Tina’s Top 10 Trends for Fall & Winter
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7. Tights Trend for Fall
Women in Paris wear fun, crazy, elegant, lacy, printed, or colored tights to add a bit of spark to their all-black ensembles. I've seen tights with small lace patterns, large lace patterns, camo patterns (better for 20-somethings), diamond patterns, polka dot patterns, and probably a lot more patterns that are escaping my 60-freaking-year-old mind. However, the one thing that really got my attention was that elegant Parisiennes often wore all-black outfits (black purses, black shoes, black coats, etc.) with cobalt, purple, teal, or navy tights.
If it’s a hot trend in Paris, it’s a hot trend here… or it should be. And, even if you don't end up loving the look for the next ten years, you won't have wasted a ton of money.
8. Flapper Trend for Fall:
See The Great Gatsby… either one. Flapper styles are fun and cute. You don’t need to look like you’re going to a speakeasy. You don't need to drink champagne, drive an old-time motor car, and do the Charleston... well, I won't stop you if you do... However, there are lots of easy ways to add a bit of flapper chic to any casual or evening ensemble.
It's totally up to you. You can take this look and make it as simple or as exotic as you want. The elements of flapper style include peacock or ostrich feathers, art deco jewelry, cloche hats, drop-waist dresses, any clothing with geometric embellishments, and long necklaces. Wear one piece or wear as many as you want.
Flapper style was considered a rebellion against the restrictive fashion of the times, so it's a very wearable trend. And, if you want to go all the way with a huge peacock headpiece and a boa... just start dancing to "Five Foot Two, Eyes of Blue..." and have a little fun. Life is short. Eat, drink, and be merry.
9. Baroque Trend for Fall:
If you’re a curvy girl, you might be more enlightened by the de’ Medici renaissance styles than by the flapper stuff, although either trend can be tweaked to fit your body or your mood. However, I want you to know that you don’t need to buy a long, ornate evening gown from Dolce and Gabbana to get that amazing Baroque feel.
Well, you might want to buy a fab gown if you have a big party on the horizon…
...but you don’t need to go baroque from head to toe to have a little fun with this boho glam trend. It’s very easy to get a taste of baroque by wearing a few sumptuous accessories. Just add a pair of elaborate earrings and a necklace... and you’re halfway there. Or, buy a simple dress with swirly, gold, embroidered scrolling. And, if you want something baroque that you can wear to work (or anywhere else), get a silk florentine-scroll patterned scarf. Don't be afraid to look for an investment piece scarf, because baroque scrolls will still be trendy when your grandkids have grandkids.
10: Date Night Clothing Trend:
One of the absolute “must haves” of fall 2013 is a dress or top that you can wear if your husband or boyfriend (or that guy you don’t really care about) wants to take you out to dinner… and I mean some place other than Red Lobster. This year’s trend is to have something in your closet that’s a bit dressy, but not too dressy… you know… something that will always look good when nothing else works. And, try to find a top or a dress in “Your Color”. If no one carries “Your Color” this season, add some twinkling earrings to add sparkle to your eyes… or buy a top that’s low-cut, to show a lot of cleavage.
And, that’s it. Sure, there are other goodies that make Tina’s Top Fashion Trends for Fall, such as printed silk boho skirts, burgundy boots with chunky heels, giant drusy quartz statement rings, 41-inch-long carnelian pendant necklaces with tassels, and discounted cruise tickets to Tahiti, but we have to draw the line somewhere… or this article would turn into a book.
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