Twitter moms is asking for more input from mom bloggers. Today they want advice on how to weave the hottest runway trends into your day to day looks. This isnâ€™t that easy, since runway trends tend to be extreme. And lets face it, what looks good on a 5â€™10â€ stick thin model isnâ€™t necessarily going to look good on anyone else. So here is my list of the hottest trends for fall, and how to work them into your wardrobe without going overboard.
- Socks â€“ All the rage at the fall fashion shows was wearing knee socks with skirts. Well you canâ€™t get much cheaper than a pair of socks, and the best thing is once it isnâ€™t fashionable to wear them with skirts any more you can just wear them under your pants.
- Velvet â€“ Lots of the designers are showing velvet clothes this fall. This works well in the winter, and a velvet tunic can look great with jeans, or with a skirt for a dressy outfit.
- Ruffles â€“ Ruffles are still in. On the runway you will see them covering an entire dress, but that wonâ€™t work for most of us. But a shirt with a few ruffles will look fine, and it is not too trendy for every day.
- Mixed prints â€“ Lots of the designers are showing mixed prints this fall. I think it takes a lot of confidence to pull this look off, but you can do it if you keep it subtle. A pair of print flats worn with a different print blouse can give you the look without being too extreme.
- Leather â€“ This is in fashion again, and easy to incorporate into your everyday wardrobe. But a leather mini dress is better on the runway, for most of us a nice leather handbag or leather jacket are perfect.
- Chunky Cardigans â€“ I love this trend, since it is great to wear a nice warm cardigan in the winter. This is pretty easy to achieve at home, and you can find cardigans at inexpensive stores like Sears.
- Wedge Boots â€“ These are definitely trendy this fall. I think this can work great if you live somewhere that doesnâ€™t get much snow. It is too snowy and icy around here for me to feel comfortable in them, so Iâ€™ll pass on this one.
- Capes â€“ There are lots of capes in the stores now. I like the sweater ones, they kind of combine the oversize cardigan with the cape for a look that covers two fashion trends. And with all these cardigans and capes you can turn your heat down a degree or two and save some money.
- Aviator Jackets â€“ These are all the rage with a (fake) fur collar. I love this look, and it would look great for everyday wear. But this one isnâ€™t going to be cheap to re-create, unless you can find one at thrift store.
- Colors â€“ The hottest color trends right now are red, army green and plum. So just wearing the things you already own in those colors will make you look trendy.
The most important thing to remember is to make the trends your own and work with your body type and the clothes that look good on you. It is also a good idea not to spend too much on trends that are going to look dated in 6 months. So splurge on cheap things, like knee socks.
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