While the rest of the country started prepping for fall several weeks ago, autumn is the time that seems to creep up slowly for us here in Central Florida. We are in such a hot climate that even a slight breeze can prompt us to pull out our boots and long sleeves. Luckily, over the past couple of weeks the temperature has dropped slightly (with the exception of a couple of sweltering days), and we have been fortunate enough to go about our days comfortably in the 80s. Every year, fall brings with it new trends and style pieces that change the game. Let’s get into it.
Lady in Red
Red has officially been named the color of fall 2017. After being all over Fashion Week, the classic color makes it way back around the block with a vengeance. Red can be found in all shades for the lips, blouses, dresses, pants and shoes. The possibilities are endless! If you are of a cooler tone, be sure to find a red that is blue based. Red can essentially be flattering on all skin tones. If you are a warmer tone, it’s best to find a shade of red that has a yellow or orange base. There is nothing like a flattering red dress with a matching red lip.
It seems like the word vintage is thrown around easily these days in regard to style. Vintage, by definition, comes from retrospective, or retro. It refers to clothing that imitates the style of a previous era. If you’re interested in vintage, it’s important to know that you should try to focus on one era at a time, as opposed to many different time periods. Think about if there is a specific designer, era, or celebrity whose style you really enjoy. Focusing on one era will help when going shopping. Speaking of vintage shopping, Retromended Vintage, located at 930 Mills Ave., is a great place to start your vintage journey. They have an awesome women’s collection and a small men’s collection and amazing women there to help guide you on your shopping adventure.
Wide belts also are making a comeback this fall and are not far off from being labeled vintage. Particularly in the 1950s (think Marilyn Monroe), having a cinched waist is the quintessential vintage statement. If you are a little confused about how to start with a belt that will cinch your waist and keep you stylish at the same time, start with a black waist belt. Wide waist belts come in handy when you find a great dress, but it is a little baggy. You’re able to be versatile with your shopping choice because you have a belt staple that can turn frumpy into fashion-forward.