It’s getting cooler!
As summer winds down and fall picks up, say see ya real soon to your summer clothes and get ready for your fall fashion shopping spree. Here is what to wear this sweater season. A lot of these styles are vintage-inspired.
Red is truly the color of this Autumn season. just like the beautiful leaves on the trees, make a statement this autumn with a powerful red that speaks to your inner stregnth, Red overtook the fashion shows in New York and Milan this season, setting the stage for this crimson craze.
Furry and Fashionable
Vintage styled furs are all the rage this autumn. Quickly now, go to your grandmothers house and raid her closet of her suddenly-back-in-style 50’s mink coat. As the days get colder, don’t be afraid to cloak yourself from head to toe in cozy, elegant furs.
Howdy Y’all! You may think you’re in the Wild West with these cowboy-inspired looks. Plaid, stripes, leather, cowhide, and steel-toed boots are all here for you to explore your inner frontier. Saddle up and hit the rodeo in style.
Headwear is always finding a way to sneak its way back into the mainstream, these vintage styled looks may just do it. Brimmed Caps and bucket hats in particular have made appearances on the runway.
Try these cool, elegant, classic prints to create a very “autumnal” look. Unlike the bright, abstract florals of this summer, autumn brings with it a more natural, whimsical, and vintage floral look.
It has been a long time since mid-length skirts saw the same popularity in the 1950’s and 60’s. As hemlines continued to rise through the present, designers must have realized that there was no more space to remove without exposing oneself, so they did the opposite. Designers brought down the hem to a vintage-inspired calf look. Very elegant, classy, and refined. Mid-Length skirts are also versatile, working for both casual and formal wear.
Buttons, buttons, buttons. They have replaced the ribbons and lace of this past summer for a more sturdy structure to protect from the cool autumn zephyrs. Plus, they add a retro feel, and can make for a great accent on any article of clothing.
On the Fringe
Fringe is another vintage style reinvigorated for fall 2017. Have fun shaking and swirling as the little tassels fly around you. No fashion statement is more fun and animated than fringe.
Show your power! The fashion world has an opinion as well, show it off! Partly a result of America’s current tense political climate and the pounding urge to speak out against injustice has made these social justice slogans a part of your wardrobe. Spread tolerance and love while also being fashionable.
Velvet, especially gold colored is all the rage this autumn. Velvet is also popular in other shades associated with precious gems and metals. Bold ruby red, deep sapphire blue, and verdant emerald greens are also just as popular. So pick your favorite gem and let it shine through your outfit.
Accessorize your outerwear with a cute belt to match your coat. Perfect for adding a little something to spice up your favorite look. Waist-clinching accent belts provide a lovely form to an otherwise drab, formless overcoat that just covers the body. Why not allow the jacket to accentuate the body just as clothing does?
As a homage to the new space age, sequined silver is all the rage this autumn. Become a spaceship yourself as you launch into the stars. Exude an aura of class, sophistication, and fun with the power of sparkles. From dresses, to shoes, everything looks better bedazzled.
Fly through the air with the greatest of ease adorned with feathers. Like a graceful bird, reach soaring new heights in gowns, coats, and just about any apparel embellished in feathers. Feathers add a feeling of grace and whimsy to an outfit, and helps turn your apparel into a true work of art, or elevate an otherwise plain outfit to new, feathery heights.
Americana For All
American folk motifs are hitting runways all over the world. With its tense political situation, all eyes are on the United States, including the eyes of the fashion world. Designers saw an opportunity- show what makes the country unique and united, and turn traditional folk art into world-class fashion.
Shearling is in this fall, and what better timing to have a furry, cozy accent like it. See it lining coats, skirts, and hats. Add in color, and you have an almost endless array of possibilities of how to wear it. From a subdued lining to an all out statement, shearling is truly the “new thing”.
70’s styles are in, especially plaid. Bright, fun colors that really pop are taking center stage for fall fashion. The material is noticeably versatile too. From a Prada coat, to Tome pants, to a beautiful ballgown by Jenny Packham, plaid can work for just about any outing.
Traditional Russian motifs have found there way to the runways this fall. Fur collars, vibrant floral embroidery and delicate patterns will add an exotic touch to your western wardrobe.
Victorian style collars are in! Cover up and enjoy the elegance and beauty of the Victorian era. Like the turtleneck, but more demure, delicate, and embellished. The Victorian collar is useful in settings for both work and play, and you’ll impress Grandmother with your modesty.
Nothing is more fun than polka dots. Also, nothing is more versatile than polka dots. From ballgowns to bras, polka dots really work for any situation. Its about time they made a comeback, how could such a trend ever go out of style!
Fishnets have arrived. Its the catch of the week!Grab them while they’re fresh! Accentuate your legs with elegant fishnets. For decades they had fallen out of fashion. Now, like with many other retro styles, they are back on the runway. Fishnets can add a hint of subdued sexiness to even the most modest apparel, without causing a scene.