Image: Vogue Fall Winter Fashion Trends Summary
My sources for runway summaries of fashion trends this season are:
These are some of the more wearable trends. Overall the trend for volume continues.
These are some of the major trends I'm seeing in online stores:
Images (clockwise from left): Anthropologie; Chicos; Chicos; Nordstrom; Chicos; John Lewis; John Lewis; Accessorize; Ann Taylor; Chicos; Chicos; Nordstrom
I really am seeing animal-inspired prints everywhere! Leopard prints are a particularly dominant trend. On the runways head-to-toe leopard was shown. I call this leopard-loading and do confess I have a liking for wearing at least a couple of leopard print items in one outfit! However, if this isn't something you can get your head around, you might still want to try just a touch of leopard. Try it in a scarf, a pair of earrings, on your feet (loafers or ankle boots), or perhaps just a purse.
Images (clockwise from left): Anthropologie; John Lewis; Ann Taylor; Nordstrom; Ann Taylor; Marks and Spencer; Zappos; Chicos; Nordstrom
Floral prints are a strong trend this season, especially dark background, large bloom florals.
Images (clockwise from left): Nordstrom; Ann Taylor; Ann Taylor; Nordstrom; Next; Ann Taylor; Fat Face; Marks and Spencer; Marks and Spencer; Anthropologie
Checks are also a strong trend this season. As I've illustrated above, this pattern is available in many garment types and accessories.
There are still quite a few garments available in stripes as well. Especially uneven, multi-colored versions and pin-stripes.
You could try the continuing pattern-clash trend, if you're game! If you haven't tried this before, start with stripes and florals with a similar color theme.
Images (clockwise from left): Nordstrom; Chicos; Fat Face; Chicos; Anthropologie; Dune London; Anthropologie
I'm not seeing so much that is obviously about the Western trend. There are quite a few blanket coats and ponchos available. Quite a few mens-style checked shirts. And a variety of Western-inspired ankle boots. And there's certainly fringing to be found on many clothes and accessories. Many of the statement bib-style necklaces could be said to be inspired by ethnic, native Indian styles. As could the more ethnic statement earrings. And there are some more peasant, or Victorian (high neck and full sleeves) dresses and blouses around too -- perhaps these could be interpreted as Western-style?
Images (clockwise from left): Nordstrom; Marks and Spencer; Anthropologie; Nordstrom; Marks and Spencer; Nordstrom; Ann Taylor
Shiny silver and embellished shiny silver clothes and accessories are a minor, emerging trend. You'll also find some shiny gold and pewter clothes. And there are a few sequin and embellished clothes and accessories around. We may see more of these items available in the lead up to Christmas and the holiday season.
I am seeing some clothes in brown, but not enough to say that it's a major trend this season. Perhaps an emerging trend? Most of the deeper browns are in a leopard print or check pattern. And a lot of lighter brown mens-suiting-style checks. There are also quite a few warm brown tones, in the rusts, which is nice to see.
For more inspiration see my Pinterest Fall & Winter Fashion Trends boad.
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