Fashion – Fall Trends

When I was younger I used to covet the fall issues of Seventeen and InStyle magazine – thumbing through them and planning my outfits for the new school year.  I grew up in warmer climates and was always jealous that the fabulous clothes I was seeing in the magazines just didn’t work in the warm weather.  Wool and tweed?  Not easy to find in Hawaii.  When I moved to New England, I was excited to finally be able to wear some of those fabulous outfits I used to dream of wearing.  

Years later, I still get excited about planning and shopping for the cooler weather ahead.  It means packing up the white pants, sundresses, and pastels and moving into warmer colors and layers.  This year there are a number of trends that are popular for fall.  Some of the trends for the season are bright jewel tones, navy and black, embellished collars, peplums, texture and prints, pencil skirts and men’s wear.  Keeping these trends in mind, I put together a few ideas for outfits I would love to add to my wardrobe.

The first trend is burgundy.  This warm jewel tone is so hot this fall and can be found everywhere.  I used to identify burgundy with wardrobes of my past (hello high school plaid flannel) but I am loving the revival of this color with a more modern twist.  Here is a day look that is perfect for the office.  The H&M dress incorporates the embellished collar trend and how hot are those Rupert Sanderson Mary Jane shoes!

Keeping a night on the town in mind, I fell in love with this sequin sheath dress.  Adding a brown biker jacket and leopard clutch – so sexy!!!

H&M flare dress, $47 / AllSaints leather biker jacket / High heels, $39 / Rupert Sanderson mary jane shoes / L’Wren Scott leather handbag, $1,075 / River Island brown clutch, $24 / Stella & Dot vintage jewelry / Stella & Dot vintage jewelry / Stella & Dot hematite jewelry / Stella & Dot anchor earrings / Stella & Dot jewelry

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The second trend is men’s wear and making it feminine.  Suits, oxford shoes, western style chambray shirts – all seem to be everywhere this fall.  Again, this trend reminds me of wardrobes from the past, but I am loving the more feminine tailoring and colors designers are focusing on.  It is not about oversize and making women look like men, it is about taking inspiration and making it work for us ladies and our curves.  I love the outfits below and the twist on the oxford shoe in mustard yellow and leopard. 

Madewell western shirt / Vivienne Westwood Red Label brown jacket, $890 / Schumacher green skirt / Current/Elliott boyfriend jeans, $220 / Wedge heels / Dolce Vita suede shoes / The Cambridge Satchel Company leather satchel handbag / FOSSIL leather shoulder bag, $300 / House of Harlow 1960 vintage ring / JouJou red earrings, $39 / Long necklace, $7.89 / Becksöndergaard wool scarve, $110 / Wet Seal belt

Here is a quick shot of my twist on one of these outfits – can we say I am a bit obsessed with leopard this season!

Chambray Shirt – TJ Max, Orange Loafers – Marshalls, Leopard Pencil Skirt – J.Crew Outlet

What are your favorite trends this season?  How do you plan to wear them?

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