While I’m already beginning to mourn the end of summer, I must say that for the sake of fashion, I am excited to trade in my shorts for fall’s amazing trends. It’s a season to be daring and take risks, to mix and match prints, embrace tactile textures, and modernize looks of days past. Yesterday, on The Today Show, I shared four looks that are not only on-trend for fall, but also budget friendly. With the help of my friend and fashion savant Elizabeth Tuke, we present the fall trends you just can’t miss!
- Not Your Average Wallflower
- Neo-Victorian Chic
- Pleats, Please!
A major theme we saw on the fall fashion runways was throwbacks to past eras – everything from the Victorian era to the 80s and 90s. And, keeping with that theme, a throwback fabric that is making a big comeback: VELVET.
Velvet jackets, pants, suits, dresses and capes popped up at the fashion shows in every city (and on celebs, of course)! It’s the season’s cocktail party must-wear.
Interior inspired prints take the cake for fall.
For this loud trend, designers pulled from the likes of interiors (think bold, floral patterns), using fabrics and motifs that you would usually see in your living room. This is a fun way to experiment with color, prints and textures (but be careful not to go overboard and look like a character out of “That ‘70s Show”).
Be it an elegant high-neck ruffled collar or the elegance of black lace, a Victorian mood pervaded the fall runways. For the Jane Austen in all of us, modesty and covering-up is the mode of seduction this season.
A great way to bring this runway trend to present-day reality is to pair a feminine blouse with a structured, corseted jacket. Continue the feminine-vibe with an A-line skirt and stylish short boot. And pepper-in ornate twists, like the season’s hottest accessory: the broach (hint: use a pierced earring as a broach to save money).
Pleated skirts are THE skirt this season – the celeb-favorite can be worn both casually and formally.
This trend is NOT your mom’s pleated shorts or your old school uniform. The look is long, thin, delicate pleats (often referred to as “carwash pleats”). Add personality in accessories with other seasonal trends like the wide-belt and the “shoe de resistance”: the loafer.