The crispness of fall is in the air and although the leaves may not have turned their colors and we’re still enjoying outdoor concerts, it is upon us. People are back on the grind fulfilling all the work and school projects that may have been put off during the summer months. Now that we’ve put away our torn crop tops and high-waisted acid wash denim, its time to settle into our boots and cable knit sweaters. I’ve compiled all the season’s hottest trends and fashion must haves.
Turtleneck sweaters– we would all like to bottle up that feeling of crawling into a heap of cozy blankets on a chilly night. I recommend wearing on a day you’ve been to the gym and have excess energy to avoid dozing off at your desk. While we all like to factor in comfort ability, keep a classic edge by wearing bold bib necklaces, chic high-heels or ankle boots.
Slouch pants– all your dreams of wearing sweatpants to the office have came true. Slouch pants are rapidly becoming a substitute for your stiff slacks. Pairing with an elegant blouse or structured blazer creates a more balanced appearance.
‘The’ Fall Parka– the signature New Yorker jacket is the fall parka. The equivalent of throwing on a lightweight sweatshirt while dashing out the house, its accessible with everything hanging in your closet. Being on the go all week, its easy to fold into a medium-size bag so you’re not lugging it through the subway when the temperature has a hormone swing, shooting up from 55 degrees to 78. You know it’s going to happen.
Oxfords- a wardrobe essential this season. Yes, the weather is an enormous factor in all New Yorkers minds when dressing for the day. Oxfords provide a level of sophistication and class while still maintaining trendiness. When it rains as soon as you leave the office, run with ease to the subway and look good while doing it.
Leather Backpack– completely functional and aesthetically pleasing, the leather backpack is a fall must have. Most will gravitate toward the neutral black or brown; however keep in mind that you’re flooding your closet with dulled colors, so spicing it up is always a good idea. Mustard yellow or a vibrant red are both great alternatives, it catches others eyes and keeps with the color pallet of fall.
Surely you’ve noticed an increasing influence in comfort wear for women. Power players in our growing fashion and entertainment industry are swaying to a more natural approach in everyday lifestyle. The ‘less is more’ method is quickly becoming a culture phenomenon that has women everywhere building empires for themselves based purely on confidence within. Through fashion and brilliant minds, together we can instill a new level of femininity. Making surrounding women believe, just being you is enough.