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Fall Trends – 2018 Would You Wear?


Hello friends!

One of my favorite things to research in fashion are the upcoming trends of each season.  Although i love to have those necessary staples that i think are easy to mix in match in our wardrobe, trendy pieces can be fun to add as well. I don’t believe in spending loads of money on trends if it is something you think might just come and go, or you don’t see yourself wearing much. Let me get down to business and talk about some of the Fall trends for 2018 I am seeing in shops and hearing about.

Weekend Fun

Well, first off, I actually won something this weekend. I never. win. anything. Let’s see, there was this kind of Victorian Doll with white hair and a green gown with a parasol that I won from my hometown’s bakery when I was 7, but that has been it. And that isn’t a big deal, but I was excited, after lowering the prices on some of my Poshmark listings, ( my closet is Jess9642)  I got a notice in my email that I won The Deals day contest and was awarded $100 credit for Poshmark! ( yes, more thrifting)

We also just got home from PA on Thursday night, a 13 hour drive over 2 days, leaving me exhausted Friday. I knew waned to go to do something low key this weekend, and we went to see “A Star is Born”. I had been looking forward to it, and Rotten Tomatoes gave it 95%. We go to the Epicenter, which has comfy couch like seats, a full menu and drinks, doing it up at the movies! Really enjoyed the film and I seem to be more of the romantic one that gets all teary eyed during certain movies. The next film I hope to see is the one about Queen and Freddy Mercury.

Fall Trends 2018

I do think some “trends” can be classic, therefore you might find those pieces that you long to wear or that you grab often. Just because it is a trend, don’t consider it a “throwaway” piece or one that needs to be put a the back of the closet after you have worn it a few times.Many of these Fall trends i have in my closet and could see myself wearing. What Trends would you wear? Do you currently have these in your closet? Which trend does not appeal to you?

Animal Print

Leopard, Snakeskin, Croc.   I seem to see this trend pop up each year. Lots of leopard, which is one of my favorite prints. If you aren’t aware, animal prints, especially leopard, are considered a neutral. Paring any of these animal prints together, or with color would work quite well.

I own several leopard coats I have through thrifting. One a more cropped jacket and the other a swing vintage coat I found on Poshmark a few years ago. I have purchased some pieces recently – this midi dress from Zara, and an Equipment leopard silk blouse from The Real Real at a significant discount.

I am seeing more snakeskin prints in the form of shoes, belts, tops and pants. Button down dresses as well. I am thinking of a silk neutral snakeskin print.  Do you fancy yourself more a feline or a reptile? 🙂 I actually have more snakeskin prints in my closet than I thought. Here is a subtle snakeskin print skirt I styled in an earlier post. You will see me style this and leopard, which I have added more of, this Fall season.

Check out these posts- Leopard Swing Coat and Velvet dress

Ruffles, Lace, Leather and Leopard

This is just a small bit of leopard I own.. You will see more on the blog this fall. See, leopard flats too! Here is a post that was just last week-

Zara Leopard Dress for Fall

POP OF COLOR- Red like last year

Red is another color that trended last year, and we will see more red garments in the shop this Fall as well. I don’t have nearly enough red in my closet, but LOVE the color. It is bold, it makes a statement, and who doesn’t love a “Little Red Dress”? The color is so rich and eye-catching, think of statement pieces that are also classic. I may be asking “Santa” for a red structured bag this year.

I have some red pieces, but would love to add more. Red is so rich and is a color that will get you noticed! If you aren’t a fan of red on your body, add it for a pop of color with your look- ie.. earrings, a bag. Read Tweed and Valentine’s Look

CHECKS- Like last year, checks are back in vogue. I was tempted to get a blazer in brown checked, but I do have several plaid blazers I can wear from my existing closet.  Lots of trousers in checked prints and coats. Boyrfriend blazers, skinny trousers and coats will be in the shops. I love this checked blazer from HM, but would be tempted to buy secondhand something similar. Read post- Dark Denim and Plaid Blazer Here.

WESTERN- Boots, belts, shirts. This is one of those trends I think I am going to pass on. I just have never been a fan of the ‘western” look although I have seen some really interesting cowboy boots on the Salamanca brothers from the TV show- Better Call Saul. If I was interested in Western style, albeit a bit more subtly, I have always been a fan of Frye boots.  There are some great buys if you know where to find Frye- so check out 6pm for discounted styles.

TWEED-“a rough-surfaced woolen cloth, typically of mixed flecked colors, originally produced in Scotland.” Because of tweed’s heaviness, I don’t find I always reach for it here in NC. I love a great tweed jacket or skirt and have a tweed blazer in rusts, olive, brown tones I bought from LaFayette148NY via Poshmark for a song! I’ll have to remember to style it this year. It is one of those classic fabrics that never goes out of style. Think Coco Chanel. There will be various tweed outfits on the blog this Fall, with this burgundy tweet a favorite.

Read Tweed and Dark Florals for Fall

LEATHER OR FAUX LEATHER-  Who doesn’t love the look of a moto jacket? Whether it is faux or real leather, jackets are looking good this year. I have picked up a moto jacket from the Nsale for the past 2 years. I love the sleek look of leather and the rough and toughness you can get combined with a more elegant or feminine style. Look for leather trousers, jackets in the stores this Fall. I also love the look of dark florals with a leather moto jacket? I also have some pencil skirts I will be styling for Fall. Faux leather leggings are a staple you will see alot this Fall, and I enjoy wearing my black Ann Taylor pair styled many ways. Read Faux-leather Pants

FAUX FUR- I am all for faux fur. I just like it looking a bit more natural in leopard print, that’s me. A big trend last year, it will be in the shops this year. Fun to wear, I’ll be styling my stoles and jackets throughout the Fall and Winter seasons.  If you love trends, colorful faux fur jackets may be your thing. I just LOVE faux fur stoles added to jackets and sweaters, or like this sweater from Anthropologie which came with a detachable faux- fur stole. Read-The Chai Boot by Jambu

These are some of the trends you may be seeing this season. I’ll be on the lookout for others.

Which are your favorite?   Are there any trends you are aware of for the upcoming season that someone would have to pay you to wear? 

Tell me about it in the comments!


Jess xo

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  • Emma Peach
    Posted at 09:45h, 15 October Reply

    I love all of these trends Jess! I’d probably have to say leopard print and red are my favourites, although I’m a big fan of faux fur and tweed too. There isn’t really anything this season that I wouldn’t wear!

    Emma xxx

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:51h, 15 October Reply

      Thank you Emma! I know it is hard to pick. I love the Fall colors and the textures. It really is my favorite season, especially for Fashion. xx

  • Claire Justine
    Posted at 16:41h, 13 October Reply

    I love all your looks Jess, I would wear them all 🙂

    Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays.

  • Laura || Walking in Memphis in High Heels
    Posted at 13:42h, 08 October Reply

    Congrats on the win! That is so much fun! I love all of these outfits but all the skirts would be fun pieces in my closet!

    • Jessica A Jannenga
      Posted at 14:03h, 08 October Reply

      Thank you Laura! I’ve spent part of it already on a pair of new Tom’s peep toe booties😉.Glad you like the outfits. Xx

  • Straight A Style
    Posted at 12:41h, 08 October Reply

    Loving all these fun fall trends! Animal print and plaid are my two favorites.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 12:53h, 08 October Reply

      Thanks so much Amy! I have a fair amount of animal print and just bought some pieces through PM and Real Real that I will wear on the blog. Snake skin to come too! I do love plaid but don’t have alot of it. Thx for stopping! xx

  • mummabstylish
    Posted at 11:56h, 08 October Reply

    You do share some great pieces and lovely looks. I especially like the grey and red, along with the lace skirt ensemble. x Jacqui Mummabstylish

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 12:38h, 08 October Reply

      Thanks so much Jacqui! Fall is my season! Now if only Mother Nature would cooperate and bring on the cool fall air! 🙂 xx

  • Jodie
    Posted at 09:42h, 08 October Reply

    How exciting that you won, Jess!! It is the best feeling!!
    And I love all these trends…they totally work for everyone.

  • Cee Sees It
    Posted at 07:49h, 08 October Reply

    I love how each one of your outfits compliments your gorgeous hair color!
    Thank God that Animal Prints are back in trend. You look absolutely gorgeous in them.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:16h, 08 October Reply

      Thank you So much! I do love animal prints and I feel the leopard is a classic. Have a great day! xx

  • Lisa
    Posted at 07:36h, 08 October Reply

    Congrats on the win! I used to say I never win anything but one day it all came in bunches. (One day it did lol). I love your Fall looks. My favorite its the plaid shirt with jeans and black boots. You always have the prettiest outfits.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:19h, 08 October Reply

      Thank you Lisa! I was excited, as I do a fair amount of shopping on Poshmark. I know, it was funny that I still remember the doll I won. I love dressing for Fall and it would be nice if the weather cooperated and would get a bit cooler 🙂 You mentioned the plaid outfit. My combat boots are still my favorite. 🙂 xx

  • thisblondesshoppingbag
    Posted at 04:41h, 08 October Reply

    I’m so happy you won that $100 credit with Poshmark – I can’t wait to see what you get!!! You have all the trends covered my friend and beautifully done I might add. Those western boots on the Salamanaca brothers were really something, weren’t they? Gosh I love Better Call Saul! I am really wanting a check blazer this year, don’t want to invest much because I won’t wear it very often but it’s on my radar along with a pair of white booties!
    I want to see A Star is Born – I love the comfy recliners at the theatre!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:21h, 08 October Reply

      I bet you would love the movie! I got teary eyed, I am a romantic and really get into certain movies. Thank you! I did buy a pair of Toms peep toe booties as I am sending back a pair I got that was too high in the heel. I have some $$ left, and got them for $45 , worn once! I see white booties on lots of bloggers, I just know I would get them dirty! Happy Monday friend! xx

  • Nancy
    Posted at 03:12h, 08 October Reply

    That s a good thing g to win!
    I love the pleated skirts still so much! And the Leopard print is my thing! Great outfits Jess! I like most of your outfits! You know what looks good on you!

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