A few months ago I had the amazing opportunity to visit Johnson Hartig’s Libertine fashion house and studio in Los Angeles. All I can say is WOW! Talk about statement fur, high shine and embellishments. OMG! His collection is out of this world and beyond creative which is why this afternoon event at his design studio and showroom got me super excited for fall fashion that’s in the stores and online.
Join me and check out the list below of some of the current trends for all of you fashionistas this Fall 2016.
Velvet is the wonderfully soft, chic fabric of the season and it’s everywhere. Thankfully, velvet won’t break the bank when you add it into your wardrobe! If you can’t commit to a velvet jacket, you might want to try a velvet choker, a clutch or even a headband.
Both real and faux fur with bold colors and prints are all the rage this season. The faux furs are a lighter option to make a bold fashion statement when you’re living in Southern California like I am. For those of you who love your accessories, real and faux fur keychains, shoes and hair accessories are also great pieces to own to give an outfit that extra pop.
Wearability is key and we’re seeing this fall trend on blouses, dresses and even handbags. Because it can overwhelm an outfit or even a person, more isn’t always more; I don’t want you looking like Jerry in his pirate shirt in that episode of Seinfeld!
The bomber is front and center in the fashion arena right now. Whether it’s embroidered, oversized or constructed of a shiny satin or yummy velvet, these jackets are being shown over body hugging dresses or ripped jeans and they are basically available anywhere and at any price. You can have fun styling this look in many different ways so run, don’t walk, to check them out in the stores and online.
High Shine Pieces
Vinyl, patent and metallic pieces are poised to be a standout with jackets, skirts, and dresses taking on this luxe look. Like many other trends this season, there’s a fashion spectrum that allows you to sport a pair of shiny patent heels all the way to a full vinyl outfit – have fun with this one!
As you’ve probably noticed, they’re back and they’re everywhere. The fashionably conscious are wearing velvet, lace, and leather ones, some are embellished with precious metals, some are thick and others thin. Out and about I’ve seen thin scarves used as chokers, black velvet chokers with a single vertical pave diamond bar centered on the neck and so many other trendy, unique versions of the look. Wear them alone, layer them, the look is what you make of it! It’s easy to see that you can be completely “on trend” by simply adding a choker into the mix.
Bye-bye minimalistic and monochromatic and hello florals. We’re not talking sweet little pastel floral prints though. This Fall, channel the dark, vivid floral prints and pair them with suede, leather and silk. Talk about bold and chic!
By adding just a few of these trends to your wardrobe this fall, you will be “spot on” in the fashion arena. Happy shopping!