We’ve seen bold faux furs and oversize boyfriend styles dominating streets and runways this season, but our latest fall obsession is all in the details. We’re talking about embroidery: a '70s throwback with a handmade charm we love. (Our Pinterest feed agrees—the tactile trend is up 51 percent in saves.) From intricate handbags to embellished denim, these six embroidered examples will have you ready to weave the trend into your wardrobe ASAP. (And for more outfit inspiration, head to PureWow’s fashion board.)
CROPPED VELVET JACKET
Elevate your outerwear by sporting a cropped jacket with intricate floral embellishments. Darker fabrics, like this black velvet, contrast nicely against the vibrant stitching. Keep things simple elsewhere with a black mini and loafers to let the statement piece shine.
A-LINE MIDI SKIRT
Small woven patterns add a playful element to a sophisticated A-line midi. Embrace the '70s vibes even further by pulling from a warm, earthy color palette. (Think: terra-cotta, burned orange and brown tones.)
Want to test-drive several of the latest trends with ease? Upgrade an otherwise casual stitched sweatshirt by adding a furry topper and red leather cropped flares.
SHEER FLORAL MAXI DRESS
Long, flowing hemlines play up the feminine side of the trend. Balance the delicate, sheer fabric with heavier outerwear, like this on-trend shearling number. Sneaks are a bold accessory choice, but if the mood strikes….
A single standout accessory, like this brightly adorned crossbody bag, can serve as the inspiration behind an entire ensemble. Pull together pieces from the bag’s color scheme to create a cohesive look. (And yes, you should absolutely tuck your scarf into your belt.)
The easiest way to make embroidery feel fresh is with a cuffed set of high-waisted jeans. Accentuate the flirty details with a ruffled blouse and matching pastel pumps.