Casual cool meets music video siren. Fashion watchers, take note: This will be the vibe this autumn. If this year's Fall 2023 runway shows are any indication of what fashion enthusiasts will be wearing later this year, expect to see a lot of sexy, slinky silhouettes interspersed with comfy, slouchy pieces that will get you all warm and cozy this autumn. Utilitarian clothing will also be big this fall, perfect for jumping in a huge pile of autumn leaves, shopping for holiday gifts and decorations, or sipping a chai latte. 

On top of all that, legs will also be a focal point towards the start of the fall season, so get ready to show them off in pieces that will enable your toys to make a stylish transition from summer to fall. It is the height of summer, and yet we are getting giddy over fall fashion – here are the key trends to expect for fall 2023.

Pockets Galore on Cargo Pants and Dresses

The lack of pockets in women’s clothing has been a hot topic for decades. Fortunately, utilitarian clothing exists, allowing women to stuff their pockets with essentials and go hands-free. Among the 2023 trends to expect this fall are cute cargo pants in muted tones like mossy green and loud, neon parachute pants with deep front pockets. 

Next, channel your inner Destiny’s Child with camo cargo, a fun tank, hoop earrings, and heels, then layer a badass coat over the whole thing. Other cargo inspired-clothing that we will all be wearing this fall include women’s shorts with cargo pockets, which look great with an edgy top or a plain shirt under a jean jacket. If you are not in the mood for trousers or shorts? Then rock a sassy cargo dress. 

And for those not in the mood for trousers or shorts, rock a sassy cargo dress. Opt for a long cargo dress paired with heels and some bling for an extraordinary and stylish twist.

Keeping It Short and Sexy

You've put in the work to get those gorgeous legs, so why hide them away once the weather turns? Embrace autumn with women's shorts in delicious seasonal colors like orange, tan, or olive green. Pair them with an off-the-shoulder knit sweater for a subtly sexy look. As the temperature drops, layer tights underneath your shorts, slip on a matching top, and complete the ensemble with boots, a slouchy camel cardigan, and a beanie. 

Looking for more ways to rock shorts for women while staying on-trend? Try pairing distressed denim shorts with a luxe black sweater, black over-the-knee boots, killer shades, and a statement bag. Leather shorts are also a hot choice for fall, especially ones that fall mid-high with a loose fit. Pair them with a neutral sweater, a long dove-colored coat, and thigh-high boots for an effortlessly chic look.

Sheer and Romantic

Who says you cannot wear sheer clothing in the fall? With Fall 2023 runways showcasing the best sheer dresses in various hues, it is safe to say that barely-there dresses will be a trend in the fall. A floor-length sheer slip dress looks romantic paired with a long belted coat. It also looks great, but wear it under a distressed denim jacket or a leather jacket to give it some edge. 

To brave the transparent dress trend, you must wear the proper undergarments to look well put together. A matching bra and seamless boxer brief combo will work fine, but a bodysuit will do too. Want some extra coverage? Replace the boxer briefs with stretch cotton or bike shorts in the same color as your bra. 

Wear a slip dress underneath a sheer frock for a layering hack that works every time. It is a crucial 2023 trend that has been a go-to since the early 90s, and it is a terrific way to avoid fashion emergencies. 

Grunge and Rock

Music continues to influence fashion, and this fall, expect to see more grunge and rock-inspired looks gracing runways and red carpets worldwide. However, this year's looks are far from the organic and ragged look of the 90s. Instead, they are luxurious, high-fashion interpretations in line with the quiet luxury trend that has captured everyone's attention since last year. 

Swap out the typical men's flannel shirt for a flannel-printed leather shirt paired with clean denim and a designer bag. Leather and animal print will also dominate this fall, so experiment by pairing leather pants with a soft and billowy animal print blouse for an effortlessly chic ensemble.

Get ready to embrace these key trends for Fall 2023 and make your autumn wardrobe a stylish one. 

At Sanctuary Clothing, we have the perfect pieces to help you achieve these on-trend looks. Shop now and step into the pumpkin spice season with confidence and style.