Hard to believe but back-to-school is almost here. At least for some of us! Could it be that these last 3 weeks will seem like the longest three weeks of the year? Yes, we have reached that point in the summer where we have done all of our camps, enjoyed all our vacations, knocked off most of our “Summer Must Do’s” from the list and all we have to do is…well…just enjoy those lazy days of summer! But, what i have realized is that kids these day’s don’t really “get” the lazy days of summer! They are so programmed to be on the go 24/7 that when it comes to a week of absolutely NOTHING to do, they can’t handle it! There’s nothing I like better than a day with nothing on my to-do list and not getting in my car once. I keep telling my kids that one day they will learn to appreciate these days, but they just look at me and roll their eyes! So, since I am
dreaming, thinking of back-to-school, I thought it would be a good day for a post on fashion trends for this fall. Here are some of the trends we are seeing:
Experts agree that neutrals will continue to be popular for girls this fall but look for bursts of color in purples, pinks, turquoise. This Persnickety Penny Lane Aberdeen sweatshirt is a great example! Take basically a neutral sweatshirt, give is some great pockets and a flattering cut and then pop it with a colorful hair accessory! Even a colorful pair of leggings would do the trick! Here are some other tips:
Leggings – Will they ever not be a fashion trend?? We think not! Great for layering under skirts and dresses, leggings are warm and comfortable. Jersey knits with little details like ruched ankles will be popular. Lemon Loves Lime, Jak and Peppar and Mustard Pie all have GREAT leggings this fall!
Bright colored shirts and screen tees – These will add a little pop to any outfit. Pair with bold printed pants or a neutral jacket. We love the brightly colored and embellished shirts from Lemon Loves Lime! They are perfect to pair with skirts, leggings, jeans and anything else you can think of!
Skirts – Ideal for early fall by themselves and over leggings or tights for cooler months. Looks for neutral navy and beige tones. Mustard Pie and Lemon Loves Lime both have a great selection of skirts that can be worn with other items from their collection or with tops you may already have! Both lines also have coordinating leggings with just the right amount of contract to make the outfit pop!
Lots of Layers – No surprise here! With tees, skirts, and leggings all making the top trends, layering is essential! Layering is always a big trend for the back-to-school season; it helps students personalize their looks. Pair shorts with textured tights, combine cropped sweaters with maxi skirts or wear long tees under fitted western shirts to create new proportions to enhance back-to-school style. So, the moral to this story is: buy all the pieces and let your fashionista figure it out!
The Must-Have-Sweater – Poncho sweaters were all over the fall runways in February. And this fall, a variety of styles including cropped, structured and oversized cuts make them the season’s hottest essential. Pair ponchos with jeans, tall boots or a collared shirt to create a prefect layered look. We have seen lots of great sweaters in the collections this fall! Persnickety and Vintage Havana have great sweaters this year…its hard to pic a favorites. Mae Li Rose also has a great classic sweater this season! Here are three of our favs: