Tuesday, October 6, 2009
3 Keys to Autumnize Your Fall Wardrobe
We just got returned from a Style Seminar at Easton Fashion Mall on notes to freshen your fall wardrobe to interject newness for the long season ahead. Take a peek at our notes for the seminar:
3 Ways to Autumnize Your Fall/Winter Wardrobe
1. Jersey Layering
The key focus to fall is layering. These days, layering pieces come in many different cozy fabrics. Silk jersey, cashmere jersey, wool jersey, cotton jersey, and modal jersey, to name a few. Layering items are an easy way to add warmth in layers to your ensemble … Plus they don’t wrinkle, are machine washable and easy to pack for trips. And the best reason … They comfortable.
2. Belt It!
Add dimension to your layering pieces by belting. Whether it’s large corset, skinny or stacking belts, each can add new life to your layering pieces. And belts can be worn on all shapes by strategic placement. Larger busts should belt at the empire waist, hour-glass figures at the waist, and straight shapes around the hips in a drop-waist style. And belts with embellishments can give new detail to basic layering pieces with stud details, cut-out shapes, leather, fringe, etc.
3. Statement Necklaces
Statement necklaces were one of the biggest trends to come out of the fall collections this year and it’s such an easy way to add punch to even your most basic layering pieces. Statement necklaces aren’t just for bold dresses or formal occasions. By adding a chunky necklace to your daily profile, it can instantly pull your outfit together without much effort.
Now to kick up the idea of layerying another notch, grab your blazers, sweater wraps, vests, and capes and belt them as well. Adding a belt to a fur vest (real or faux) or cape gives you a multi-layered new look.
Don’t forget about your footwear! One of the best shapes for fall is the ankle bootie. Part pump, part boot, it’s the perfect fall shoe with wear with casual or professional outfits. Add opaque tights to a skirt suit or with denim or leggings for a put- together ensemble.