Yesterday, I discussed the fashion trends that I thought were the best this coming fall season. If you looked at the pictures of those models and said, “Angela! What the hell are you thinking of? I couldn’t wear that,” then today’s second day on fall fashion is for you. I’ve included examples of what to wear if you want to follow the trends but don’t want to be forced to wear head to toe polka dots or plaid (because really who does) and don’t want to pay a ton of money.
My number one suggestion would be to do everything in moderation. Start off with something that just has a little bit of the trend to get started. This polka dot scarf would be a perfect example. You can pair it with anything (and I mean anything) and it would look great. Find it at Banana Republic
for $39.50. Once you start really small then you can increase from there.
You could try this henley from Anne Taylor
for $59.50. Although it does have the polka dots, it is also in a neutral color which means that it could be paired with almost any color. Also because the polka dots are so small, you can also still wear any other pattern you want with it (and that pattern could be a big pattern if you wanted it to be…think bigger polka dots, retro prints, etc).
Plaid and military I would try to stick to either smaller pieces or just one piece. Clearly, the head to toe plaid is not a good look for anyone, however this season, there are also a great number of pieces that have smaller plaids in them. Regardless of whether I need a magnifying glass to see it, or if I can see that it’s plaid from 50 feet away, it’s still the pattern. Check out the Alex Marie
skirt from Dillard’s for $89. The same goes for military style. Think buttons and accessories.
Maybe you don’t love this hat, but
you could love a military green bag or a blazer with double buttons. Try little pieces and see where they take you. If you do love this hat, you can buy it on Etsy
If you are looking to get bright pants but you feel uncomfortable with pants that are Super brights, then try a deeper, darker color. This season, it’s more about the fact that they are colors that are not typically worn on your lower half. For example, try these great hunter green trousers with contrasting waisband from Zara
Maxi skirts and bulky sweaters can be extremely difficult. Frequently, they can make people look lumpy and misshapen. To avoid that in the skirt, try to make sure that people can at least see your feet (so you don’t look like you are a floating ghost) and try to avoid elastic
waistbands. Instead, go for a skirt, that has a little asymmetry like this skirt from Nordstrom’s
for $59. It’s perfect because it has the fold down waist, which can control any extra junk that you may have in the trunk (or in the front, wherever) but it also helps form to your shape specifically. It can look good on everyone regardless of whether your weight is in your butt, your hips, your belly, whatever. In terms of the sweater, I suggest unbuttoned bulky cardigans with tank tops underneath them. If the maxi skirt that you are wearing is plain in color then try adding a little bit of a pattern like this striped Anthropologie
cardie for $40.
Let me know if you have any questions, and have a good time shopping!