Jalyn’ s Top Ten Trends for Fall 2016

Fall ushers in a romantic feel, with darker prints and luxurious fabrics like velvet and brocade. Fall also welcomes some of the classics, like animal prints and menswear. The puffer coats are a nod to the incorporation of athletic attire into our everyday wardrobes. Here are some trends to look for this season.

  1. Mules

Fall spells the re-appearance of mules, but with sophistication and details like tassels, sequins, and buckles. Flat mules look great with slacks and jeans while the block heels and stilettos take you into evening. They are a good transition shoe as we head from warm to cool.

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  1. Velvet

70’s glam returns with velvet, appearing in jackets, pants, handbags, and shoes in rich jewel tones that can lead to easy pairing with some of the other fall trends, like animal prints.

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  1. Military coat

As an alternative to the bomber jacket, fall offers the military jacket and coat. These coats are more refined than Army Surplus and more 18th Century European, decorated with epaulets, braiding, and brass buttons.

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  1. Dark Florals

The light hearted floral prints from spring morph into darker tones for fall for a sense of drama as dresses become alluring and romantic.

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  1. Pleated skirts

Plisse pleated skirts, translated as permanent pleats, swish into fall, prove easy to wear and can be dressed up or dressed down.

 

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  1. Laces and ties

Laces and ties recall the bohemian look from the ’70s and are found this season in blouses, dresses and pants. In leather, the lace up look is fierce. In silk, the look is feminine. In sweatshirts the look is sporty. And laces continue to be popular in shoes and even boots.

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  1. Puffer coats

What’s not to love about a trend that is both practical and stylish? While staying toasty, one can embrace an urban sportiness that promises to be a trend with lasting power. Throw it on over something dressy just to mix things up.

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  1. Animal prints

Animal prints are a recurring trend that perhaps needs to be elevated to a classic. If an all over print is too overwhelming, choose an accessory instead for a feline accent.

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  1. Brocade

This luxe fabric is re-imagined into garments worthy of a Downtown Abbey interior.

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  1. Menswear

Menswear is always a classic, not only in tailoring and styling but also in fabrics and patterns.

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Fall is not a season about minimalism. In fact, several trends happily mix together. Use these trends as a catalyst to give you some fresh ideas for fall to freshen up your wardrobe.

JALYN’S TOP TEN TRENDS FOR SPRING 2016

 

Some spring trends are carryovers from fall as well as repeats from past seasons. Have fun with the trends and as always, be discerning and embrace those that suit you!

  1. Floral print dresses run the spectrum: demure, bold, sweet, moody, graphic, or a mashup of prints.

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2. Bomber jacket

We welcome the return of the bomber jacket, from dressy to embellished to minimalist to athletic, in various fabrics and in leather.

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3. Sparkle and Shine

This season features sparkle and shine with blingy paillettes, sequins, retro lame, and silver in clothing as well as shoes, in evening attire as well as track suits. You can sparkle by day as well as by night.

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4. Stripes

Stripes are a recurring spring favorite and can be bold, colorful, playful, and graphic.

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5. Rose Quartz and Serenity

Pantone, the color institute, has for the first time picked two colors for 2016, a pale pink called Rose Quartz and a pale blue called Serenity. In this time of turmoil and stress, Pantone opted for colors that promote a sense of well being and calm. Accessories are a way to introduce these new colors into your wardrobe if you feel they are not in your color palette. The Pantone website has further ideas for coordinating these two colors with other colors.

http://www.pantone.com/color-of-the-year-2016

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6. Off the shoulder

Off the shoulder styles abound in tops as well as dresses. Bare shoulders are a way to appear alluring and not too revealing.

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7. Lace Up Shoes

Lace up shoes are a carry over from past seasons, proving to be a trend with lasting appeal.

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8. Slip Dress

Slip Dresses recall their heyday in the ‘90s. Some slip dresses are embellished with lace or structured with ruching, while others are simple and minimal. Some incorporate the floral print and the stripe trend. They can be layered with a tee shirt for easy wearability.

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9. Ruffles

Ruffles, a popular and recurring trend, explode exuberantly on prints, on hems and necklines, and in tiers. Some ruffles, especially in red, have a Latin influence.

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10. Statement Earrings

Statement earrings or shoulder dusters, are a departure from minimalist, miniature jewelry, adding drama and punch to any outfit.

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Jalyn’s Top Ten Trends for Fall 2015

  1. Wide legged pants

The wide legged pant is an exaggeration of the flared pant and a variant of the culotte. Relaxed in shape, the pants can be casual as well as elegant, cropped as well as long, drapey as well as structured. A fitted top balances out the wide legged pants’ extended proportions.

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2. Bordeaux

Bordeaux, AKA merlot, wine, burgundy, deep red is the color of the season, along with bright reds, and can be found in all fabrics including lace and leather.  A great accent color in shoes and bags.

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3. Suede

Suede, a favorite fabric for fall, demonstrates its versatility in patchwork designs, boots, handbags, trench coats, and capes. It spans the decades, from retro to modern, but still seems fresh.

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4. Neo Victorian

High neck feminine blouses, moody dark lace, the innocence of white, and a profusion of ruffles, all drew inspiration from the Victorian era, but with a modern spin.

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 5. Bohemian 

Nostalgia for the ‘70s inspired a Bohemian trend, with rich patterns and textures in floral flowing dresses, lace up boots, and shaggy vests.

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6. Saddle Bag

The resurrection of the equestrian saddle bag from the ‘70s makes it the  IT bag for fall. Some saddle bags sport fun details, like fringe, tassels, and weaving.

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7. Tapestry Prints

Tapestry prints in an explosion of intricate patterns and embellishments lend a richness and opulence to garments.

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8. Capes and Ponchos

Capes and ponchos are not only great for layering but can also become a dramatic focal point of an outfit. With midi skirts and mini skirts, over denim or leather leggings, they prove a worthy addition to a fall wardrobe.

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9.Stacked Heel

The Stacked Heel provides a solid foundation for this season’s wide legged pants, and midi and maxi skirts.

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10. Fuzzy coats

Faux fur fuzzy coats prove that you can be warm and still have some fun with the teddy bear look. While the runways featured real fur, faux interpretations abound.

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