Fall is my favorite season for fashion. I love coats, boots and layering. For some, spring is a new beginning, but for me, fall is when I re-assess and possibly choose a new direction for my wardrobe. Every year I scour the fall fashion magazines and pick a few key pieces to add to my wardrobe. The following items are on this year’s shopping list:
Peplum (aka: ruffles around the waist): I adore peplum. It’s incredibly feminine and flirty. I feel instantly more ladylike when I wear it, so I was glad to see this trend carry over from spring. A long-sleeved version like the one pictured above is a top priority on my shopping list.
Colored denim: It’s about time jeans were infused with color. Another carry over from spring, colored denim brings some much needed brightness to my fall wardrobe, which usually consists of mostly black pieces. My favorite denim colors this fall: plum and mustard.
Leopard print: I don’t think leopard really ever goes out of style, although some seasons it’s in full swing and others it’s just a passing nod to the print. This fall it’s front and center and I can’t be more pleased. Traditional leopard print warms up my skin tone and is very versatile, working with both black and brown pieces in my wardrobe. However I will issue a warning, you must only wear one leopard piece at a time. Leopard shoes, with a matching leopard handbag and top, is just too much!
Cropped booties: Leggings, tights and skinny jeans look great tucked into cropped booties. There are so many fun options this season and I have opted for lace-up military boots (something I regretted not buying last season) and sporty wedge booties.
Retro-inspired dresses: With the popularity of Mad Men and mid-century decor, it’s no wonder retro-inspired dresses are back. The silhouettes are feminine and the bold prints/colors are certain to turn heads. I have found that owning lots of dresses makes finding something to wear in the morning infinitely easier – it’s only one piece to consider when getting dressed. I’m thrilled that there are so many interesting options to choose from and especially love Missoni-inspired prints.
Military details: Similar to leopard, I don’t think military details really ever go out of style. I’m in the process of building out my brown wardrobe (as I mentioned above I usually stick to black pieces), so I will be on the lookout for a brown leather jacket with military details, like the one pictured above.
Additional trends to consider this fall:
- Smoking slippers (still not quite sure I will be embracing this trend)
- Peasant blouses
- Prints, especially in pants
- Colors burgundy and emerald green
What’s on your fall shopping list this year?