Fall Fashion Must-Haves
Fashion is something that can bring
people together. Think about it. Do you have more fun at the mall
when you’re shopping by yourself or with one or two friends and
getting their opinions of different outfits? When we can get the
perspective from someone whether it’s another expert or a loved one
who’s voice means the world to us, we can learn a lot ourselves.
This blog post is a collaborative
effort. For my radio show, I got the chance to sit down and chat
about. Fall fashion must-haves with fashion expert, Cristina
Cristina’s career began as a
dancer, she even studied dance at NYU, but she also grew up with a
mother who was a showroom model and interior designer and a
grandfather who was a clothing designer. So when she turned 27, it’s
no surprise that Cristina hung up her dance shoes to pursue another
passion…fashion. Since then she has had the fortune of working
with some of Hollywood’s finest including Penelope Cruz and Amy Adams
and most recently she has announced a partnership with QVC.
I’m very excited to share the Fall
fashion must-haves that Cristina and I came up with:
Jeans are a great place to
start. Every woman, no matter
what her lifestyle is always looking for a great pair of jeans.
There certainly is a big trend going on right now with printed
jeans, whether it’s a brochette ankle jean or a Jacquard slim leg
jean. These are jeans that are going to add some texture and print
to your wardrobe. A lot of the prints are done in darker hues which
are very elongating to the leg and flattering.
Whether it’s in rich jewel tones like teal, mulberry, or cranberry
or in great earth tones like slate grey. Colored cords are a nice
way to break up the regular jean for everyday. They are a great way
to transition the colored pants and bright colors from summer so
that you’re wardrobe doesn’t end up filled with the blacks, browns,
and greys typical for winter. Cords are super comfortable and easy
to pair with a great ankle boot, loafer, or pump. They are
definitely a key piece that can mix and match with already existing
pieces in our closet.
you go for an earth tone or a color like oxblood red or poppy
persimmon, it’s really easy to pair on top with something like a
print or texture or even a solid chunky sweater.
can also try pairing colored cords with a tweed blazer and a
little camisole underneath.
Adding texture in addition to color can give the outfit a little
more pop and there’s also a new freshness to the style.
We are seeing a lot of color blocking, and what Cristina and I love
about that is that it breaks up the monotony of always having dark
tones up against the face. As women we sometimes forget that there
are different colors, tones, and shades that are going to flatter
us. When you have color up against your face, it’s very warming and
flattering. Then you can even try mixing it with gold/silver
jewelry or a statement necklace. Color blocking can even show off
your curves while adding a little pop of color.
you’re a little hesitant to try color blocking for the fear of
looking like an Easter egg, Coldwater Creek has a great color
blocking sweater. The whole front base is done in jewel tones,
then around the waist it has a slice of dark grey and the arms and
back of the sweater are also grey. With this sweater you get the
curve of the waist and also the richness of purple or another
jewel tone. It becomes easy to find a pair for the bottom whether
you choose cords, jeans, or leggings.
Cristina and I like adding a print on either the top or the bottom
and balancing it with something solid or textural on the other part.
For instance if you choose a printed camisole, you can try pairing
it with something like a black jean and a black blazer for a nice
Make accessories the focal
point. Often times this is
the case, but at the same time most women forget that just by taking
a simple printed scarf and tying it around their neck or even to the
arms of their handbag or even through their belt loops, it adds a
pop of color, sophistication, and a little bit of flare.
Play with lengths.
Every season boots make a big splash and a great pairing with boots
can be a skirt. We are going to see a nice trend where people will
play with the length of the skirts like boots skirts. Boot skirts
are A-line on the bottom and pair very well with boots.
matter which trend you choose to embrace, remember that fashion
should be a seamless flow. What you want to do is choose your focal
point and where you want the solid to be. Don’t feel like you have
to mix and match. If it’s meant to go together, it will flow