Fall Fashion | Do's and Don't's
When it comes to finding a hot fall fashion trend, people often turn to their favorite celebrities for inspiration. While many of the styles may be appropriate for Hollywood, some do not work well for those of us outside the shining lights of Sunset Boulevard. There are several things to avoid when it comes to fall fashion including:
- A trend in fall fashions will include clothing with embellishments. Do not wear embellishments from head to toe; instead, choose one piece of embellished clothing to wear as an accent. We don’t want to look like a disco ball at the pumpkin patch or Fall harvest party.
- Wear styles that flatter your body shape. Keep in mind that while a size zero runway model can wear skinny jeans that doesn't mean they look good on everyone. Know your body shape, what designs and cuts accentuate your best assets and wear what works for you! Think of wide legged pants and jeans. Wide legged pants are in style for the fall but do be careful if you are petite or fuller figured. Wide legs can make you look shorter and wider.
- Do not be overly matched. A trend for fall is to mix and match prints and patterns. Be sure to keep them in the same color family though. Too much of a good thing is just that: too much! ;)
- Mixing fabrics is also a must for fall. Velvet is stylish for cooler fall weather. Velvets in shades of blues and purples will be a must for any wardrobe, but don't wear a velvet jacket with velvet pants. Instead, pair your jacket with a pleated skirt or a pair of jeans for a stylish, fresh look.
- Do not wear all the fall trends at once. I recommend picking one item to accent with and add pieces as needed. It is best to look understated than overdone.
- The old rule of not wearing white after Labor Day may still apply, but exceptions do exist. Winter whites or off whites are perfectly acceptable and I personally encourage them. I love a classic cream or ivory pant in the cooler months as they help the color of a warm sweater in one of fall's fashion colors pop. Which is what I love to rock!
- Fall is a time to wear darker, richer colors. Save pastels for spring or summer. Put on some darker denim jeans or black jeans for fall and winter. If you want to mix it up a bit, go for ripper off black jeans for a classic distressed appeal. This adds an edge to any look.
As always, be true to yourself and live life on your own terms, love much, laugh often, eat delicious, nutritious and filling food and look fabulous while doing it all!
Love, Blair :)