Today we’re taking a sneak peek at the fall fashion trends. As an empty nester and a woman over 50, I try to update my look a little bit every year, working with what’s already in my closet and also trying to stay age-appropriate. Is that your philosophy too? Today, I’m sharing a few of the new trends, along with updating you on past year’s trends. When it comes to fashion, there are classics (like the ballet flat, for example) that have a long life; there are seasonal staples (like polka dots in the spring and animal prints in the fall) that return every year; and then there are trends, which typically have about a five-year arc. I’m going to fill you in on what’s new on the fashion scene, and what trends are still fresh and current. Click the pink links or the scroll through and click the images below for more information.
While it used to be relegated to the holidays, velvet looks to be the fabric for fall 2017. It’s showing up where you might expect, like jackets and tops, but also where you might not, like handbags and shoes.
Frayed Hem Jeans
At first, I thought my style was just too classic for these, but the more I looked at them, the more I liked them! I ordered these.
Pointy Toe Mules
I don’t know about you, but I am still doing my happy dance that mules are back! This year’s version is trending toward really pointy toes, which, I’ll be honest, kinda reminds me of I Dream of Jeannie. LOL. That said, I love the mules that work in another trend as well. Look for mules in a fun print, in velvet, metallic, or with some other kind of embellishment. I fell hard for these velvet cuties, which are embellished with faux pearls.
Still Going Strong
You won’t go wrong with anything embroidered, cold-shoulder, or off-the-shoulder. Watch for metallic shoes and handbags, especially in bronze. Statement sleeves are still huge. Look for ruffles on tops, cozy sweatshirts, dresses and even coats. I bought this ruffled, bell sleeve blouse recently – it comes in several prints and solids and was a great deal. (I adore it in this blue print.) Capes and ponchos are still a great choice for outerwear. Anything asymmetrical is going strong, as are tassels. You’ll also continue to see scalloped as well as peplum hemlines.
Are there any other trends you’ve noticed that I haven’t discussed here? Let me know in the comments, okay?