Tips to refresh your wardrobe this fall
Posted October 2, 2016 10:07 a.m. EDT
Raleigh, N.C. — Cool weather means tailgating, apple picking, attending festivals and enjoying the changing leaves. It also means it’s time to refresh the wardrobe.
“This fall, there are plenty of new colors, styles and patterns to try,” says Brittany Moeller, women’s buyer for Off Broadway Shoe Warehouse, a fashion-forward shoe retailer that offers high fashion styles from top designer and name brands.
Moeller shared the following tips on how to wear the latest trends for fall:
Update feminine pieces with edgy accents
Lace blouses with bows, pleated skirts and touches of velvet are all popular pieces for fall. They can be worn with blush and rose gold tones as well as leather accents to add an edgy flair to an overall feminine look. For example, try this season’s on-trend Boho bell sleeve blouses with a leather jacket, leggings or over-the-knee boots.
Select top seasonal colors and patterns
The current palette for the fall season features a variety of earth tones -- from olive to taupe -- as well as sultry romantic shades, including wine and cognac. Patchwork and plaids round out the top pattern trends to look for regarding both women’s fashion and menswear. Makeup, accessories and footwear are all ways to incorporate these colors into a fall wardrobe.
Add key accessories
Gold jewelry, including thicker bib necklaces and gold chains, continue to remain on-trend. Handbags featuring longer straps and a fun geometric box shape -- also known as camera bags -- are a “must-have,” according to Moeller.
Enjoy boots and booties
The short boot, or “bootie,” is featured front-and-center this season as the most versatile piece for fall. Booties with block heels or wedge bottoms complement this season’s wider leg jeans and pant styles. While brown or black boots are wardrobe staples, this season offers a variety of new options in updated fall colors -- including navy, taupe, wine and olive.
“The best thing is that there aren’t any rules when it comes to wearing booties. It’s all about mixing it up,” Moeller said. “Pair booties with jeans and a plaid shirt, leggings and a sweater, or a dress and fringe jacket. Looking ahead, booties with open toes or an exaggerated cutout can even be worn with shorts this coming spring.”
With the current autumn fashion report, even the most avid lovers of the warmer seasons can get excited by the latest trends.