Well, summertime is nearly over and cooler weather is coming in hot…err, at least here in Southern California! For everyone else who gets to live in normal temperatures and places with actual seasons, you are probably starting to get your fall wardrobe together, so I am here today to help. Fall is my favorite season for fashion…the layering, the jackets, the boots, the rich colors, it is all good in my book. So without further ado, let’s get into it!
Velvet is such a fun and rich fabric, I’m so excited that it is coming back in…seriously, I am having flashbacks to my ice skating dresses in the 90’s in the best way! You can find all kinds of awesome velvet pieces, but if you’re not ready to go full on with this trend, you can dip your toes in by adding a velvet accessory, like a scarf or choker.
Shearling is back this fall and I am sooo happy about it! First of all it definitely has those 70’s retro, throwback vibes which you know I love, and second it is just so cozy! You gotta love a trend that is both functional and fabulous.
Fur or faux fur was a huge trend last year, but this year it has taken on a more colorful twist. Designers sent furs of all hues down the runways, so don’t be afraid to update your fall and winter coats with a (faux) fur coat in a fun and different color or pattern.
I am a huge fan of ballet-inspired pieces, because they are usually so feminine and dainty. Lace up flats, tulle skirts, wrap sweaters…there are just so many different and fun ways to channel your inner prima ballerina.
On the flipside of the ballerina trend is the military trend. Nothing says you mean business like a good military coat. The great thing about military pieces is that they usually come in neutral colors like olive, black, khaki, or navy, so they can be mixed with so many other pieces.
It is officially time to ditch minimalism for a while, because there were so many shiny pieces that walked down the Fall 2017 runways. Foil, metallic, sequins, and lurex are all great ways to achieve this look. Again, if you don’t want to go full on with this one, find an accessory, like shoes or a bag, and get shiny on a smaller scale.
Victorian inspired fashion means high necklines and tons of lace. If this sounds a little too grandma for you, think again because this trend definitely has an edge. To avoid being too stuffy and covered up, find pieces that have some sheerness so that you can offset the prim and proper look with a little sexiness.
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