Sometimes it seems like designers are on the same aesthetic and sartorial wavelength. Do they all sit together and conspire on next season’s trends? Who decides what becomes popular or blasé? As a blogger, I’d like to think we have some sort of influence on their decisions but that’s wishful, delusional thinking on my part. For now, let’s focus on the more important topics – the trends coming up for fall. Admittedly, I’ve been thinking of fall trends since the pre-fall shows earlier this year, but that’s fashion geekery for you. Here are some trends I’ve been looking forward to – literally – all year. Let me know what you think in the comments.
Alice + Olivia | Dsquared² | Gucci
The one trend I’m most excited for is the throwback to swinging ’60s London. Think Carnaby Street with a posh update: mini shift dresses, capes, military jackets, and – my favorite – a mini satchel from Alice + Olivia (isn’t it adorable?). The ’60s is my favorite decade for fashion, and I always find myself being influenced by the ’60s for fall and winter (mini sweater dresses, anyone?). Check out more looks on my Pinterest board.
Plaid on Plaid
Elizabeth & James | House of Holland | Dior
I came around on the plaid trend after figuring out how to give it a much needed sartorial update (thanks, Pinterest). Designers took note and gave us a sophisticated adult update that goes beyond the preppy button-down complete with full, pleated skirts and structured jackets. Leave it to the Olsen twins to impeccably style a plaid on plaid ensemble without being too matchy-matchy.
J. Crew | Marc Jacobs | Tibi
Pastels aren’t usually associated with fall, which makes the trend all the more alluring. After all, fashion loathes predictability and complacency. And if we’re not consistently raising eyebrows well, what’s the point? So, if you normally go for navy, opt for mint, and swap burgundy and plum for pink and lavender. Since pink coats were all the rage last fall and winter, I’m partial to purple coats this season. Another reason to love these sugary hues? They’re a street style favorite.
Topshop Unique | J. Mendel |Burberry
While cozy, sporty chic seems to be the main motif this season, designers are balancing the trend with a tailored silhouette for a look that doesn’t compromise on comfort or sophistication. This isn’t your average coat-with-a-boring-belt; invest in a coat and belt separately, the more mis-matched the better. If you want to try this trend now while it’s warm, consider the belted scarf look, inspired by Burberry.
What do you think of the list? Let me know what trends you’re loving or hating this season!
[Images via Style.com and WWD.com]