While this gorgeous summer doesn’t want to end, there is a little bit of room for a few transitional fall pieces.
What are some of fall’s hottest trends? You’ll see a lot of ‘90s inspired looks including mini-skirt suits, lingerie, and bulky sweats.
Athleisure is still alive and well, with pieces such as hoodies and bomber jackets, to menswear-inspired silhouettes in the form of wide-leg trousers and strong-shouldered blazers. It’s an infusion of streetwear with athletic influences and a cool attitude – think bomber and puffer jackets, oversized hoodies, logo sweats, and boxy sweatpants. Weekend wear is bound to be very comfortably and cool.
A great shirt
A simple staple in fall 2016 wardrobe is a great shirt. A great shirt is the most versatile wardrobe pieces. You can’t go wrong with a menswear-inspired oversized white shirt, or one with a feminine touch like ruffles or in silky-satin fabrics.
What better way to transition to fall than with a killer pair of ankle boots? Trade in your go-to basic black pair for something with a little pizazz! From high heeled to casual lace-ups, you should definitely have several pairs for every occasion. I love these Lullabelle Fjord boots from Shumaker.
You’ll see all things lingerie-influenced. Think lace, silky satins, rich velvet, and ruffles are key fabrics and details that that will add a feminine touch to this season’s fall fashions. While you’ll see slip dresses, camisoles and pyjama-style tops and bottoms on the racks, I doubt I’ll be buying into this trend.
The Miniskirt Suit
The ‘90s mini-skirt suit is back and shorter and more streamlined than ever. Think of Cher and Dionne in Clueless – more school girl than structured.
I used to countdown the days at the end of summer so I could pull out my collection of turtlenecks. Now, they choke me! I’ll skip on this trend personally, but you’ll see anything with a high neck including dresses. For a layered look, put a turtleneck under anything… including a slip dress.
Moto, Puffer, Patent Jackets
Moto jackets, short puffer jackets and leather jackets are back again for another season. But this fall, you’ll see more patent leather. What is it about the shine? High patent leather shine meets a crackled texture in this cute moto jacket.
Rich velvet will be seen in everything from blazers, to shirts, dresses and even pants. I’m not sure about the whole velvet look in athleisure – remember JLo? I had a few track suits in velvet.
Every season, shearling is “in” style, but this season it’s bigger and fluffier.
Denim is always en vogue, but this season you’ll see more patches, patterns and cutting up and sewing different pairs of jeans together for an artsy look. Wear with your favourite ankle boots.
It’s Coachella and Osheaga all year – the trend you’d wear all music festival-season long. Printed maxi dresses are dressed up enough to wear to an evening event, but throw on ankle boots to dress them down for daytime.