I don’t know about you, but I live for fall. The chunky sweaters, changing leaves, and Pumpkin Spice Lattes (I know, I’m basic) are only a few of my favorite things. It’s only August, but I’m already thinking about fall fashion. Then again, I was always the one most excited to get new clothes and school supplies for the new school year, so this isn’t any different.
I tend to go for darker colors year-round in both my makeup and clothes, and fall is only the start of the obsession. However, this year’s Pantone color palette leans more toward warmer tones. There’s Butter rum (a warm, tan color), Tawny Port (a deep wine), Shaded Spruce (a dark blue-green), Ballet Slipper (a surprising soft pink for this palette), Grenadine (a fiery red), Neutral Grey, Golden Lime (which honestly, looked more olive), and the classic Autumn Maple (an orange reminiscent of the classic Pumpkin Spice). The Tawny Port and Grenadine are my personal favorites, because they can look good on many skin tones and clothing styles.
As for specific fall trends, there are a variety of styles to choose from. One that I thought was interesting was the transition of florals from summer to fall. The florals of 2017 aren’t something that your grandmother would wear; these are fresh and youthful with a twist. I saw a lot of them with plain tops, with the colors ranging from burgundy to mustard yellow. The twist was that instead of being on the shirts and blouses, florals would be on unexpected places, like platform shoes and even jeans! I thought this was so fun, and a new way to wear a touch of floral without being overbearing. I even saw a black floral bucket hat that I thought about buying.
Speaking of bucket hats, does anyone remember the 90s? I went into Forever 21 a few days ago to find a dress. I’m definitely not 21 anymore, but when I stepped into that store, it looked like I had gone back to 1994. Corduroy and denim for days! Zippered pleather skirts, turtlenecks, and stripes lined the walls. While this may sound like a nightmare to some, it was presented in a way that was modern, edgy, and cool. You might not wear what you did in middle school, but combining a “vintage” item like an O-ring miniskirt with a newer piece, such as a plain V-neck or cold shoulder shirt, is a way to incorporate the style without going full Sabrina the Teenage Witch. I really can’t believe I just said that 90s stuff is vintage now. Wow.
There’s a third and final style I can’t go without mentioning for fall. The classic sweater, jeans, and boots combo. Some might call it “millennial,” some might call it “basic.” Either way, this is here to stay. I’ve already seen so many cute sweaters and jackets in stores that I want to buy and save for later. My favorite way to wear this is to do an all-black combination- black chunky sweater with black jeans, black motorcycle boots, and a black leather jacket. Another cute way is to wear an off-the-shoulder sweater with ripped jeans and booties. This is an easy way to transition some of your summer-oriented pieces for fall.
Whatever your style may be, there’s fall fashion out there for you. So sit back, crack open a cold one (for now!) and wait for the leaves to fall; fall is ALMOST here!