As not many of us can afford a complete closet makeover each season, we like to pore over the upcoming trends and make our selections of the most wearable, versatile and flattering looks to give you a blueprint — or starting point — of what to look for. Bang for your buck matters, so we look for items to add that give a wardrobe an instant update, without requiring an entire redo. With that preamble, we present six fall trends to consider.
Rust, Olive and Copper
Yes, if these sound like fall colors, they should. But each year, different colors take center stage and, this year, these classic fall colors are definitely among the trendiest. If your skin tone doesn’t mesh with these, try deep teal and burgundy.
Whether it be a pair of velvet booties or a velvet top, jacket or dress, velvet is the cool kids’ fabric of choice this season. Word of caution, though: Velvet in lighter colors can show off parts of us in unflattering ways. If you are contemplating that pair of white velvet leggings, just say no. Same goes for the ice pink velvet sheath dress. Stick with dark colors and jewel tones and you will look fabulous!
A Pretty Sleeve (and Shoulder)
The sleeve takes center stage this season. Whether it be sheer, cut out at the shoulder or with a pretty bell or poof near the wrist, the blouse is all about the sleeve for fall. And, yes, the bare shoulder is still super strong.
The Long, Dark, Floral Print Dress
Think festival dress meets winter. Does that exist? It does this fall — big time! Look for all-over printed dresses with romantic appeal that easily can be dressed up for fancy occasions or paired with booties and a jean jacket for a more casual look.
Asymmetrical or interesting hemlines
This has been “in” for a few years but it’s far more mainstream this year. Look for asymmetry in skirts, dresses and at the bottom of tops.
Leopard Print (Especially Coats)
Leopard is just the best always-in-fashion print, as it’s a neutral and it’s classy, sophisticated and sexy. It can also veer trashy, so just look for classic lines and fabrics that don’t look cheap. Otherwise, embrace this print! It’s totally fun.
Are you ready for fall? We are! Your local shops are filling up with all these looks and more, so get out there and support them!
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