We Don’t Need to Wait for Fall, to Dress for Fall

Dress for Fall 

It’s September and I’m guessing many of us are all summer-ed out, in way of dressing at least.  Fall fashion starts long before Fall weather actually starts, it’s a marketing tactic actually.  Stores need to keep customers interested and that means introducing fall fashion as early as end of August.  So here you go, all you need to know! 

 

Cut-Out Dresses 

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Knitwear dresses are on almost every run way for Fall, but it really is a little too hot to be wearing them now. There are variations on this trend that come in light-weight jersey and even velvet fabrics that are ideal for this time of the year.  Add a few cut outs here and there, and you are all set.  We recommend you stick to midi lengths and longer sleeves to keep with the Fall vibe. 

 

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The Vest is Here 

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There are so many iterations of the vest this season, some easier to manage at this time of the year.  Our favorite is the sleeveless blazer, which can be worn with a crop top or shirt for a modern take on the classic.  Match to your favorite pair of boyfriend jeans (yes you heard right, they are back too).  Go for a relaxed denim fit in a true blue color, as seen on the Dior runway. 

 

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Lilac, Lavender, Mauve 

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Call it what you want, it is the hit color of the fall season, but only if worn correctly, which is basically head-to-toe.  Indulge in this wonderful shade of purple, with a dress, pantsuit or catsuit.  Accessorize with either gold or silver depending on your skin tone and also depending on any hardware (buttons, zippers etc). 

As for the silhouettes, which are the second part of the equation.  Opt for fitted dress styles in long silhouettes, and when considering pants go big or go narrow, but make sure to wear the correct top to balance things out.   

 

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 The Slip Dress and Blazer 

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 One of the greatest hits of fall was the silk slip dress with blazer.  A play on masculine and feminine cross-dressing.  Match your favorite satin dress to a hip length, over-sized blazer for a modern take.  The slip dress should as always be midi length, otherwise it may come across as sleepwear.  As for color combinations, stick with classic, black and white, gold and beige, and different shades of the same color. 

 

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Let’s Play With Color 

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 A very interesting element of fall fashion this season was in the color combinations.  Bold contrasts of unconventional color schemes revitalized a trend that we have seen for many seasons in the past.  Think a strong jewel tone, such as teal, mustard, dark green and burgundy, matched to muted yet strong pastels, such as rosewood, lavender, mint and even light yellow.  Start out with two colors and then build up to even three. 

As for silhouettes, again wide and loose pants matched to a fitted top (with or without a loose jacket) or narrower pants with a hip length jacket. 

 

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 Cropped Just Different 

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 We’re sure you have plenty of crop tops in your wardrobe from the summer season.  The crop continues to reign supreme for fall but in an entirely different way.  It is more adult, more fitted, and much more formal. Most of the time these crops come in the form of little tops under jackets, but they are matched to bottoms in the same fabric.  There is also the cropped jacket which you can consider. 

 

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