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Top trends of fall

Published : 29 Aug 2019 05:59 PM | Updated : 07 Sep 2020 05:52 PM

The '90s are back. So are the '80s. And the '70s. There are also a couple fashion trends that can't be traced back to any particular decade, but are covetable nonetheless. Nordstrom's creative director Ruth Basloe weighs in on her favorite styles, with tips on how to get the look.

Itty bitty bags

"A small, structured style in a new shape is the statement bag of the season," said Basloe. "We recommend combining two handbag trends by choosing snake print or croc-embossed leather, which are also big." It is an impractical accessory that holds approximately one Airpod, but the absurdity is part of the charm. 

Make way for millennial purple

2018 was all about Millennial pink, but everything is coming up purple this fall. As seen at Rodarte and Tom Ford, the orchid hue is all the rage. You can opt for an all-over color, or you can easily work in a touch of lavender with your accessories.

Slip into satin

Break out your steamer, because satin is back in a big way. Versace brought back their '90s satin dresses, updating them in neon hues with contrasting lace edges. The silky look makes sense for formal events, but make it work for an average day at the office with a button-down shirt.