Trendspotter and SB Louisville Editor Heidi Potter gives us the lowdown on fashion trends to look for this fall:
I just returned from a trip to New York City, and I always make copious notes on trends that I see whenever I’m there. In terms of movement, these trends could take a little while to trickle down below the Mason-Dixon line, but here’s the warning shot of what’s coming down the pike.
I will rank this as my number one trend. I’m not just talking about a normal short cut; these styles are edgy and they are great looking. Ginnifer Goodwin (pictured below) has a popular cut, featuring really short sides and a longer top.
The cut below is a lot more common and resembles a short bob without bangs and a longer, side swept piece.
As an aside: Neat Buns
So if you still have long hair like me after reading about trend #1, here’s another option for you that I also saw a lot of in NYC: The NEAT bun. No more messy top knots. These buns are neatly done–no stray hairs going this way or that. Might I recommend Hot Buns, sold at drugstores, to get the perfect bun. I have used these and they work.
Athletic Shoes That Don’t Look Athletic
I saw these in multiple colors: black, purple, pink. They are slip-on Nike sneakers with a basket weave pattern and no logo. At first glance, they look like a flat. store.nike.com
Rachel Zoe’s fall line, shown below, and many other designers are all about the wide pants this season. They look great with a simple tank and a long necklace or with a boyfriend jacket, as shown here. A wide-leg pant flatters most body types. www.bergdorfgoodman.com
Horizontal Bar Necklaces
Whether they were made with diamonds, solid gold or a feather, I saw so many necklaces with charms turned horizontally. Fresh looking and very appealing, these are delicate and lovely on the neckline. The black diamond and rose gold example below is by Roberto Marroni: www.barneys.com.
The next one, shown in cubic zirconia, is a less expensive alternative. www.fragments.com
All kinds of round sunnies were seen in abundance around the city. These from Cutler and Gross came in a spectrum of great colors. www.cutlerandgross.com
Color Trends: Berry, “Limon,” Hunter Green and Chocolate Brown
First and foremost, the hunter green color is the navy of this year. It’s everywhere and it’s being used as a neutral. Entire outfits were displayed in hunter green. Some designers are referring to it as moss, but it’s darker than moss. Here’s a beautiful evening gown by Pamella Roland. www.bergdorfgoodman.com.
And, here’s a sampling of all the colors represented except berry, in Henri Bendel’s purse department. I have named the yellow color “limon” because it is a greenish tinted yellow. The other purses are chocolate brown and hunter green.
Gingham For Fall And Winter
When I think of gingham, I think about spring shirts and cotton. Prada’s fall line, though, is full of wool gingham and is used in coats, dresses, shirt dresses and purses in all different colors. Gingham was shown for both men and women.
High-waisted shorts with tights
Just as dress shorts were the new summer skirt, this look has translated into a winter style with tights. Below are Derek Lam’s leather crisscross waist shorts, which are available here: www.bergdorfgoodman.com.
So there you go. Now you know what’s coming and you can choose to embrace all, some or none of the trends. Of all of the trends I saw, the most prevalent was the short hair. Who’s taking the plunge first on that?