What Gen Z Will Be Wearing This Year

Celine Bethmann wears flats at London Fashion Week on September 17, 2023.
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  • Gen Z is getting a head start on fall fashion trends this year, according to TikTok videos.
  • So far, they’ve brought back ballet flats, baggy jeans, and off-the-shoulder tops.
  • Monochrome outfits, long denim skirts, and worn-looking leather jackets are also popular.

Gen Z can be pretty particular about fashion. They’ve reinvented old trends, called out millennial fads, and kick-started new styles. 

So it only makes sense that members of the young generation have recently been taking over TikTok with their recommendations for this year’s fall outfits.

From flat shoes to worn-out leather jackets, here are some of the top trends, according to members of Gen Z on TikTok.

Monochromatic outfits in neutral shades are the way to achieve cool autumn looks.

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Videos tagged with the phrase “monochrome outfits 2023” currently have more than 284.1 million views on TikTok, proving that single-color looks have been trendy throughout the year.

But as seen in recent Gen Z videos, there’s a new, fall twist on the trend.

Gen Z seems especially keen on all-brown outfits this year, though beige looks and forest-green colorways are also popular.

Your actual outfit, however, doesn’t matter as much. Members of Gen Z have created both monochromatic athleisure looks and office-ready outfits with the trend.

Pops of red will be everywhere, according to Gen Z.

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TikTokers are calling it now — red handbags, shoes, belts, and other accessories will be making their way into fall fashion this year.

This trend pairs well with the monochromatic one, as you can level up any neutral look with a pop of the vibrant color. You can also wear the color more as a statement with garments like red leather jackets.

Videos about the trend currently have more than 164.1 million views on TikTok.

At the moment, miniskirts are out and long denim ones are in.

A model attends New York Fashion Week on September 12, 2023.
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With videos totaling more than 32.7 million views on TikTok, long denim skirts are increasingly becoming more popular as we get closer to fall.

Many members of Gen Z are thrifting the long fashion staples, and are specifically looking for ones with straight cuts that reach their ankles.

It’s also become popular to style them with classic pieces like turtlenecks and pointed boots in neutral shades.


If you’re into classic, comfortable shoes, you’ll be happy to hear that Gen Z has decided UGGs are trendy again.

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Young people specifically seem to love the Ultra Mini Platform style of the cozy fall shoes. Videos about them collectively have 20.3 million views on TikTok.

They’re typically styled with more casual outfits that include sweaters, bike shorts, and sweatpants, but some members of Gen Z have also been styling them with jeans and skirts for fall.

You’ll probably start noticing off-the-shoulder shirts everywhere.

A model attends New York Fashion Week on September 10, 2023.
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The tops are the perfect transition pieces between summer and fall, and Gen Z can’t get enough of them.

So far, videos about the trend have 17 million total views on TikTok, and stores like H&M and Target have started selling the blouses. Gen Z has been using them to level up simple outfits, like jeans with platform shoes.

When it comes to pants this fall, Gen Z will be wearing baggy jeans.

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Gen Z fashion is all about comfort this season, and what’s more comfortable than a pair of loose-fitting jeans?

Many young people have been styling the pants with other popular fall trends, like ballet flats and off-the-shoulder tops, while others have been using them to create entirely baggy looks (think wide-legged pants with an oversized blazer on top).

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