Fall is the most stylish season. Delicate summer pastels and floral dresses are slowly being replaced by warmer hues, punchy colors and edgier looks.
As always, with the arrival of a new season comes new fashionable trends. This year, jewel-toned velvets, embroidered knits, and bold metallics have made their debut joining ongoing trends like cold-shoulder tops. With so many delicious style trends, it’s a good thing fall is such a big event season. From autumn weddings and holiday parties to intimate soirees and cocktail parties, there is certainly no shortage of occasions to flaunt these fall trends.
Liv Boutique, located in the heart of St. Matthews, showcases the season’s most coveted trends and designers, and owner Lucie Stansbury loves to help her clients put together the perfect outfit. Here, she shares a few of her favorite looks with us.
Look 1: Holiday Parties
Lucie suggests keeping your holiday party attire classic while sticking to seasonal colors and cuts. An elegant well-seasoned dress paired with the right accessories will instantly elevate an outfit.
Jackie O dress
A Jackie O dress should be a staple in every woman’s wardrobe. The conservative cut and slimming silhouette makes it the perfect dress to wear to holiday office parties. This season brings the classic style back in the perfect jewel tone. Pair with bold accessories and heels to give the classic number your own personal flair.
Floral styles last throughout every season. Whether it’s spring, summer, fall or even winter, every lady loves a good flower print, and this elegant dress is no exception. It has that classic little black dress — a.k.a. “LBD” — appeal with bold accents of ruby and berry flowers throughout. It can be hard to add your own personal style to a patterned dress. Our suggestion? Style with a chunky, solid necklace and an elongating pair of nude stilettos.
If there is one color that has emerged for fall, it’s ruby. A flattering color for almost every skin tone, it transitions from fall to winter perfectly and is a no-brainer for that upcoming class reunion or holiday party. This ruby-red frock is a great choice with its bell sleeves, slight turtleneck, cold shoulder and above-the-knee length. Pair with a classic silver or gold necklace and a pair of stilettos for a perfectly polished look.
Look 2: Cocktail Parties
Who doesn’t love a good cocktail party? Look chic while sipping your cocktail in the newest styles of the season, and Liv has plenty to choose from. Of course this would be no Fall 2017 style article if it weren’t mentioning the emergence of velvet and metallics.
Metallic cocktail dress
Metallics are finally making a comeback and in a very chic way. Edgy is the new norm, and anyone can pull off these bold looks with the right accessories. Try keeping the overall dress simple, and pair your metallic garment with similar hues like light pink. A classic black pair of heels and a small clutch will add an extra dose of chic elegance.
Velvet dress in emerald
Velvet is completely en vogue this season, making this gorgeous dress a must-have with its emerald shade, crushed velvet accent tones and elegant, figure-flattering cut. The V-neck cut allows for a necklace — one that is bold, but not too overpowering (Think: crystal and silver). Pair with your favorite black or nude heels, and prepare to be a showstopper at your next cocktail party.
Look 3: Wedding
Quite possibly the most popular fall event, weddings are the perfect occasion to showcase your favorite trends of the season while sending off the newlyweds. Black is always a safe option for a wedding — classic & chic, but understated. We would never want to upstage the bride!
Embroidered floral halter LBD
One of the hottest trends this season is embroidery, found on bags, shoes and, yes, dresses. This cold-shoulder halter LBD with floral-embroidered detailing has that certain je ne sais quoi. Maybe it’s the halter, maybe it’s the string of delicate florals, or maybe it’s the long sleeves that make this dress so utterly perfect. Choose a color within the dress for accessorizing. We chose this lovely fall shade of green for the tassel earrings.
LBD with subtle ruffle
Ruffles have a way of flattering just about anyone, and this dress, with its subtle ruffle cuff and hemline, is no exception. A great solid staple, it can be worn to much more than just an autumn wedding. Plus, you can wear it every season when paired with the right accessories. To add a bold punch for fall, pair with brightly colored accessories in similar hues and a classic pair of black pumps.
Head to Liv Boutique for the on-trend looks that will have you looking elegant and turning heads at any fall affair!
Liv Boutique is located at 3704 Lexington Road, Louisville, KY 40207. Hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and special holiday hours on Sunday. For more information, call (502) 654-7337 or visit livboutiqueonline.com.
This article is sponsored by Lucie Stansbury of Liv Boutique.