How To Pull Off Fall's Biggest Trend

If you've sauntered past the windows in your local mall or flipped through a fashion mag recently, you've no doubt discovered a barrage of '70s-inspired silhouettes, patterns, colors, and fabrics. Almost overnight, our denim cutoffs have been replaced with flare jeans. Overgrown floral patterns and paisley are running wild on dresses. And if there's one must-have material for fall, it's suede.

For many of us, these hallmarks of hippie style are a little intimidating — especially after spending the past few seasons perfecting our take on '90s throwbacks. (We see you, overalls.) But it's about time our sartorial inspiration moved on to another nostalgic moment that, dare we say, we're even crazier about.

To help us break down the trend we're falling for, we looked to H&M's sleek fall delivery. Bell-bottoms, suede booties, and jewel tones reign supreme, and together the pieces offer an unofficial starter kit for your new fall wardrobe. Before you peace out, here's how to make 'em work for you.
Layer Appeal
After months of living sleeves-free, it's time to work them back into your look. Do it slowly but surely by layering a turtleneck under summer pieces for added texture and warmth. Or incorporate a blanket scarf or a cocoon coat with sleeves slightly shorter than your sweater's for a covered-up-but-interesting aesthetic.
Photographed by Mark Lim.
In The Knit
We've secretly kind of, sort of missed sweater weather. Celebrate its return by piling on loose knits for a low-key, comfy vibe — the more oversized, the better. For the advanced style crew out there, turn up the volume even higher by pairing a long sweaterdress with wide-legged trousers.
Photographed by Mark Lim.
Flare Up
If there's only one lesson that stays with you from the '70s revival, let it be that flare bottoms are swingin' — and mad flattering, too. Give your look a more relaxed feel by slipping into ankle-bearing penny loafers instead of boots.
Photographed by Mark Lim.
Photographed by Mark Lim.
Floral Explosion
So long, subtle patterns — we're all about these vibrant, allover floral pieces. Put your go-to dress on standby in favor of this blooming matching set, and as for a deep-red daisy top, who knew channeling wallpaper could be so chic?
Photographed by Mark Lim.

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