As summer slips into fall, it’s time to take stock of your closet, see what’s missing (or what you can put aside for later) and get inspired by luxe fabrics, rich designs and the pending season. Fall is a time for indulgent fabrics, cozy knits and, most importantly the statement sleeve. Fashion trends elicit the 70’s-esque look (one of our faves) with vintage silhouettes, velvets, plaids and flare jeans.Layers are where it’s at for fall since as not only does it keep you toasty, it’s an easy way to let your clothes reflect your unique style. So, mix and match at your will, try pairing prints with plaids, velvets with linen, or casual denim with luxe embroidery. While it may seem busy to layer dramatic pieces, there are ways to soften your look. Wearing a slouchy sweater with a button up shirt and bell bottoms, or boyfriend jeans mixed with a classic boho peasant style top. There’s no need to bury your faux furs or sweaters in the back of your closet either – wear them all—turtlenecks under dresses under coats and jackets.
Texture is a goldmine this fall. Fringes, embroidery, and velvets create a similar voluminous effect to layering, however, the lightness is easier to wear while still unique. The key point to remember is to mix textures and not colors—think monochromatically. Although the 70’s trend generally favors earth tones like browns and rusts, 2017 has modernized the look by bringing out the colors one at a time. This year Pantone as well as the fashion runways of NY and Eu-rope, suggest the hit colors are blue, orange, red, pink and classic black.
One of our favorite silhouettes of the season is the cold shoulder and statement for dresses and tops (this trend has been around for a while and it’s staying). Rather than a sleek edge for fall, try a little flounce with a wider sleeve sleeves, ruffled cuff or subtle cut outs at the shoulder. Take inspiration from the classic 70’s peasant top, and give it an update. Of course, at the end of the day, we’re all about showcasing your personal style, so pick and choose the trends that resonate with you, maybe try something new and bring on fall!