5 Trendy Street Style Outfits This Fall With Allusion To The Past

By Elisa Bardoni / October 7, 2016
Woman in the street wearing yellow jacket

Inspirational Outlook: Back to 90s

woman in the street wearing 90s style moms jeans

Casual T-shirt and Mom’s Jeans (photo: popsugar.com.au)

This outfit might look very simple and not as a big source of inspiration, but for those of you who live in warmer places, it represents the perfect alternative for a super-cool everyday casual style.

The look features a red and white t-shirt with cartoon print, a red cross-body bag, and a pair of mom jeans. If you’re interested in more outlooks with jeans for this fall, check our 28 amazing autumn ideas with jeans.

‘Mom’ jeans are definitely a must-have of F/W 2016, and so have been throughout the year. High-waisted, with slim straight legs shrinking around the ankles, these jeans are the exact replica of what mom used to wear since denim became a trend: the original ones are tight and structured, made with only denim and no elastane at all. With the whole nineties revival, it’s easy to understand why this look can turn from an extremely easy outfit to an inspirational one in just a few seconds.

The high-school/college look attitude provided by the t-shirt is super cool and fits almost everyone, and there are several ways to spice it up. If you love to mix and match, you can dare to finish off this outfit with a pair of super high heels or ankle boots, for a fancy evening or a casual night out; a light leather jacket will definitely add some rock ‘n’ roll. Otherwise, a pair of white sneakers such as Adidas Superstar or Stan Smith, Converse or Nike Air Force would do the trick.

A Perfect Outfit in Every Detail: Leather Biker-Inspired Yellow Jacket and Striped Palazzo Pants

Woman in the street wearing yellow jacket

Yellow biker jacket with a touch of flashy color (photo: torontolife.com)

This Fall 2016 street style outfit is extremely well-finished and simply perfect in every detail, and it features one of the most talked-about clothing items of 2016: the yellow jacket. This leather biker-inspired yellow jacket with silver zips and details, originally from Zara, has been able to strongly divide the fashion victims in two: either you love it, or you hate it.

A low-cost alternative to other high street brands, this jacket, reinterpretation of an historical garment from Marlon Brando and James Dean in the fifties, to all the punk scene from the seventies on, has hit the top because of a choice so simple yet so strong such as the change of color. And, due to its bright color, is able to steal the show to every other piece that composes an outfit; but in this particular one, all the outfit is carefully constructed around the main items balancing everything in a refined way, leaving nothing to chance.

From the top to the bottom, everything revolves around yellow and black, except for the white, camel and dark petrol blue stripes of the ankle length palazzo pants, another must-have of this year. Black can be found in all the accessories that finish off the outfit: high heels stiletto sandals, a super-trendy choker, Daniel Wellington style watch, and a classical Chanel purse.

A long-sleeved white shirt pops out from the jacket, joining the black choker in bringing us back to the nineties with the thin ropes on the chest and around the wrists. All in all, this outfit is a perfect inspiration for a stylish evening during the fall time.

Casual and Comfy Outfit with The Bomber Jacket

two women on the street in bomber jackets

Must-have for this fall: the bomber jacket (photo: vogue.com)

From Copenhagen FW here is one of the must-have for Fall 2016: the bomber jacket.

Not too heavy such as a winter garment, but strong enough to cover you from the chilly weather, the bomber jacket started making its comeback three years ago, more or less, by appearing in high-street shops and online fashion stores.

Once again the 90s’ hit the top with a piece of clothing that was originally created for the USA military pilots (hence the name ‘bomber’, from ‘bombardier’ jacket) but hit the streets as a fashion statement from the 1970s’ on, becoming a symbol of the United States as an essential for college students and athletes, and merging into the hip-hop culture during the nineties.

The possibilities are a lot with a bomber jack: you could go with an oversize bomber, layered on top of your casual outfit, or with a super-edgy short one to go with high-waisted jeans, a crop top and vintage sneakers. To spice things up, as you can see from the model on the right, leather pants will totally change the attitude from casual to a more aggressive and rock n’ roll look.

The options with a bomber jacket are virtually endless: you could choose between plain black and camo, inspired by the original one, or go for floral patterns in neon colors, such as Adidas-inspired textures. Not to mention the different textiles you can choose from: to go with strong colored patterns, silk is perfect, and for the ones who are ready to dare, velvet is about to make a comeback.

A bomber jacket is a great mixture between a casual and comfy outfit, perfect for the mornings in which you’re running late or simply can’t be bothered to care about what you will be wearing, but still have an extremely cool and edgy added touch to your final outfit.

Marine Inspirations: Gold & Blue Jacket

Woman wearing gold blue jacket

Gold and blue jacket like straight from the eighties (photo: couturezilla.com)

If you like to be comfortable throughout the day but still don’t want to give up on an elegant and smart look, this could be perfect for you. You could go for a total black, with good looking ankle boots, and spice everything up with a big, structured, statement jacket. With features from navy style, this blue and golden piece will be enough to provide your outfit with an aura of high-end style and a strong personality.

Stylish Maxi Skirt for The Chilly Days

Woman with mixed and matched patterns and colors looking fresh and comfortable

Pineapples and grey, for the perfect end-of-summer look (photo: martilaura.blogspot.it)

In this last outfit we have another of the items that had a huge comeback in the past years, and still are seen virtually everywhere in the streets: the maxi skirt. Before the innovation of the mini skirt, women had little option but to wear really long skirts; but a couple of years ago, this garment came back on the streets reinterpreted as a boho-chic hippie inspired item, and has since then dominated the streets, especially during summertime.

Long but maxi, this skirt is perfect for the fall time, since it’s still fresh but able to cover you if the situation gets chilly. Wearing something large under, you should balance proportions with a short top, or, as in this case, a light sweatshirt.

In this outfit everything is kept really simple yet stylish: The Hawaiian pineapple pattern along with the orange color, paired in contrast with the grey sweatshirt with French-inspired black print, is the perfect match for a day-out look, or a casual evening outfit.