|Some looks for Fall 2018. Photo from Vogue.com.|
It is my favorite time of year... Fall Fashion time. This year's looks are '70s bohemian chic with its flowy fabrics and interlacing patterns with a pop of '80s neon thrown in the mix. It is international, global, celebrating all cultures all at once. Now is the time to pair together colors and textures together than normally should not go. Clothes are even being made with this look... a plaid collar with a leopard print shirt, or one sleeve plaid, another leather... It is like the island of misfit toys. It should not work. And, yet, it does. Play up the romantic.
Block patterns of electric colors, especially safety orange, are a must-have. Pair your '80s inspired neon look with a fanny pack... yes, a fanny pack... Pick one that also makes a statement, is preferably boxy, and wear it belted across your front. Throw an accessory, like a phone or iPad in there too... It adds to the "futuristic" look. Otherwise, grab a structured clutch with a bright colored logo perhaps.
Scarves are all the rage... celebrating a Middle Eastern feel... It goes perfectly with the more modest sentiment that has seemed to creep into the fashion lines... with hemlines growing longer, even to the ankle, and long flowy sleeves becoming a staple, some cinched in certain places. Pair that look with some long boots and you have an outfit you thought you would never wear. Oversized coats, faux fur, puffed parkas or shearlings complete the look for those in colder temps. Trenches are always in.
Hair accessories from the '90s are also in... Large clips, accordion headbands and even snap clips are being seen on the runway.
It is always fun to be in fashion, but really, to me, fashion is about what works best for your body. Play up your assets, hide what you feel are your flaws and, most importantly, have fun. That is what fashion is really all about!