Happy first day of Fall everyone!!
This is my favorite season and am so so happy its here!!! Every season bring a different set of expectations, challenges, and the thrill of... something new!! Apart from the amazing Fall fashion, I am looking forward to the return of some of my favorite shows like
"SCANDAL", "HOMELAND", "THE GOOD WIFE", and "THE NEWSROOM."
Then the award winning creator, producer, director et al Shonda Rhimes has a new show entitled, "HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER" with Viola Davis playing the lead role. Shonda brought us Derrick, Meredith, and Olivia Pope... so this new show is one to keep an eye on. Love how women are just taking over!!
Enough about the entertainment industry and lets get on to some serious fashion business!! Fall trends! Have you seen the massive September issues? They look like yellow pages on Roids. The huge magazines are bound to make me do a jig because I always look forward to the fashion spreads and impeccable writing on the said issues. For some, that may be too much, you may want it broken down to what you need to know, and that my friend is where I come in.
For this season, designers sent down bold prints, sheer fabrics, bright colors, knits, fuzzy furs, new silhouettes, and tons of dazzling designs on the runway. Below are some of the notable trends.
1. FUR REAL / FAUX SURE
A drop temprature brings out cuddly, plush coats. Whether it's Fur real or.... the other kind, one thing is Faux sure, staying warm is paramount. Someone once said that Faux Furs make you itch. For someone who owns a few plush Fauxs, I can honestly tell you that I havent scratched my hide, ever!! (Pun intended)
This is also a great way off adding texture and color to your outfit.
2. BRIGHT EYED
The mere thought of the cold, dreary winter season is enough to make one hunker down and not venture out. But with the colorful hues on display this season, everyday is bound to be bright and beautiful despite what the weather man says. Designers showcased a pallete with vibrant colors that would make any shrinking violet bloom. A yellow coat this winter? Why not!!!
3. GIRLS GONE WILD
"As far as am concerned, LEOPARD, is a NEUTRAL"
This is what Jenna Lyons the Creative director for J Crew once said. It ranks with black and white. Roar or Purr with this sexy print as seen at Balmain or with a white dress as seen at Chloe or be bold and rock the whole ensemble as seen at Carven.
You have nothing to lose you wild thing.
I don't think prints will ever go out of anything. They are here to stay. They should just be added in to Fashion Hall of Fame. I am a lover of prints and I totally approve of anything that screams out loud. To pull of this look, look for prints with colors that compliment each other.
5. DRESS OVER PANTS
Dresses and pants, together? Sure. Kenzo and DVF dared to rock the look and spice it up with colors and print.
6. NEW NORM
The new normal.
Classic tailoring pulled of by wearing classic pieces like the white shirt, the blazer or the LBD. It's all about clean lines worn effortlessly.
7. SHEER BLISS
Sheer, lacy, dreamy fabrics were seen all over the fall runway evoking romance and fairytales. A tasteful glimpse of skin as seen at Burberry and McQueen leaves the rest to the imagination.
8. SILVER LINING
This metallic number was seen all over the fall runway. Goes well with bright colors like Orange and Fuchsia. It can also go with its sister color grey as seen at Chanel. Make this fall/winter season festive by adding some silver to your looks.
9. SHADES OF GREY
Ever since the novel Fifty Shades of Grey came out almost three years ago, all shades of grey have been trending ever since. Grey is a quiet, sexy color that makes even the demure looks, beautiful and classical.
10. IN KNIT
Stay warm and cozy with knits this fall. The bigger the better. Big sweaters, big scarves, big everything. If there's one thing the past winter taught me, staying warm is a must so bring on all big knits. One to wrap myself in while drinking a cup of hot chocolate? Yes, am in KNIT!!
11. BRING ON THE SIXTIES
The Sixties, a decade that is said to have changed the world. It's one of the decades that really influnced the American culture from fashion,to art, to music. The decade that said goodbye to 50's cinched waists and round full skirts. It's retro version came back in full swing for this season. A youthful mix of short, mod, dresses, mini-skirts, knee-highs, flats, and accessories took people down on memory lane.
Remember, trends are supposed to only enhance what you are wearing. Your style should be at the fore front, don't let the trends own you.
Also remember to accessorise and always smile, you are never fully dressed without a smile.
Let me know what trends you are bound to incorporate.
Thanks for stopping by.