Need some solid advice on how to tidy up your Fall wardrobe? Look no further then to Rowenta, the leading manufacturer of high-performance steam irons, and fashion designer and Project Runway Alumna Althea Harper who have teamed up to share style tips on how to create your next Fall look.
Althea's Fall Style Tips
1. Cosmic Patterns: This fall I was inspired by space, cosmic signs, and all of the mystery that comes along with it. Moving into fall, I predict that the idea of color and mix matched prints will remain.
2. Maxi Dresses: While the summer may be over, maxi dresses are here to stay. The elegant and simple style will be continued with different materials. I foresee designers using darker colors and silk instead of jersey material. The change of fabric will require a little more upkeep. I recommend using a Rowenta Ultrasteam Steambrush for light touch ups that will keep those long dresses looking flawless.
3. New Interpretations of the Peplum: Peplum shirts and dresses have been popular for a few seasons now. While I think the exact shape might get retired soon, I also believe that we can expect to see some fabric manipulations on dresses to create some shape. The DG5030 Pro iron Steam Station from Rowenta can keep those peplums looking crisp and be delicate on the finest of fabrics. Look out for asymmetrical peplums or the layering of multiple peplums to be popular this fall.
4. Deep Purple: Purple is definitely an 'it' color for fall. I am not talking lavender rather deep shades of purple with more of a gem tone. The colors work well with the general blacks and grays that we see a lot of in the fall while still giving a pop of color. I used a lot of deep purple in my fall 2013 collection and it has been a favorite.
5. Skinny Pants: Skinny pants are not going anywhere this fall but they are getting more adventurous. We saw printed trousers in the spring and I believe this trend will continue into more fitted pants this fall so they can be tucked into chic black boots. Printed pants will definitely need a good press because they can easily give the look of pajama pants if full of wrinkles. I use an Eco-Intelligence Iron because it’s tough on wrinkles, yet gentle on the environment.