By Sarra Verona
Ahhh, fall is in the air! We all know what that means! Football season! Jk! Fall fashion of course! Fashion week is over and the fashion gods have spoken! We all rush out to pick up our copy of the September issue to get our fashion fix! As we flip through hundreds of advertisements and try to decipher between the fresh trends and the stale ones, we all have two lingering questions… What will the cool people really be wearing this season? And how can I incorporate those trends into my wardrobe while maintaining my individuality? Well, I can’t tell you exactly how to answer those questions, but I can supply you with a few top trends to keep in mind.
This trend is a modern take on Victorian luxury and sophistication. It embraces femininity while leaving a little something for the imagination. It is most likely in response to the recent androgyny and excessive bodily exposure we have been seeing for several seasons. However, this look is not meant to be perfectly poised and proper, but a tad more rough around the edges. You can even go for a darker vibe or punk it up a little if you like. Whichever direction you prefer, keep a lookout for blouses with high necklines, even turtlenecks and collars with ascot ties, sheer flowy lace, floor-sweeping lengths, sexy silhouettes, and luxurious brocades.
When it comes to color this season, choosing between red and pink may be your most difficult decision, but whether you choose a sexy scarlet or a sweet blush, you can’t go wrong! Much like the Victorian trend, it’s ladylike finesse with a modern twist. Women in the 1800s who wore red were said to be lacking in good taste and pink was a masculine color that represented strength and stamina. These days, there is a definite femininity correlated with these colors. Women are looking to stand out from the men, embrace their sexuality, and show a little girl power. This fall try a lovely pastel pink pant suit, a bright red coat to off-set your neutrals, or maybe just some deep red lipstick and/or accessories.
Time for Tweed
Of course tweed naturally has a fall/winter feel, but this fabrication trend is especially popular this season! With tweed’s history with the Scottish Tartan, plaids certainly have a place within this trend, but designs like houndstooth, check, and herringbone are being used to create edgier garments. Blazers and coats, wide-lapel vests, cropped and wide-legged trousers, asymmetrical dresses, and unique accessories. So, if you are longing for Chanel-style sophistication or punk rocker chic, tweed can help you achieve your look.
So, as you rummage through your last year’s fall wardrobe and head out to choose those perfect pieces to pep up your look, keep these three crucial trends in mind… Victorian femininity, shades of red and pink, and tweed anything and everything. Happy hunting