Do you ever long for the days when fashion trends were handed down like the Ten Commandments? Neither do we. We're all big girls, and after many a fashion faux pas, have learned the only trends worth following are the ones that work for us.
In that spirit, you might be relieved to see our fall trends are mere suggestions, rather than “musts.” So take the bits that work for you and discard the rest. We tend to do that with last season’s fashion anyway, so simply think of yourself as six months ahead of the fashion schedule.
Fashion Trends We’d Like to Leave Behind
We’re going to start with what we don’t like about this fashion season. There is one resounding trend that for us does not represent “style.” The trend is characterized by many designers showcasing pieces that belong more on the set of Lolita than they do on any self-respecting woman.
Don’t get me wrong, Miuccia Prada can do no wrong, but enough is enough with the Swiss Miss style of garb. It reminds us of the way one might dress if they took advice on “how to dress like a girly girl from wikiHow.”
A big no from us!
Now for the mountain of trends that get our tick of approval. First of all…the COLOURS!
ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK
Perhaps the designers were inspired by the hit Netflix show, or maybe the trend caught on because there are so many ways to rock the vibrant hue this season. Even though this season’s shade is a little less “freshly squeezed” than the classic color, it looks like orange is shaping up to be one of fall’s standout shades.
Seen on gorgeous slips at the Celine show, and splashed across knit dresses at David Koma, one of the great things about this color (//OUTside of its ability to turn heads) is that it can work for both fall and summer. Our vote is to pair this color with deep French navy or creamy, dreamy whites.
Oh Wait, BLACK IS THE NEW BLACK
With deeper blacks than the souls in The Conjuring, we found a bigger bevy of black choices on the runway than we have seen in past seasons.
A little sexy high thigh at Tom Ford, made even better by the cool capes at Rick Owens and Gareth Pugh. It is a commitment to a head-to-toe sea of rich black that makes a statement this season.
Oh cream-a-licious! Better than French vanilla ice cream, these dairy-toned delights hit harder than a glacier this fall. But with this color in particular, bodycon silhouettes have dissolved to make way for volume and exaggerated shapes. We call this the best way to hide a little “comfort food” craving pouch this winter.
LEMAIRE // STELLA MCCARTNEY
VICTORIA BECKHAM // NARCISO RODRUIGEZ
A NOD TO MOD
The sixties are back (baby!) and a number of designers aced the retro look. With A-line skirts and turtleneck sweaters as the star, Emilio Pucci added rock to the look with leather, while Giambattista Valli worked sequins and lace-ups boots to a new level.
BRAS FO’ SHO’
Innerwear as //OUTerwear is not a new fashion concept, but it was certainly “on the in” this season. At Louis Vuitton, Nicolas Ghesquière’s sporty take on the style looked fresh, while Dolce & Gabbana once again proved they know how to work black lace like nobody’s business. Come next season, being caught “undressed” will be the height of sexy sophistication.
Some time ago, the colliding worlds of casual and contemporary created a new fashion movement: Athleisure. A number of ‘cooler than thou’ brands, like Public School and Carven, all made home runs in the sports fashion game. Their chic interpretations are what paved the way for inspiration to start //Out Incorporated. Think equestrian tailoring, conspicuous zippers and performance fabrics.
To see more of what our co-founder Libby is loving this season, Check //OUT her //OUT Incorporated favorites, inspired straight from the runway.
Who was your favorite designer from this season’s catwalks? Tell us in the comments section below how you plan to incorporate that style into your everyday look…
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