Alright, alright, let’s keep this quick and easy as Deb’s sick photography does most of the talking. She truly ate UP that color coding, so why not start with color. Sew, what’s trending???
Shades of purple, tones of green, flaming oranges, hot pinks, and spicy reds can be worn head to toe or utilized as accents to punctuate neutral looks. We also love a white, ivory, khaki, or caramel layering moment for neutral. Both options are polar opposites, and honestly, that makes things easier.
Patterns & Prints
Of course, we’re going to see tartans, a timeless classic. Reach for this pattern ranging from primary tones to electric, buzzy versions of puzzles, grids, and classic plaids. Your eyeballs are probably going to start vibrating, but that’s a fantastic feeling and means the fashion is working. These takes on plaids are refreshingly familiar, yet contemporary, which is a fabulous way to dress. Checks are making an impact with color-on-color or a classic combination of color and white gingham in shirting looks, for example. Obviously, camo is always a print to watch, bold and delicate florals, and tweeds weaving vibrant and metallized neutral palettes together.
Looks aka “Lewks”
We have never not seen a trench on the forecast. No, seriously, we would bet very good money on this fact. We’ve got trenches in traditional neutral hues, but also reinvented versions in colors and patterns. The long “settler” skirt vibe is abundant and comes in all kinds of crystal pleats, tiers, tulle, cotton, or silk to create a jillion marvelous layers. Be a casual cool girl and wear a t-shirt with your pioneer skirt. You can also layer with a bomber jacket or oversized sweater and rock a sneaker or *gasp* ballet flat! YES, THEY ARE BACK AND BETTER THAN EVER. Please keep an eye out for cargo pants in soft fabrics *gasp again.* These are making their way downtown in charmeuse, supple denims, and corduroy (a deeply important fabric in the ready-to-wear and accessory categories this season). And as usual, down jackets persevere in all shapes and colors from the ultra-puffer to paper thin for layering. Also, shirt dresses are strong and long with volumized skirts.
The tiny purse is most certainly tiny and may necessitate carrying your phone in your coat pocket, but come on, that’s easier access anyway! We love them in distinctive shapes and structures with vibrant color. Think Telfar and Jacquemus from last fall. They were so hot one can only find them used these days. We j’adore a sustainable queen! Anyway, we digress. These teeny, tiny little money bags come with handles and crossbody straps for ultimate wearability and flexibility. Quick pivot, the Mary Jane is now the superstar of the shoe world. Did Molly Shannon wear Mary Janes in Superstar? Probably. We love ’em in black, “fashion” colors, and metallics. Also, wide belts for sweaters and shirt dresses are back as are patterned scarves that double as wraps.
As you can see, fashion can be very “ashes to ashes, dust to dust” and the good and groovy things find their way back around (as do the cringey, like low-rise jeans, but that’s a topic for another post). We are obsessed with you reading our forecasts as they are such a fun look into Deb’s stylist mindset, plus they provide fabulous inspiration. Granted, if you’re not ready for a massive outfit overhaul, allow us to interest you in our newest patterns for the holiday season. Gotta start somewhere!