martes, 16 de octubre de 2012

Fall Fashion Trends

Finally, a fall fashion post. To be honest, before starting this blog, the only post that was clear in my mind was this one: "When I start my blog, the first thing I'm gonna do is a fall fashion post, for sure". Three weeks later, here it is. Better late than never, right?

So... the trends.

What trends are in this fall, is the question we have all been asking ourselves (and by all, I mean the people that sadly care about the trends each season *cough* me *cough*).

I am actually quite glad I have started to write this post a few weeks into fall. As the fashion freak that I am, before fall hadn't even started, I was already looking at the trends that several designers had been presenting in their runways last year: burgundy/oxford blood colours, baroque patterns, white dresses, leather, all-black outfits... Some of them were right, which is good, but also a lot of them were far from what you can now see in stores, and on the streets.

Since then, all the possible "fashion weeks" have been happening: London, Milan, New York... And the fashion trends for fall have definitely taken another dimension.

I could talk about all the fashion trends out there at the moment, but since I'm not wearing half of them, I figured it was maybe better to just do it about the trends that I truly love, and that I can actually wear on a day-to-day basis.

So here we go:

Yes, the burgundy or oxford blood trend is definitely one that is stuck with us for the rest of the season, whether you like it or not. Cardigans, pants, lips. The colour is everywhere. Not that I am complaining. I love the colour. In fact, I own a cardigan, some pants and a lipstick (what a coincidence). The only bad thing about trends, is that unfortunately, we all shop in the same stores, therefore, we are all somehow 'affected' by those trends... Oh well, let's celebrate originality.

Lovely Rachel Bilson had to be here somewhere...

Loafers. Yes, replace your ballerinas and take out those loafers that you had abandoned at the back of your closet. You're gonna need them. Loafers are a huge trend this fall, and let's hope it continues so that it reaches the warmer months. I love them, but it's pretty hard to wear them when  the temperature outside it's 10 degrees Celsius or less. I would suggest to buy some of those skin toned tights/socks (yes, granma style), or wear them with some cute black tights, or any other colour you like. If you're gonna opt for a less covering option for your feet, at least try to cover your skin as much as you can, or else you will freeze to death! (talking from experience here)

In love with these Zara loafers.

Crop the bottom of your pants like this. It will look stunning.

Black loaders. Perfect to combine with your LBD and some black tights.

Leather sleeves. I'm pretty sure you've seen it everywhere, in every store, right? I wasn't sure whether I liked it or not at first, but seeing it more and more often, I now think it's something that I am definitely gonna incorporate to my closet at some point. The only problem is, again, everyone is wearing it. Yep. That's the problem that comes with the lack of originality the majority of us have. 
I personally love the combination of leather and khaki.

You also have the possibility to combine leather and denim. It doesn't look bad, but I personally wouldn't wear it myself. 

And of course, military jackets, parkas, etc. I personally find that colour extremely flattering, and very easy to combine. The only thing is that as much as the whole military pattern is very in right now, I just feel that dressing like I'm part of the army is not the best thing to wear on an everyday basis, but that is just my personal opinion. I've also seen loads of people wearing it, and I don't think it looks bad. But, I guess I just prefer the good old khaki parka. 

Jacket from Topshop

Perfect combination: khaki and black.

Khaki and gray. Equally amazing combination.

And of course, Rachel Bilson had to be here somewhere, again.

Ankle boots. Love them. They look amazing if they have a heel (which most of them do), but if you are like me, and you can't wear heels because of your height, do not worry! We can totally rock them too. I think they are a fall statement piece, the same with any kind of boots. You can wear them with cropped pants/trousers, dresses, skirts, anything. But I have to say, that I personally love the ankle boot and cropped pants/trousers combination. Just throwing it out there. 

These are the ones that I own - Zara. For some reason I bought a smaller size, and they hurt like hell. But they are the first pair of ankle boots that I own, and I am going to wear them no matter what!

Cropped trousers

Like I said: pair them with ankle boots. 

And tadaaa! These are not exactly cropped trousers, but you get the concept, right?

Black boots. Unfortunately, something that I did not see coming. I say unfortunately, because otherwise I wouldn't have thrown away the ones that I had already. Ok, who am I kidding. They were hideous anyway. Black boots are definitely another item key to your wardrobe this fall and probably this winter as well. So hold on to them. They look great with absolutely anything, so they'll be worth your money, trust me. 

No fashion blog is really a fashion blog, without a picture of lovely Olivia Palermo

Leather jackets are definitely something that is going to stay, whatever trends are in any year. I can't say enough good things about them. They pair well with everything, and they are simply amazing. 

And last but not least: big chunky sweaters, jackets, whatever you want. Another statement piece that never fails to disappoint every fall or winter. The varieties are millions, and you can even recycle them from year to year. I'm pretty sure that if you look through your mum's old closet, you'll definitely find some 70s sweater. Take it, and incorporate it into your outfits. The bigger and the coziest, the better! Enjoy the colder months and snuggle into one of those. You'll see the difference. There are million ways to style them, but here are some ideas: 

I'm pretty sure (I know), that there are many other trends that I am leaving out, but I wanted to give you a quick overview on the ones that I am incorporating in my closet and in my outfits at the moment. There will be more, but for now these are the ones that I love the most. 

Until next time,