I have trouble keeping up with the latest fashion trends, perhaps because I live in Washington where the trend is not to follow any trends. In the last few years, trends have been harder for me to spot and any trends seem especially short-lived. Remember last fall when the 80’s came back for about a month? Leggings and big shoulder pads never really caught on here in Washington.
What is in style this fall? I turn to the fashion Bible, Vogue, for advice. Their fall issue just arrived boasting “726 pages of sumptuous fall fashion.” Fortunately, Vogue has created abbreviated style guides on its website for Fall 2010 ready-to-wear, accessories, and beauty, identifying major trends of the designer fall collections.
Wearing a trend can be difficult to carry off. You want to look sophisticated and current but still authentic to your own style. If you wear a trend in the wrong way you come across as silly, immature and uncool.
Based on the Vogue guidelines (and with apologies to Vogue), I selected the following items from Amazon representing the fall 2010 trends and asked our social adviser, Ruly Ruth, to give her opinion.
|Vogue says that the polished style of the 1950’s is a trend for fall with formal dresses and hair.
Clean and simple
|Vogue says another fall trend is very simple, clean lines with almost no adornment.
|Vogue says feathers are a trend, as both an embellishment and as the major component of the piece, such as feather skirts and feather vests.
|Vogue says velvet is a key material for fall, from velvet evening gowns to jackets and suits.
|Vogue says long-drapey capes were common in the fall collections for both outerwear and as trendy jackets.
|Vogue says boot-cut pants are back in style. I love this look and remember it from the late 90’s.
|Vogue says very long, ankle-length skirts are another trend for fall.
|Vogue says interesting knitted fabrics were frequent in the fall collections from exotic sweaters to ornate bobbled leg warmers/shoe booties.
Schoolgirl style outfits
|Vogue says the schoolgirl look is also back for fall. Ever since I started reading fashion magazines as a teenager I don’t recall a single fall when this hasn’t been a trend.
|Vogue says accents of bright orange were a trend in fall makeup, such as streaks of bright orange eye shadow below the browline and orange lipstick.
Gothic red-black lipstick
|Vogue says black, blood-stained lips are a trend for fall 2010.
|Vogue says leopard prints are a trend for fall. One particularly notable look is the short leopard print bootie that makes the wearer look like she has paws.
What do you think of the above fashion trends? What trends are you seeing for fall 2010? Please share in the comments.