At the end of each summer I produce a card of fall trends, a reference of the biggest trends of the season, in anticipation of fall fashions which begin hitting the stores at about that time. I simply love fall fashion, the rich colors, the textured fabrics and the beautiful leather goods. To me, fall fashion is worthy of investment. Trends come and go, but if you purchase wisely (read: not too trendy) and you take care of your things (yes, pay attention to care instructions), your investments will last you several years (at the least!).
If you love something but cannot afford it, look for the best version of the knock off or scour vintage stores for something similar. As you know in fashion, everything old is new again, so it is quite possible what you love has been done before in a previous decade. One fall I really wanted a moto jacket, but I did not have the budget for a leather jacket. So, I purchased a pleather version and wore the heck out of it. A few years later, I got the real thing.
My fall 2014 trends card does not cover all the trends, so below is an extensive list . If you would like a trends card and a couple of extras for friends, message me. I would be delighted to send them to you!
Colors: cobalt, steel, dark red, moss green, pastels, orange and jewel tones
To see a list of the Pantone fall 2014, click here.
Fabrics: shearling, leather, tweed, knits, fur, metallic and velvet
Prints/Patterns: plaid, abstract, color blocking, patchwork and diagonal lines
Oversized: coats, collars on coats, dresses, sweaters (including turtlenecks) and pants
Office: midi skirts, pant suits, sharp blazers, pin stripes, menswear and neck tie blouses
Details: feathers, accordion pleats, fringe, sequins, western and puffy sleeves
Top layer: ponchos, capes, varsity jackets, bombers, blanket coats and fur-trimmed parkas
Bags: bucket, totes, jeweled clutches and fur top-handle handbags
Shoes: sneakers, flats, ankle boots, brogues and ankle-strap heels
Beauty: ponytails, braids, oversized buns, colorful cat eyes, nude and berry lips and nude and Bordeaux nails
Whew, I probably missed a few, but not many. If you need assistance finding what suits you, call me. I love making the shopping experience quick and easy. I especially enjoy helping people find pieces they would have never considered if they had shopped on their own! Happy Shopping!