Since we all are starting to dream of Fall, if it isn’t in your neighborhood yet, we can at least daydream about the Fall Fashion trends. This is by means is not a definitive list, but of 5 of the trends I have encountered while researching Fall 2019. There are other trends, but I find these very wearable, which isn’t always the case with the runway and trends.
Last Fall, 2018, I wrote about the trends. Some of them I truly enjoyed wearing and they were a staple in my closet. If you missed this post, have a read HERE- Fall Trends 2018-What Would You Wear?
Another was written in 2017- Fall Trends 2017
I seem to have all of these trends in my closet, and have included pictures of post where I wore them. I’ve included affiliate links of pieces that are in stores now, at the end.
You may be a person that doesn’t follow trends or wear them, opting for a more classic approach to dressing. However, trends don’t have to cost a fortune, and you can enjoy adding a few here and there just for fun! I typically write about the trends for the Seasons, and choose some of my more favorite or say which I would or wouldn’t wear. I find these trends to be totally wearable and have them in my closet already!
You know one trend that never leaves us, or hasn’t for the past several years, has been animal print. I do think of leopard as timeless, as it has been around forever. So, I think of this more as a classic print, as it is neutral and can be worn with any color. In addition to leopard this year, however, the fashion industry is showing other animal prints such as zebra and cheetah, in addition to leopard and snakeskin. I have the most of leopard and a bit of snakeskin, so I am satisfied, for now.
Did you know leopard print has been around since Ancient Egyptian times? When researching, I found this fascinating, but the Pharos and Princesses found leopards to be a symbol of strength and power. In the “18th and 19th century it represented strength and wealth.” Later, in the 20th century, leopard evolved and can be described in many ways-powerful, sexy, classic, trashy ( more dependant on the fabric)
Since I have Ehlers-Danlos, and the “Mascot” is the Zebra ( rare animal for a rare condition), I am tempted to buy something in zebra. Not that I want to be a “walking ad” for a medical condition, unless you read about it or have it, it is more of a private nod. What other animal prints would you like to see, or are you a classic leopard gal? This zebra print sweater from Mango did catch my eye though.
Long snakeskin skirt from Ann Taylor ( a few yrs ago) will go with any color, or look great in a neutral palette, as seen here.
You will be seeing a fair amount of leopard and animal print on the blog for the cooler seasons. This Banana Republic cardi is from Poshmark.
Are you suited for suits? I am a person that works from home, so no need to get that dressed up, but why not buy a suit or pieces to be worn separately. I love and have been looking for a plaid blazer for Fall, and have chosen this one. I love the rust color in the plaid pattern and longline design. Pair a plaid blazer with denim and a turtleneck for a beautiful fall look.. Not into blazers? Why not look for a pair of plaid flat front pants? I see plaid or Tartan as the Scottish call it, as a pretty classic print. This blazer from H &M is also a great price, and I am a fan of the double breasted blazer- wear it with a pencil skirt, some skinny jeans, there are lots of options.
I bought both a grey and brown plaid vest on Poshmark, and like a menswear look with an added bit of femininity with a short tweed skirt.
The mention of plaid before this was just one suggestion for suits. Certainly, a black blazer is one of those pieces that is timeless, so the suiting need not be plaid. ( just what I was looking for!) But, now that I mention it, plaid is one of those trends this fall. I have a plaid blazer in navy/green from Anthropologie, and there is a nice selection in stores now. I see this something that is timeless as well. Lots of items being shown- such as skirts, blazers, and tops. I’ll be sharing a Fall plaid top I recently bought at Target on the blog soon.
Plaid has been around since the century. I am sure you have a plaid story. Where did you first wear plaid? It was popular and made a constant in my Educational Universe, as I went to a Catholic School for 8 years and had to wear a blue and green plaid jumper. As I taught guitar in the 1990s.,plaid became synonymous with Grunge music and the Grunge movement.
The Scottish call it Tartan, Americans call it Plaid, and it was certainly recognized from a Paul Bunyan Ad from Woolwich. You know, “I’m a Lumberjack and I don’t care…” Well, it goes back further than that. Archeologist discovered a man, over 3,000 years old, wearing the Scottish fabric In 1978, when archeologists inspected an ancient cemetery in China.
This plaid blazer will be worn this Fall. I loved the shape and found it while thrifting on Poshmark. It is Anthropologie.
Not of the Superhero kind. Although you may consider yourself a “Superhero” or Superwoman in today’s world, i am talking about a different type of cape. I do love the look of a cape, and think the drape is very elegant.
This is something I dont have! I’ll have to remedy that!
This cape is under $20 on Shein’s website.
Shades of Green
I am sure, as a redhead, it wouldn’t surprise you that I love shades of green. emerald, olive, sage, are just some of my favorite shades.
I do love to wear green and it is showing all over the shops. If you are unsure, you can always add accessories in this color to try out this shade. Look for an olive green handbag – small and structured ( popular now) to add this tone for Fall.
I’ve had this olive boiled wool jacket from Loft for years. It’s still a favorite piece to wear for Fall.
Which of these trends would you wear? What is your favorite for Fall?
Have a great weekend!
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