Well, as the school buses abound on the roads, and I remember to slow down in school zones; it’s clear that fall is on the horizon. I don’t mind really. I love dressing for fall, even though at times it used to puzzle me. Why, you ask? Fall in Indiana is so fickle. It can’t make up its mind whether it’s going to be cool, hot tinged with cool or just downright hot and sticky. So really, you can’t put all your summer clothes away as September approaches. That’s just the way it is.
Fall for Your Personal Stylist
Since I recently had another color analysis and was a confirmed
“Spring” – bright, warm colors look great on me. That means I, your Personal Stylist, will continue to reach for bright colors but tending to pick more warm fall versions of yellow in gold, rust, red, green and deep blue. I will add some brown and tend to shun back since it’s definitely not my best color.
I am toying with the idea of buying a brown lace dress for fall and for dressy occasions such as the Indianapolis Symphony.
Anyway, since another season is approaching, what are some of the trends to look for. Looking over some of my favorite sources, I initially start thinking about what boots to wear for fall and beyond.
According to Who, What and Wear bloggers, the top three boots every girl in New York City will wear for next season are these:
- The hiking boot (I would put Doc Martens in this category, too)
- Western boots (Be still my heart – to me, one of the most comfortable boots to wear.)
This version is a little bit city and a little bit country in a bold red.
- Knee-High Boots…yes…. they are back.
And this version in the popular Glen plaid:
In general, this fall, the 80s are back big time: this means neon colors and Bodycon dresses. Designers put out an abundance of Prairie looks with plenty of dresses in florals with ruffles flounces. If you like this look, make sure it flatters you. If it doesn’t pick some clothes with a little of the trend such as a floral print nor a toned-down ruffle. I am also seeing high-low hems again. For me, I tend to get these dresses altered by pulling up the shoulders and taking them in a least an inch, so they fit my high waist and narrow shoulders better and are not so long.
Other Trends From Your Personal Stylist
Some other trends out there are really flattering, and you might consider them:
- Consider investing in a beautifully tailored blazer. I just bought a Veronica Beard cream/navy pinstripe blazer to wear with jeans, dresses and pants. Menswear prints such as Glen plaid, Hounds tooth and check are great version of the jackets. Watch the long, oversize 80s versions if you are petite.
- Paper Bag Waist pants. Try them! They can be very flattering – if you don’t carry bulk around your waist. If you do, skip them.
- Plaid! It’s everywhere. Try a jacket or if you’re not sure about it, buy some plaid boots or a purse.
- Cowboy boots
- Rainbow (I like it in a trim on a T or sweatshirt)
- Scarf prints
- Dark denim (who doesn’t love them?)
- Leather (Try a dress trimmed in leather or a skirt)
- Western (This can be boots, a Western belt trimmed in silver or a Prairie skirt with a little flounce). To avoid looking costume-like, make some of your accessories less feminine or sweet.
I will often wear Cowboy boots with just a plain sweater and skinny jeans. It really shows the boot’s style and personality.
Keep it sassy, Indy.
AICI Certified Image Consultant and Personal Stylist