Fall (arguably fashion’s favorite season) is almost here. Get ready for crisp air, pumpkin-spiced everything and the chance to break out the layers once again. The fashion industry has spoken, and this year’s fall trends are all about making a statement. We’ve listed a few of the daring new trends to try along with trusty favorites to help spark ideas for your fall inventory.  

Bold Prints

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Animal prints, western motifs and high contrast florals will be everywhere this fall. From soft muted neutrals to flashy brights or unexpected burnt oranges, finding ways to add these bold trends to graphic tees, hoodies, or jackets will take any custom apparel from basic to fashion-forward.

Pro Tip: For embroidery, consider adding a cow skull and horseshoe pattern onto chambray for a cowgirl-chic feel. To take advantage of the animal print or floral craze, create a graphic tee with an all-over design incorporating one of the two prints using sublimation. It will make a trendy shirt that can easily be layered with outerwear for the season.

Sherpa Outerwear

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Sherpa is like shearlings lighter, more breathable cousin – often a must-have staple during fall and winter. For early fall, sherpa vests are a perfect way to make use of the layering trend. Starting late fall, expect to see sherpa pullovers flaunted on just about everyone.

Pro Tip: Sherpa apparel is the perfect canvas for custom embroidery, and extremely popular with fraternities and sororities, sports teams and monogram fanatics alike.

Styles Inspired by the ‘80s

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Anyone else sensing a trend among trends here? Once again, the ’80s are in (Stranger Things – we blame you) showing no intentions of phasing out anytime soon. Think color blocking, soft pastels, oversized sweatshirts and geometric patterns.

Pro Tip: The J. America – Game Day Jersey T-Shirt is a fall staple that comes in different color blocks, perfect for your inventory.

Vibrant Reds

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Vibrant, rich reds were seen sported on runways across the world at various Fall 2018 fashion weeks, so prepare for the style to trickle into mainstream and custom apparel this season. With iconic hues (like Supreme’s red) becoming ever ubiquitous in street style, the rosy tone is set to be a hot commodity.

Pro Tip: Keep it simple with white on red tees and long sleeves. If your consumer market consists of a lot of “early adopters”, look into accessories like red bucket hats or duffle bags, as well.

Layering

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When it comes to fall trends, layering will always be in style. Along with jackets, vests and scarves – tank tops and tees are the base for great layered looks. Try including soft and super comfy tanks in your shop that will be perfect for layering with cardigans or a custom embroidered sherpa vest.

Pro Tip: The Bella + Canvas Women’s and Men’s Muscle Tanks are the perfect base for screen printing a trendy design to be paired with a cardigan or jacket.

While there are many trends this fall, this list is just a few of our favorites. Did this list give you any ideas for your printwear? Are there trends not listed here that your business is planning to implement? Let us know in the comments!

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