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Fall & Winter 2023/2024 Fashion Trends That Anyone Can Wear

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Have you been wondering what fashion trends are “in” this fall & winter 2023/2024? Wonder no longer!

Some of the fall/winter women’s fashion trends you’ll find in stores in 2023 & 2024 include colors like pink, earth tones, and red. Specific fabrics like denim, ditsy florals, rib knit, and plaid are also everywhere. Some specific clothing styles trending right now are button-down shirts, oversized pieces, high necklines, cargo pants, puff sleeves, and many others. Read the blog post for specific examples and links to affordable options online!

Here on the Frump Fighters blog we make it our goal to help you wade through the fashion world and easily find the bright, exciting new things that can help you step up your wardrobe.

While we do try to focus on classic styles that can carry you through many years without looking dated, an easy way to avoid “frumpy” is by incorporating seasonal trends into your closet.

It helps freshen and update your look–eliminating the risk of “falling behind” or looking “dated.” Nobody wants that!

Figuring out what casual and chic trends are in style each season (that are also kid-friendly) can be time consuming.

Instead, using our list of mom-friendly trends for each season you can feel 100% informed and find exactly what you need (or decide to avoid) in a grab-and-go trip at Target.

We’re here to make it easy for you to feel confident about what you wear, what you buy, and what you don’t buy.

As you learn what’s “in style” your confidence while shopping and dressing will skyrocket.  

These current trends made the cut, and there are others that we chose NOT to include either because they were 1) expensive, 2) not modest/classy, 3) not conducive to everyday life!


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Fall & Winter 2023/2024 Fashion Trends:
COLORS, PATTERNS & TEXTURES

Fashion Trend #1: All Shades of Pinks

This is a trend we saw last year, but it’s still going strong thanks to the release of a certain doll-centric movie.

If the brighter hues aren’t something you’ve worn in years, try a more subtle hue.

Or, go for a bright color pop in a smaller dose like a pair of statement earring.

Fall Winter 2023 2024 Trends Pink
  1. Cropped Rib-Knit Turtleneck Sweater for Women
  2. GRACE KARIN Women’s Rib Knit Cardigan Sweater
  3. Gender Neutral Wide Cuff Beanie Hat for Adults
  4. Extra High-Waisted PowerChill 7/8 Leggings for Women
  5. Chunky Geo Metal Earrings for Special Occasions
  6. AE Cropped Quarter-Zip Sweatshirt
  7. Fitted Rib-Knit Square-Neck Midi Dress for Women

Fashion Trend #2: Denim

I know what you’re thinking, denim for fall and winter is an obvious fashion pick.

But, denim has made its way to things like boots and bags and dresses too!

If you’re really feeling this trend, try a denim on denim combo a la the Y2K aesthetic.

Fall Winter 2023 2024 Trends Denim
  1. Women’s Short Sleeve Utility Dress – Knox Rose
  2. Oversized Jean Boyfriend Shirt for Women
  3. Handbag
  4. Faux Suede Western Ankle Boots for Women
  5. Tie-Belt Jean Utility Jacket for Women
  6. High-Waisted Jean Midi Skirt for Women

Fashion Trend #3: Ditsy Florals

I don’t think floral has ever left our trends updates! It’s always back in one form or another.

In the past few seasons florals have tended to be on a smaller scale (ditsy florals!). You can find them in almost any type of piece!

Fall Winter 2023 2024 Trends Ditsy Florals
  1. Puff-Sleeve Tie-Front Embroidered Swing Top for Women
  2. EveryWear Printed Slub-Knit T-Shirt for Women
  3. Women’s Floral High Waisted Midi Skirt
  4. Puff-Sleeve V-Neck Crepe Midi Dress for Women
  5. Maternity Waist-Defined Flutter-Sleeve Midi Dress

Fashion Trend #4: Earth Tones

Traditional earth tones that reflect the hues of the season are always a great pick for the fall.

Deep and rich or soft and light, there’s a range of color that can work for just about anyone.

You’ll see a wide variety of earthy colors in a lot of our other “specific style” trends (see trends #8-#19 below).

Fall Winter 2023 2024 Trends Earth Tones
  1. OFFLINE By Aerie Real Me High Waisted Legging
  2. BOSTANTEN Quilted Crossbody Bags for Women
  3. Brown & White Plaid Shacket
  4. The Drop Women’s Renata Rib Midi Dress
  5. Faux-Leather Loafer Mule Shoes for Women
  6. Mid-Rise Cargo Wide-Leg Pants for Women
  7. Fitted Elbow-Sleeve Rib-Knit T-Shirt for Women

Fashion Trend #5: Rib Knit

The classic style of a ribbed knit is, well, a classic. Not only does the ribbed design add interest to a piece, but it also give the fabric elasticity for easy movement — a must for moms!

Lots of basic tops, tees and dresses can be found in this fabric. They make a great base piece while the ribs add some texture!

Fall Winter 2023 2024 Trends Rib Knit
  1. Fitted Elbow-Sleeve Rib-Knit T-Shirt for Women
  2. V-Neck Sweater Vest for Women
  3. Cropped Rib-Knit Turtleneck Sweater for Women
  4. V-Neck Rib-Knit Cropped Cardigan Sweater for Women
  5. The Drop Women’s Renata Rib Midi Dress

For more winter fashion tips check out: How to Dress Warm & Cute in Winter


Fashion Trend #6: Red

Bright red pieces are at the top of nearly every trend list this year.

However, there’s definitely room for deeper shades like burgundy and rust in your closet.

There are two gorgeous reds on Pantone’s 2023/2024 fall & winter color trends list. If you want to see a full report, go check it out!

Fall Winter 2023 2024 Trends Red Rust
  1. Amazon Essentials Women’s Slim-Fit Lightweight Long-Sleeve Turtleneck Sweater
  2. Somaler Knit Beanie Hat for Women
  3. Puff-Sleeve V-Neck Crepe Midi Dress for Women
  4. Dome Camera Crossbody Bag – A New Day
  5. Amazon Essentials Women’s Brushed Tech Stretch Jogger Pant 
  6. Amazon Essentials Women’s Chunky Sole Chelsea Boot
  7. mysoft Women’s Western Cowboy Boots

Fashion Trend #7: Plaid

Almost as synonymous with colder weather as pumpkin spice anything, plaid is a classic pattern this time of year.

But this year, it’s experiencing an added boost from the resurgence of the grunge trend.

Fall Winter 2023 2024 Trends Plaids
  1. Oversized Flannel Boyfriend Shirt for Women
  2. Womens Casual Button Down Long Sleeve Shacket 
  3. Extra High-Waisted Pleated Taylor Trouser Wide-Leg Pants for Women
  4. Plaid Flannel Scarf for Women
  5. Taylor Relaxed Suit Blazer for Women

Fall & Winter 2023/2024 Fashion Trends:
SPECIFIC STYLE TOPS, DRESSES & PANTS

Fashion Trend #8: Button-Down Shirts

A basic button-down is always in style – it’s a classic piece!

The current trending twist on this style is oversize, loose-fitting button-downs.

Partially tuck a button-down into your jeans and you’ll instantly add a touch of classic chic to your outfit!

Fall Winter 2023 2024 Fashion Trends Button Downs
  1. Oversized Flannel Boyfriend Shirt for Women
  2. AE Oversized Long-Sleeve Plaid Button-Up Shirt
  3. Oversized Poplin Shirt
  4. Oversized Boyfriend Shirt for Women
  5. Mingzhu Womens Oversized Button Down

Fashion Trend #9: Oversize

Larger silhouettes have emerged as a trend in both tops and bottoms.

If you’d like to try this style in tops but still want a bit of definition, try tucking (or half tucking) the shirt into your bottoms.

Fall Winter 2023 2024 Fashion Trends High Necklines
  1. Oversized Boyfriend Tunic Sweatshirt for Women
  2. AE Dreamy Drape Oversized Corduroy Shirt
  3. ANRABESS Women’s Turtleneck Pullover Sweater
  4. Oversized Flannel Boyfriend Shirt for Women

Fashion Trend #10: High Necklines

If you check your favorite store, chances are you won’t be able to get away from turtleneck or mock neck styles.

Bonus is that if you live in a cold climate you can’t really go wrong with the extra coverage!

Fall Winter 2023 2024 Fashion Trends Athleisure
  1. Amazon Essentials Women’s Slim-Fit Lightweight Long-Sleeve Turtleneck Sweater
  2. Mock Turtleneck Sweater
  3. Fitted Mock-Neck Cropped Top for Women
  4. Cropped Rib-Knit Turtleneck Sweater for Women
  5. ANRABESS Women’s Turtleneck Pullover Sweater

Fashion Trend #11: Athleisure

Another perfect trend for busy, on-the-go moms is athleisure.

Whether you are sporty by nature or just love comfort and ease, you will adore all the athleisure options you’ll see in stores right now.

This trend has been strong the last few years and is continuing!

There are so many awesome styles and fits of pullovers, sweatshirts, and leggings you can surely find something that fits your style.
A very popular version of this trend is matching sets. Like tops and bottoms that are the same fabric and when worn together they almost look like a romper or jumpsuit.

Fall Winter 2023 2024 Fashion Trends Athleisure
  1. Oversized Boyfriend Tunic Sweatshirt for Women
  2. Dome Camera Crossbody Bag – A New Day
  3. Women’s Oversized Zip-Up Hoodie – Wild Fable
  4. Extra High-Waisted PowerChill 7/8 Leggings for Women
  5. PRETTYGARDEN Women’s Two Piece Tracksuit
  6. Amazon Essentials Women’s Brushed Tech Stretch Jogger Pant 

Fashion Trend #12: Cargo

Think of pieces like cargo style pants, utility jackets (or shackets!), etc.

If you lean towards a casual style this is a trend you might love!

Fall Winter 2023 2024 Fashion Trends Cargo Utility
  1. Dockers Women’s Relaxed Fit Long Sleeve Shirt Jacket
  2. AE Dreamy Drape Oversized Corduroy Shirt
  3. Tie-Belt Jean Utility Jacket for Women
  4. Mid-Rise Cargo Wide-Leg Pants for Women
  5. Women’s Mid-Rise Casual Fit Cargo Pants – Knox Rose

Fashion Trend #13: High Waisted Bottoms

With the perk of holding in your mid-section, high rise pants & jeans are definitely a continuing trend.

Paper bag style waists with their wide ties are popular for pants or crops, elastic waisted skirts, button-front jeans, etc. The options are nearly endless!

Fall Winter 2023 2024 Fashion Trends High Rise
  1. Women’s High-Rise Straight Leg Cargo Pants – Wild Fable
  2. High-Waisted Jean Midi Skirt for Women
  3. High-Waisted Button-Fly OG Straight Ankle Jeans for Women
  4. AE Stretch Super High-Waisted Ankle Straight Jean

Fashion Trend #14: Wide Leg

Aligned with the oversized trend, wide-leg bottoms are trending for both casual and dressier looks.

Fall Winter 2023 2024 Fashion Trends Wide Leg Pants
  1. AE Dreamy Drape Stretch Super High-Waisted Baggy Wide-Leg Pant
  2. Wide-leg Twill Pants
  3. Women’s High-Rise Wide Leg Jeans – Universal Thread™ Medium Wash
  4. GRAPENT Womens Flare Jeans High Waisted 
  5. Extra High-Waisted Pleated Taylor Trouser Wide-Leg Pants for Women
  6. Extra High-Waisted Wide-Leg Trouser Jeans for Women

Fashion Trend #15: Short Cardigans & Vests

This started trending last year and it’s still going strong!

While I personally am not sure about the vests, they do make an easy layering piece that work great over the trendy button-down shirts.

Thankfully, high-rise bottoms are still going strong and they are perfect with these cropped cardigans and vests!

Fall Winter 2023 2024 Fashion Trends Short Cardigans Vests
  1. Oversized Rib-knit Cardigan
  2. V-Neck Sweater Vest for Women
  3. Rib-knit Crop Cardigan
  4. Women’s Slouchy Button-Front Cardigan – Wild Fable™
  5. Lailezou Women’s V-Neck Knit Sweater Vest 
  6. Shaker-Stitch Cardigan Sweater for Women

Fashion Trend #16: Puff Sleeves

Don’t let me lose you here, because here’s a truth you’re going to have to face: Puff sleeves are IN. SO IN. You won’t be getting away from them.

You can, of course, skip adding them to your wardrobe if you don’t like them.

If you do like them, they are a pretty, feminine touch to tops and dresses!

Keep in mind: These tops/dresses are a bit less versatile for use in fall and winter because cardigans often look lumpy over puffed sleeves. However, a thicker cardigan or a jacket like a denim jacket or moto jacket are still great options for layering in the colder months so you can style these pieces year-round.

Fall Winter 2023 2024 Fashion Trends Puff Sleeves
  1. Women’s Puff Long Sleeve Tie-Front Blouse – Universal Thread
  2. Womens Short Sleeve Lightweight Crochet Blouse
  3. H&M Puff-sleeved Top
  4. Amazon Essentials Women’s Relaxed-Fit Puff-Sleeve Dress 
  5. Split-Neck Puff-Sleeve Jean Blouse for Women
  6. Puff-Sleeve Tie-Front Embroidered Swing Top for Women

Fashion Trend #17: Matching Sets

Take the versatility of two separate pieces and match them together to make a faux jumpsuit/dress/etc. and that’s what this trend is all about!

Fall Winter 2023 2024 Fashion Trends Matching Sets
  1. LILLUSORY Women’s 2 Piece Lounge Set 
  2. High-Waisted Ruffle-Trim Maxi Skirt for Women | Fitted Puff-Sleeve Smocked Top for Women
  3. Cropped Rib-Knit Turtleneck Sweater for Women | High-Waisted Rib-Knit Mini Skirt for Women
  4. PRETTYGARDEN Women’s Long Sleeve Turtleneck And Midi Skirt Set
  5. Cropped Pullover Hoodie for Women | Extra High-Waisted Jogger Sweatpants for Women

Fashion Trend #18: Shackets & Layers

Similar to a basic button-down shirt, the shacket is thicker and usually more oversized.

This is a great layering piece going into fall and would also be a great completer piece for those warmer climates where you really don’t need a true jacket during the cooler months of the year!

We are also seeing a trend towards ponchos and 1/4 zip sweatshirts as unique ways to layer for the cooler months ahead.

Corina just can’t jump on board with the collared quarter-zip sweater though (see #4 below)… all she sees is her brother dressed for church in the 90’s! 😛 Anyone else??

Fall Winter 2023 2024 Fashion Trends Layers
  1. Womens Casual Button Down Shacket Jacket 
  2. AE Dreamy Drape Oversized Corduroy Shirt
  3. Womens Casual Button Down Long Sleeve Shacket 
  4. Women’s Cropped Quarter Zip Sweatshirt – Universal Thread
  5. AE Cropped Quarter-Zip Sweatshirt
  6. Flannel Poncho for Women

Fashion Trend #19: Pants Styles & Silhouettes

We’ve touched on some of the biggest trends for pants already (high rise, wide leg) but there are some other pant silhouettes that are worth mentioning too!

A true flared jean or a straight jean are popular in all denim colors and washes.

We are still seeing a lot light washes, even going into fall, and this is an easy way to “lighten” up your outfits before the cold dreary season is here!

Fall Winter 2023 2024 Fashion Trends Pant Styles
  1. High-Waisted Button-Fly OG Straight Ankle Jeans for Women
  2. AE Next Level Low-Rise Kick Bootcut Jean
  3. AE Stretch Super High-Waisted Ankle Straight Jean
  4. AE Stretch Super High-Waisted Ankle Straight Jean
  5. High-Waisted OG Straight Jeans for Women
  6. High-Waisted Wow Flare Jeans for Women

Fall & Winter 2023/2024 Fashion Trends:
SHOES & ACCESSORIES

Fashion Trend #20: Compact Crossbodies

We’re still seeing these styles almost everywhere.

And, if you’ve tried one, you understand why.

These bags keep all of your essentials close at hand, while leaving your hands free to do all. the. things.

Whether you go with a true waist-tied fanny pack style or a crossbody there are a lot of options out there for a variety of tastes!

FallWinter 2023 2024 Fashion Trends Crossbodies
  1. Faux Leather Crossbody Bag for Women
  2. Dome Camera Crossbody Bag – A New Day
  3. ODODOS Unisex Mini Belt Bag with Adjustable Strap Small Fanny Pack
  4. NICAT Small Sling Bag Crossbody for Women
  5. BOSTANTEN Quilted Crossbody Bags for Women

Do you know what season you are? Do you know if warm or cool colors look better on you? Check out our go-to EASY guide on figuring out your color season!

What Season Am I and What Colors Should I Wear? (FREE Quiz!)


Fashion Trend #21: Loafers

These timeless shoes can effortlessly be dressed up or down, bringing both style and versatility to your wardrobe.

Styles vary from loafers with chunky lug soles to styles that are more sleek and streamlined.

If you are looking to update your slides or flats this is a perfect style to go with!

FallWinter 2023 2024 Fashion Trends Loafers
  1. Amazon Essentials Women’s Loafer Flat
  2. Horsebit Mule Loafers
  3. Faux-Leather Loafer Mule Shoes for Women
  4. BEAUSEEN Womens Loafers
  5. Women’s Archie Loafer Flats – A New Day
  6. Amazon Essentials Women’s Constructed Loafer

Fashion Trend #22: White Sneakers

While white sneakers might not be tops on your list for your littles, they’re definitely a big look for moms.

We’re seeing these styles paired up with everything from dresses to leggings and, of course, jeans.

These sneakers are less athletic looking than your typical tennis shoe, usually slimmer and not clunky in any way (although platform soles are definitely popular).

This is a great way to wear comfy, supportive shoes that are completely on trend!

FallWinter 2023 2024 Fashion Trends White Sneakers
  1. Faux-Leather Sneakers For Women
  2. Canvas Sneakers
  3. STQ Womens Lace Up Fashion Sneakers
  4. K-Swiss Classic VN Sneaker
  5. Vepose Women’s 8003 Lace Up Sneakers
  6. Canvas Sneakers

Fashion Trend #23: Chelsea Boots

Worn with everything from jeans and leggings to maxi skirts and dresses, the Chelsea boot is an iconic style that’s withstood the test of time.

The elastic sides and slip-on style make them as effortless as they are stylish.

These are a great casual option for ankle boots!

FallWinter 2023 2024 Fashion Trends Chelsea Boots
  1. DREAM PAIRS Women’s Chelsea Platform Boots
  2. Amazon Essentials Women’s Chunky Sole Chelsea Boot
  3. Faux-Suede Chelsea Boots for Women
  4. Chunky Chelsea Boots
  5. Women’s Demi Chelsea Boots – A New Day
  6. AE Chelsea Boot

Fashion Trend #24: Western Style Boots

Tall boots, short boots, mid-height boots – you are bound to find some options with a western styling.

I just got some tall boots for my capsule wardrobe from Target that are darling!

FallWinter 2023 2024 Fashion Trends Western Boots
  1. Women’s Xena Western Boots – Universal Thread
  2. Faux Suede Western Ankle Boots for Women
  3. Soda “BLAZING” Women Western Stitched Booties
  4. ROPER Women’s Riley Western Boot
  5. GLOBALWIN Women’s The Western Wear Cowgirl Boots
  6. mysoft Women’s Western Cowboy Boots

Fashion Trend #25: Chunky Earrings

Eye-catching accessories are a great way to add interest to your tried-and-true outfits.

Our 4th Edition of the Women’s Essentials Style Guide includes statement earrings to help you easily try this trend.

FallWinter 20232024 Trends Categories Chunky Earrings
  1. CONRAN KREMIX Chunky Gold Hoops Earrings
  2. Gold-Plated Acetate Hoop Earrings for Women
  3. Chunky Geo Metal Earrings for Special Occasions
  4. Multi Tube Hoop Earrings
  5. Chunky Teardrop Earrings for Women
  6. Textured Metal Small Hoop Earrings
  7. Chunky Hoop Earrings
  8. Basic Gold Hoop Earrings For Women

That rounds up our easy-to-wear choices for fall & winter 2023/2024 fashion trends!

Read the next section for some reminders on how to incorporate trends into your wardrobe without overdoing it…and regretting your purchases in a few years.


How to Use Fashion Trends In Your Wardrobe

Quick reminders before we dive in…

Tip #1: Be picky with your trends

Only try out the ones you really love. Don’t just buy something because all the other moms are wearing it.

Does it fit your style? Does it make your heart go THOMP THOMP?😍

Also, can pick trends that can be added to your wardrobe on a budget.

For example, recently embroidered jeans were the hot new trend. This would have been a pricier trend to add because jeans aren’t cheap! Also, the trend died off pretty quickly leaving lots of people with a pair of jeans that don’t feel very relevant anymore.

Instead, adding an embroidered scarf or skipping the trend altogether may be a better use of your money.

Don’t forget to grab this freebie that covers several ways you can incorporate trends for free or for cheap.

Tip #2: Keep in mind that trends aren’t immune to frumpy monster attacks

Just because something is super popular doesn’t automatically make it chic and stylish.

Make sure you follow the basic rules for not looking frumpy when you try a new trend. Those rules apply to any new style that comes around!

Tip #3: Build up your foundation of essentials before adding trends

If you feel like you don’t have any basic outfits to start with, buying trends will only frustrate you. Make sure you have those basics first that will form the foundation of every good outfit.

Examples are:

  • good fitting white tee
  • jeans
  • denim shorts
  • simple, neutral day dress

When you have a good foundation, adding a trend or two to your style becomes fun and adds value to your wardrobe!

Download our free year-round wardrobe plan below for a complete list of basics!

Tip #4: Treat trends like sprinkles on a cupcake, not like the batter

As Corina teaches in the Frumpy to Fabulous course about creating your customized wardrobe framework, your wardrobe should be mostly (70-80%) classic essentials.

How to incorporate fashion trends into your style

Although some of your essentials may have a trendy feel to them, they are still basics that will look good for years.

Trends can be added to your wardrobe like sprinkles to a frosted cupcake to add that extra fun look!

This prevents your wardrobe from looking dated every few years but also keeps it fresh and on-trend.

 

You can be confident that when you incorporate some of these looks into your fall/winter wardrobe, you will be looking relevant, stylish, and super cute!

Read this next…

How to Incorporate Trends Into Your Fall & Winter Capsule Wardrobe

In this follow-up blog post we take this list of trends and match them to items in our Women’s Essentials and Women’s Athleisure Capsule Wardrobe plans!

How to Incorporate Trends Into Your Fall & Winter Capsule Wardrobe

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