Fall is finally here, why not include some of this season’s hottest must-haves on your back to school list? As the leaves turn the color of flames and you start packing away those summer shorts, go shopping for items that include saturated tones, over-the-top glitz and wild textures and patterns. Here are a few fall trends to watch out for, and experiment with!
1. Feel Regal in Baroque Detailing
All about embellishments and ornamentation, this style is a refreshing change from recent minimalism. Just be aware, although it is fun to play with the gold leaf patterns and regal shimmer now, these pieces may not be ones that work in a few years.
2. Deep Reds; Oxblood, Wine, Scarlet, Pomegranate, Candy Apple
If you are a more hesitant shopper, or prefer investment pieces that will last you years, this may be the trend for you. Although many of these items are very of-the-moment, they can also work for years to come. It’s a way to work sexy tones of red into your wardrobe without being too loud, or work-inappropriate.
3. Hats off to Cap-toed Shoes
I have no idea how long this will be fashionable, but this footwear can be playful or classic, and it is easy to do on the cheap- there are even tutorials describing how to make your own on pinterest!
4. Sink your teeth into Houndstooth
Care to look sophisticated? Houndstooth is wonderful because although it may be “in” right now, this pattern is a classic standby that has never really gone “out,” so chances are you can use these pieces for a long as they last. Traditionally associated with the urbane and cultured, the pattern in black and white will always be chic, but younger readers may want to play around with houndstooth in bright pinks and blues, or unusual representations of the pattern.
5. Be on the Hunt for Hunter Green
Another saturated color that has been all over the runways, hunter green done well can lead you elegantly into the holiday season. Green can be a tricky color with some complexions, but luckily jewel tones and darker shades are easier to pull off for almost everyone across the spectrum. If you really think the shade makes your skin look sallow (no one wants that), try it as a secondary color in a pattern or on your bottom half, so a different color is reflected near you face.
6. You knew “50 Shades” would reach the Runway eventually; Lace and Leather
Lace, and Lace panels, have actually been popular all summer- I know you saw those adorable lace shorts in cream, hot pink, and black. This winter turns the drama up with jewel-tones and stream-lined silhouettes. Leather accents were also all over the runway, and the two are sometimes married in pieces that juxtapose the innocent and the slightly naughty.
There are certainly other trends worth experimenting with this fall, and you may find several rolled up into one piece. Have fun and try to avoid looking either like Liberace or a dominatrix. When in doubt, pair wild pieces with those classic items every woman should have in her closet. A few other styles you can watch for include tweed, snakeskin, fur collars, menswear inspired looks, animal prints, and faux military garb.
Which trends are you most excited to try, and which do you think should be on the list but aren’t? Dispense your fashion wisdom in the comments section below, and for bargains, investments and splurges check out our pinterest board!