|Pantone Fashion Color Report - Fall '14 Runway|
Fall is my favorite time of year as it relates to wardrobe. For those of us that live in the Midwest, it seems like a short window, but we get the cooler weather days, falling leaves and some warmer days as we'd refer to as Indian summer. I'll take them all! I only wish that we could swap that extra month of Winter and stick it into Fall! I really love classic trends so swapping out warm weather months to Fall clothing is one of those things I get excited to do. Endless sweaters, pea coats, tweeds in either pants or jackets are just a few of those classics I love year after year. But this Fall/Winter season brings some unexpected surprises with so many nods to classic and wearable clothing.
|Color Solutions International - Fall '14 FASHION |
with radiant orchid being my favorite.
- Highlighter Brights
My Favorite Trends for Fall/Winter 2014:
1. Gray is the New Black
|photo through Harper's Bazaar|
For those that don't know, Bill Cunningham is a revered fashion photographer who captures trends from runway shows to the streets of New York City. I love this particular street video on gray because it is everywhere! I don't think I'll ever tire of having black as a go to color in my wardrobe, but it is great to see gray so prevalent particularly in NYC where so many people also turn to black this time of year! Here are some of his great fashion videos through the New York Times online.
2. Classic Coats
|Elle's Top 75 Best Coats from NY Fashion Week - Fall'14|
2. More Than Just Sweaters - Wearable, Soft Knits
Another trend from Elle's short list previewed knits being more than just a sweater. Consider knit
|Derek Lam/Photo through Harper's Bazaar|
|Don Ashby/FirstView (photo credit)|
|Vans Slip On for J. Crew|
4. Mod - the 60s Return
I love that this Fall/Winter brings on boots in every shape, heel height, color; my personal favs for this season are over the knee. I'd love a shiny black patent tall boot to dress up any outfit.
And boots look great on all women so you really can't go wrong. My only recommendation if you are planning to make an investment for designer boots, go to a Gilt.com to Ruelala.com where they have been popping up at a discounted price.
6. It's All in the Details
This season brings beautiful dresses, skirts and
|Image from fashiongonerogue.com|
And to the left is another Katrantzou number in an evening gown length. This one is almost too beautiful to take out of the house! It has a slightly bohemian vibe and her work is just so beautiful and intricate.
|image from Vogue.com|
|Dior image by Dan/Corinna Lecca|
The Dior suit is beautiful, almost has a sheen to it. The great thing with each of these suits is being able to wear a wilder accessory be it a handbag or shoes.
8. Rich Tapestry
|Image by Dan/Corinna Lecca|
9. Anything Goes
I am a Michael Kors fan and he followed the Fall trends and orchestrated them beautifully without being too ornate. This knit sweater, unstructured and loose pant along with it all being monochromatic gray! It's a triple play and I think Kor's aesthetic is easy, but sophisticated. This collection has to be pretty appealing to a variety of women.
The color wheel takes some of the most dramatic offerings I've seen in awhile, such as pink. I personally love pink with a very soft hue. This Valentino dress is so feminine and girly to which I'd never expect for Fall! And pairing it with a boot no less! This is totally monochromatic without feeling "matchy, matchy!"
So many choices, so many different color palettes, so many cuts from clean lines to wild shearling coats! I really like that so many of these design houses are adding a practicality to fashion so it is more wearable to the average woman. Like any season, decide which trends you are missing or where you can add without blowing the bank. If you're going for the wild, shearling coat then cheers to you, but I think my closet might only have one - forever!
Cheers to all and please share your favorite hits and misses!