Touch me Textures – The one thing you want to do is to stick to one piece that really is the statement. Then, have little pieces of other textures. The trick to mixing textures is mixing a little bit of everything, not a lot.
August 9, 2016
Hey guys! So although it’s still in the high 80’s here in Pittsburgh, seeing my favorite boutiques change over to fall collections has me pumped for the cooler weather. Fall has always been my favorite season. I love the bold hues and fresh autumnal palette of tobacco, charcoal, military green, plum, mustard and blush. I’m usually a cold person, so layering has always been my jam. And what’s not to love about plush, oversize sweaters and over-the-knee boots? With that in mind, I’ve rounded up a few of my favorite trends that are on the scene for the upcoming months.
Prints on Prints – Try mixing different graphic prints while staying within the same color palette. For beginner pattern mixers, try sticking with stripes, especially black and white, which go with everything. They’re so simple, they’re pretty much the neutral of prints. Graphic prints go great with each other and with more complex or organic prints like florals or animal prints. These more complicated prints can also look nice together, but it’s not as easy to pull off — color and scale become more important, so it can get frustrating if you’re not totally comfortable with the idea of print-mixing to begin with. I love this simplicity of Aimee Song’s look below.
Power of Plaid – The power pattern of revolutionary grunge. This old school print can flawlessly be dressed up for the office or down for Sunday brunch with the girls. Go for a relaxed look with an open button down and distressed denim. Try pairing a fitted button up tucked into a tailored skirt for a professional vibe.
Calvin Klein – Twill Plaid Silk Tunic Dress
Barbara Bui – Plaid Coat (similar)
Suno – Patterned Wool Top (similar)
Masculine loves Feminine – By mixing the two styles you get effortless edginess, yet polished and pulled together. My favorite way to achieve this look is with sweet lace dresses, prim pleated skirts and feminine floral prints styled with super slouchy silk trousers, over-sized wool coats, tough leather jackets and boyish button up shirts. A light and dark color combo can really help with the contrast too.
Images via Arzella
Are there any trends that you are super excited about for Fall? What are your favorites? Hope everyone is having a great Monday!