a young woman laying on the grass and wearing a colorful secondhand outfit: a purple mesh 90s long sleeve top, bright red button down and green-yellow shell suit pants

Six Fall Trends with Second Hand

We picked five genderless fall trends and created them with second-hand pieces from Beyond Retro in London.

  • Aug 20, 2019

Liisa Jokinen & Areti Roubos

This fall is all about over-sized everything, utility, and comfort. We picked five fall trends that are easy to find in almost any vintage store.

1. Quilted jackets

If you see anything quilted in a cute color, snap it! Get inspired by Rachel Comey’s AW19 quilted trench coats and two-piece sets – yes, you read it right, quilted pants are trending now, too. Quilted jackets make great transitional pieces and are nice to layer with almost anything from t-shirts to dresses.

2. Jumpsuits

Take the utility and workwear trend to the next level and choose a jumpsuit. The ultimate in one-step dressing, efficient, and comfortable. The baggier the better.

3. Vests

Virgil Abloh introduced the term 'accessomorphosis' in his debut collection for Louis Vuitton last year. The accessories morph into garments and bumbags, crossbody-bags, and utilitarian multi-pocketed vests replace the traditional handbags. This fall wear your utilitarian vest as a shirt or pair it with a skirt or baggy pants to soften the 'war-core' effect.

4. Short sleeves over long sleeves

Extend your t-shirt season into fall by layering a sheer shirt underneath it. (According to The Real Real trend report, sheer fabrics are still trending and so is tie-dye. See our first photo!) Mix and match jewelry tones with bright colors.

5. Windbreaker pants and jackets

There is an 'overall shift towards minimalist, utilitarian, and non-gendered dressing in the high fashion world', writes Maya Adivi for Glowsly and we could not agree more. Windbreaker pants and anoraks are great examples of this trend as they suit every person and body type, we think.

6. 70s leather jackets

A wardrobe staple that can be your friend for decades. We loved this cute jacket for its dark blue color, details, and blazer-silhouette. This fall we will see lots of leather beyond outerwear too. Think leather skirts, vests, shirts, and even leather jumpsuits!

Visit Beyond Retro stores in London and Stockholm or shop their collection online.