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.
It’s boot season and whether or not you are in a climate that has already cooled to breezy fall temperatures or enjoying extended warm summer weather, it’s time to start investing in your boot collection for the turn of the season. While it may be a bit bittersweet to put your strappy sandals and open-toed mules in the back of your closet, making room for new boot staples will kickstart your fall wardrobe turn over and spark your creativity for the new season. Take a look at 5 boot styles to invest in this season to complete your cold weather footwear collection.
Mid, Knee, & Over-the-Knee Boots
Square-Toe, Chunky Heel Bootie
Pointed-Toe, Kitten Heel Bootie
On the opposite end of the spectrum detailed above, a chic pointed-toe, kitten heel bootie is the cold-weather version of a classic pump. This smart bootie pairs well with any style, from skinny to wide-leg silhouettes.
Lace-Up, Chunky Boot
Think Dr. Martens or combat boots, the lace-up chunky boot may just be the most practical trend this season. The all-weather, all-terrain footwear has received a sophisticated update and it will no longer look like a pair of construction boots, but an edgy addition to your fall look.
Classic Chelsea Booties
Don’t shoot the messenger, but with August 1st literally around the corner, we will soon be inundated with fashion for the upcoming fall season, both online and in stores. As much as I love fall style, it’s my absolute favorite season for getting dressed, I understand that researching fall styles is a bit hard with the triple-digit weather we have been experiencing recently. So, I’ve bitten the bullet for you and rounded up 5 styles to look forward to next season. This fall is all about classic style, meaning you either already have it in your closet or you’ll be investing in pieces that you will be able to wear for seasons to come. Take a look at 5 classic fall styles to begin shopping for and investing in now.
Square Toe Boots
As the temperatures rise, bags seem to get smaller, i.e. the belt bag trend. So as it would go, as the temperatures lower in the fall, the bags will be getting larger. Invest in a roomy, versatile tote bag this fall to carry all your essentials.
This summer has been full of micro-trends, popping up throughout the season, which, if I am being honest, I typically tend to like more than the “must-haves” of each season. They are usually a bit more fun and open for individual interpretation. The common theme between the most recent trend proclamations is that they are all nostalgic; from the ’60s to the ’90s, the late summer trends are calling back to the most carefree summer days with modern updates. Check out below what my four favorite late-summer trend discoveries are!
As Samantha wrote last week, summer scarves have made a big splash. Silk summer scarves are being re-purposed in a modern way to bring a fresh feel to this retro accessory.
As most 90’s trends have made it back into the trend cycle, it’s no surprise that we have begun to see anklets coming back in full force. From dainty chains, charms, and the notorious puka shells, anklets are an unexpected trend that has upgraded from bohemian to chic.
From earrings, anklets, and even bags, accessories comprising of seashells have slowly infiltrated my Instagram, Pinterest feed, and all my favorite stores. As with each trend that cycles back, this has taken a modern update from the puka shells of the ’90s.
The nostalgic print has reappeared this year and has somehow grown from childhood family vacation souvenir t-shirts to chic summer style. Try pairing this print with elevated fabrics for a refreshing take on the trend.
As we have swiftly reached the middle of the summer season, I’ve noticed that I’ve practically ended up living in my swimwear during the weekends. A swimsuit can essentially be used as an even trade for a bodysuit, crop, or tank top in just about any summer outfit. Save time and extend your precious summer moments by making your swimsuit the star of your outfit. I’ve rounded up some of my favorite ways to incorporate swimwear into everyday summer outfits to take you from the beach to brunch and the pool to dinner!
Double Duty for Your Bikini Top
Trade Your Bodysuit for a Swimsuit
A one-piece swimsuit is essentially a bodysuit, so why not simply throw your favorite bottoms over your one-piece after you’ve dried off and ready to move on to the next spot? A suit with feminine details, like scalloped edges or ruffle sleeves will add some fun interest to your look.