Fall Trends For A Cooler Time
I love when summer changes into autumn. Shorts, tank tops, and flip flops are exchanged for sweaters, boots, and pumpkin spice lattes. Okay, the last one didn’t have anything to do with fashion, but it’s an optional accessory to keep in hand while browsing the racks for the latest fall trends that pop up in retail. Fall is the time to change up your wardrobe, add a little excitement or lack of, because this season, vibrancy is out for the time being. Moody and earthy tones may set the scene, but that doesn’t mean you can’t look fashionable.
One theme I go with – usually all year but now seems more appropriate than ever – is keeping one solid look. Monochrome is the way to go, but you can’t keep it all one exact color. Keep one piece of clothing lighter or darker than the other. Darker bottoms can opt for a lighter top and vice versa. Even when the season changes, the minimalistic approach to fashion can continue on by swapping colors.
Knitted sweaters are in, and nothing makes me happier than a knitted texture. Snuggled in one of those with a latte is heaven. Keeping warm is necessary for the colder months, and I love bringing out my cardigan. For men and women, cardigans and sweaters are interchangeable. There’s no wrong way to wear a sweater, so just pull it over and enjoy the cooler temperatures.
Boyfriend jeans have made a huge return this year, and it seems like it’s the perfect time to break them in. No, they don’t actually have to be your boyfriend’s, but many shops are carrying jeans in a style that is tattered and torn. Granted you could do that yourself, but there’s something nice and relaxing when you find that perfect fit.
Although I’m not a fan of fringe wear, it’s in this season. Cringing at that trend, I’ve seen many women wear tops, skirts and coats that have long fringes to give their apparel a chic look. Rocking fringe is a hard look to pull off unless you’re an active festival or partygoer.
If you reflect on the entire trend for fall, the overall theme is slouchy. It’s not creative or impressive, but it provides a relaxed and comfortable look. Fashion rarely lets you be comfortable, so when the latest trend is essentially throwing on a frumpy outfit, go for it. Embrace fashion!