Finding fresh and fabulous fall trends can be flummoxing, even for designers who create them. Often they find their inspiration from styles or people from the past. I couldn’t help but notice the fall 2015 runway fashions were filled with designs that are reminiscent of styles from the 1940s.
Here are some of my favorite fall trends that can be used in 2015:
Whether you choose real or faux, a fur stole is a great way to celebrate the fact you survived the steamy hot summer and are ready to embrace the cooler fall temperatures. Fur stoles can be dressed up or down. Wear them with your favorite denim jeans, leather pants or cocktail dress. Look for a comfy sweater with a long fur stole attached down the front for instant on-trend fashion. At the Atlanta Apparel Mart, I saw some wonderful infinity scarves with ombre dyed fur in a neutral blush color that would be a great fashion staple this fall.
It’s everywhere! On handbags, ponchos, sweater jackets and jewelry. Fringe creates visual interest without adding bulk. While wearing fringe, you can’t help but feel more fluid in your movements. You must include fringe in your wardrobe this season. My personal favorite is the Freya fringe necklace by Stella & Dot.
The designers are listening to the consumers who do not feel comfortable in pencil skirts. Frankly, I think they are bored with creating fashion around this staid wardrobe basic. Flounce hems are fun and playful, yet the designers have toned them down to be worn with coordinating tailored jackets for work. Look for them in suiting fabrics, tweeds and denim.
Bling is back! Get out your grandmother’s brooches, large clip-on earrings and statement necklaces with faceted stones. If you didn’t inherit any from your grandma, check out Stella & Dot’s wonderful choices in updated mixed metals that can be used with any color scheme. Don’t wait for a gala or a night out at the symphony to wear it. Pair it with your casual outfits as well.
Fabulous “granny” shoes:
Finally, a break from those “hoochie mama” stacked sole heels that no one could wear for any length of time, let alone walk in them properly. The designers Stuart Weitzman, Salvatore Ferragamo and Tory Burch give us plenty of options that are super fashionable and super comfortable. The heels are lower and a “proper” width on pumps and feminine loafers. Your granny would be proud to see you wearing such a sensible shoe. Look for the updated versions in metallic tones and unusual colors to make it your own style in 2015.
To look seasonally appropriate and comfortable in the fall even if the temperature still feels like summer, wear lightweight fabrics in deeper colors. For example, black or brown linen pants, lightweight silk or polyester flowing blouses in marsala, navy, olive, etc. Put away your thin strappy sandals. Instead, choose sandals with wider straps in darker colors or a peep-toe bootie.
Published in September 2015 edition of Northside Woman Magazine