As summer quickly comes to a close, fashion’s favorite season will soon be in the spotlight. What trends will you see this fall? It seems the runways were alive with nostalgia for styles evocative of the past. From America’s pioneer days to the swinging ’60s, the chic looks of the season aim to transport you to another time. And of course, there’s color. Here are some of the biggest fall fashion trends of 2014:
Blame this fashion trend on last year’s polar vortex. Designers are gearing up for the cooler months ahead with striking, bright colors. Collections from Alexander Wang and Thakoon featured looks punctuated with shades of vibrant neon. If you’re dreading the end of summer, give your neutral wardrobe some refreshing contrast with a few bold pieces. Rock fuchsia in a head-to-toe look, or flaunt a colorful accessory for a more subtle way to try on the trend.
Experiencing Mad Men withdrawal? Don’t fret because the allure of the 1960s and its far-out fashion is in full swing. From Miu Miu to Gucci, the fall 2014 runways were loaded with the decade’s most popular style staples like mini-skirts, highlighter colors, and mismatched patterns. Even though these looks are reminiscent of days gone by, they’re totally fresh. Retro styles are revamped with sporty details, unexpected embellishments, and modern prints. To embrace this trend without taking your look overboard, try on a mod silhouette, like an A-line mini-dress, in a solid color.
The lust for authenticity and craftsmanship is most likely behind this fall trend. Remember Vogue’s August 2014 cover featuring Blake Lively wrapped in shearling and Aztec print? That’s the idea. Whatever the inspiration, collections from Polo Ralph Lauren and Kenneth Cole highlighted classic pieces evocative of the American frontier. Think Navajo patterns, cowboy hats, woolen fabrics, and suede accessories. Show off this timeless and nostalgic look with a fringe leather purse or a knit dress in an iconic design.
This season’s hottest print is for the birds—literally! Powerhouses like Dolce & Gabbana and Valentino pushed for enchanted, nature-inspired designs with their mesmerizing fall looks. Birds, delicate butterflies, fanciful feathers, and ethereal flowers dominated the runway and conjured up images magical fairy tales. But, these looks are far from innocent. They’ve got some serious edge. Look for a graphic tee in a woodland motif, or enhance your outfit with a whimsical, jeweled butterfly clutch.
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What fall fashion trend will you try this season?