We see the trends on the runways, celebrities and other women, but don't know how to incorporate those looks into our own closets without wondering if we are doing it right. Listen- if you are wearing a trendy item- then you are doing it right because you are taking a chance on fashion and having fun with it- I'm just here to show you alternate ways of styling the trends shown in the photo above. Let's go!
Bomber Jackets: The shape and fit on this jacket is so cute and flattering on all bodies. Heavy floral print, army green or black- they all look good with a classic jeans and tee outfit- but don't be afraid to try your bomber jacket with a skirt or over a dress
Tie Bow Blouse: Add this top to a pair of trousers and you have a look that is ready for work- but why not try it with an A-line skirt and a blazer, or a pencil skirt and long vest? This is the perfect item to look for while thrift shopping!
Wide Leg Pant: After rocking our beloved skinny jeans, slim fit pants and leggings for the last ten seasons, wide leg pants are slowly but surely coming back into style. Tuck a t-shirt into a bright pair for a casual look, a button down and a skinny belt looks good with wide leg pants, and a long sleeve crop top looks sexy with a high waist pair.
Loafers: We still have time to show off our ankles before the weather becomes unbearably cold, so why not try your loafers with a cropped pair of pants and an off shoulder sweater, or with a denim skirt and a button down for a fun spin on menswear and last but not least, try them with a fun print dress and a denim jacket.
Animal Print: Fall is when animal prints come back with a vengeance and you will see it everywhere- on shoes, bags, clothes and accessories and in all color variations. Buy yourself a sexy print bootie to liven up your basics or a forever fly animal print coat to toss on over your lazy day outfit. Stick to one piece at a time!
Velvet: Sensuous fabrics and cozy clothing add a lush and plush look to your winter wardrobe and velvet is no exception. You will see velvet pants. dresses, camis and accessories in rich fall colors just in time for all of your holiday parties. Offset the texture with an opposite- try a skimpy velvet dress with an oversize wool cardigan, or a velvet cami with jeans and a mod pair of booties. For a fabulous party look combine your velvet pants with a silk cami and leather blazer. #Posh.
Belts: Belts are back and in a big way! Add shape to anything you own and use them to cinch everything from dresses, and blazers to dusters, cardigans and even leather jackets. Try a corset style and ones that have gold or silver hardware. Get a belt with a large buckle or bright color that might wake up that shift dress in the back of your closet. Also try a thick belt with high waist pants and a billowy sleeved shirt tucked in.
Bucket Bag: The easiest bag to carry this season is the bucket bag! Stylish, roomy and coming in a variety of different colors and embellishments, this is THE fall bag to have. It holds all of your stuff and looks cute tossed over your shoulder. Right now, the hottest version has tassels, fringe or studs...
Ruffles: The ultimate feminine flourish, ruffles used to be tricky since they added excess volume to blouses that top heavy women avoided like the plague. But now there are many ruffle related fashion items being sold and the ruffles are placed in more strategically flattering places like on the sleeve, the bottom, the side of a skirt, or added to an otherwise basic handbag. The key is balance. If you are wearing a blouse with an explosion of ruffles, then wear slim fit bottoms to offset it. If you are wearing a pair of pants or skirt that is bursting with a ruffle fiesta, then wear it with a less voluminous top.
Choker: These necklaces are like little acts of rebellion for your neck! Taking it back to the 90's and the innocence of wearing chokers with baby doll dresses and platform shoes bring back visions of Hole, Drew Barrymore, Angela from My So Called Life and Laura from Family Matters. All grown up now, chokers look good in velvet, suede, lace and charmed out and pretty much anything goes. Try one with your fanciest dress and pull up your hair, or wear one with a white t-shirt, wide leg pants and blazer with your hair parted down the middle. Either way- I bet you will slay!
Will you try any of these trends? If so which one? Tell me in the comments below!