Labor Day is now upon us which means the end of summer is near (sigh!). We can no longer put off talking about fall fashion, we’re already thinking about how to layer up our summer clothes and stores are stocked up to their necks in fall wear.
So, what are you going to wear? What trends should you look out for?
Plaid? That’s so last year (except if you live in A&F).
The top trends to watch out for this fall are —
Color is not going anywhere any time soon. The more the merrier — and who wants to be drab and dull all through the bleak winter months anyway. I say, bring it on!
Leather is creeping into clothing in bits and pieces adding polish. It’s no longer just about leather leggings. There are strips, pieces and sleeves in tops and dresses that make them edgier.
Everyone has camo pieces for this fall (JCrew, Asos, Forever21 to name a few). This is not the Ducky Dynasty variety, it’s styled from the ubiquitous utility jacket to stilettos, dresses and bags.
Your never ending conundrum this summer: can I wear shorts and be comfortable or wear a skirt and be dressy, is finally over.
No, not skorts. We don’t do skorts. I’m still coming to terms with skorts and they’re not my best friend yet.
Enter flowy shorts that give you the best of both worlds. Casual chic and still so lounge-y.
There is a color, beyond black, grey and white. A color that goes with just about anything in your wardrobe. A color that you haven’t noticed all this while..
And, it is none other than Blue!
I kid you not, this color will match most anything that you currently own. So go on, mix it, match it and contrast it to create new outfits from clothes that you already own.
We’re bang in the middle of summer and clutches are just what you need for all those weddings, evening parties, summer day activities or night outs in town.
Spice up your summer outfits with these beauties –
Forever New studded clutch, $28 / Dorothy Perkins clasp purse / Akira Black Label neon purse / Lucky Brand denim handbag / Dorothy Perkins blue purse / Sole Society canvas purse
There’s something about summer that makes you want to jump into yellow. If you want to get anything yellow this year, skip the yellow jeans and make it these 3 things —
Victoria’s Secret Sundress/ Bib Necklace/ Clutch
A friend asked me recently where she can get a white blazer. She really wants one this summer seeing the versatility of this piece.
So I went hunting and gathered these lovely pieces — all under $50.
I think this trend kicked off at Coachella and the summer vibe just kept it going. Everyone from Kate Middleton to Vanessa Hudgens has been sporting one.
If these are to bold for you, try a head wrap with buds rather than the large sized flowers. There are tons of options at Asos, UO, Nordstrom and at Forever21 (some under $10!).
Or, you could even go with a flower hair accessory like a hair clip or alice band to amp up your style as you go about attending one wedding after another this summer.