It’s Fall! It’s Fall!
I was completely content and lovin’ our hot Summer weather we were having here in Vancouver. Then without a warning, our weather did a complete turn around. It literally went from 30+ degrees Celsius to 20 degrees. Over night. That was it. No more hot and sun-shiny days for us.
I was dead set against even thinking of having anything to do with Fall until at least October. But since the clouds and rain appeared, I am all about Fall madness. Put away the flip flops and bring out the sweaters!
I’ve compiled a list of what’s HOT from the Fashion runways for Fall 2015. I researched all of the top fashion and designer sites and riffled through all of the fashion mags so you don’t have to. You’re welcome. 😉
Not every single style might appeal to you (or me) but sometimes it’s fun to see what’s new and what the trends are for the season. Granted the items I have chosen are from some very ‘elite’ designers and are in the pricier range.
The pieces on this post (some that I’d actually wear) are obviously on my dream list. It’s fun to dream about these gorgeous designer items then go out and shop the more ‘reasonable’ priced, alternative versions of them. A girl can dream!
Tights, tights, tights! It’s all about the designed tights and patterned nylons.
I’ve always liked this trend. It is an inexpensive and simple way to add a pop of interest and pizzazz to your outfit.
(a). Diane Von Furstenberg. The legendary designer of the original classic ‘wrap dress’ (from the 70’s) added extra elegance to a simple cream wrap dress with sheer polka dot nylons.
(b). Rodarte. Amazing lace tights with a skirt and boots would look fantastic!
Monica Feudi / FeudiGuaineri.com Yannis Vlamos / Indigitalimages.com Alessandro Garofalo / Indigitalimages.com
2. 70’S & 80’S INSPIRED
Ahhh yes… the 80’s. Sigh. I was in my teens through the 80’s and I loved it. The music, the wrist full of bangles, and the early Madonna style clothing. Hello!
For those of you who were there in the 80’s… weren’t they so fun?
Well, maybe not the back combed hairstyles or the shoulder pads or parachute pants…but the rest of it right?
3. HEAD TO TOE BLACK
Well this is an extremely easy fashion trend for me. I always wear black! Seriously. Always black.
Yay! Now I have a reason to buy even more black clothes because I’m sooo on trend this season. Finally I’m on trend! 😉
(b). Oscar de le Renta. This lace black gown is 1 of numerous gorgeous designs from designer, Peter Copping’s debut collection with the Oscar de le Renta brand. Shortly after being hand picked a year ago as Creative Director by the great Oscar himself, Oscar de le Renta passed away. This left Copping on his own to design and launch his first RTW (ready to wear) collection in less then 3 months. Fashion critics and industry guru’s were greatly anticipating this launch. Copping’s Fall collection revealed at the New York Fashion week ended up being a huge success. The designs stayed true to the ultra sophistication of the classic Oscar brand while adding some of his own style, colour and design flair.
4. BROWN IS BACK BABY
The thought of brown clothing I immediately picture drab and boring. But today’s designers are proving that the brown from the 70’s is in the past.
Instead it’s a new glam brown that can be mixed and matched with bronzes and golds and any colour you choose. Brown has never looked sooo good.
(a). Jenny Packham. When doing research for this post I stumbled upon this fabulous English designer.
I have never heard of her before but I was honestly super excited when I discovered her stunning pieces.
It’s pretty rare when you
like love almost every single item in a designer’s collection. But I did.
Her dresses are completely feminine and incredibly beautiful.
(b). Jenny Packham. I ended up using 2 of her dresses to display brown style.
Honestly I would’ve shown all of her designs because that’s how much I love, love, love her dresses.
She is one of the top designers and is very well known in the UK.
She has dressed everyone from Taylor Swift, Angelina Jolie to many of the Royals. Kate Middleton often wears her clothes.
Should’ve known I have
Royal expensive taste in dresses! I can only hope that I can actually own one of her dresses one day.
If owning a dress by Packham is a goal, then add that to my list.
What is it that all the kids are saying on Instagram these days…
#lifegoals #musthavedress #needthatdresswantthatdress #gottagetmethatdressrightaway
Monica Feudi / Feudiguaineri.com Kim Weston Arnold /Indigitalimages.com
And then there was luxurious velvet.
Ironically, I actually own a black velvet dress from the 90’s. Roar right?! Why would I still have it? I obviously have that hoarding your clothes in case they come back into style ever again issue. And all of you velour haters said it would never come back in style!! 😉 Thing is, I’m not sure I’d actually wear this velour dress again but at least I have it handy if there’s ever a ‘wear your velour to the party’ party.
6. STATEMENT WHITE BLOUSE
A beautiful white blouse under a blazer can change the whole style instantly and effortlessly. Gotta get me one of these white shirts. Asap.
(a). Emilio Pucci. I’m really into his collection this season.
(b). Emilio Pucci.
(c). Roberto Cavalli. I so love his clothing designs! This Fall’s collection is like rock star meets glamour with an Asian flair! Bold and brilliant.
7. THE PANT SUIT
I think Pant Suits are always in style.
You just look more put together, stylish, polished and chic. And easy. I like easy.
8. EASTERN INFLUENCE
I totally love designs that have the feel of far away cultures. It’s exotic.
From dragons, floral, tigers, shiny fabric and glamorous beads, there are so many beautiful pieces available this Fall.
9. KNIT WEAR
Sweaters are in ladies!
Ummm… aren’t sweaters always in during the Fall & Winter months?
I mean, who doesn’t LOVE wearing an over sized, cozy and warm knit sweater during the cold months?
I love covering up. I’m sooo into covering up. The more covering up, the better, ya know what I mean?
10. LONG COATS/DUST COATS
I like long coats, perhaps not necessarily right to the floor. I think to my knee or a little past would be the longest I’d be interested in just because I’m so short.
(a). Chanel. I must say however, I do love this long coat from the Chanel Fall collection. So elegant. I don’t even know what a coat like this costs from Chanel. (I couldn’t find the price anywhere short of making a trip to the Vancouver Chanel Boutique just to find out!) But I didn’t do that knowing full well that it is expensive. Very, very expensive.
(b). Christian Dior.
Hope you enjoyed this list. Let us know what some of your favourite Fall Fashion styles are!
Happy Fall Fashion Shopping 🙂