As most of us know, fashion design often mimics interior design and many other types of design. As one of my stylish Star Designers, Hillary Randall, recently blogged, “Gray is the new Neutral”. Not only are we seeing that direction in flooring, fabrics and wallpaper: gray has replaced tan as the “in” neutral. From dresses, to jeans, to accessories, the coolness of gray transcends us in to the coolness of fall. Paired with rich jewel tones such as mulberry or emerald green, gray is the perfect backdrop to a versatile wardrobe.
Here are some other Hot Trends for the Fall:
-Anything 70’s! Don’t throw out those skinny jeans as they are still classic, but flared higher waisted jeans are back with a vengence. And flared jeans with a worn vintage look are especially hip. Pair them with a more dressy, slightly cropped top (no belly buttons please) for an even more chic look. And speaking of tops….those 70’s style tie neck blouses under a fitted blazer speak professionalism but style. I’m proud to say I bought my Alice and Olivia tie neck chevron patterned top two years ago….supposedly before it was in!
-Cold Shouldered Tops: So okay, I also thought this was a cool look last season, but its the newest sexy and stay warm combo this season. The open shoulder cut-out of blouses have now morphed in to sweaters and dresses that are actually warm, yet provocative in a non-cleavage way.
-Fringe is in! Again, under the Anything 70’s category, but fringe is everywhere from a practical black cardigan, to a fun evening dress, to booties. However, FRINGE ALERT! Don’t be a confused hippie. Do not mix different fringe items in the same outfit! You will look like you OD’d on the fringe memo and didn’t have enough creativity to make the outfit unique. Mix fringe with cleaner lined pieces to vary things up and add interest.
That’s it for now…more trends to come!