I wrote a post earlier this month about fall fashion trends that I think everyone should try to incorporate into their wardrobe. How’s that going for you so far? As for me, I haven’t even switched out my closet to fall and winter yet, so I am not practicing what I preach.
As a sidebar to these major fall fashion trends, I have been noticing a lot of PATTERNS lately. I’m going to preface by saying “tread lightly” on these trends. By this, I mean do NOT mix and match them, and only wear one piece at a time. This pattern trend seems to fall into three groups: tie dye, polka dot and animal. And it’s everywhere – a veritable pattern palooza for fall.
No, not this. Though this is the first thing that came to mind, correct?
Here is your inspiration. Look at my friend, Jill, in the middle of this picture. This dress is, for lack of a better term, awesome. It fits in all the right places and makes her look great.
Even celebrities are wearing it. (And God knows, if Pamela Anderson wears it, then run out and buy it.)
If you do choose to wear tie dye, please do not feel as though you need to incorporate all colors of the rainbow. This is not a Phish concert. Think monochromatic or subdued. Basically, it is just another type of pattern. StyleBlueprint Nashville featured a beautiful tie dye cashmere sweater from the store Two Old Hippies.
Here are some other pretties I found. Click on the picture for more information on how to purchase.
I think polka dots are dangerous. No, I really do. One step too far and you end up looking like this:
The safest bet is to just wear ONE piece of polka dot attire, whether that be a cute top, jacket or dress. I have even seen really cute polka dot rain boots. But, please, one piece at a time. Moderation is the key here.
Third and Final Trend: Animals
And I don’t mean ANIMAL PRINT, I mean ANIMALS.
Let this one marinate for a while. I think you have to have some backbone to wear these. Anthropologie and Marc Jacobs (not Garanimals) will provide that backbone, which will allow you to go out and safely proclaim, “Yes, those are snails on my shirt.”
Do you have a headache? Walk away from the computer and maybe go stare at a blank sheet of paper so that your eyes can readjust. I’m off to switch out my closet and take a couple of Advil.