Fall is the new new year: your kids are (somewhat) back into a steady routine and ready to take on the new school year. So now it’s time to focus on you!
Some runway trends are great to look at, but not all are so easy to recreate. Luckily, there are many trends this season you can adapt into your everyday looks. Here are five ideas to get you started:
You’ll see ruffles of all kinds in stores this season, big and small. They can add dimension to your looks without having to over-accessorize with jewellery. To incorporate this trend into your wardrobe, look for a blouse with a subtle ruffle on top or an A-line skirt with a more dramatic ruffle at the bottom.
Quick Tip: The trick to making this work in real life is balance. If you go for ruffles on top, keep it simple on the bottom and vice versa.
2. Shades of Tan
Anything tan is in for fall, especially pants, skirts, knits and outerwear. From camel to khaki to sepia, no shade is off limits! If you’re looking to incorporate something new, invest in a trench or pea coat in your favourite shade of tan. We guarantee you’ll get lots of wear out of it this season!
Beauty Tip: To complement this neutral colour palette, try pairing your outfit with natural hair. You can even let it air-dry after a shower for a more effortless look! And if transitioning weather or styling starts to dry out your scalp, use Head & Shoulders to fight back against pesky dandruff.
3. Gold Metallic
Don’t wait until the holidays to break out the sparkle! Metallic, especially gold, is trending for fall. A sequin jacket can update everything from a little black dress to basic jeans and a T-shirt. If that’s too much bling for your taste, try a gold metallic top under a neutral blazer. Also, this trend can easily translate to beauty, so play with a copper smoky eye or a gold nail polish.
This year, small yet bold floral prints blossomed on the fall runways. Perfect for work or play, florals can add a delicate, feminine touch to any outfit. Look for this print on sweatshirts, skirts and dresses.
Quick Tip: To differentiate from spring/summer florals, look for patterns that incorporate deeper jewel tones, like navy, crimson, plum or hunter green.
You’ll probably recognize this trend, which is straight out of the ‘90s. Whether it’s as intricate as an embellished collar necklace or as simple as a skinny black ribbon tied around the neck, chokers are making a major comeback this season.
Chokers are one of the most versatile of these fall trends, making them the perfect accessory for dressed up or down looks. Pair a simpler choker with a blouse and jeans for weekend errands or a bedazzled one for a special night out.
Laundry Tip: To protect your fall clothes from stretching, fading and fuzz, use Downy Liquid Fabric Conditioner!
Which is your favourite fall runway trend? Let us know in the comments below!