2022 Fall Fashion Trends: Colors, Fabrics & Embellishments

Empty Nest Blessed by Suzy Mighell
woman wearing rust print sleeveless top from avara and faux leather shorts posing at barton creek resort

The temperatures may still be in the triple digits where you live, but make no mistake: the fall fashion trends are here and we’re ready for them! It’s going to be a fun fall for fashion, and today I’m sharing the major color, fabric, and embellishment trends you need to watch for as you shop! (More next week on everything else fall fashion 2022!)

This post covers the 2022 fall fashion basics! Be sure you read my other 2022 Fall Fashion trends posts, or you’ll be behind when it comes to what we’re going to cover today! These posts will help you as you navigate through this one.

woman wearing rust print sleeveless top from avara with a gucci disco bag in black and faux leather shorts posing at barton creek resort

Collin Top (Use code SUZY15 for 15% off sitewide.) | Faux Leather Shorts | Block Heel Sandals (Such a classic style — I’ve had these for 3 years!) | Gucci Crossbody | Pearl Apple Watch Band | Pearl Hoop Earrings (Use code FF25 for 25% off sitewide.)

Please note: As is often the case with new trends, they start with the high-end designers and work their way down to the masses. I’ve done my best to find affordable examples of each trend to help you as you shop.

As always, click on any pink text link or image for more information, to see color options, and to shop.

Fall Fashion Trends: Trending Colors

woman wearing rust print sleeveless top looking to the side

Collin Top (Use code SUZY15 for 15% off sitewide.) | Pearl Apple Watch Band | Pearl Hoop Earrings (Use code FF25 for 25% off sitewide.)

As you shop this fall, these are the colors you’ll see everywhere! From clothing and accessories to shoes, working these trending colors into your fall wardrobe is an easy and quick way to update your look.
Suzy’s Pro Tip: Pull out your old turquoise (“waterspout”) jewelry and layer it on!

color swatches of fall 2022 color trends
Pantone’s Fall Color Palette

Fall Fashion Trends: Trending Fabric

halogen faux leather shorts

Faux Leather Shorts (Smooth front, elastic back, side zipper for a customized fit.) | Pearl Apple Watch Band

The biggest trending fabric this year is undoubtedly faux leather. Your Spanx faux leather leggings are still great, of course (and you should wear them!), but let’s be honest, they don’t really look like leather. For fall 2022, look for faux leather that has more of a true leather look and texture. Look for faux leather skirts, faux leather jeans, pants, crops, shirts, dresses, and more.
Suzy’s Pro Tip: Your faux leather moto jacket is still very on-point, but this year, you need to add even more faux leather into your wardrobe. Consider a faux leather shacket.

Fall Fashion Trends: Trending Embellishment

We’ve had years where we wore tassel everything, lace everything, and fringe everything! 😂 When it comes to fall fashion trends for 2022, you’ll see the pearl trend continue, but for fall 2022, you’ll be seeing feathers on everything.

What’s Up, Weekend

I took a quick trip to Austin in the first part of this week to celebrate my oldest son’s 30th birthday! Through a unique set of circumstances, Bob was out of town, Connor’s serious girlfriend couldn’t be there, and it looked like he’d have to spend his 30th birthday alone! This mama was having none of that! I had the best time having him all to myself!

On Tuesday morning Connor took me to his office to show me around and meet everyone, and I had the best time! They actually gave me a spare office and I got some work done that morning. My son is an attorney, and all of the other attorneys in his office said they loved having a mom around — they agreed that if #takeyourmomtowork day became a thing everyone in any office around the world would behave with much more civility! 😂😂😂

For me, it was a precious time to get on his turf — something I think is so important to us as empty nesters — and let him lead. It was a privilege to see him in his element and I was am so proud of him! (Not to mention, I love to see where my children work and play so that I can picture them when I pray for them!)

What I’m Streaming

This week I watched Netflix’s new adaptation of Jane Austen’s Persuasion, and it was so cute! I highly recommend it!

FREE Courses, Anyone?

A few weeks ago, I told you about The Pour Over, a FREE Monday, Wednesday, and Friday newsletter I get that keeps me informed on the top news stories of the day, while still keeping me focused on my faith. I highly recommend it!

In a recent issue of The Pour Over, I heard about Hillsdale College’s FREE online course offerings. That’s right! They offer numerous self-paced courses completely FREE! Want to learn more about literature, philosophy, history, or even literature? Check out their course offerings HERE.

Best Weekend Sales

Hopefully, now that you know the hot colors, fabric, and embellishment to look for as you shop for fall, you should really be able to take advantage of some great sales this weekend! Look for the brands offering sales on their “New Arrivals” to get the best deals for the fall transitional season.

Also, several states are offering sales tax holidays this weekend! (Including Texas.) Click HERE to see when you can shop tax-free where you live.

ABERCROMBIE | So many people love their denim! Right now, take 30% OFF denim + FREE shipping and FREE returns on ALL denim purchases! See all of their denim styles HERE.

ANTHROPOLOGIE | 20% off candles, vases, planters & more!

APPLE | Save on MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, or iMac 24 + receive a $150 gift card.

Avara Lara Dress in “Jade” (On sale for almost 30% off + use THIS LINK and code SUZY15 to take an extra 15% off sitewide) | Pearl Embellished Jelly Sandals | Pearl Hoop Earrings | White Handbag

AVARA | There are lots of amazing looks on sale at Avara at unbeatable prices! My dress above is one of those! It’s also almost 40% off in blue (cute with a denim jacket on top for fall), lilac, and black (only XS left). Also, remember that you can take an additional 15% off sitewide at Avara — but you have to click through on one of my links and then use the code SUZY15 at checkout! Shop all of their SALE looks HERE.

BAUBLEBAR | Use code F25 for 25% off sitewide. This is a great opportunity to snag some fresh jewelry for fall! I’ve got my eye on THIS Custom Slider Bracelet! What a fabulous gift!

Chico’s UPF Red Ruffle Sleeve Polo (was $65.50, now $34.99) | Spanx Get Moving Skort (Also comes in Black) – Runs small, order a size up. | Chico’s Fringe Thong Sandals (Were $119, now $59.99 – only sizes 6.5 & 7 remain) | Chico’s Beaded Coil Bracelet | Chico’s Beaded Cluster Earrings

CHICO’S | Take 30% off select Zenergy styles (their activewear line) including my cute ruffle sleeve polo above. (If you’d rather not go sleeveless, as I did above, try THIS ruffle sleeve polo for just $29.99!) This is a great sale!

DSW | BOGO women’s sandals with code BOGOINGOUT! This is an unbelievable sale! Start your shopping HERE.

GAP | 40% off sitewide with code FRIEND.

J.CREW FACTORY | 50% off sitewide! (This sale includes hundreds of new arrivals!) I went on a little shopping spree at J.Crew Factory last weekend! Here’s what I bought:

LOFT | $30 off full-price jeans + 30% off full-price tops. LOFT has a jeans selection to fit every body type and style preference! Click HERE and choose from skinny, straight, wide leg, kick crop, and (my fave) girlfriend. Know any teachers? LOFT is offering a 15% discount for all teachers right now. Click HERE for details.

NORDSTROM | First of all, let me tell you that if something you wanted was out of stock by the time the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale ended, it may have been restocked! It’s worth checking! Right now, they’ve got select NIKE shoes and apparel for women, men, and kids at 25% off (or more)! Start your shopping HERE!

SOMA | National Undie Day Event! 🤣🤣🤣 I am NOT EVEN kidding you! (Please stop with the whole everything has a day! 😂) If it’s time for a refresh, you’re in luck! Get 10/40 Embraceable, Enbliss, Cotton, and Seamless Panties. (That IS a great price!)

woman standing on porch wearing talbots stripe tie detail shift dress
This dress is already 20% off. This weekend, take an additional 50% off that price!

Talbots Stripe Tie Detail Shift Dress (Knit so it travels well + so flattering thanks to the ruching created with the side tie.) – Comes in Regular, Petite, Plus & Plus Petite)| Monaco Sandal (31% off – only a few sizes left) | Brown Cardigan (over 50% off)

TALBOTS | Their semi-annual sale is ON, which means you can take an additional 50% off all markdowns. (Including my ruffle popover top above in pink or blue.)

Coming up on ENB

After writing about almost nothing but fashion in July, (Thanks to the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!), I thought for sure you all were good and sick of fashion content. So in last weekend’s post, I asked you to let me know what kind of content you’d like to see from me next. To my shock, a post on the fall fashion trends was what you asked for! I’m here to serve, bless, and inspire you, so fall fashion trends you will get!

Coming up next week, I’ll be continuing my 2022 Fall Fashion Trends series with posts on the upcoming clothing, shoe, and accessory styles you’ll be seeing this fall. Right on the heels of that, I’m going to be telling you all about the health, nutrition & fitness app designed for the 50+ crowd and endorsed by AARP. (Bob & I have both been using it!) Then we’ll be focusing on how to have more meaningful conversations with your adult kids. I definitely don’t do that perfectly, but I will be sharing my tips.

Our Weekend Plans

Bob & I are going to relax and catch up with each other this weekend! We’ll probably shoot some Reels for Instagram and some photos for upcoming posts, and we’re going to regroup before our next jaunt out of town. Yep! Next weekend, we’re heading up to Shipshewana, Indiana, where our daughter is currently performing with Blue Gate Musicals.

I’ve pulled together a little boutique below of all of the fall fashion trend examples I cited in the first part of this post! Have a great weekend and let me know your thoughts (or if you have any questions) on any of the fall fashion trends I shared! xoxo

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