Fall Fashion Series: How To Make Fall 2019 Fashion Trends Work in Real Life
It’s almost Fall can you believe it? I’m ready for it. Fall is my Sartorial season of choice. I LOVE fall fashion and I’ve kind of missed it during these last few months. I like a good sweater and a pair of boots! This year’s Fall fashion trends are a bit all over the place. Of course you have your preppy attire trend - that gets trotted out every season - why? Because it’s a classic. But there are few other trends that a bit out of left field ) Ren Faire-chic anyone?). I’m not a believer in chasing every trend that comes around, but it can be fun to incorporate a few trendy pieces here and there to keep your wardrobe exciting and up to date. And there are ways to make a trend wearable in everyday life. My personal strategy is to take one trendy piece and either make it a statement piece that I build my entire look around OR incorporate it into a more classic look to give it a bit of edge and personality.
Purple and Asymmetrical Neckline
This is two trends in one. Purple or “Millennial Purple” as it’s being called for some random reason, is the new fall shade. I love a nice purple so I welcome but if a bright purple shade is not your jam, try it’s more subtle sister shades like lavender and lilac. This Mango dress would look stunning with flats or boots once the weather becomes a bit chillier. Also asymmetrical necklines are very in. I for one will not be partaking in that particular trend but the one shoulder detail on this dress is a nice nod to it.
“Ren Faire Chic” Puffy Sleeves
Puffy Sleeves have mad a BIG comeback for fall. They are everywhere. But the new twist is basically, “Ren Faire but make it punk”. Which I can get down with. This black Zara dress is just extra enough without being too crazy and the black color gives it a tough almost minimalist vibe. Throw on some black tights and black boots and you’re set.
Sheer, Gauzy Fabrics
Another play on the Ren Faire trend are sheer and gauzy fabrics. This can be a tough to carry out in real life but a pretty feminine blouse is a wearable and safe way to do so. Just pair it with a nice camisole or jacket. This *top by Maiko is a great “two trends in one” option.
Gold was all over runaways for this fall. If you don’t want to wear head to toe gold like this Moschino look above (although, I mean …YOLO) you can add a bit of gold in your wardrobe in other ways. These *ASOS Gold Croc Ankle boots are amazeballs. These would look amazing peeking out from under a pair of black pants or paired with jeans. They will be the star of whatever look you wear them with. And after writing this post I promptly added them to my wish list (alas, they are currently sold out in my size).
Satin slipdresses and skirts, …the 90’s are BACK baby. Just kidding. Kind of. But satin dresses and skirts ARE back. Think more early 00’s Carrie Bradshaw satin. Paired with a chunky sweater or a long cardigan this trend can look effortless and chic. I have been circling this trend for awhile now and have my eye on a few satin skirts that would look amazing with a big chunky sweater What I like about this *Leith Satin skirt is that it comes in such a fun and unexpected color. You could pair it with a cream or black sweater and it would look classic AND edgy. OR you can go the boho route with a slipdress paired with ankle boots and a long cardigan.
I wasn’t aware that long coats had gone out of style but hey…they are trendy again folks. Dust off your dusters! I love the elegance of a long coat and while the super long ones on the runway are amazing, one of the reasons why they look amazing is because the models are 6’ tall. At 5’7” I’m not short but a coat that long will swallow my legs. This coat from Zara is a nice compromise.
What trends are you loving for this upcoming season? Let me know in the comments.