The word on the street is that some of you – I won’t name names – have been craving fashion. I used to do these posts all the time, and lately they’ve sort of fallen to the wayside. Largely because…well, I’m obsessed with food. I have limited time, and I cook so much that I constantly have recipes backed up to share with you, so that’s the reason. But you must know – I die for fashion. Or better yet, I live for fashion. And what better time than fall to get back into the swing of things? So, I’ve taken the time to weed out my favorite trends for fall this year. I hope you enjoy.
Let me begin by saying that I, for one, am happy that it’s not quite time to put away the lace, the brights, maxi skirts, the color red (please see the always-stunning Blake Lively to the right, in Marchesa, showing off one of my favorite looks of the collection), or the 70s – though the 60s are competing for the limelight in a big way, and I’m not arguing with that, either.
I’ve been into polka dots for a hot minute now, the bigger the better, and I’m liking the sweater dress in a maxi shape, though much of what I saw was maxi skirts with hugh, chunky knits on top – which is a look that, for me, may or may not be wearable…I haven’t yet decided. I’m a sucker for legs, whether it’s someone else’s or showing my own, so it’s no surprise that I loved the super-high slits seen pretty much everywhere. Plaid is lingering, but this time playing up on the Tartan aspect – seen many places, but the red and blue pattern done at Thakoon is one of the most memorable. Choker necklaces? A nod to the 90s, and perhaps one of the only trends from that era I’d like to see again, because this time it’s being done right.
My favorite collections as a whole were Louis Vuitton, who did a ridiculously amazing take on the mod squad/60s theme – you must see the hats and the thigh-highs; Gucci, who mastered the sky-high slit look as well as some of the most gorgeously rich and sumptuous colors – jades, mustards, reds, and purples, all perfection – I saw on the runways, and, of course, you can’t miss the 70s influence which is my personal favorite decade of fashion; Marchesa, who ALWAYS without-fail puts on one of my favorite shows, I truly cannot get enough of Georgina’s uncanny ability to turn clothes into *real* art; Alexander McQueen, where Sarah Burton cast a see of dreamy ice princesses down the runway, and the gowns at the end were to-die-for; and Missoni, which was amazing to look at but likely not very wearable, and sort of reminded me of an Alice and Wonderland take on tribals and their signature prints, this time done in pastels with a bit of edge.
There were so many looks that captured several trends at once, which I loved – but it also made it hard to choose just one trend per look. So, here are the other big trends also pictured below: Sky-high slits, technicolor furs, and funky new hat shapes. Yes, please.
THE SWEATER DRESS
THE CHOKER NECKLACE
Which of these trends would YOU wear? Next, I’ll be working on finding many of these looks for less, so if there’s one you’re eyeing let me know, and I may just add that to my list.