This fall there are many top fashion trends in women's clothing suitable for all body types and personalities. While some trends focus on a single clothing item, others are about a total look. Use these guidelines for adopting the right trends for you.
Wearing plaid emerges almost every fall season, and this fall it is popping up in entire suits, skirts, or jackets. While the traditional red and black is always in style, new color palettes with navy blue, red, and yellow are popping up. The good news about plaid is that you don't need to invest in new pieces each year. Simply incorporate what you already own to achieve the essence of the trend.
One of the most fun trends this fall is polka dots. In particular, 1940s inspired dresses with modern polka dot designs are popular. Don't want to do polka dots head to toe? No problem. You can achieve the look by incorporating a single polka dot item into your outfit like a cute scarf or beret. The trick to doing this trend right is to choose a polka dot print in neutral colors like brown, taupe, or black.
This fall, lace is not just for evening wear. Many lace items are emerging in work attire such as wool or pinstripe suits accented with lace or lace pencil skirts. Rather than white lace, this season highlights colored black, brown, taupe, or blue lace layered over another color. For work, wear a lace pencil skirt with a button up oxford, and lady like heels.
Trendy colors this season range from bright to earthy. One popular and easy outfit to put together is to wear bright red or magenta wool trousers with a dark top. The look is so current that a variety of retailers at different budgets are selling the pants. Goldenrod yellow is also hot this year in sweaters, blazers, and skirts. And while camel has been the signature color of the long wool coat for years, this year rust orange is taking over. Finally, think beyond the little black dress this year and opt for the jade green cocktail dress for holiday parties and events.
This fall offers two ways to mix and match textures. The first trend is to wear a chunky knit sweater with a thin gauzy skirt. The contrast of heavy and light is so modern. Next, wear a fur jacket over a knit sweater and corduroy jeans for a hip look. If you don't want to invest in a faux fur jacket, brands like Ann Taylor and J.Crew are featuring sweaters with fur collars, cuffs, or accents.
Long skirts are bold this season in various styles. Some are full or straight, but the hottest ones have modern accordion like pleats. While long skirts can be worn by every body type, it's important to get the right fit. The skirt should be slimming and long enough to brush the floor. It should be balanced with less bulk on top. A final evening wear trend is a long flowing silk A line skirt with a tall slit in the front.