Monday, September 3, 2018

Fall Shopping: The New Trends You Will Love

And just like that Fall has arrived and it’s goodbye bare shoulders and hello layers.  Even though I love the summer heat and sunshine, wearing light-weight clothes, and going a bit easer on the makeup, I am a North Dakota girl at heart and fall shopping was always  BIG DEAL when I was growing up.  I loved pouring over all the fall fashion issues and picking out the trends that I could emulate, shopping locally and with a student’s budget.  Lux animal prints, plaids, wools, blazers, chunky-knit sweaters, boots, and jeans - the fashion world is having an eighties and nineties flashback and this northern girl couldn’t be happier!

The best part about these style updates is that they are all in their own way classics and pieces that are so comfortable to wear that you will happily live in them all fall and winter.  I’ve done the research to get you started, so here is my Top Trends Shopping List for Fall 2018:

Oversized sweaters, both marled and with graphic designs (also know as intarsia).  Nothing is as cozy as a big pullover worn in the fall as an outer layer both with jeans or menswear pants, and under this year’s extra large quilted down parka when the weather turns frostier:

One of the biggest jean trends this season are looser and higher-waisted styles with embellishments, printed designs, and cuffed.  Think of these jeans as your go-to brunch jeans -  eat all the French toast you want without even a hint of muffin top:

The western style trend has been around for a while now and cowboy boots are one of the quintessential American styles that gives the ubiquitous ankle boots a leg up (pun intended): 

Menswear style suits never are no on trend, and even the girliest of girls can benefit from having a great blazer and matching trouser, to dress up for evenings with a silk tank top a la Yves Saint Laurent or Tom Ford, or to channel your inner Annie Hall with a slouchy fit and men’s classic dress shirt and boots.  And these pieces do double-duty: wear your trousers with your chunky sweater one day and your blazer with your jeans the next:

Animal prints can add a little, or a lot, of glam to your look and this season’s options run from shoes to bags, to silks,  fake furs, to bags, coats, to belts, and this list goes on.  Leopard prints have always had a bit of a sex kitten vibe, and who doesn’t need a bit of that when we are under all these cozy winter layers? 

Checks, plaids, wools and tweeds transition perfectly through the fall and winter and are as classic as it gets.  Look for pieces that aren’t too bulky in the fit so that you still have a waist and hips, or try adding a belt:

So while I love summer and hate to see it go, I still feel that fall shopping excitement, and this year’s trends have something for everyone.  Bring on the pumpkin spice lattes!

                                                              XOXO Shelley

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