Fall. The very word evokes movement and change. And nowhere is change more evident right now than in fashion. Get ready to be inspired by the way fall is shaping up. Literally. Shoulders are rounder, skirts are fuller, lengths are longer, and coats bigger. And while you might not be ready to say goodbye to your pencil skirts and leggings (and why should you? They’ve become fashion basics), you will want to incorporate some of these key pieces into your fall wardrobe, and we can show you how. We’ve done the work for you. We’ve edited this year’s trends and selected the ones that are not only game-changers, but can be interpreted in a way that’s right for you and your personal style. That’s change we can all live with, isn’t it?
Here are some of the key trends that inspired us. We think they’ll inspire you too!
The Look of Leather: Whether faux or the real thing, nothing looks better than leather this season. Take your pick. The refined Moto jacket (retro chic), a laser cut skirt or dress, leather detail on the shoulder or sleeve, or anywhere, and leather leggings, if you dare. This fall there’s lots of leather to love. Why not have it all?
The Statement Sweater: The sweater is back, big time. But forget your basic pullover. This season’s sweaters mix fabric with knit, play with patterns, are hi-low or cropped, and put a new spin on the classic cable, fisherman and cardigan. Hello sweater girl!
The Coat to Covet: It’s deconstructed, oversized, with a rounded shoulder, and preferably in in a pastel. Make room in your closet. This is the coat you’ll want to wear … and wear … and wear. Does anything look newer?
Get Fit … and Flare: While coats have gotten boxier, you might say almost masculine, the dress you’ll want this season is nipped at the waist and begs for a belt. (Think Grace Kelly.) So many of fall’s best looks have a retro vibe, and this look is no exception. Wear it with a leather Moto or classic jean jacket and it’s anything but demure. Yes, sparks will fly!
Sky High Boots: Don’t abandon the bootie just yet, but do add a boot that’s high and mighty and over the knee. It gives a long, lean look to anything you’re wearing. A great sweater, leggings, and this boot. It’s easy dressing that’s still pulled together. It will be your go-to look for fall. Flat heel, chunky heel or stiletto. It’s the boot to buy.
The Skirt … It’s Come Full Circle: When was the last time you bought a skirt and got excited? I thought so. Try one of this season’s circle skirt and get ready for a thrill. There’s something nostalgic about the whirl of a skirt that’s fuller and longer. Wear it with a cropped sweater and a kitten heel. Ahhhh.
Be-Jeweled: Embellishment is everywhere! Chunky stones in regal jewel tones on dresses, jackets, accessories and in jewelry. Fabrics with shine for day time. Touches of gold braiding and lace appliques. The look is pure luxe. It’s opulence at its finest and the ultimate gilt trip!
Inspired fashion, at prices that are more than affordable, an inviting store, and warm, friendly service from people who love what the do. Plus all the trends you’ll want to wear this Fall. Find it all at FLUTTER!
Flutter Boutique, 20 South Main Street, Pennington.