4 Fall Trends To Wear Now

More so than any other facet of Fall, I'm excited about autumn dressing! Light layers and the freedom to play with different fabrics (hello knits, I'm lookin' at you) are so refreshing after months spent sweating in the same tired pair of denim shorts.

Keep reading for four of my favorite Fall trends...

lingerie inspired // Slips have been trending all year and they're not going anywhere any time soon. Loving lightweight silk and a classic shape? Me too! Paired with tough pieces like leather jackets and band tees or layered with even more lounge-wear, lingerie inspired outfits are effortless and cool.

try this: layer a t-shirt under a vintage slip... thrift stores are filled with vintage slips and camisoles

architectural details // Bell sleeves, molded cups, flutter backs, oh my! Fall's solution to Summer's off-the-shoulder craze is impactful detail on shirts and dresses alike. I'm obsessed with exaggerated sleeves and love the polished look of cascading ruffles or pieces that play with shape.

Still loving off-the-shoulder? Pair your warm weather tops with leather pants and booties to make the transition into Fall/Winter.

velvet // Nothing speaks to the season quite like velvet. This luxe fabric is the perfect mix of rich and cozy (which is really what Fall is all about, right?). Head-to-toe velvet jumpsuits, a pop of the textile on a kimono style throw-on piece or featured on the perfect pair of boots... I'm finding velvet everywhere and I'm not mad at it!

borrowed from the boys // I love dressing for comfort and menswear inspired pieces make it so easy. On my list of boyish buys: a tailored coat, the perfect tapered trousers, a chic pajama set that can be worn out and about and lots of crisp white shirts.

Pinspiration + Weekly Links

 

This week is over... thank god! Mercury has been in retrograde lately and I'm SO ready for things to settle back into a good place. Car trouble, fleas for Stanley, work stressors and MAJOR embarrassing moments (a cringe-worthy story for another time) have made for a pretty awful week. However, it's all coming to head because I'm directing a runway show on Sunday and I can finally take a deep breath as soon as it's over.
With things so hectic lately, I've had so little time for blogging. Come on quiet, slow Autumn... I'm ready to hunker down and create a little summin' summin'.

Without further ado, a few links I've loved daydreaming about (here and here)
inside Nadia Rosa's beauty routine with The File
Sophia Amoruso on how to be a #girlboss
Georgia Fowler's (beautiful) face in motion via Russh
the one product routine with Aimee Bayliss
in the kitchen with Naz and Garance Dore
& a stunning editorial by Wolf Cub Chronicles

How NYFW SS2017 Is Renewing My Faith In Fashion Week

I'll confess, I haven't been feeling Fashion Week for a while. The past couple of seasons didn't really excite me and I've been getting increasingly bummed out with the state of social media sharing (every single piece is out there in the ether even before the final walk-through), Then there's the nagging feeling that designers keep churning out the same pieces show after show and calling it something new. Honestly, these past couple of trips down the runway have seemed a little contrived when stacked up against the capsule wardrobes of late and the normcore movement urging me to 'invest in classics', 'dress for comfort' and basically abandon the couture ship for a steadier, more even-kilter boat.

Even though I've yet to attend New York Fashion Week and buying a bit of Balmain is way outside my realm of possibility, I've remembered delighting in fanciful fashions and dramatic presentations in years long gone. Usually, the excitement of scrolling through street style and saddling up to the live runway shows has injected my spirit with a much needed kick in the palazzo pants and guess what? I've found that lovin' feeling! Something about SS2017 is completely different. I've rediscovered a fervor for seeing my favorite designers trot out a #girlsquad in full regalia. I'm inspired again and keeping up with everything that's happening in the city is a fun new real-time obsession (think Pokemon Go for the fashion obsessed... gotta catch all the front row snaps).

Lines may not be groundbreaking and I've yet to see a MqQueen-esque performance art piece but there's a new attitude in New York. Presentations are moodier, models are model-off-duty-er and there's a newfound sense of cool surrounding the tents. I'm loving all of the behind the scenes snapshots cropping up this week and leave it to the backstage chaos of NYFW to cement why I love what I do, remind me of where I want to be headed and to make the local fashion show I'm currently coordinating a little sweeter!

A few favorite shows (so far):

see the full collections: zimmermann | ulla johnson |marissa webb

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photos via Zimmermann