That time of year is once again upon us, and we can't wait to pull out our cutest sweaters and hats from the back of our closets and rock them this Fall. Aside from being curled up at our local library reading a couple of the newest mystery books, you can also find us at the nearest cafe sipping pumpkin spiced lattes and browsing Google for what is in fashion this season. One of our favorite blog posts to create are our themed lookbooks (check our our Holiday, Spring trends from last year), and this month we are bringing back our Fall Trends for 2017 where we will be sharing 3 must have trending items this season and how we style them!
To kick off the first lookbook in the series, we wanted to showcase how we would style 70's plaid. This past summer was all about the new found love for Gingham which printed on just about anything - from bags, to clothes, to even some retro chic bikinis. Now with the arrival of a new season also comes a new pattern to obsess over - PLAID! Our younger selves are definitely so in love with this new trend now that we can finally channel our inner Cher Horowitz for some style inspiration.
Jess: I've been a long-time fan of two-pieces sets and matching coordinates, and my love for it is still evident given how I chose to style plaid for this outfit. I picked up this tweed set from H&M since it immediate caught my attention when I popped in last weekend to see what new items they stocked for the season. I kept the look neutral and office appropriate by tucking in a cream blouse into my skirt and pairing the look with nude heels. Since it is still the beginning of October, I chose to forgo the tights, but I would definitely add a pair of black or nude tights to the ensemble for the chillier Autumn days, when the weather isn't as forgiving as it is now!
The best part about this plaid suit is the multitude of ways you can style the pieces, whether you wear them together like I did, or as separates. I could easily swap out my current heels for a pair of red or hot pink pumps for an unexpected touch of color, or add a statement bag that can act as the focal piece. Separately, the blazer could we worn over a dress for extra warmth at the office, or paired with burgundy or mustard trousers, which are perfect colors to rock this Fall. To style the skirt on its own, I would choose to pair it with a fitted top with statements sleeves and some fun, colorful earrings.
Mel: I was never one to shy away from prints and patterns in my wardrobe. In fact, I love elevating any look by throwing on some polka dot pants or a gingham dress, though I tend to stay more on the neutral, solid color side when it came to my overcoats. While I easily have 20-30 tops and bottoms on rotation in my closet for every season, I only keep the minimal basics when it comes to outerwear, so I typically forgo statement printed jackets for more classic ones that can be worn in many different occasions and last through multiple seasons. This jacket from Anthropologie immediately caught my attention because though it was a bit on the wild side when it came to the prints, it also remained quite simple and neutral as well. Plaid and houndstooth are a classic, never go out of style prints and combined with the muted colors, this jacket is a must have in anyone's closet! I love how this coat is a new twist on the very trendy glen plaid blazers that are all the rage right now, (i.e. Jess is rocking one in this very post) and I have a good feeling we will be seeing more printed overcoats in stores this Fall and Winter season!