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For the past few months my hands have been 10 wardrobe racks deep in Pre-Fall and Fall fashion for photoshoots. We shoot a bit ahead of the season so that when the magazine drops it’s seasonally appropriate and let me tell you from first hand experience, Fall 2019 does NOT disappoint.
There is so much fashion excitement ahead for Fall, everything from big billowy scarves to frothy sleeves, sharp tailoring, English tweed, equestrian inspired silhouettes, dark romantic floral prints, combat boots, military inspired buttons and animal prints!
The weather is currently set to sweltering so rockin’ those tailored suits and combat boots will have to wait a bit until things cool down, but you can start to slowly make the seasonal transition with COLOR!
Remember back in February when I told you “Bluestone” was going to be one of the hottest shades for Fall? Well, now is finally the time to start incorporating it into to wardrobe.
This dreamy, romantic yet contemplative, quiet hue is subdued like slightly gray-tinged skies. The shade is a soft touch of blue that tiptoes across a cool and a nearly neutral shade. It is out of the ordinary, a light, intentionally washed sort of blue that works with just about every color pairing you can think of.
Wear it now in a tropical or floral print and wear it later in the form of outerwear, leather and floor sweeping dresses.
Click to SHOP some BLUESTONE pieces you can Wear Now and Wear Later:
I have already shared a couple of the heavy hitters: Bluestone and Scarf Prints but today I am focusing on the single biggest accessory trend for Fall 2019 (and I couldn’t be more excited about it) BELTS!
Belts are back baby, well they never were “out” in my book but for Fall 2019 they are a MUST! Wide or thin, embellished or plain, they ruled the F/W19 runways and are set to be one of the hottest accessory trends of the new season.
From Michael Kors to Saint Laurent and Christian Dior, practically every designer showcased the waist-cinching accessory over blazers, overcoats, dresses, and jumpsuits. Prada even showcased “stacked” belts in their mens show- a style I will totally be rockin’ this fall. Think of it like bracelet stacking but with belts! Yes Please!
I’m not sure what brought this sudden love for belts about but after watching the shows it’s clear that for Fall 2019 designers are totally have “a thing” for historic dressing. Whether it be dark Gothic romance vibes or English Tweed Sherlock Holmes-esc suiting the one thing it all had in common was that it was belted!
It makes sense for belts to have a moment. After-all they are the chic accessory that has the ability to add instant polish to any outfit, pulling your look together one buckle at a time.
They help compliment your curves, give shape to a shapeless piece and are the exclamation point at the end of the story you are telling with your look.
Ready to buckle up? Wondering where to get started?
CLICK Below to SHOP some of this season’s Must-Have Belts:
And now thanks to “grandma style” trailer blazers like Gucci’s Alessandro Michele, more and more influencers, celebrities and fashion-aficionados are turning to vintage shops to add that special touch to their looks. That piece that makes the look “special”.
If you are new to vintage shopping or just a little out of practice there is one piece that is a vintage shoppers MUST-HAVE, the one that will make the biggest impact on your seasonal wardrobe and that is a Vintage Coat.
Doubting me? Then read on to be convinced by my Five Reasons To Buy A Vintage Coat.
ONE: IT’S UNIQUE
Of course you can buy your coat from a department store or fast-fashion chain but the chances are that a gazillion other women will be wearing the EXACT same one. By purchasing a vintage coat you will be rockin’ something unique, different and that tells a story. So embrace your individuality and hunt for that coat that is meant just for you!
TWO: IT’S TIMELESS
Classic coats like peacoats, topcoats and trench coats will never ever go out of style. You will see them again and again in various forms each season, in fact most designers look to the past for influence in their current collections. You can see the vintage influence on today’s runways. Designers like Gucci, Prada, Chanel, Chloe and Louis Vuitton have all used retro inspiration in their current collections which brings me to reason number three…..
THREE: SAVE MONEY
Designer coats can cost a pretty penny. Although I long for a straight off the runway current season piece from Gucci I make my dollar stretch by purchasing designer second hand on TheRealReal.com and hunting down unique vintage pieces that look like they are straight off the runway. I found this DROOL worthy coat at Vintage on First in Hoboken and fell in LOVE at first sight. It has the feel of the current Dior and Gucci collections PLUS it’s color (Bluestone) is one of the hottest Fall 2019 shades so I’m already ahead of the fashion game in my vintage coat! Bam! Inception!
It’s no secret that things were just made better in the past. The quality was higher and things were made to last. Reason enough to dig deeper in the archives and invest in a high-quality coat from the good old days. It will definitely last way longer than anything you could find at the mall today.
FIVE: ECO FRIENDLY
The clothing industry causes a lot of pollution and damage to the environment, especially fast fashion is designed to be worn only a few times before being discarded. The dyes used and processes to manufacture have a huge negative impact on our planet. By buying pre-owned and vintage clothes you are helping to slow things down and increase circularity in fashion. And in the end it’s much more exciting than ordinary shopping.
Click to SHOP some of my top finds in Vintage and Pre-Owned Coats: