It is hard to believe summer has already come and gone. Fall is upon us and with it comes change. We begin to pack away our shorts and maxi dresses and look ahead to what designers have in store for us this season.
This fall is all about making bold choices. Designers do not disappoint with their plethora of options. Leather and animal prints, rich colors, exquisite textures, and details that include military-like hardware will give you everything you need to make a statement. Fall fashion is about revamping staple items and breathing new life into classic looks. This season’s trends include a great mix of textures with an emphasis on leather. From entire outfits to the fine details, leather will be a major part of fall work wear. To break up the monotony of gray and black, designers offer a palette full of bold reds, orange hues and regal purples.
Ladies, keep in mind that leather is versatile and easy to incorporate into any look. Try pairing a leather A-line skirt with sleek port-colored booties and topped with a crisp white blouse and bold-colored sweater. Add a structured officer-inspired jacket to finish your look. The leather satchel remains fall’s go-to bag and a perfect accessory for any outfit. Rose gold bracelets and watches along with printed scarves are easy accessories that will instantly update any look this season.
Gentlemen, focus on mixing it up when pairing shirts and ties. Do not be afraid to incorporate bold colors and different patterns. Plaid ties stand out against solid-colored shirts of the same color scheme. Checkered shirts go from weekend casual to conference room–ready when teamed with a smart college-striped tie. Finish your look with dark trousers, a leather bomber and loafers.
fashion correspondant//ANDREA LERUM