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Kristin Trainor, owner of Diesel & Lulu

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Diesel & Lulu's

This Avon boutique has a fresh take on fall fashions

Diesel and Lulu's in Avon is a fashion boutique that takes a comfort-forward approach to its offerings.

Kristin Trainor, its owner, says fall fashions this year rely on transition layering with an emphasis on color.

"We’re keeping our classic tanks and tees and layering them with colorful pieces and chunky knits. Like most of the world, our clientele has been staying home for the past several years and they’re ready to go out and socialize, but not ready to give up the comfort.

“Bright colors are so big for fall. Pink is exploding. We’re also loving beautiful bluish charcoals, caramels, and cinnamon. Green is being carried into fall but in sea greens and a lovely viridian green, a kind of blue-teal shade.”

Knits are also key this fall, "big chunky knits in oversized sweaters, head-to-toe knits. And scarves are a strategic basic for layering.

Other trends the boutique has in its lineup are a nod to menswear with wide-legged pants and a mix of elevated athletic wear. Some silhouettes that will continue from summer include batwing sleeves, maxi/midi dresses moving from warm-weather boho prints to lush fall fabrics, cargo joggers and skirts, vegan leather and modified moto jackets.

One of the looks Kristin particularly likes is a versatile hoodie. It can be dressed up or down and blended with other pieces to create a variety of looks. That concept is a pillar in Diesel & Lulu’s style philosophy. Every woman, she says, needs staples that she can change up with layers and accessories. 

“I encourage women not to look at sizes; every brand’s sizing depends on where it’s made,” she says. “Try on pieces that speak to you. Does it spark joy and confidence? Our business model is based on a casual approach, and we keep prices reasonable so we can inspire people to take a chance on a new style. We want our customers to feel bright and joyous in our clothes.”

Diesel & Lulu’s 

24 East Main St., #2, Avon

On Instragram @dieselandlulusct 

860-986-2511

  • Kristin Trainor, owner of Diesel & Lulu