With only five days until the official start of fall, I am anxiously waiting to break out my chunky sweaters and riding boots. Although the weather (in DC, at least) has not totally cooled off, I am more than ready to ditch my bikinis and sundresses! In preparing for the autumn breeze, I have been constantly keeping up on possible trends for Fall 2014. After consulting several official reports, such as the Pantone Fashion Color Report and Vogue, here are my predictions for the hot new trends this fall;
From fur to suede and anywhere in between, a girl can never have enough vests! Versatile yet uber stylish vests offer a refined edge to any outfit. Check out this fabulous fur vest from the Isabel Marant Fall 2014 runway.
Capes & Ponchos
Another essential fall outwear piece, both capes and ponchos offer an exciting and unique twist to a simple pair of jeans and leather boots. Here, Roberto Cavali shows a minimalistic poncho in black and white and Valentio reveals a more whimsical and editorial cape from the Fall 2014 runway.
Sadly, we must leave the fabulous palazzo pant in August and discover an alternative for this fall. Well, harem pants are just the replacement! Loose and slightly slouchy, flared trousers present an effortless look for fall. Despite the possibility of being a tough look to pull, Diane von Furstenberg’s models looks gorgeous.
Who doesn’t love a comfy knit sweater? According to the Fall 2014 runway, you can now wear head-t0-toe knit and still be on the best dressed list. Once again, another garment that wears better on the runway than in daily life, knitwear can be tricky. Don’t be afraid to try one piece (at a time) this fall, instead of the full ensemble as in Marc Jacob’s line.
Fur & Feathers
Love adding a little spunk to a dull outfit? Then fur and feathers (in the right proportions) are your new BFFs! Luxe fur can create an illusion of a much more sophisticated garment; whereas, light feathers can add some youth and fun to any piece. The Fendi fur coat looks lavish on the runway and Lanvin’s dark feather ensemble exudes understated playfulness.
Who doesn’t love a good jewel tone? These gorgeous and rich colors complement majority of skin tones and add luster to any outfit! Cobalt blue, in particular, is an extremely brilliant color that translates well into dresses, coats, trousers and anything in between. Stella McCartney uses the jewel tone in conduction with crisp black and pure white to polish off her garment.
Practically a neutral, army green gives a simply stylish and sassy edge to any simple fall outfit. Relatively easy to translate from high fashion on the runway to ready-to-wear garments, army green will be extremely prevalent “on the streets” this fall. Balmain plays with structure and color to create an “army-inspired” look in terms of both color and silhouette.
Slip on your sunglasses; the next few looks are anything but boring! The sixties may have passed, but they did not take their fabrics with them. Bright and geometric patterns are back and better than ever! Although a fully printed ensemble may come across a “costume-y,” a patterned piece here or there can really spice up a dull outfit. Prada, Chloe and Valentino all showed fabulously vibrant prints on the runway this fall.
Whether you are read or not for fall to descend upon us, it’s on its way! And there’s no better way to prepare than to make sure your closet is at its fullest potential for style and and trends. Although I’m partial to a washed pair of jeans and a trendy sweater, I hope to incorporate my predictions into my wardrobe!