I Have L.A. Style—These Are the 6 Trends on My Fall Shopping List

In case you missed this in the spring, I was born and raised in Los Angeles, and my style reflects the signature laid-back California aesthetic (as cliché as that may sound). You'll rarely see me in something other than jeans or a dress, and my t-shirt collection is borderline embarrassing. So I approach each new season with that in mind and pick and choose the trends that not only align with my personal style but also pair nicely with the main players in my wardrobe.  

For fall 2019, there are definitely a few trends I'll be passing on, but I've already identified six that I'm 100% on board with. From cool leather separates to mock croc to the color trend sweeping the street style scene, below are the key fall trends L.A. girls like myself will be wearing this season. 

BELTED JACKETS

Belts, in general, will be a major fall 2019 trend, but I'm partial to the belted blazer and jacket looks we saw coming down the runways in February. The cinching at the waist makes outerwear instantly more flattering, and it's a look you can wear over a dress, paired with a skirt, or to top off jeans.

LOOSE TROUSERS

This fall I'll be pairing all my favorite tees, tanks, and bodysuits with loose-fit trousers. They always look polished, yet the wide-leg ensures they remain just as comfortable as jeans (one of our editors even said she's ditching her denim in favor of this trend). 

LEATHER SEPARATES

Fall 2019 is about all things leather. Blazers, dresses, skirts, trench coats—you name it. A chic leather piece makes any outfit look instantly cooler. I plan on combining the belted jacket and leather trends as Aimee Song did in the above photo for the coming months. 

MOCK CROC

Mock croc was a major trend last fall, and it's only going to get bigger in 2019. I'm leaning toward the accessories category for this trend as I'm already seeing so many amazing shoes, bags, and belts in the luxe texture. Nothing feels more fall to me than a brown mock-croc accessory. 

PISTACHIO

I typically stick to a mostly neutral color palette when getting dressed, and I haven't been a fan of the recent bold color trends like neon and lime green. But this season it's all about pistachio, and that's one color I can get on board with. It pairs well with neutrals and denim and always looks expensive (regardless of the actual price tag). 

CHUNKY KNITWEAR

Okay, we're not exactly reinventing the wheel here, but I'm itching to pair chunky knit sweaters with everything in my closet—from jeans to skirts to dresses. The outfit possibilities that come along with the perfect sweater are truly endless.