TREND #1 Fringe
Fringe comes and goes. Be warned: this is a trend. It always has been. Unless you can afford it, it doesn’t make sense to spend a lot. If you’re a little leary about stepping out in fringe, try it in black, versus brown. Brown tends to give the look a hippie feel, whereas black feels more sophisticated.
Tip: Pare it down. Don’t do fringe with a lot of color or in combination with other trends, like animal prints.
TREND 2: Boxy Coats
Oversized boxy coats are coming in every size, color and pattern. Some are dramatic with wide collars and tie waists, while others have a single button closure and slim collar. Others are short and cropped, like a modified cape. These are being seen on the runways in every color and pattern imaginable. The red and yellows seen on the runway might be a little much for all of the fabric that some of these coats come with. Below are three different looks–a pop of color (yes, pastels are ok for winter), that’s cropped and cute, a sophisticated trench, and fun pattern with a masculine cut (everything masculine is in. See her shoes?) What we like about this trend is that this is still considered a classic coat that can stand the the test of time. The retro look will serve you well for years to come. You won’t be sorry to have spend a bit extra on these
TIP: If you’re on the small side, go with the cropped version as not to overwhelm yourself with fabric.
TREND 3: The Cropped Top
This is not a trend for everyone–we know that. It’s a look that became popular last Spring and has transitioned to fall with heavier fabrics, long sleeves, and turtlenecks. The extra fabric is key for balance. This looks great with a wide-leg trouser, or high-waisted pant, again to strike that balance. Nothing too tight or short on the bottom. If you’re a bit modest, or like the look for work, one great way to do this is to layer the cropped sweater with an collared button down.
TIP: Layer it in with a silk or soft fabric, to create a flowy look in contrast to the fitted sweater.