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Fall Fashion Trends Philly's Influencers are Most Excited About

By Carissa Dunlap | August 19, 2019 | Style & Beauty

Fall is practically almost here. (Seriously, where has the time gone?) If you love to stay ahead of the sartorial curve, you’ll want to start prepping your closet with the latest fashion that’s coming in for the cooler months. Here, five Philly influencers give us a sneak peek into the fall fashion trends they already can’t get enough of.

Statement Jackets


“One of my favorite runway trends that set the stage for fall fashion this year is structured suits with lots of plaid and herringbone. I can say with full confidence that Balenciaga and Thom Browne did it best. I want to find a good vintage or second-hand blazer for fall—and I’m not opposed to shoulder pads. In fact, the more professorial, the better. Once I find the perfect one, I’ll transition to cooler weather by putting it on over my usual go-to look: jeans, a simple t-shirt, and killer shoes.”—E.M. Ricchini, founder of Lark & Lace, a lifestyle blog, @emricchini

Must-Shop Boutique: Urban Exchange, 2050 Frankford Ave., 267.297.5915,

Stylish Crossbody Bags & Casual Suiting


“I am most excited about crossbody bags. I've been adding to my bag collection over the last few months, and I wear crossbody bags almost every day. This is such a great staple for men—not only for style purposes but also for the functionality.”—Alex of Alex & Mike, blog at, @alexandmike

Must-Shop Boutique: Zara, 160 N.Gulph Road, 610.290.4842,

“I love that we are going away from the stark ‘corporate’ look and going for more of a relaxed, oversized feel. Casual suiting will be great for fall events, and I love showing new ways to ‘dress up.’”—Mike of Alex & Mike, blog at, @alexandmike

Must-Shop Boutique: Commonwealth Proper, 1839 Chestnut St., 267.319.1741,

Plaid and Even More Plaid


“I was recently flipping through Cosmopolitan, and saw that the runways were full of plaid for fall which makes me so excited! Plaid gives me total prep school vibes which I think is a ton of fun. Pro tip: if your style isn’t as preppy and more on the boho/edgy side like mine, pair this trend with a graphic t-shirt, distressed denim, or a retro pair of booties. Plaid instantly elevates your style and makes you look effortless put together so I think it’s something everyone should try!”—Katerina Seigel, founder of Sincerely, Katerina, a lifestyle blog, @katerinaseigel

Must-Shop Boutique: Geisha House, 149 N. Third St., 267.886.8110,

Romantic Pieces


“I am seeing lots of romantic pieces—soft, flirty fabrics and maxi skirts. I love the girly vibe paired with layered knits and a chunky boot. I also see lots of prints, fuzzy coats and shades of green!”—Amanda Culen, life and style blogger, @thepennyparlor

Must-Shop Boutique: Posh Collections, 103 E. King St., Malvern, PA, 610.644.7220,

Photography by: Photo by E.M. Ricchini; Photo by Alex & Mike; Photo by Katerina Seigel; Photo courtesy of The Penny Parlor