Fall Fashion Tips

 (Rachel Leung)

(Rachel Leung)

It’s that time of year again, when the leaves change to beautiful colors and the temperature descends to a chilly coolness that indicates that fall has arrived.  My favorite season in terms of fashion, the fall brings us some of the most luxurious textures and sensuously rich-toned fabrics.

This fall, ladies should expect to be fashionably clad in their favorite pair of boots or ankle boots, also known as booties, which are a “smart” version of the boot. If they want to invest in at least one key item for the fall, they can bet their money’s worth on a classic pair that will easily transition into the winter season.

 The trends for pants are tights or leggings as well as the wardrobe staple: jeans, where “boot-cut” and “skinny” styles top the list.

 Some of the essential laying pieces are making their way back into ladies wardrobes, from work-wear button down shirts to racer back tank tops- all in longer lengths.

 To build on these basics, play around with different styles of vests or a jazzy belt to give outfits some flair. Some of fall’s standard apparel like sweaters and jackets are easy pieces that work well in a variety of patterns in which the “it” styles are big, chunky knit sweaters, the time-honored cardigan in muted or neutral colors, as well as fitted jackets.

 Bold metallic statement jewelry is also going to make a comeback, since it’s a great way to put a unique spin into any outfit.

 For men, tailored pieces are key pieces to shop for. A buttoned down cotton shirt layered over a thermal t-shirt, or under a tailored suit-style vest can be a no-nonsense way to look pulled together for everyday.

 The pullover sweater, in a heavier fabric such as wool, is a typical wardrobe piece for the fall, but expect men to be donning a lot more plaid, especially under a pea coat jacket.

 And, if they’re feeling particularly adventurous, they can try sporting corduroy (either as a pair of pants or a sport coat, but NOT worn together) which is an often overlooked but subtle way to gussy up an otherwise tired-looking outfit.

 Also, it’s unanimous that the most wearable colors for the fall will be jewel tones, as well as anything grey.

 Here are a few links to websites that offer cute styles that are reasonably priced. And, now that you’re privy to this wealth of insider fall fashion tips, remember that you don’t have to break the bank to keep up with current fashion trends, because that’s just what they are: trends. Fashion is all about having fun and feeling comfortable in your everyday clothes.

 

 LINKS:

Men’s Fall Fashion:

 

http://www.calgaryherald.com/life/Fall+fashion/1945892/story.html

 

http://www.jcrew.com/AST/Browse/MensBrowse/Men_Shop_By_Category/sportcoatsandvests.jsp

 

Women’s Fall Fashion:

 

http://www.splendicity.com/shopaholicsdaily/whats-hot-fall-fashion-trends/

 

http://www.luckymag.com/style/video/2009/09/shoe_guide

 

http://www.dsw.com/dsw_shoes/catalog/product.jsp?index=95&category=cat20173&prodId=192621&brand=

 

http://www.kohls.com/kohlsStore/juniors/shoes/boots/PRD~479635/Mudd+Ocean+Ankle+Boots.jsp?prtID=pfx&src=k108283&cm_mmc=Performics-_-Affiliate-_-ShopStyle.com-_-Primary&CustomerMemberID=95207644#

 

http://www.endless.com/dp/B00186WT2W/ref=asc_df_B00186WT2W892118?tag=endlesscj-20&creative=380333&linkCode=asn&creativeASIN=B00186WT2W