Matching from head to toe might give you flashbacks back to grade school when you were dressed in matching sets, typically including stretchy stirrup pants and some sort of sparkle detail on your top (please tell me what wasn’t just my childhood). This fall however a head-to-toe monochromatic look is a chic way to get through the season. Think of it as a capsule wardrobe made of easy-to-coordinate pieces. The thought of monochromatic outfits typically gets a bad rap because they are thought of as head to toe neutral looks, beige and boring. This season is all about color, coordinating different shades, and even going all-in on prints. It’s a no-effort, guaranteed stylish way of dressing that will wake up your creative juices and add variety to your wardrobe.
Here are some tips on how to embrace the monochromatic trend for this season.
Mix Textures & Tones
Go For Bold Color
Be Basic & Layer Neutrals
Don’t Be Afraid of Prints
Play With Accessories
‘Tis the season of pumpkin spice everything, meaning it is the perfect time of year to trade in your casual tees for some cozy and chunky knit sweaters! Clearly one of fall’s go-to styles, sweaters are a fool-proof way to dress for the chillier months to come! You truly cannot go wrong with practically any sweater this time of year, but I am loving the fact that fall’s trending sweater styles are a bit more fashion-forward and daring! Mixing function with fashion, style gurus are wearing their sweaters in totally fresh ways and seem to be seeking out more unique styles this fall season. Take a look at some cozy options that have been on our radars!
Make it Fun
Birds of a Feather
Flirty & Cozy
Fashion Meets Function
Cardigans have always been essential for fall, but this season’s modern updates, like cropped styles, statement sleeves, and bold prints, have elevated the once simple layering knit into a trend-forward, edgy autumnal piece. Take a look at how Katie Holmes, Kaia Gerber, Bella Hadid, and Chrissy Teigen have been wearing this season’s must-have cardigan.
Mix Prints & Textures
Use a cardigan as a way to experiment with mixing prints and textures with your outfit to make a bold statement this season.
Classic, Preppy Layering
If the weather is still mild, and a second layer is hit or miss, you’ll love the 80’s preppy trend of tying your cardigan around your shoulders.
Forgo Layering & Wear it as a Top
Find a cardigan with a bit of structure and forgo the layer underneath, creating a top out of your chunky knitted cardigan for an edgy twist on the preppy style.
Play With Proportions
We all love a long, chunky cardigan to cozy up to during the crisp weather. Try layering your essential cardigan with a jacket (under or atop!) for more warmth.
October 1st, 2019 by Jennifer Beile The Five 80’s Trends You’ll be Seeing this Fall & How to Style Them
Trends cycling back into fashion from the 80’s is not new. This year, we have seen the resurgence of kitten heels, bike shorts, neon colors, and chunky sneakers take over, but this fall more trends that we (rightfully so) bid adieu to more than two decades ago will be cycling back into style. The key to pulling off these bold 80’s trends without looking like you’re dressed in your Halloween costume is subtly. The art of being subtle while trying to style neon colors, bows, lace or taffeta, exaggerated sleeve and shoulder details seems almost impossible. The solution to keeping it simple to focus on one aspect of a trend you’re interested in and build an outfit around it, not completely of it, and keep the rest of the outfit understated.
Acid Wash Denim
One of the many current denim trends is the rise of acid wash jeans. This faded wash is not being resigned to just your bottoms, but jackets, dresses, jumpsuits; all things denim have been popping up in a throwback acid wash.
Ruffles, lace, and puffy sleeve details are all components that make up the sweet, nostalgic prairie dress that is feminine, pretty, and flattering for all body types and can be styled in a variety of ways, from rocker chic to free-spirited boho.
Shoulder pads are back! They may not be as big as they were in the 80’s but the strong detail will give you the confidence that you deserve to carry yourself. Throw a strong-shouldered blazer atop your outfit for a smart casual look.
Traditional scarf motifs have been expanded from strictly scarves to blouses, skirted, dresses and even accenting accessories and jackets. Pair these bold pieces with otherwise minimalist outfits to make a statement this season.
My Instagram feed is full of influencers and style gurus knotting their sweaters over their shoulders, layering a collared button-down under a simple knit sweater, and pairing trousers with loafers, all a nod to the classic prep school chic of the 80’s.
There is no denying that the 90’s were a decade in fashion that will truly never be forgotten. This past summer, we saw quite a few nostalgic trends popping up (i.e. bucket hats & singlet tanks) and now that fall is in full swing, we can fully expect to see even more trends inspired by this eclectic decade! I, for one, am super excited to add some 90’s inspired pieces and trends to my cooler weather wardrobe! I’ve rounded up some of my favorite 90’s inspired trends that I have been seeing on Instagram lately and I have a feeling that these looks will inspire you to add some throwback flair to your fall fits!
From head to toe, this look is totally reminiscent of the 90’s! Longline leather jackets were a must-have layering piece back then and this chic and functional silhouette is definitely making a comeback for fall 2019.