A new season is upon us and for me that means it’s time to freshen up my wardrobe with new pieces. I’ve always had an obsession and love for fashion trends and watching runway shows and trying to incorporate in my everyday wear. Some outfits can definitely be a little bit extra, but I think it’s a fun way to add some freshness and newness into my life. And, I don’t like buying an entire wardrobe, that’s not my budget, but I like incorporating new trends with my favorite pieces like my vintage Levis or even get re-inspired to bring out pieces I haven’t worn in a while.
Also, I’m a California girl, so a new season means I can experiment a lot. Luckily, I don’t have to invest in winter coats or utility boots for the snow. But, sometimes I wish I can wear a bomb puffer jacket or faux fur on the regular.
I’m all here for a florescent pop of color. I’ve tried to live that monochromatic black and white life, but it’s boring to me and doesn’t make me feel me, so I think neon pops of color with denim or for a night out is so fun. It’s totally loud and in your face, but that’s totally my thing. Life short and sometimes we need to stand out a bit and color is that perfect way for me..
I really like how TOM FORD, PRADA, JEREMY SCOTT, and BALENCIAGA incorporated the pops of color in a wearable way. Either a bag, a cool tracksuit jacket, a blazer, or with a turtleneck. A full head to toe outfit would be insane and obviously, Jeremey Scott’s collection is not my vibe, But I totally appreciate the beautiful neon colors he picked.
I’m definitely intrigued to find a neon turtleneck to pair with my favorite pair of vintage Levis, but I did find this Neon sweatshirt from Zara. I saw some tracksuit cropped jackets from boohoo too that give that Prada vibe, which is perfect for you babes that are a little to apprehensive to try neon, but you can test it out with a workout outfit. Also, if that’s too much Neon nails are fun too!! I don’t have a super neon color, I’ve done NEON GEL before and I LOVE it, but I do have this muted minty green Essie color that definitely gives a neon vibe pop. Also, makeup would be fun too. I remember loving how Kylie Jenner used neon orange in her nude eye look during her Vogue GRWM or this GIGI Hadid look that Patrick ta did is nice too. Love it paired with a nude lip.
So, this is something I’ve been wearing ALL summer long. And, definitely the easiest way to add a fun kick to your basics. Leopard print, snake print, or zebra print. My Mom was always obsessed with leopard, so it’s not a scary new print for me.
Classic animal print comes in neutrals – white, black, and tan – but I loved the bright animal prints from Tom Ford, Zadig & Voltaire, Givenchy, Diane Von Fustenberg and Miao did. These prints were in bright yellow, green and red in a variety of ways. I loved the animal print suits, tights, jackets, hats, and dresses, which means there are so many ways you can incorporate animal prints. A baggy zebra sweater is cute and easy, while snake print pants are a total statement. I’ve seen cute bodysuits and bum bags too.
I think animal prints are a super fun pop and definitely worth a try. There are so many cool and unique pieces you can get with animal prints. I have a great leopard dress from boohoo I wore all summer, these Topshop track pants are super comfy, but I’m definitely looking forward to scoring a pair of snake print pants, but if that’s too much I have this awesome snake print bodysuit from Boohoo that I love. I have a pair of snake print boots I love I got from Steve Madden last year, so those will be fun to bring out again.
This is another style I’ve been surrounded by all my life. My Grandpa and Mom had a love for western pieces since I was a kid. My Grandpa is from Texas so he wore Bolo ties and had turquoise jewelry. And, my Mom always wore these sleek black cowboy boots, she collected concho belts and cowboy belts and has an amazing assortment of turquoise jewelry.
So, it was really cool to see Isabel Marant, Dsquared, Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini, Alberta Ferriti, and Etro, even Louis Vuitton, create modern and chic cowboy pieces. From fringe and blanket jackets, to denim shirting and cowboy boots accented with western belts too. Zaadig & Volatair brought in some chunky western knits too. But, loved the addition of a scarf and western belt Veronica Beard did to accessorize a plaid dress.
An easy way to incorporate western elements would be with belts and boots. Luckily, I can pull from my Moms closet for belts, but I’m going to have to invest in my own pair of cowboy boots. I definitely want a classic black pair like my Moms. Those are her pride possessions and I know I’ll wear the crap out of them. I can bring out those snake skin ones and I have these matisse boots that I wear every year to Coachella, but I’m obsessed with the metal cap toe Isabel Marant ones, so I’ll be on the lookout for something similar. Zara actually has some great and affordable wester boot styles too. I have this belt from Nasty Gal which was like $15 bucks, but if you’re looking for more of an investment that will last you longer B-Low the Belt is made with real leather and the metal is more sturdy. I have two fringe jackets that I love that I’ll be bringing out too. This blue wrangler one and this black fringe one from Forever 21 that I scored on sale. Another easy way to bring a western vibe is with flannel shirts too!
So, this is what they call the ode to Cher Horowitz. I hope you know who that is, but if you don’t Cher was the main character from the movie Clueless. It’s one of my favorite movies and in the movie she wore an iconic yellow plaid blazer and skirt set to school. And, Versace brought that colorful plaid out in some really fun ways – pants, blazers, jackets, sweaters and dresses. Balenciaga designed some colorful plaid pieces too in their pre-fall collection with wide leg pants, shoes, and baggy dress shirts. Dior and Gucci had a couple statement plaid blazers in a large check print. But, Michael Kors paired the yellow plaid with Floral prints, some leopard, and combat boots too definitely inspired me me to pair my Doc Martens with leopard and plaid too. Miu Miu and Dior had these awesome boxy oversized plaid jackets that I think would look amazing with my vintage denim and doc marten boots.
I have a statement plaid blazer that I love and can bring out, but I’m definitely intrigued to add yellow plaid into my life, which will make my Cher dreams come true. I found a cute plaid dress that is very Versace to me from Boohoo. Urban had a fun yellow trucker jacket and Free People had a cool boxy plaid jacket that I definitely want to pick up.
This trend makes me laugh and roll my eyes. So, I learned about fashion through my Mom. She had an obsession with it and it definitely got passed on to me, but I have to note she’s an 80s lady. She was in her 20s in the 80s, so she knows how to rock that style and knows exactly what the 80s were about and would always rave about her love for shoulder pads. For years my Mom would tell me that Shoulder pads would be making a comeback and she was right! Isabel Marant, Balenciaga, Marc Jacobs, and Saint Laurent, were some of my favorite designers that revived the 80s look.
I have to say I prefer a glam 80’s look, so I’d bring in the 80’s vibe for night out looks. Similar to how Alexander Wang styled structured mini dresses with sheer black tights. I’m obsessed with Versace’s collection and their statement belted dresses. I actually scored a very similar belt at the Rose Bowl Swapmeet, so I’m excited to style it with a fitted black dress. I liked how Versace incorporated a lot of these fall trends in their look – bright neon-esque colors, 80s shoulder pads and fitted dress with bright bright plaid. Although, I love party dresses with puff sleeves, like Saint Laurent and Gucci did, I thought the baggy statement blazers were pretty epic – Balenciaga, Gucci and Marc Jacobs had some crazy cool statement blazers. I actually shared how I styled the baggy oversized blazer trend in my last blog post. And, I don’t think you need a crazy colored blazer to embrace the coolness of an oversized blazer. I definitely want to pick up a tan one, but I have a black oversized blazer I love which is super chic and fun. I even noticed Acid wash denim in Miu Miu’s collection and Alberta Ferriti’s too. Not too sure how I feel about acid wash denim, but I’m kind of curious to try. I found a pair of skinny jeans from Nasty Gal that could look cute. An easy way to embrace that 80s look would be with a belted blazer dress or a fun night out frock that has shoulder pads like this dress from ASOS. I even found a cool vinyl Moto jacket with shoulder pads too.
So, those are 5 of my FAVORITE FALL TRENDS for 2018. I hope you enjoyed seeing what I liked this season and reading ways I’ll be dressing up my wardrobe.