Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Wear It Wednesday - Fall!

Since my teenage years, a fall ritual has included buying a stack of fashion magazines when they come out with those giant editions in September.


For several weeks I engross myself in fashion trends for the season. When I get the overall picture in my mind I will purchase a few key pieces to make my look more current.

Here's a tour of fall fashion trends I spotted over and over again.


 Fringe showed up on vests, sweaters, jackets, belts, shoes, necklaces, earrings and even handbags.



Long tunics over leggings worn with boots continues to be a favorite look.



Leather adds texture and interest no matter if it is real or faux.




 Animal print is here to stay! I look for black and white for my cool complexion.


Quilted jackets, pants, vests and coats look great if they don't add too much bulk.



 The classic combination of black and red with a touch of animal print still gets my attention.


Faux leather showed up in total pieces or as trim on countless jackets, pants, skirts and dresses.



A scarf not only keeps us warm, it can tie together an outfit and make all the difference when wearing neutral solids.



 Pewter or gray was seen more times than ever before. We have to be careful of gray near the face because it can wash us out if we don't color our hair. I look for silver gray such as this loose fitting jacket from Chico's Black Label collection.




Leather pants or coated jeans were a statement piece that showed up in almost every fashion spread this fall.



Leggings and jeggings are still a basic we should always have on hand. Remember to cover your bottom with a long top or jacket.



 Subtle patterned jeans and leggings are showing up everywhere!



Animal print short boots can be worn with every style of pant to look very chic. 



Boots with leggings and a tunic or long jacket are always a great look at any age.



Tassels and animal print touches are great to wear with neutral colors.



Interesting cuffs can be worn with turned up sleeves for a more elegant look.

All of the pieces above can be found at Chico's.



Car Coats are showing up everywhere. This is the one I purchased from Ann Taylor Loft. The length looks fabulous with narrow leg pants and leggings with boots.

I hope you have enjoyed my take on fall fashion for fall 2014 and that it helps you add a few key pieces to your own wardrobe. 
Please note: I don't work for Chico's or Ann Taylor Loft. I just shop there every chance I get because of the quality, style and fit of their clothes.



Enter to win this now sold out set of bracelets from Baublebar. The winner will be randomly chosen from the followers and subscribers of this blog on Monday September 15th.

Thank you for joining me on this journey through midlife and beyond. 
The second fifty years really are the best!

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33 comments:

Yvonne said...

Thanks Susan for taking the time to edit the fall trends for us. This is really helpful and I'm happy to see that I already own a few of the trends :)

Unknown said...

Thanks for entering my wife Ronda in your generous bracelet give-away. Reading your posts & blogs everyday brings her serene calm. Thank you! Larry Le Brane, Los Osos, CA

Unknown said...

I'm sorry, Susan. How do we enter?

Lori said...

Thank you for this info. I appreciate the explanations of the current trends and an example to purchase.

R said...

Thanks, Susan. It's usually difficult to look at fashion shows and pull out the "normal" interpretation for the average wearer. Shows and fashion mags are usually so over the top. I also noticed menswear shoes, cutout heel booties with ties, sporty pants (with band at ankle), oversized blazers, tailored culottes and subdued animal prints. The color gray and green seem to be big, too. Everything that is old is new again, as usual with fashion!
Anne Smith

Susan said...

Enter for the giveaway from either of the links to the right of your screen near the top of this page. A popup will ask you to enter a code to make sure you are not a computer sending out SPAM. Good luck!!!

Unknown said...

Hi Susan, I too have these same magazines by my chair for evening viewing and page marking my favorites. Thank you for the bracelet giveaway. They are wonderful and bold!

Teresa said...

As always, love your blog! Thanks for all the great ideas. I am happy to see the number of followers you have grow day by day!

Joanne said...

This is why I need you, Susan. When I look at fashion magazines, all I see are the outlandish hairstyles and bizarre items I would never wear. Love the styles you pulled out! Thank you!

Susi said...

OH I love some of the items you've show here. I need to check out Chicos. Nice giveaway, is this where you enter.

Susi said...

I love some of the items you've shown here. I need to check out Chicos. Nice giveaway, is this where to enter?

Donna said...

Thanks for all your research on fall trends. I remember buying Seventeen and drooling over all the pretty things.

Robyn said...

Love your blog! Thanks for doing all the fashion updates for us!

JLacy said...

Love this post! Please enter my name in your giveaway...I couldn't find the links you mention. :(

JLacy said...

I enjoyed this post! Please enter my name in your bracelet give away. I couldn't find any of the links you described. :(

Rebecca Kennedy said...

Hello Susan, I always enjoy seeing you in your pretty outfits around town! Thanks for sharing with us. I could not find the links either. What do these links say that we are suppose to click on? Thank you.

Unknown said...

Still confused about how to enter.

Pam said...

I could not find the link to enter to win the silver bracelets, but would like to be part of the contest. Could you please send the link? THank you!!

Unknown said...

I don't know how to enter for the bracelets ..

Susan said...

If you are viewing this on a mobile device the block to sign up as a follower will not show up. I will also include those who commented here as followers. Thank you everyone!

Lynn said...

This was a great post. Thanks for the ideas and helpful suggestions. I dont; always comment, but enjoy reading your posts everyday. Keep it UP!

Marie in AZ said...

Hi, Susan--I would like to enter your fab bracelet giveaway! Is this comment enough to do it? Thank you, and love your blog :-)

Cathryn said...

I read your blog daily. As an inverted triangle shape, I appreciate your fantastic recommendations. Keep up the good work . . . and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Joanne said...

I have viewed this via my phone and now my computer. I do not see a link anywhere. Odd...

Rene said...

I will definitely be incorporating some of these trends. I have bought several scarves this year. Now I want to add a bit of animal print.

Rebecca said...

Great post! I am new to your blog and always look forward to your fashion tips, photos and inspiring messages!
Rebecca

Sally J said...

Love these looks. Especially the leather and animal print.

Prissy Hedgerow said...

Fantastic! I would love to enter your bracelet give away, but do not see links anywhere. Is there an alternate way to enter the contest? Thank you!

Susan said...

Is there not a column on the right side of your screen that shows Welcome!... Total Page Views... Subscribe to ....?

sharon said...

Love the fall trends! Would love to enter and win your giveaway!

Connie Kresin Campbell said...

Thanks for showing the new trends and I would love to win that beautiful bracelet!

Jeanne said...

Love your blog & all your wonderful ideas. Thanks for sharing!

probe97 said...

I should have been a female as I love women's fashion glossy magazines, they feel wonderfull those thick large fashion bibles and the aroma from those fashion pages really gets me excited and wishing I could snuggle into them and dream of women leafing through the gorgous pages.