This year, Fall has somehow managed to sneak up on me. Whether it was due to the prolonged Indian Summer period of warm weather or to the fact that I have been so busy working on our new jewelry line, all of a sudden, it seems like I am heading straight into winter without even properly enjoying the autumnal season.
Of course, being a lady, that means I am in danger of missing out on Fall Fashion trends this year. So, to correct this horrible oversight, without further ado, here are your top 10 fashion trends for Fall 2015. Needless to say, examples have been chosen to show how these runway trends translate into Western style fashion.
1. Floor length duster by Marrika Nakk; 2. Patterned shoulder bag by Etro; 3. Fringed fur shawl by Pat Dahnke; 4. Auden white blouse from Sundance catalog; 5. Barn Blanket skirt by Tasha Polizzi for Pendleton.
1. Floor Length Dusters - Virtually all runway shows presenting styles for this fall included floor length dusters. It seems like last season's statement coat trend has "grown up." However, unless you are under 6 feet tall, you might need to wear some high heels to pull off this look. To "westernize" your long duster, think Native pattern weaves, lace, leather, or fur.
2. Patchwork - Are we done with the 70's yet? Well, not quite. From Etro and Valentino through most of the Fall 2015 runway collections, patchwork is still staying strong. Make it cowgirl chic by picking combinations of Native blankets and leather, hair-on hide and suede, or other typically western materials.
3. A Touch of Fur - On the Fall 2015 runways, pieces of mink, fox, and Mongolian lamb fur were combined with almost everything from prim double-breasted coats to evening dresses. Make this style trend yours by using fox, coyote, or wolf fur in your western wardrobe.
4. Statement White Blouse - White never goes out of fashion, but this Fall, it seems to be coming back as a trend with vengeance. Make it western chic by choosing lacy or frilly styles and natural fabrics.
5. World of Interiors - This season, fashion designers pulled fabrics and motifs from the world of interiors creating clothes from textiles you are used to seeing on your living room sofa or floor. Look around your western style decorated home for inspiration: Pendleton blankets, Navajo rugs, hair-on cowhide throws... Possibilities are endless.
1. Between Earth and Sky velvet dress by Double D Ranchwear; 2. Two-tone pieced lace maxi skirt by Free People; 3. Embroidered Western blouse by Scully; 4. Bandelier dress from Sundance catalog; 5. Emilio Pucci pantsuit.
6. Velvet - The most touchable of textiles is back in force this season. From more traditional pants, shirts and jackets, to soft, flowy skirts and dresses, velvet should be your go-to fabric this Fall. "Westernize" it by including ethnic embroidery, fringe, or silver and turquoise accents.
7. Neo-Victorian - Be it an elegant, high neck collar or the melancholy elegance of black lace, a Victorian mood was prevalent on Fall 2015 runways. Let it be your excuse to incorporate black lace into your western outfits!
8. Retro Redux - Many fashion designers found their inspiration this season in bringing back the 80's styles. To get retro nostalgia into your cowgirl chic outfits, think embroidered and sequined shirts and other staples of the show arena wardrobe.
9. The Slip Dress - This 90's favorite has been reimagined in a myriad of new and unexpected ways this season. Wear one under your leather jacket, and make sure it sports a bold floral or Native inspired print.
10. The Pantsuit - Good tailoring and menswear inspired influences never go out of style. Make your femininity shine in a chic suit, and while you are at it, make sure you spruce it up with boho chic details.
Talking about Fall Fashion trends, I would be remiss not to mention the recommendations for your Fall color palette. According to Pantone, the color trend leader, your color of the season is Marsala - a rich, deep, brownish-red. Combine it with Desert Sage, Dried Herb, Oak Buff, and Biscay Bay to make your color choices truly western chic.
Now that you know what's in, scour your closet, hit your favorite western wear stores, and make your own kind of cowgirl chic!
For those of you who are still catching up on my older posts, hART Sense Design has just introduced a new jewelry line, Leather Hill Collection, which combines leather and suede with semi-precious gemstones, pearls, copper and sterling silver for a rustic, boho chic and cowgirl chic look. This collection is now available for purchase in our online shop as well as on Amazon.com
Also, hART Sense Design jewelry has been featured in the November/December issue of Cowboys & Indians Magazine. A pair of our turquoise and coral earrings is presented in the Open Range section, the western equivalent of a holiday shopping guide. If you missed our special offer to celebrate this feature, we are bringing it back just for our blog readers, but hurry! Your $10.00 instant savings will turn into a pumpkin at 11:59 pm MST sharp on Sunday, October 18th.
Don't forget to use coupon code LUCKY10 at checkout.
Happy Fall, y'all!
What is your favorite thing about Fall? Share in the comments below.
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