Giving Past Styles a Second Look This Season
A new fashion season always begins with grand proclamations blasting from magazine pages, catalog pages, fashion blogs, or in-store promotions. They’ll tell you what’s new and it may be something you’ve already worn in your fashion life.
This year has a few of those things. You could brush it off as hype but I’ve been exploring the trends and I truly believe there are some looks out there that deserve a second look from you!
Here’s a list of items that you’ve seen before, worn before, and maybe still have in your closet. Keep an open mind as you may find yourself seeing them with new eyes and wearing them with confidence and joy. They are definitely worth a second look!
Blouses back then were the pieces we put under our suits when we went to work. Remember those? Blouses now are delicate looking and romantic some with ruffles and sheer fabric. A single new blouse could be the focal point of your date night jean outfit. Take a visit through the racks and see what tugs at your heart. It could be fun to feel girly again, soft and pretty. This season’s blouses can help you do that. Or perhaps you can resurrect a favorite from the past?
Remember when we brought out our velvet blazers during the holidays? There would be the red one and then the quintessential black one. We wore them once or twice in December. Velvet is way different now. You can find it in everything from tops to pants to dresses and skirts. Velvet is even showing up in shoes and handbags and scarves. It’s not limited to red or green. You can have fun finding a shade of velvet that is more wearable day or night for the next six months. It’s such a great texture to mix in with wool, silk, or denim. It adds a touch of luxury. But don’t wait for a special time to wear it. Consider wearing it on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. Luxury fabrics are common in daywear these days. Don’t be afraid to put it on the morning and wear it through the evening.
Who can forget their first white slip? Did you wear them under a school uniform in high school? Maybe you’ve banned slips from your wardrobe because they seem old-fashioned. Hold on to your chair because slips are a big part of the fashion look for fall. Only they aren’t worn under our clothes, they are worn on top of our clothes! This isn’t the thin one with the exhausted elastic laying in lingerie drawer J The new slip has become a layering piece. It’s layered over shirts so it looks like a dress. It can even be layered over a top and a slim pant or leggings. These slips or slip dresses are in all sorts of prints. They don’t look like your high school slip, believe me! This could be more fun than you realize! Check out this Ebay page with other layering slip options:
Jumpsuits and Pantsuits
You may have just done a jumpsuit for a wedding or pantsuits for work, but the trend this season is to casual it down. Look for fabrications in denim, or re-purpose an old suit jacket and pant hanging in your closet. Try it with one of the popular plaid shirts that are popping up in all the stores and take it down a notch. This fall the cropped pant is showing up in these pieces as well but in fall fabrics and colors. Instead of thinking the cropped pant was your summer fling, consider how it could work into your fall wardrobe. You may stop at the idea because you’re not sure about what to wear for footwear. Booties are an easy choice. Take another look at these option for fall. It looks modern and fresh.
One may only have to look at their high school yearbook to spot a jacket with a sheepskin collar and lining. High school may have been fun for you but your soft lamb jacket may have fossilized and gotten hard over the years. This fashion season is filled with sheepskin fluff details (real and faux). You could wear it with jeans by day or a bohemian print skirt with boots at night. It’s one of the most designer-embraced trends of the season. The varsity, bomber or aviator style jackets also worth a second look.
Dylan Faux Jacket available here at TerritoryAhead.com
Is your interest piqued but you still have cold feet? I’m here to help! I’ll be your fall fashion guide as we pick out things that work well for you. Don’t be surprised if some of these items are the latest version of something you wore decades ago. This is going to be fun! Email me at [email protected] or give me a call 507-250-2030.