Posts Tagged ‘ Fall Fashion Trends ’

Faux Fur Trend

Faux Fur Trend

Being fake is the hottest trend this season.

Faux Fur, the fabric that was once considered too “costumey” now makes a chic sustainable statement and even the big kids on the Fashion block want to play.

Last month fashion powerhouse Gucci announced that they will be going fur free starting with their Spring 2018 Collection. They will be joining the ranks of other key designers such as Stella McCartney, Giorgio Armani, Hugo Boss, and Net-A-Porter, who have all gone fur free and work exclusively with faux fur when adding fur looks to their collections.

The Faux fur trend made a major showing across all the Fall 2017 collections is almost every form.  Faux Fur flew on the runway at Miu Miu who presented fluffy, fun oversize furry coats and coat collars, punctuated by fur rain hats and bubble newsboy caps and flat fur boots in a range of kitchy colors while MSGM added sport racing inspired stripes to bold colorful faux fur jackets and Tadshi Shoji took a ladylike approach by pairing detachable fluffy pink fur collars with beautiful brocade jackets.

Whether it be a jacket trimmed in fur de faux, a full-on shaggy muppet inspired coat or an easy to add in faux fur scarf, a faux fur topper is one of the quickest ways to add insta-glam and street-style credentials to your look.

Stylists Tip: a faux fur collar or scarf with a pop of color can transform the look of a jacket.  Add one in under the collar of a blazer that needs a little boost or to add depth to a look that feels a bit too minimal.  Pair with a range of fabrics: tweeds, velvets, leathers and even denim looks more glam with a fluffy faux fur add on.

Faux Fur Trend Fall 2017

Faux Fur 2017

Chloe Sunglasses

Faux Fur Trend

Faux Fur Trend

What I’m Wearing: MODCLOTH Velvet Blazer (similar found here) | She Inside Floral Dress (similar found here) |TOPSHOP Faux Fur Stole (similar found here) | INC Bootie | Joe Fresh Burgundy Crystal Necklace | Chloe Sunglasses | TOPSHOP Velvet Bag (similar found here) |

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Kate Young x Tura

Fashion eyewear leader Tura has teamed up with celebrity stylist Kate Young to create a collection that exudes an effortlessly cool retro vibe.

While designing the collection Young focused on sunglasses and eyeglasses that she herself would want to wear while scouring vintage stores all over the world for inspiration. The resulting collection (Young’s third with Tura), includes cat-eye, round and square styles in both sunglasses and opticals plus a childrens collection of which a portion of proceeds go to the Child Mind Institute, a non-profit that works to improve children’s mental healthcare.

“This Collection continues to pair vintage references with updated silhouettes to create a unique, memorable look that will withstand the test of time”, states Young ” I want her to feel glamorous even on the most casual of days, and I think this Collection achieves just that”.

I’ve been writing about Fall Fashion trends for the past few months so you already know that 60s and 70s inspiration are HUGE for Fall 2017.  Every single style from this fantastic collaboration pairs perfectly with Fall’s fascination with all things retro.

I am super impressed with the smart thoughtful details throughout the collection such as metal tips on the frames and easy cat eye lift that gives the classic wayfarer-esc silhouette new life.

There are SO many must-haves in this collection, it’s going to be tough to narrow it down to just one, but then again who says you have to?

What I’m Wearing: Kate Young for Tura JANINE Sunglasses | Ulla Johnson Floral Print Top | MODCLOTH Just This Sway Midi Skirt | Donald J Pliner Bucket Bag | Chloe Platform Wedge |

Visit Tura.com for a list of retailers near you.

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Scarves The Power Accessory

How to Tie a Neck Scarf

It’s official, for Fall 2017 scarves are THE power accessory.

They were EVERYWHERE on the runways, draped over the head and knotted around the chin at Stella McCartney,  worn kerchief style at Gucci and tied tightly in the form of a choker at my beloved Chloe.

Silk scarves have long been a fashion girl’s go-to accessory to punch up pretty much any outfit.  They can be soft and sweet, chic and refined or have a rock n roll edge.

There is something just so perfectly polished and luxurious about a silk scarf.  Plus, there so many ways to wear them, you can style your scarf differently every season or even every wear.

The beauty of a scarf is that there is no need for a necklace.  Instead of reaching for that typical necklace switch it up with a scarf. Wrap it around your neck and tie in a bow, fasten it tightly and tie in a knot or let it drape loosely, you really can’t go wrong.   It’s a great way to add a pop of color, the perfect accompaniment to a tailored menswear inspired look and the ultimate solution to a “This look is missing something” dilemma.

Scarves are one of the areas (as well as shoes and handbags) that I tend to “invest”.  A quality silk scarf can last a lifetime.  I have had this McQueen one for 6 years and I wear it ALL the time.  It’s full of memories, always makes me smile and I feel glamorous EVERY TIME I wear it.  Well worth the price tag.

Stylist Tip: Taking good care of your luxury scarf is crucial. Make sure you store your scarves in the boxes they came in. The acid-proof paper inside the box is a perfect environment for when you’re not wearing your scarf. Avoid wearing your scarf on a rainy day, dry clean only and NEVER EVER iron it.  After wearing, make sure to leave your scarf out and let it breathe over night before folding and putting away.

How to Tie A Neck Scarf

Rachel Zoe Dress

Skull Scarf

Mulberry Bag

Rachel Zoe Dress

Chloe T-Strap Heel

Fall Fashion Trends 2017

What I’m Wearing: Alexander McQueen Scarf | Rachel Zoe A-Line Dress With Bateau Neck | Mulberry Patent Leather Bag | Chloe T-Strap heels | Henri Bendel Military Cocktail Ring|

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How to Add the Western Trend to Your Look

Western Fashion Trend

The Fashion world went bat S*&^ crazy when they saw the DIOR RESORT 2018 show “Dior in the Desert” back in May.

Donned in Western Inspired looks instead of on a runway, models walked back and forth on packed desert dirt in the middle of the Santa Monica Mountains in the Upper Las Virgenes Canyon Open Space Preserve just after sunset as hot air balloons swayed in the background.  Seriously it was magical, and after the show hit the web not a single fashionista alive could wait even one more second to infuse that Wild Wild West vibe into their own closet.

Spanish Style Cowboys hat’s immediately sold out from coast to coast.

But before the DIOR show even happened designers were already tipping their hat’s to the Modern Cowgirl in the FW17 shows.  Western motifs were everywhere from DSQUARED2 to Cavalli and Chloe in the form of grommeted leather jackets, fringed shirts, leather pants and prairie dresses.

So what does that mean for you?  Well yes, the Western trend is HUGE this season but that doesn’t mean you have to ride into Fall guns a blazin’ looking like Annie Oakley.

You can give your Fall look a dash of Yee-haw by adding a few key elements of western and prairie style while still staying true to your own personal vibe.

Opposites attract, try pairing cowboy boots with a flirty dress, or add fringe elements such as a jacket or bag to your evening look.  Remember CONTRAST is a fashion girl’s best friend.

By choosing one or two western inspired statement pieces to do the talkin’  you stay on-trend without looking like you are wearing a costume.

How to Add western elements to your look

Fall Fashion trend Western

Fringe Bag Trend

Chloe Western Boot

Western Fashion trend

What I’m Wearing: Ulla Johnson Embroidered Prairie Floral Blouse| ETRO Fringe Bag | Chloe Flame Western Boot | Red Hot by Spanx Shaping Tights | NARS Powermatte Lip Pigment is “Just Push Play” | Devlin Pleated Circle Skirt |

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