As always, fall beckons us with cooler nights and mornings and the occasional snow storm. If you haven’t geared up for it yet, rest assured, that cold weather is coming. The tunic and legging combo or skinny jean and long sweater are still key trends for this season. Wear them with boots, and you’ll be ready for the snow to fly. Dresses and mini skirts can be worn with tights for a warmer option this year, keeping the look on trend. But in case you wanted to add a few new trends to your wardrobe, here is brief overview.
I am probably the most excited about the return of heavier knits this season. We saw some push back against chunky, heavy sweaters last season so all of the sweaters we had in the store were light weight. They were great for layering but not so good for warmth. This year, chunky is back. And, let’s face it, if we have another winter like last year….we will be glad. You can make chunkier knits work by pairing them with smooth fabrics. A thick turtle neck, for example, looks great with a smooth pencil skirt and tights.
Fur will again be playing a big role as an accent on vests, coats and sweaters. This is good for us because faux fur has been very popular for several seasons, especially in vests. The good news is your faux fur is still in style and you’ll be seeing more.
50’s and 60’s Glam and Mod
If like me, your fashion icons are Grace Kelly and Audrey Hepburn, then you will love the feminine, tailored silouettes this year. You don’t need to don your gloves and cinch your waist, but you can definitely relish in the shift dress and boots as well as the coat dress with the defined waist. Juxtaposed to this are the highly geometric prints that characterize the mod trend this season. Fancy a funky, bright print? This trend is for you.
With all the moto jackets and shoe boots with buckles out there this season, it is not surprise that the rockers from the 80’s and 90’s are feeling right at home this season. Use these pieces as accents and sparingly, or you might just look like a throw back. Still, its fun to channel our inner rocker every now and then, right?
Winter white, ice blue, petal pink….are winter colors this year. Whether its a petal pink belted wool coat or a wool suit, these colors are a surprising twist in our palate this season.
The fashion gurus keep touting “Animal is back.” I’m wondering when it left? I’ve seen animal prints take a strong role in fall fashion for several seasons. But, just in case you need to hear it…animal is back.
Need some more inspiration, come in a browse through our beautiful new fall collections! You’ll love what you see.