By: Katy B.
The crisp fall breeze of 2017 has swept yet another handful of clothing trends into the fashion world. This year´s fall collection is boldly defined by its colors, designs, and of course, layers! The US has evolved dramatically over the years ranging from 2012’s wardrobe of leather outfits and statement pieces with eye-catching prints to the patch denim jeans and cozy sweaters with cutout designs of 2017. Closets across America will be completely refreshed with a new interpretation of fall styles
While basic maroons, navy blues, and grays are vital for the seasonal feeling of fall, vibrant shades such as pale pinks and blues can bring life to any standard outfit. For example, Victoria Beckham shows how to pair a traditional gray with a bold navy blue on the Runway at New York fashion week. Grays can also be easily paired with pale pinks and maroons using statement pieces such as blazers, skinny jeans and/or skirts. However, the fall vibes of 2017 bring forth a more comfy/casual style. Deep red sweaters can provide a gorgeous tone for the whole outfit while remaining along the lines of comfy/casual. A pop of color can change an outfit from dull to lively, especially in the autumnal season.
Although other seasons adorn in standout patterns and designs, autumn is unique in the sense of its subtleness. Sweaters and jackets of fall are simple yet brilliant. The cut of some sweaters can often times provide a base for the entire outfit. An extended back of a sweater is usually the attraction of the entire outfit complimented by a delicate pair of flats or knee-high boots. As far as patterns are concerned, 2017 has been a year of simplicity, lacking the bright and flashy patterns of past decades. Overall, the cut and shape of a garment provides a major baseline for an ensemble.
Of course the most important factor in fall fashion is layers. Some must-have staple pieces for fall this year are a denim jacket, a one colored blazer, jacket, a pair of gold flats, bold colored skinny jeans, etc. Denim jackets always come in handy for outfits that have leggings, and a boldly colored top. Blazers and jackets can be utilized as a simple statement piece for your entire outfit while a pair of gold flats can delicately compliment and entire look. Skinny jeans with loud colors are a great sidekick to neutral colored sweaters. When layering, it is important to recognize too much and too little. For example, with a flannel under a sweater, adding a scarf would cross the boundary of too much, and just a flannel would be much too little. It is also important to recognize colors when layering. Neutrals are always a simple and easy way to layer on top, but to add a pop of color, you can always add some vibrant skinny jeans. Layering is an important and effective way to direct autumnal vibes into your style.
Fall is a unique season with distinctive styles. Interpreting these styles is divided between three major factors; colors, designs, and layers. These aspects are interpreted differently each year, making it important to recognize them them each year. America has been swept over with these new styles and apparel across the country has been replaced with the current translations of fall trends of 2017.