I've held out as long as I could, but the transitional weather is here and the leaves are threatening to change. With that, I'm forced to retire my strappy sandals, beachy nail polishes and beloved summer handbags, and officially start moving towards fall fashion, even if we're in that in-between phase of being overly hot one day and chilly the next.
Having just recently prepped and presented fall fashion tips for several book signing events, I realize for the average Jill just how many trends are out there to digest: making sense of it all can be overwhelming. (As if getting everything organized and on schedule this time of year wasn't work enough! Like my family's dinner tonight for example.)
Akin to my theory of really loving each piece of clothing that you own and making every accessory work to empower you and make you stand out, here's a roundup of "happy" fall trends that should make you smile for ease of style or spunk of character or simple wear-ability.
Even kids can get in on the action with seasonal plaid prints that will make them look dapper, like a mini Sherlock Holmes!
Richly layered ensembles were the focus of many designers' collections, including Alberta Ferretti and Erdem. You can capture the bohemian vibe with an embroidered swing dress and layer with a sweater or jacket.
Here's a trend that some write off for only the youthful, but while fringe detailing may be frisky, it can also be subtly elegant. Look for the visual movement and texture it brings to clothing.
Unlike the knitted caps we'll need during winter to keep our heads warm, opt for a floppy hat now for the perfect, stylish topper.