Making Fall Trends Wearable

Finally!  The stores have updated their merchandise with all the fun new fall trends, but to be honest, some of these trends look hard to wear, severe, and unflattering.  For the non-model types like myself, there are definitely easy ways to incorporate some of these trends into your fall wardrobe… take a look at some of my favorites…

Modern Romance:
This look is all about modest necklines, embellished details, and feminine touches.  Lace, ruffles, and bows are everywhere, but in non-girlish, sophisticated silhouettes of course.  The peter pan collar was made popular on little girls’ party dresses (god knows I had plenty growing up) but when they are touched up with rhinestone details or intricate black embroidery, they are nothing but “adult”.  Go monochromatic with navy suede booties and a navy trench dress, or nude strappy sandals with a nude lace dress for a fancy dinner out.  With so many grown-up ways to wear bows, lace, and sweet collars again, who can resist?!

Vintage style dress / Mango embroidery dress, $97 / Stella McCartney ruffle front dress / Tory Burch bow shirt / Pink blouse, $22 / Peter pan collar blouse / By Malene Birger peter pan shirt / ASOS embellished top / Jil Sander Navy / Oasis lace top, $23 / Ash tall suede boots / Oasis shoes, $40 / Elie Saab heel sandals / Dolce&Gabbana tote handbag / Dorothy Perkins bow clutch / Silver brooch, $19

Ox Blood:
Isn’t that just a horrific name for such an awesome, rich color?  Call it what you will – ox blood… burgundy… tomato, to-mah-toe.  This color is everywhere this fall, and I’m sold.  From deep red handbags, to stacks of bangles, dark shiny lips, and faux ruby cocktail rings.  I am seriously loving it all.  Especially both of these skirts – one is full and feminine with super flattering inverted pleats (that means you’ll get a full skirt without the bunching), and I’m somewhat obsessed with the peplum pencil skirt, since it’s one of the most flattering trends in ages… both skirts would be so perfect with some textured tights, and cute booties…

Ox Blood

Derek Lam / Pea coat, $56 / Pleated skirt / Dorothy Perkins / DKNY high heels / Rebecca Minkoff leather clutch / Urban expressions handbag / Vintage jewelry, $685 / Antik Batik , $82 / La Mer watch / Eyeglass

Baroque Chic:
Let me preface this by saying, this is DEFINITELY an evening look, so unless you work in a super avant garde industry, save these pieces for after-work activities only.  Let’s be honest, the pants are going to be VERY hard to pull off, but if you’ve got the body (and attitude) for them, dive right in.  I’m loving the embellished tops, and accessories most of all since they are obviously the easiest way to incorporate the ornate over the top baroque pieces into your fall wardrobe.  The white a-line skirt is also another great alternative if you want to dip your toe into this trend, since the creme is clean and simple, despite the busy pattern inlay.

Baroque Chic

Alexander McQueen knit dress / Patrizia Pepe pattern dress, $315 / Miss Selfridge printed shirt / Lipsy sheer shirt, $65 / Stella McCartney , $1,040 / Lipsy corset top, $65 / Lipsy short skirt, $40 / Black pants, $15 / Alexander McQueen black handbag / Oscar de la Renta tahitian pearl earrings / Sequin pave jewelry / Floral jewelry / Dorothy Perkins / 80s sunglasses / Kim Seybert Baroque Runner

What are some of your favorite trends this fall?

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