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Vanessa's Fall Fashion Forecast

Fall runways brought a lot of surprises (Americana!),  as well as some traditional standby's (fur! metallics!). Vanessa went through the Fall trend reports to bring you her top 5 picks. If you're in the market to add a few key pieces to your wardrobe, check out the below trends to keep in mind when on your next shopping excursion. 

Trend 1: Dominatrix

Many designers featured head-to-toe leather looks in their Fall collections. Black is always the edgiest leather statement, but is also the most wearable & flattering. This Fall, look for a leather piece in an unexpected silhouette, such as a tulip skirt. Ready-to-wear stores are already starting to show leather and leatherette in their inventories.

Trend 2: Fringe-a-holic

Fashion is having a luxe boho moment; if there was one major takeaway from the Fall runways, it's the impact of FRINGE. From leather to beads to feathers, there is no mistaking today's slinky fringe from the hippy 70s version. One "safe" way to wear this trend is via accessories; look for its embodiment in everything from earrings to clutches to shoes.

Trend 3: Fifty Shades of Red

Be it carmine, burgundy, poppy, or vermilion, designers this Fall could not get enough of red. Many sent head-to-toe red looks down their runways for a bold color statement. If you are looking for a key piece to add to your wardrobe this Fall, try a red blazer, or invest in a chic crimson sheath dress.

Trend 4: Checkmate

Checks & plaids are one of Fall fashion's mainstays. We like classic patterns like houndstooth and 2-color checks. Stay with small-scale patterns for more versatility, such as mixing with florals or stronger color statements. We also love to see these patterns in unexpected ways, such as in applique or embroidery.

Trend 5: Lingerie lovely

Chiffon sheers, netting, point d'esprit, lace, satin, and tulle captured the imaginations of designers this season. While easiest to execute this trend via fancy festive frocks, you can also try this trend layered under blazers for work, or in small doses as trims on skirts or blouses. A sleek pleated tulle or satin skirt pairs nicely with an oversized sweater, or with more masculine silhouettes like plaid trousers or a menswear vest.

Vanessa Loomie