dominate come fall. From pistachio to mint to and sage, pale green hues have had a major presence on the runways, and fashion girls have been quick to take on the trend.

If there was one standout accessory on practically every fall runway, it was belts. Cinched over blazers, dresses, coats, and tops, whether wide or thin, they create a flattering silhouette and are unquestionably a must-have for your fall wardrobe.

Is your head spinning from seeing too much psychedelic tie-dye? Ours too. Store away the summery ’60s print and opt for luxurious separates in fall’s must-have snake print instead.

Say sayonara to those tight trousers and instead opt for the loose, languid pants we saw all over the fall runways. They look sophisticated and elegant with blouses, tank tops, sweaters, and blazers alike.

Okay, so by the time the cooler weather rolls around, we’re undoubtedly going to be reaching for our cardigans, but how about switching it out for a cape or cloak? It’s a fashion-forward silhouette that will make a seriously chic statement.

We’re taking a break from the shiny plastic and vinyl coats of the past few seasons, and instead opting for sumptuous quilted coats that look and feel much more luxurious.

Clear PVC shoes have had their moment, but now it’s time for something more grown-up and opulent. Mock-croc shoes will be one of the biggest shoe trends you’ll see this fall, so it’s time to jump on them.

Long crystal earrings sashayed down the catwalks of some of the biggest designers. Ditch the fabric chokers and opt for some sparkly ear candy instead.

At the beginning of the year, we couldn’t scroll through our Insta feed without seeing a thick, padded headband adorning the hair of our favorite fashion muses. But this fall, a new accessory is about to take over… The bougie silk scarf tied as a ribbon around your neck is the chicest finishing touch to your outfit—most popularly spotted on the runway at Celine.

The ’80s acid-wash jean trend was already hard to stomach when it made a comeback this year. Thankfully, we’re now saying goodbye to the Saved by the Bell look and opting for a rigid deep-indigo jeans instead. A huge trend this fall.

Up next, 18 affordable designer pieces that nail fall’s biggest trends.