Trends to fall in love with
First off, one of my favorite trends is a touch of animal print. Now, I say a touch, because that’s exactly how you should wear it – in a shoe, a belt, a bag, or a cardigan. This is not something that you should wear head to toe as this is a definite don’t!
The animal print trend works nicely with another favorite of mine – red. Red always makes a fashion statement and again is best in small doses. And just to give you an example, a pair of black pants, a crisp white button down shirt and then a leopard heel and a red clutch would be a seriously chic outfit for night. For during the day, you could wear jeans and a leopard flat and a black top and then a red belt – or a red bag. Again, über chic and timeless.
I talk about a leopard pattern because it’s a little more versatile than something in a zebra, (black and white) or pony print, (brown and white). A good leopard print will have hints of both black and brown and therefore, can be worn with both.
Belts have been seen everywhere and this is a fun trend. I love this look because it’s so feminine and usually very flattering as this highlights the smallest part of women – a few inches just below the bust. Moreover, if you don’t have a big chest – this will definitely emphasize it, giving you the illusion of a larger chest. A belt can be worn over a cardigan, a white button down shirt, or even a suit jacket. One thing to note: if you are short-waisted, then you will have to wear a belt at your natural waist, which is lower than where we are seeing it for this season.
Another great trend for fall is patent leather. This has been around forever, and I love it because it adds some texture to an outfit. Even a red patent leather belt with an all black outfit would be a fabulous way to incorporate two of the hottest trends.
Now we’ve talked about some dos, but there are some definite don’ts. Everyone has been asking me about the skinny jeans/pants – mainly because of the Audrey Hepburn Gap commercial, and although it looks cute on her, this is a definite don’t. This trend can only be worn on about 2% of the population and most of those people spend their lives on a runway or a red carpet – they are very very skinny. So if you have any ounce of a hip, thigh, butt, waist, or if your legs actually get bigger at the top, then stay away from these pants! They are soooo trendy and soooo not worth it. I would rather see someone dressed in something that flatters their shape, than try to be super trendy. First, get the basics down and then we can talk about adding the latest trend.