Must Have Items:
- Big Leather Tote
- Neon Jewelry
- Long Boots
- Vintage Little Black Dress
- Neutral Overcoat
- Leather Jacket
- Acid wash jeans
What’s big this season?
Layers! The look this season is all about topping on those accessories to create a fresh, sophisticated look. Start with a long tank or tee, top it with a hipster blazer, throw on some eye-popping jewelry with a headband and you’ll look on-the-go stylish.
What’s one item everyone must have?
A pair of boots. Leather or suede, the material doesn’t matter; neither does the style. Boots with buckles and layers include much of what this season’s look is all about. In a perfect world, I’d recommend you have a pair of scrunched black suede boots to wear on a trendy night out on the town, and a pair of brown leather boots to wear for a simple daytime look. Boots can make an outfit happen.
What should you keep in the closet?
This season, I’d keep those UGG boots everyone has in the closet. The new vintage trend is all about individuality and expressing oneself. If you want to follow these fall trends, you need to dig a little deeper and search harder for what’s out there. Instead of going to the same department store every year for clothes and shoes, try going to a thrift store – you never know what you may find.
What is the inspiration of the fall 2009 trends?
I think a lot of the fall 2009 trends are vintaged inspired. Trends seem to be going for a casual, edgy look, which vintage is completely capable of. However, it does depend on your style. Here are a few chic trends I’ll elaborate on, so choose which fits your personality the best:
Edgy Biker Chic: Acid washed or dark skinny jeans, paired with a graphic tee and layered with a leather jacket. This look is vintage inspired from the 70s for a free spirited soul with lots of charisma.
Log Cabin Chic: This look is designed for anyone looking for a down-to-earth, laid back style this fall. Plaid shirts, boyfriend jeans, and a pair of retro sneakers and a bandana will make this outfit have a personality of its own.
Girly Chic: Colors, ruffles, pleated skirts- this 50s inspired look is simply adorable. Find a pleated skirt and pair it with black tights, a ruffled moth-colored top and a headband and it’ll look cute and attention seeking for all the right reasons.
So if you haven’t already, get started on shopping for this season’s trends. Don’t forget to start in your closet.