We’re always sad to see summer go, but…are we, really? If you too are afflicted with a lifelong love affair with fall, then you are lighting up the pumpkin-scented candles yesterday. You’re also likely revisiting those fall fashion Pinterest boards — gearing up to add your fall fits to cart. We get it. Fall is arguably one of the best times for fashion, because, hellooo, layers. And while we’re over here falling (diving, really) into our favorite season with our wardrobes and pumpkin spice lattes, we’re also making a difference with our dollar.
Black business owners receive significantly less funding than their white counterparts — in fact, Black American’s business equity is worth about 50% of the average American’s and a third of the average white American’s (McKinsey). Black Americans were also among the most significantly impacted by the pandemic — especially business owners. You can help them bounce back by shopping Black-owned brands, and, girl, you know we won’t leave you to fend for yourself. From elegant fall fashion staples to fun, bold designs, we rounded up five fall fashion finds that you’ll love and support Black brands.
Working from home is the new normal for many in the modern day, which means sporting more casual work attire is fair game. It also may require staying motivated in new and creative ways, and finding inspiration from your fashion could be one such way. This Black-owned, entrepreneurial clothing brand offers an extensive line of motivational quote t-shirts all centered around pumping you up to get it done.
Who doesn’t need a good skinny jean to go with the fall fashion boots waltzing their way out the closet? If you want a pair that offers comfort and support, then consider Black-owned brand Good American. CEO Emma Grede launched Good American with Khloé Kardashian in Oct. 2016 with the goal of empowering all women to celebrate their bodies with confidence. Her fashion brand embodies this goal with its inclusivity in a wide range of sizes, styles, and fits for all body types.
Bring on beanie and pumpkin spice latte season. Dropping temps have yet again brought us the blessing of an instant bad hair day solution, a stylish fall beanie. Grace Eleyae’s satin-lined, lightweight, wool beanies keep hair frizz-free, and levels up your fall fashion ensemble (and even better, it can also be worn in winter). The Black-owned brand was founded by Grace Eleyae and focuses on protecting precious locks.
Just because summer is over doesn’t mean it’s time to pack away all the dresses. This elegant, puff-sleeve dress — designed by Black, American fashion designer Tracy Reese — is perfect for fun fall functions, date nights, or just for a day you’re feeling your fall self.
Sweater weather dress for the win. Black-owned brand Pantora serves a spicy way to stand out amongst the colorful fall season with this bright yellow sweater dress, but if you’re feeling more classic fall colors, it does come in brown and black.