Yay, we’re finally settling into fall! No more fall previews or soon-to-be posts, it’s here and in full swing! Now I personally believe that shopping for fall pieces is the most essential shopping spree you will ever go on because a lot of staple items will be incorporated into autumn attire and practical clothing kicks into gear. Although shopping for cute and fun summer shorts, shoes, and dresses is a good time, depending on where you live, summer is short-lived as us New Englanders know very well. Therefore, you’re going to get more for your buck when you hit the stores early September. Fall clothes can easily be translated into winter clothes with an extra layer or two and they’re good for at least 6 months! In this case, maybe my quirky list of fashion pet peeves and infatuations for the most wonderful time of year will help you out or make you giggle. Either way, it’s random and fun and had to be done.
1. Orange rarely looks good on anyone, especially in the fall! Only the right complexion can pull off an orange, specifically a bright one. Many people automatically get in an oompa loompa kind of mood when the leaves turn and pumpkins are ready for picking and the Halloween decorations are every which way you turn. Orange sweaters = bad idea. It’s kind of like Christmas red and green; just because you coordinate with the Christmas tree and wrapping paper doesn’t mean you look festive. Colors like orange aren’t safe so wearing them in doses and as accents are fine but don’t make it your focal color in an outfit. It’s tacky and rough on the eyes. If you’re going to do it, stick with a muted orange; something with more tints than shading. It’s best worn when less intense.
2. Leggings and skirts are just wrong, wrong, wrong! As much as you want to continue to wear skirts, if your legs are freezing, it’s time to put them away until spring. Wearing leggings with them is just not the answer. You wouldn’t wear skinny jeans with a skirt, would you?
3. I love Uggs just as much as the next girl but what I’ve noticed is that people don’t pair them with the correct outfits. I don’t care if your Uggs are black, don’t wear them with dress pants! You’re not fooling anyone! Your shoe should be a prime indicator of what the rest of your outfit will be like. For example, heels are going to be worn with something dressy, trendy, for going out or looking professional. You don’t wear heels with sweatpants so don’t wear Uggs with a cute outfit and get your hair and makeup done and then blow it with Uggs! They’re fine with leggings if you’re going for an obvious casual look but try to limit them to being worn with your loungewear. Booties are a great alternative! Don’t abuse your rights to your Uggs!
4. Layer Mahem. Who doesn’t love layers, right? But overdoing it is enough to make you dizzy. Excluding an accessory like a scarf or long necklace, you should try to limit yourself to three layers on the top. Depending on the fabrics of the tops, it can make you look shapeless if you overdo it. You can wear four layers and look fabulous but layering should be done in moderation.
5. Lastly, I have a huge vendetta against people who assume that just because the thermometer doesn’t read 80 degrees or higher, you must retire your sunglasses for the season. Says who?! When I last checked, the sun was still shining and it can be 20 below and as long as the sun is in my eyes, I’m rocking them, thanks! 😎 I think people feel weird about mixing them with winter jackets or gloves like how some people feel it’s unlawful to light warm apple pie or sugar cookie candles in the middle of July. Nope! Wear them away!
1. Scarves ..they make the outfit, simply stated.
2. Wool sweaters, long knit cardigans, and faux fur vests; they really are your “go to”! Stock up, especially in neutrals.
3. Pea coats, pea coats, and more pea coats.. enough said.
4. BOOTS, BOOTS, and BOOTS.. again, enough said. Actually, let me elaborate. Ankle boots and over-the-knee are going to be huge hits in the next few months. In fact, they already are. Boots are for anyone; they come in all lengths, including over-the-knee, knee-high, mid-calf, ankle, and bootie. One thing girls who are shorter need to remember is that taller boots are going to consume you so choose your length wisely. There’s something for everyone. Leather or suede, you can’t go wrong.
5. Plum, heather gray, jade, chocolate brown, nutmeg, burgundy, and periwinkle – probably some of the best fall colors around. Not to mention that you can never go wrong with animal prints, especially in the fall!
So there you have it and very soon I’ll be posting an overview of how Fashion Week in New York went down! Enjoy!