Style Seeker Series // Fall 2017

Autumn is on its way and we need to prepare our closets. Here are 5 fall fashion trends to keep your eye out for. Next time you find yourself scrolling through online stores or browsing the boutiques, make sure to pick up a few items that fall into these categories. If you can do so, you will be the most up to date, voguish person strutting the streets. 

Bold Shoulders

When I hear the words "80s fashion trends" my mind immediately goes to big huge shoulder pads. That certainly says a lot, given I was born in 2002. Well folks, they are making their way back. A few days ago, I was browsing through Zara and found myself surrounded by shirts and dresses embellished with the infamous pouffy shoulders. I will admit Zara, as of now, is one of the only places I have seen this trend so far. We must remember, this store is often ahead of the curb with its trendy Spanish clothing. Shoulder pads might not take over Fall of 2017, but could possibly make their return in later seasons.

Green Everything

Olive green, military green, forest green--all of the greens will be EVERYTHING this coming season. Something I find so interesting about this specific trend, is just a few years ago, it was so so popular. I certainly am not complaining. There is nothing that screams fall more than greens and camos. Unlike other colors and patterns, these dark greens work well on shirts, dresses, jackets, shoes, and pants! This in another perfect example of throwback trends. Forest greens were the go-to color of the 1990s and quite possibly now, 2017.

Simple Stripes

September of 2014 I was in NYC. When it came time to shop, I remember simple, vertical stripes were just everywhere. Now three years later, it's no surprise they have wormed their way onto the runways and into various department stores. Stripes are nothing but classic. However, they can easily be modernized by mixing different sizes or colors. Which is why we are in luck with this rise in stripe popularity. 

Radiant Red

Red must be one of my favorite colors (other than purple of course). I can't tell you how excited I am to introduce this bold color into fall. Now since this is such a strong color, you must be careful when wearing it. So what if you are someone who doesn't like to wear flashy colors? It's easy. Try using red as an accent color. Get some fun deep red loafers, a bright red handbag. a red bandana worn as a neck scarf, or even oversized red sunglasses. Even if you aren't in a solid red sweater or dress, you can still easily incorporate this fabulous color into your autumn wardrobe.

Retro Hats

Shirts, dresses, pants, shoes: these are all common articles of clothing. These days, hats are just not an everyday piece. One of my absolute favorite trends of the past has to be the festive hats from the 1920s. Anytime we visit the old hat shop in New Orleans or even just the hat section in Nordstrom, I don't hesitate to make myself at home. This season, I have seen SO MANY HATS!! From the velvet berets to the wool baker-boy caps, they are the newest, most unique trend thus far. It is a rather daring accessory, but it is a risk I am willing to take.

Photograph | Courtesy of Sarah C. Vanderbloemen