With Fall well under way, it's probably an appropriate time to discuss things that have been trending these past few months.
DISCLAIMER: never sacrifice fit or comfort for a trend. Most trends do not last. It is not worth it. That being said, here are a few on-trend styles, colors, and accessories that have been circulating the small-town stores that you should get in on and stay out of.
Jewel Toned Color Blocking
Color-blocking NEVER goes out of style, and the jewel toned purples, teals, and greens are universally flattering and scream "autumn."
This vintage-inspired style is great if you like a retro vibe, and it's shape is magnificently camouflaging on waists, tummies, and love handles. What more could you ask for?
A modern twist on an old favorite, this new shape in a classic fabric is a must. The colored ones are a fun and quirky alternative for the artsy among us.
A flattering hat on everyone's head. They're coming out in adorable patterns and colors these days.
A grown-up alternative to Uggs as the weather gets colder - they're flat, they're stylish, and they'll last you forever.
Body Con Ponte Dresses
"Body Con" anything is a poor life decision. Most women's "problem" area lies below the waist, and this cut and this fabric accentuates everything a woman doesn't want people to see. Good rule of thumb: if you can't wear underwear with it, leave it at the store.
I love 1920s style as much as anyone, but there's a way to get that style without being so literal. Everyone will know you got that top or that dress in the year the new Great Gatsby movie came out, and it's not a classic look.
Literal Vintage Glasses
If it looks identical to something your grandmother wore in the 1950s, there's a good chance it's going to go out of style FAST. Glasses go on your face, everyone has to look at them, and they had better be perfect. Literal vintage is not perfect.
Literal Army Boots
I have no clue who likes these, but they do not look good. On anyone. Ever. Whoever told you they were cool was lying. That's really all there is to it.
Skinny Heeled Booties
Just one of those things that looks pretty but will kill you. Your feet will hurt, your back will hurt, and you could easily fall and hurt yourself worse. Unless you're a high-stilettos expert (so, a supermodel) leave these behind and go for something lower.
- Jordan -
- 10-26-12 -