Falling Into Place – Fall Fashion Trends

It may feel as if summer went to quickly, but the fashion industry has already moved onto the fall season. It is the time of year when people start transitioning their closets away from sundresses and toward chunky sweaters. The great news for fall fashion is that you can simply tweak a few things rather than overhaul your entire wardrobe.

This fall, consider keeping your entire wardrobe accessible and use layering to make your style season-appropriate. You can convert your summer dresses into fall looks by adding a fitted jacket, a scarf, a pair of tights and closed-toed shoes or boots.

In the Pacific Northwest, we tend to play it safe with neutral colors. But consider adding a pop of color to add cheer to your style with red or jewel tones—very on trend this season! Sparkle can also be used to raise your wardrobe spirits. Sequins continue to be seen in looks from casual to elegant fashions. Sparkle can even translate into your beauty choices with shimmery eye shadow, powder and lipsticks.

For women, a fabulous look can be achieved through monotone layering. Wearing garments of similar color and tone can be boring, but you can increase the visual appeal of this look by using texture such as chunky knits, fur and leather. Add a belt to cinch the waist for a more feminine look.

Men can also benefit from layering this season. Combining vests, cardigans, jackets, slacks and suits in various ways can provide an abundance of different outfits. Mixed patterns and bold colors are all the rage in menswear. Have fun with your wardrobe choices by pairing a plaid shirt with a tweed jacket, wearing a bow tie with a brightly colored shirt and a cardigan, or sporting a loudly patterned pocket square. Also, hats are making a huge comeback, thanks in part to the revival of “The Great Gatsby”! A fedora is the perfect addition to any man’s style for the winter.


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