Fall Forward: Fashions for Fall 2015

What’s Trending in Fall Fashion?

The mercury may still be in the 90s in North Carolina, but FashioNitsas are always thinking ahead. Fall fashions are already heading to stores, so prepare yourself for the season’s biggest trends.

  1. Capes: Perfect for the mild North Carolina autumn, capes can be an elegant and versatile alternative to coats. Ranging from dressy and dramatic to throwaway chic to downright bohemian, capes offer style and comfort for any outfit from jeans to evening gowns.
  2. Statement Belts: A wide belt can accentuate (or create) an hourglass figure, create a color contrast, or just up the style ante on an outfit. Look for unique details in color, shape, or buckle style. Don’t think belts are only for the model-skinny: a well-designed belt creates a flattering shape for all kinds of body types.
  3. Quirk: Blame filmmaker Wes Anderson for the glut of quirky, Andersonian styles that graced this year’s fashion week. Seventies-style tracksuits and excessively quaint details abounded. Let your funky flag fly with whimsical touches like a striped headband or a pair of granny glasses.
  4. Athleisure: No, this doesn’t mean you can wear your gym clothes out to dinner. Rather, several designers are showcasing styles inspired by athletic wear. Look for sporty details like racing stripes or athletic tailoring. At the same time, more workwear is incorporating athletic fabrics and fits. Work pants that feel like yoga pants? Sign us up!
  5. Fur Accents: As the temperature drops, look for fur—or faux fur—accents everywhere. They’ll be in all the usual places, like collars and cuffs, as well as some unusual places, like pockets and handbags. Just a small touch adds an element of winter luxe to everyday pieces.
  6. Ribbed Knits: A fall classic, ribbed knits were ubiquitous on the runway for the season. Look for traditional sweaters with unique details, like mixed textures or cut-outs. Ribbed knits will also make appearances in dresses, capes, skirts, and accessories.


It’s Boot Season!

Leopard Boots Photo:

For any shoe-crazed gal, the most exciting part of fall is the sound of leaves crunching under a beautiful pair of knee-high, leather riding boots. Or maybe it’s finding the perfect suede booties to match your Thanksgiving outfit? Apple picking in your favorite flannel and lace-up combat boots? There are too many boot-iful fall moments to choose from, and with Fall 2013’s trendy new lineup, the decision is only getting harder.

On the 2013 runway, models strutted their stuff in maroon Belstaff leather boots. The unique color is perfect for the girl who already has a wide collection of boots and wants something that will stand out. The deep maroon will pair nicely with fall neutrals and can finish off the perfect holiday outfit in winter.

If you’ve got animal instincts, you’ll get jungle fever over DKNY’s leopard ankle boots. Leopard is a classic look that never goes out of style and is particularly fashionable in the colder months. You’ll be the cat’s meow when you pair these boots with black tights and a mini dress. If you’ve really got a penchant for our furry friends, check out Fendi’s fur ankle boots. They’re sure to keep you cozy in a coat of raccoon fur and suede.

For the fashionista who is not faint of heart, the bold look of over-the-knee boots is just for you. Ralph Lauren’s Harrah boot in black has sexy style that will carry from day to night with ease. Wear them with tights and an over-sized sweater for a casual feel, then spice them up in a miniskirt for a night out. No matter how you wear them, your legs are guaranteed to look divine, darling.

Tibi Perla Photo: www.tibi.com

Other trends that graced the runways were patterned and cutout boots like Tibi’s Perla boot in Black Multi, which combines both trends in a sexy ankle boot. Pointed toes and metallic are also hot for fall as many designers featured the styles in every boot from ankle to thigh-highs.



Autumn Wedding Style

There are so many reasons to love fall—cool weather, falling leaves, cider and pumpkin everything, but above all: fashion. From knits and tights, to boots and scarves, this season is full of fun accessories for everyday and your BIG day. Incorporate some autumn attire into your wedding ensemble for seasonal, chic style.

Boot photo – http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/

Chase away the chill by giving the bridesmaids beautiful shawls that complement their dress colors. There’s elegance in a silk or satin, magnificence in fur or casual, and coziness in a pashmina that can later be used as a scarf. If their dresses cut above the knee, keep them warm in tights. Finish off their fall fashion with booties. Your girls will love you for choosing this ankle-high, on-trend boot. Available in an array of colorful suedes and leathers, there is sure to be a match for your color scheme.

Suit up the boys in a heavier fabric like tweed or wool.  If it’s a bit too warm for a heavy suit, consider a vest.  Dapper and comfortable, vests will offer a stylish detail to your guys’ getups while keeping their cores warm and cozy. Dress boots are a unique take on the groomsmen’s footwear. Fashionable boots like these Allen Edmond Dalton Wing Tip Dress Boots will have the boys excited to get dressed up.

Blazer photo – http://www.thisnext.com/item/00B81F0E/Women-blazers-Velvet-cole

Brides, complete your big-day style with a coat. Fitted blazers are a popular trend and can add a splash of personality to your attire. Sleek velvet in dark blue or mustard yellow will be a chic accent as the night falls. Traditional, but often overlooked accessories are gloves.  Choose from a variety of styles, materials, lengths, and details. Channel your inner Audrey Hepburn in elbow-length satin beauties, or be cute and casual in short cotton gloves with a bow accent.