A Quick Guide to Fall Trends
About mid-August, there was one beautiful Saturday that was breezy, sunny, and under 80 degrees. Then there was another two weeks of 80+ temperatures. Ever since that one day, I have been obsessed with sweaters and other fall trends. It's hard to think about wearing darker colors or long sleeves in when it's 90° in September, and it's hard to put the white jeans away. Here in Huntington, though, the weather has cooled off considerably, and there may be a frost(!) next week. I definitely think it's time to pull out the fall clothes.
The biggest trends from this board are black-and-white, Peter Pan collars, polka dot sweaters, and ankle boots. Ignore the old white-after-Labor Day sayings, because black-and-white was hot on the runway. You can make black-and-white look like it belongs in fall by choosing season-appropriate clothing, materials, and prints such as houndstooth. Black-and-white is also the biggest trend for next spring and summer because that's literally all I saw on the New York Fashion Week runways. Trust me, I pinned well over 500 outfits on Pintrest from NYFW. Peter Pan and other collars are also popular. If you're not sure about wearing these without reliving your childhood Sunday School dress days, there are lots of necklaces in the collar style. Some of these styles, like the cap toe shoes and cobalt blue everything, aren't exactly new but are still very popular for this season.
If you only look for one color this fall, make it oxblood. It's not quite maroon (too red), it's not quite burgundy (too purple), and it's not quite brown. Whatever color it is, it's a great look if the black-and-white look isn't for you. I paired it with a fabulous leopard print sweater, but if you want to be really daring, pair it with a pastel top. Baroque prints were on both the fall and spring runways. To me, it looks like a jewelry box fell on top of a Vera Bradley pattern, but it can be well done. With a dress this busy, I kept accessories simple with a simple gold men's watch, the current style in watches. I also added studded loafers that were all black to give the outfit some edge.
Now that you have an idea of how to dress for the thankfully cooler weather, get out there and enjoy the immense amount that West Virginia has to offer in the fall!