02 Sep Fall/Winter 2014 Forecast
Are you desperately trying to hold on to what’s left of the summer season? The fall/winter season is right around the corner so it’s time to put the tank tops and flip flops away and pull out the mules and cape blazers. There are tons of timeless styles to look for this fall/winter. For the upcoming seasons we revisit already popular trends. Here are the top 7 must-haves to add to your closet.
7. The Cape Blazer-
The Cape Blazer is an awesome, dressier alternative to the basic blazer. This blazer has been designer to stand out. Made with different patterns and materials, the Cape blazer is the funkier option when trying to spruce up an outfit. Rasheeda from Love and Hip Hop Atlanta was seen sporting the Champagne Taste Cape Blazer from Nasty Gal. Rasheeda’s blazer retails for $68.
Here are some more options for the Cape Blazer, also from Nasty Gal
Top Left: Cameo Stepping Stone Cape Blazer- $170, Bottom Left: Gotham Cape Blazer- $138, Bottom Right: Champagne Taste Cape Blazer in Blush- $68, Top Right: Elliatt Cape Blazer- $158
Did Orange really become the new black? This Fall you can expect to see a lot of orange! From burnt to neon, orange will be a staple color in this seasons wardrobe.
You will find an influx of affordable orange clothing at all of your major retailers. See below.
5. Statement Bags-
Clutches are no longer plain! Clutches have become the ultimate statement piece. Designers like Chanel and Kate Spade have designed their clutches with catch phrases or comic strips. These bags can retail anywhere from $78 to $995.
Left: Kate Spade- $78, Bottom Right: Sophia Webster- $450, Top Right: Chanel- $995
Looking for a more affordable option? The Teary Eyed Clutch is available on MarshBar’sCloset.com for just $32
Mules are timeless. For as long as I can remember, mules were the fashionable shoe to wear. Now, mules have been reinvented. Alexander Wang’s Fall 2014 Shoe collection features some of the most jaw dropping mules.
Want to bypass that high-end price tag? Check out a pair of mules made by Jeffrey Campbell
Jeffrey Campbell Empress Hi boots- $220
3) Animal Print-
Animal print is another timeless trend that never really goes away. Over the years, we’ve watched leopard and zebra prints take over clutches, mini and midi skirts, blouses, shoes, boots and dresses. We’ve even watched fashionistas mix animal prints or wear matching prints.
Left: Top Shop Coat- $178, Bottom Right: DV Dolce Vita Riko Bootie- $130, Top Right: Boohoo Katherine Animal Print Shift Dress- $16
2) Statement Coat-
Say goodbye to basic black winter coats. More than ever the Sterling style coat lined with fur walked across every fashion week runway. In general, the coats were louder and more colorful. Prints, furs, textiles and colors are what to look for when purchasing your winter coat. Rihanna is pictured below at Paris Fashion Week in a Prada Sherling Coat paired with a Prada sweater dress, also big for the fall season.
While the full winter coat collection is not available, here are some early and affordable choices for you to pick from
Left: Zara faux fur hooded coat- $129, Urban Outfitters Members only faux fur parka- $229
Layer it, mix it up, single it out, whatever you do, make sure you have your Fall/Winter plaids in the closet! The plaid trend can be simplified or exaggerated depending on how you wear it. To make a very bold statement, you can wear plaid coordinates. If you’re going for a more subtle look, a simple dress will do. Check out how the trend is worn below.
Get the look for your fall/winter plaids below!
Left: Forever 21 Plaid Maxi- $22.80, Bottom Right: Nasty Gal Over the Grunge Skirt- $68, Top Right: Dolce & Gabbana Mary Pant- $348