Fashion Week has come and go and trends are here to stay. That’s the saying, right? I’m not someone who dresses by the book and exclusively wears the hottest trends, but I do take note of what is up and coming. It’s my time to look for inspiration and see what stores will most likely be stocking in the future. And what I may or may not want to add to my closet (can you blame me?)
Some of these trends can get a bit out there, but I wanted to stay true to myself and my readers and show off an easy way to participate in the trends, but also feel like it’s an everyday wearable look.
I am a huge lover of animal print, but to be honest, I used to HATE it. Something about it always made me think of old ladies with terrible taste living somewhere in Florida, who paired their leopard blouse with a sparkly visor. But I digress. The point is, I think animal print can be done well. You can either go big & bold or go neutral & minimal; Paired with the right accessories and shoes it can be so so chic.
Checks in all sizes
Who doesn’t love a classic English check print? Jackets, pants, tops, dresses- the check comes in all sizes and colors and it always delivers in the fashion department. It’s one of the most malleable fashion trends in my opinion. Dress it up in a check print jumpsuit with sparkly heeled boots or make it edgy with combat boots and a teddy bear coat, the check is a great print for any occasion.
Puff, Puff And Away We Go
The puffer isn’t typically a trend piece I would choose to write about, because let’s be real it isn’t what I would call the most stylish item of clothing, BUT there is a point in the winter months where it is freaking cold. All I want in those times is to bundle up with whatever actually keeps me warm and puffer coats do just that. Technology has improved and puffer jackets now come in a variety of colors, cuts, and filling options, so you can really pick what you feel most comfortable in and what makes you feel your best too!
My name in Neon Lights
Neons are a love/hate relationship for me. I am not one to shy away from dressing bold, but neons are something I typically have to feel out. I am in a particular kind of mood when I gravitate for the few bright pieces in my closet. And that mood usually equals throwing in a pop of bright lipstick too. I love pairing neon tops with understated bottoms and minimal accessories, but adding in the trending monochromatic makeup is always a fun way to complete the look.
Flowers die in spring, but floral patterns don’t have to. When bringing floral print into fall & winter, look for more muted tones. Greys, browns, dark greens etc. will keep the florals looking modern into the colder season. Try long, flowy floral dresses reminiscent of the 70’s that can be layered with tights or a floral top that can be tucked into corduroy pants. Layering up on trends is a total win in my book!
Whatever your poison may be when it comes to fashion or trends, my go-to advice is never be afraid to try something new. Most trends can be catered to your personal style and confidence is key to pulling off looks anyway. What fall/winter trends are you into?
Until next time,