I am absolutely loving the fall fashion trends this year- there are a number of fascinating textures, silhouettes, and prints that are uniquely edgy. Find the trend that works for you and your body type and flaunt it this fall! Trend Report: Menswear
Borrowing from the boys is a longstanding fashion DO. Some of the iconic looks from film include Diane Keaton in Annie Hall and Katharine Hepburn in The Philadelphia Story. Music has had its menswear moments as well, featuring Madonna making suit separates snazzy and Janelle Monae testing out the tux. The trick to making menswear work in the modern day is balance and detail. If you go for an all-over masculine look like a suit, keep it tailored and play with hemlines and length. A suit pant that hits just above the ankle bone keeps it feminine; conversely, billowing pants that almost cover the tips of your shoes can add movement and intrigue. Feminine details, such as a tie neck blouse or ultra girly heels can temper the straight edges.
Michael Kors Watch- Overstock.com, TAHARI Arthur S. Levine Skirt Suit- Lord & Taylor, Windowpane Plaid Suit- Express, Houndstooth-Jaquard Point-Toe Flats- J. Crew, Pella Brogue Oxfords- Kate Spade New York, Top Handle Bag- Ivanka Trump , Raoul Tie Neck Top- The Outnet
Trend Report: Mod
Did you know....Mod stands for Modernism and originated in London in the 50's and 60's? The sixties have been revisited more times than I can count, but there is a reason for it. The look is distinct, clean and just downright groovy. Think anything Twiggy, Reese Witherspoon's hair at the 2011 Oscars, or Beyonce in her "Countdown" video. Here are some details that are quintessentially mod:
- A-line dresses
- Mini skirts
- Checker board and stripes
- Kitten heels
- Geometric prints
- Monochromatic outfits
- Winged eyeliner with thick lashes (top and bottom)
- Bouffant hair
- Nude lips
Dynamic Debut Heel, Jade Upgrade Heel, In Full Swing Heel, See A Pattern Dress, Work to Play Dress: All Modcloth.com, zeroUV Cateyes Glasses- amazon.com, zeroUV Polka Dot Super Cat Sunglasses, La Regale Mod Color Blocked Clutch- amazon.com, They're Real Push-up Liner- Benefit, Perversion Mascara- Urban Decay, CAROLEE Mod Color Block Chandelier Earrings- Lord & Taylor, Chain Strap Crossbody Bag- Forever21
Take what you have in your closet and add a few mod details- no need to go totally retro. Fake an A-line dress by pairing a same-color top with an A-line skirt. Grab liquid liner and my favorite mascara, Perversion by Urban Decay, and go crazy. Tip about nude lipstick: don't make it match your skin exactly; you want some definition between your lips and the surrounding skin or else you will look washed out. A glossy, rosy nude looks good on many people and adds some dimension and shine.