The days are getting shorter, and the nights are growing colder, but the fashion this season is hot. Keep on the lookout for the revival of favorite silhouettes borrowed from the '70s, '80s and '90s, which are in abundance this season.
Local boutique I. Beni, which means "the goods" in Italian, is a one-stop-shop for sourcing a bounty of on-trend fashions for fall. Store owner Cortney Green gives some fresh fall fashion tips.
What is the concept of your store?
I've got home decor and home goods; gifts for babies, men and teachers; as well as bath, body and beauty products. There's women's clothing all throughout the store, as well as accessories and handbags. The best part about the boutique is that you're going to find clothing here that not everybody in town is wearing. I carry limited quantities and have new deliveries almost every single day, so that creates a sense of urgency because the item may not be there on next visit.
How do you see fall fashion trends?
I'm always so excited about the change of seasons. I think the fall fashion is my favorite season, though, because there's always such a wide variety, and this fall is going to be really exciting with all of my favorite trends, actually. We're going to see lots of moody florals and bougie girl, which I love. I love the big bows. I love the pleated skirts. I love the blouses. So, I was over the moon, excited. Leopard print is staying around; it's actually leading the forefront. Of course, with fall we get all of the amazing metallics and a splash of neon here and there and combat or utility looks. Fall is a time to start layering up and down with all of the accessories that go along.
Dressing this season should be effortless and simple. The following are the top seven trends to keep on your radar.
Leather Loves Lace
Lace is all grown up and makes the perfect match to edgy leather. Pair a lace top with a leather skirt or pant with a flouncy bow at the neck.
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Look for bold menswear tailoring with sharp-shouldered power suits and belted waists. Rich plaids and classic pinstripes will dominate in offerings such as jackets, vests, skirts and trousers all in modern silhouettes.
This season offers bright hues that are neon-worthy. Borrowing from '80s trends, add a punch of vibrant color to any outfit with a bold belt, shoes or handbag. To make a real statement, go for the head-to-toe monochromatic look or perhaps try color blocking with tone-on-tone bold colors.
Dark, romantic florals that are feminine and demure in shapes and styles are re-imagined for this fall season. Look for flowing blouses and dresses that can be paired with bold jackets and boots.
Utility and Form
Camo prints, hardware and muted earthy colors are dominating the scene, borrowed from the military. Look for jackets with big collars and plenty of pockets and zippers. Cargo pants and skirts with metal buttons and studs will adorn the fall uniforms and gear.
On the Prowl
Cheetah and leopard print are the cat’s meow this fall on everything from faux fur overcoats to tunics and sweaters. Be sure to pair the prints with the muted jewel-toned colors of the season such as mustard yellow, emerald green and burnt orange.
Channel your inner rock star. Metallics are hot and heavy this season. Think party dresses, bold, metal-colored blouses paired with distressed jeans and plenty of dangling earrings and long chains.
“I think it's the best season for us to update our style and our wardrobes really easily by just adding some trendy pieces and accessories so we can take our wardrobe a step further.”
For fall hair and makeup trends, Keanna Keim from Rain Salon and Spa offered the following tips:
Go for messy, big hair, and the more texture, the better. It’s the undone and lived-in look. You can achieve it by using lots of dry shampoo and adding texture by using a sea salt spray. For makeup this season, go for a smoky eye using fall colors—so those really rich goldens and a lot of deep browns in a two-tone, smoky look by adding a lighter color to the base and then a darker in the crease. For the lip, try a dark bold color or go with a pale neutral to add balance.
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Keanna Keim at Rain Salon and Spa