On Saturday, I went to the Macy’s Front Row event in my local area to check out this year’s fall trends.
E! Stylists Daniel Musto (the sweetest, open heart…very accessible) and Lindsay Albanese (super nice & we talked OTK boots!) educated attendees on the ideas behind the models’ outfits as they walked. Lately, I’ve noticed a mix of trends that seemed off and Lindsay said something that made it make sense. All decades are being mixed now. Instead of seeing 70s one season and 90s the next, they’re being worn together. I wore slip dresses in the 90s, but with chunky heels. I’ve seen the same slip dresses recently (see Becky’s), but paired with sneakers like the darling, white Betsey Johnson kicks with red lips on the back.
Here are some FA16 tips that caught my ear. If you didn’t know, FA16 is Fall 2016:
*Bright, lipstick shades are in! I’m a fan. You can wear your bright lipstick shade right along with your bright top or sweater, too.
* Push up the sleeves of a trench, which allows you to “wear fall” even when it’s a little warm. It also shows off your watch or bracelet. I’ve rolled my trench sleeve to one cuff, but never done a full push. A dilemma many of us currently have is cool mornings that lead to hot days. The look made sense to me when I saw the look, esp paired with the crop pants, and would be great for morning or evening at the moment.
* Crop denim flares are in. We’ve seen crop in many pant types this year and the tend continues. So carry on, wear on.
* OTK boots are still kicking. I really hope I find a pair I love this year. I have a pair by Guess and have no idea why I thought they looked good. I like the Akera by Guess. I think the pointy toe and thin heel make a sleek look. Lindsay Albanese mentioned wearing OTKs with a skirt that comes just below the knee, making a “boot pant.” The look has a name!
* Contrast your proportions. If you’re wearing an oversize top, streamline your bottom and vice versa. Notice the model’s jacket is slouchy and the smaller skirt provides proportion contrast.
* High water pants, aka crops. The ones they showed were straight pants, not flared at the bottom like the denim I first mentioned. I think the key is to get the length that suits your body proportions. One model hair a black pair that hit her calf. She also had on heels, which made her legs even longer. That length would chop me up. My strategy would be to have them end just above the ankle, and probably wear a heel.
* Nude pants. Better called flesh colored pants. As close to your skin tone as you can get. It makes an interesting look. I’m not sure I can pull it off, but I think with the right pieces, it can be done well.
Check out this video from the day (1:48)
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This post is sponsored Everywhere Agency on behalf of Macy’s. Of course, all thoughts and opinions are my own. You know how I do it. 😉