The dog days of summer are coming to a close, the kids are back in school, and ’tis the splendid season to indulge in the fabulous fall fashions. So dress up, layer down, and get ready…what’s trending is sublime.
This year we have seen long jackets and dusters creep back into fashion and now they are becoming ubiquitous as ever. Their sweeping designs that are full to the brim with stylish silhouettes are a quick way to add modesty and a sexy, mysterious appeal, with incredible ease. In the Spring, one of our favorites was the semi-sheer, plaid duster by Melody Yea. This fall, our popular dusters are coming from FLAX, Bryn Walker, and Eleven Stitch (ALL tried and true beloveds). Many of the dusters that we are getting in are in a pumpkin spice color; a muted orange, that is flattering on a wide array of skin tones.
This “burnt” orange color has been an outstanding color for fall. Other colors that we are seeing are rich versions of the jewel tones: sapphire, ruby, emerald. We are seeing kelly greens, deep teals, wines, and plums; the colors that make you want to crawl into a blanket with your favorite book, looking effortlessly fabulous and regal while doing it.
Another favorite trend that we are continually unpacking at Beyond Cotton is Dressed Up Bohemian: printed dresses, soft and flowy fringe, bell sleeves…the looks that are nostalgic for many, yet refined: a little more lace, a whole lot of bold colors throughout, and finer fabrics.
Last but not least…Florals and more Florals. Who for the win? Alembika; of course. The dress pictured above features a combination of textures, fabrics and prints that the designers manage to blend together (not to our surprise) without looking busy, but balanced. It is sophisticated and visually pleasing. This dress stands out but is not too assuming. Modest yet intriguing.
So, with all of this in mind, we hope that Fall 2016 brings you the confidence to step into the rich colors, patterns, and textures of the season’s wears. After all…they are far too good to pass up!