More Fall Fashion Trends You Don’t Want to Miss

Yesterday I touched on some exciting 2017 Fall Fashion Trends that you’re going to want to start thinking about incorporating into your wardrobe. They were:

  1. Red Trend
  2. 70’s Style
  3. Futuristic Metallics
  4. Classics Deconstructed
  5. Winter Florals

Today, Part II of What’s Trending for September and Beyond…….

Modern Cowboy Trend


6. Modern Cowboy

Also referred to as New Americana, this crafty, homespun trend runs the gamut from kitschy cacti motifs to Texas Tuxedos (a.k.a., head-to-toe denim). For grown-up gals, It’s best served in small doses.

Great fitting jeans with a cowboy-boot-inspired pair of mules, leather vest, or patchwork print scarf will make you look hip and on-trend. A cowhide print prairie dress with cowboy boots, on the other hand, carries the risk of making you look like a long-lost cast member of Little House on the Prairie. Keep it chic, not costumey.

Velvet Trend Fall 2017

7. Crushed Velvet

Velvet is going to be a big deal this fall. You’ll be seeing it in dozens of rich fall shades, including gold velvet, which is new and hot and will be arriving in stores soon. Look for funky crushed velvets, artsy burned-out velvets, and straight-up smooth, classic velvets. Velvet pieces run the range from pantsuits to velvet jackets to turtlenecks to puffer coats and lots of velvet tops. Accessories like velvet purses, hats, and mules are on every fashionista’s most wanted list and are an easy way to incorporate the trend into your wardrobe.

Especially lovely and very wearable are opulent velvet dresses perfect for Mother of the Bride/Groom or for women who adore a feminine vibe and have a special formal event to attend. ( And do I even need to mention how popular velvet will be for Christmas?)

Russian Doll Trend Fall 2017

8. Russian Doll

There are lots here to love about this romantic Russian look, from vintage fur collars and long flowing skirts to embroidery, lace, and luxe applique. This is a chic way to inject some richness into your wardrobe and make you feel like Russian royalty.

The shoes and booties inspired by this Russian Doll theme are particularly gorgeous! If you don’t know where to begin with this trend, start with an exquisite pair of velvet booties with some folkloric embroidery or brocade. Then, pair your booties with something all black to make it simple ( like black jeans and a black top), and you will look like a million bucks!

Feathers and Fringe

9.  Feathers and Fringe

Look fluffy, not stuffy in feathers or fringe this fall. Feathers and fringe are a great way to add texture and a touch of playfulness to a day or evening outfit. These look at me accents draw attention. It is best to keep it to just one fringe or feather focal point per outfit, or it will look like your good taste has flown the coop.

Checks and Plaid

10. Checks, Please!

Keep your old tartan shirts in the closet. If you’re mad about plaid (and checks), try wearing them the modern way. Go for a feminine plaid that is more dainty and demure and maybe has a ruffle or two. Plaid leggings are new and sporty, and long, double-breasted plaid blazers with bold shoulders are making a comeback.  Brighter, more colorful 70’s plaids should also be on your style radar, and windowpane vests are new and polished.

Take your time styling plaid the right way, not the ‘runway’ because as classy plaid is, it’s one of those fabrics that can add pounds if you are not careful. Rule of thumb – keep plaid away from trouble spots  (i.e., big tummy), and instead shift it to the parts of your body you want to highlight.

I’m curious to know what you think. Which Fall 2017 fashion trends are you planning to try, and which ones are you saying a firm? Thanks, but no thanks to?

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5 thoughts on “More Fall Fashion Trends You Don’t Want to Miss

  1. Love seeing what the trends are, and how to wear them. You always find gorgeous clothes to illustrate the trends. It’s a challenge, however, to make them look good on a 60+ body. One thing I did work out recently, is that as the face loses its definition, round necklines reflect that roundness, so it’s best to go with v necks, boat necks, asymmetrical necks etc. Love your site.

  2. I will say yes to velvet and no to fringe. I have a question, I’m attending a semi-formal wedding in late October. I’m wearing a sheath cocktail dress (knee length). Is it OK to have bare legs and open toe shoes at that time of year?