The Labor Day holiday signals that the end of Summer is near which is always a little bittersweet, however I don’t usually mind as much as I am always super excited for Fall and Fall shopping! I enjoy dressing for all seasons, but I have to admit that Fall might be my favorite! I love sweater weather! Notice I said sweater weather, not North Face Abominable Snowman Under Armour weather– definitely a difference!
I wanted to share just a few of the Fall trends I’m loving for Fall that will be influencing all of our shopping trips this season as these trends and looks are hitting retailers everywhere!
There are a ton of options and opinions out there on what is trending for Fall, this is my non-designer house point of view! I like to think I present more approachable and affordable picks that you know us fabulous “everyday” gals could find and buy! Runway styles are aspirational and inspirational, not all looks are intended to be taken literally, grab what you can from them and make the look your own. We all know it’s not realistic to think that most of us will complete our shopping at Gucci and Saks! We all like our designer duds but I don’t think $600 slacks are in everyone’s budget :).
Enough rambling! Take a look at the 5 trends assembled below and see if you feel Fall retro inspired! Happy Shopping!
#1 – Flower Power – Retro Flower Prints
Floral prints. Not just any florals but BIG, striking floral prints and patterns. This trend might be the most polarizing trend of all but I think if done right, these is an amazing look for this season! Ignore the thinking that florals are only relevant for Spring, the bright, bold patterns for Fall will definitely change your thinking. Pair your florals with some flare leg jeans and a leather jacket or try some floral print slack and booties, ground a full length dress with a gorgeous pair of boots! So many options! PS – I love the floral coat below– on the hunt for a copycat version!
#2 – Resin & Lucite Accessories
Resin is a very versatile material and for this Fall season being crafted in so many vivid colors and patterns! Another plus is that it is super lightweight. Look for mottled florals, bright color splashes and metal accents this season. I’ve noticed that while pieces are still striking it looks like the super large statement pieces are on their way out. Hold on to yours though (I am), what’s old will be new very soon. Besides, I believe for the right occasion a big “look at me” necklace might be just want a girl needs!
#3 – Purple / Lavender
I am really appreciating the various shades of purple/violet I’ve seen so far during this transition period leading up to full on Fall. Pantone chose Ultra Violet as its color of the year for 2018 so no surprise that we will see this color everywhere this fall. Actually– the entire color palette chosen for this year is pretty awesome, check them out here! Such gorgeous colors! For all you fellow Prince fans, I think he would be pleased with this color choice!
#4 – Belt Bags
Not a fanny pack, but a belt bag :)! There is a difference and I guess the difference is about 30 years or so! Either way, I don’t hate this accessory! This trend is not brand new for Fall, was introduced in a big way back in Spring, I show it here as a part of this list because 1) it will be continuing into Fall and 2) there are so many new and different takes on the style that it feels just as fresh as it did previously. Everyone is offering their version of this style so you are sure to find one that works for you! Extremely versatile bag, most styles can be worn in the traditional belt style or as a sling. Some include a convertible strap so the bag can be worn as a crossbody.
#5 – Retro / Throwback Looks
This could be fun! Think denim on denim looks, denim jackets, flare leg jeans (I actually never stopped wearing these…), updated bootcut denim, cool metallics, pop art details, velvet, color, color and more color! Mix one of your favorite throwback pieces with a more modern piece to create a new ownable look! Have fun!
Feel like Fall shopping yet? Let us know what you think about this post or share what you’ve seen for Fall! As always we’d love to hear from you!
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