Fall will be upon us before we know it, folks. And when it comes time to look critically at my fall and winter closet, to do my inventory, and make my list of what I might need, or want, I plan to be ready. And ready for me means having a sense of the looks that have walked down the runway, and featured in fall ad campaigns, and an idea of the trends that are being espoused. Whether I buy into the trends (or buy them literally) is another matter, of course. In other words, I'm currently seeking fall inspiration. So when fall comes I can make good decisions about what I will, and will not, buy.
I did a quick run-through of three of the big fashion prognosticators: Vogue, Bazaar, and Elle. According to them, red will be everywhere. Along with plaid, checks, and florals. Lingerie as daywear, men's-wear inspired jackets and suits, and western inspired whatever. Puffa coats, track suits, and polka dots. Futuristic patterns and retro hats. Crazy fur and/or feathers, and shiny silver and glitter. Phew. That just about covers everything I would want to wear, and most of what I wouldn't be caught dead in. The wouldn't-be-caught-dead-in stuff is easy. Anything shiny or with glitter, lingerie as a dress, cowboy boots (at least not anymore; they kill my feet), florals that look like drapery, and feathers of any kind.
For what I might covet come September, I usually look to the designers I admire, and not at the runway reports. Designers like Brunello Cucinelli. For louche and luxurious looks, you can't beat Cucinelli. The epitome of retirement chic, don't you think? See all the Brunello Cucinelli looks here.
|From Brunello Cucinelli|
I also love Fabiana Fillippi. Like the looks below from her website. More Fabiana Fillippi looks here and here. Not that I can afford either Brunello Cucinelli or Fabiana Fillippi. This is just for inspiration, you understand.
|Looks from the Fabiana Filippi website here and here.|
|Margaret Howell Autumn-Winter 2017|
And to get us in the mood for fall fashion and all the nonsense of those HUGE September Issues, here's a weird little video that I found on Vogue.com. All about how Vogue shot their September issue with Jennifer Lawrence. Shooting a magazine cover is complicated, I guess. All those creative types. And farm stylists...even. Ha. Still, Jennifer Lawrence is adorable. And she certainly seems to be having a "moment," as they say.
But seriously, I know you don't take all this trends stuff to heart. All the furor of fashion. Neither do I. But I just love all the textures and colours of fall. All the gold, and burgundy, and green, and chocolate brown. All the tweed, and leather, and the cozy knits. I don't pay too much attention to what I'm supposed to be longing for this season. I just want to wear clothes that suit me and make me feel fabulous. Or good, at least. I'll settle for good.
Hubby and I are heading down east tomorrow. In fact, when you read this we'll probably already be there. We'll be at my mum's for a week or so, and we'll be spending a few days in Saint Andrews, New Brunswick. Saint Andrews is Canada's answer to Cape Cod. Except smaller, and with fewer tourists. I haven't been there for years. I'm really looking forward to it. I won't be blogging when we're away, but I've scheduled a couple of relevant posts from previous years. If you haven't read them already, I hope you enjoy them. See you in two weeks.
And in the meantime. Back to fall fashion. What is inspiring you for fall this year?
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