Fall is fashion season.
As mid-summer rolls around, women everywhere begin to speculate about the fall fashion trends for the year. Fashionistas know that the monster fall fashion issue of Vogue is soon to land in mailboxes across the country, and we all begin to wonder trends are in store for us when the cooler weather hits. Even those women who aren’t overly concerned with fashion trends know that fall fashion is important.
As I sit in my shorts and tank, I find myself nearly ready for coats, denim, and sweaters. At least, the fashion side of me is ready, even if the gardener in me isn’t there yet. So, I went to work researching fashion trends for fall 2010 from Elle to Vogue and everything in between, and I’ve managed to compile quite a list. This will be the first article in a five-part series (that’s a five-part minimum, anyway) about the fall fashion trends for 2010.
And here are your first three fall 2010 fashion trends:
No, I’m not talking about our men and women overseas, though I am incredibly grateful for the sacrifices they continue to make so that I may enjoy their gift of freedom. But maybe it’s our collective gratitude that has pushed the military-style trend from fall 2009 all the way into fall 2010. That’s right – military style is still going to be huge this year, so get ready to rock it again. The good news is that designers from Burberry to Chanel have toned the trend with functional, utilitarian pieces. Stay away from the embellished, overly ornate military style; this year’s take on the fashion trend is minimalist. That means wearing army green is excellent, but don’t get caught in camouflage – it won’t hide you.
The suit is back and sexier than ever in fall 2010 from designers like Diane von Furstenberg, who is known for her sleek, feminine styles. There are also edgier examples from Alexander Wang, and classic, 1940s aviator-style concoctions from the master of classics, Ralph Lauren. The fashion trend this year for suits involves mixing fabric textures and styles (say, a lacy or puffed-sleeved top with a sleek vest and pants). The austere menswear qualities of the suit are broken up by feminine details and accessories in fall 2010 – it’s not a return to boxy men’s suits on women. It’s a return to sleek sophistication punctuated by a girlish touch.
3. Lingerie as Outerwear
I mentioned this trend in an article earlier this summer – gave some ideas about how to make your bra part of your outfit. One of the reasons? Lingerie as outwear is a huge fashion trend for fall 2010. For the more adventurous, you can wear stockings (like, the kind with garters) as outerwear, but I recommend going with a gentler approach. Keep in mind that you can always grab a Dolce & Gabbana corset dress, complete with molded cups and boning – they do a new version every year, and it never goes out of style. But if you’ve been thinking about getting a lacy, delicate bra to expose a little bit under a tank or low-cut dress, fall 2010 is the perfect time to do it – you’ll be right on trend.