In my last column, I wrote about the must have pieces for fall. This column looks at fall fashion statements compiled by Belk (www.belk.com). Fall's fashion statements take their cue from a look back at the past, to a modern twist, with some masculine and glam elements thrown in. Here are the "Seriously Chic Fall" 2013 style statements:
Past Perfect resurrects and remixes old world romance with elegant fabrics such as velvet silks, beautiful brocades, and lovely laces that are the vintage vibe of this fall. Prints are romantic such as a riot of roses with winter floral's, baroque swirls and elegant animal prints. Love black? Add some bling. Lavish top handles and clutches, extreme jewels, lush furs, and alluring ankle boots attractively accent the Past Perfect appeal. Look for dramatic proportions such as clinched waists, exaggerated collars, jewel detailing and elaborate embellishments.
This mindset is inspirpired by sculptural shapes, tasteful textiles, and bold patterns. The look is smart yet simple with organic lines, asymmetric cuts, exposed zips, and boxy silhouettes, making this style is effortlessly cutting edge
High tech textiles such patent, innovative synthetics, dense double knits and creative leathers exude an ultra-modern vibe. Patterns are bold in graphic stripes, grids, chevrons and geometric's.
Modernist Mindset is not complete without architecturally amazing add-ons like geo shaped jewelry, structured handbags, statement belts, metallic finishes are a must for a truly contemporary take on accessories.
What’s his is hers this season. Look for contemporary country classics with a twist, Oliver Twist. Menswear touches and equestrian elements are in the mix, but not without getting a feminine touch
There are details with hints of military, gold buttons, quilting and unexpected pocket treatments. Rich textiles target this trend with tweeds, luxurious woolens, flannel, worked leathers, and fur trims for ultra polished pairings.
Iconic patterns with Scottish hints such as traditional tartans, fairisle's, and glen plaids emphasize the class in classic. This season’s stylish will be unexpectedly cheeky in cheetahs, plaids and tweeds, while winter floral's and bold checks offer authenticity with a twist.
Complete the Just Dandy with accessories like the newsboy caps and status scarves. Stand out with gold jewelry, luxe leather belts and loafers, riding boots and smoking slippers.
Glam Globe Trotter
If you have a spirit of adventure, you will fall for Glam Globe Trotter. With homage to chic world style, Glam Globe Trotter is the multi-cultural curator who pull it all together. In a category all its own with tantalizing textures setting it apart with jacquard''s, metallic and sheer fabrics. Unexpected colors and ornate embroideries will be attention getting along with exciting embellishments and folkloric prints such as patchwork and paisley. Anticipate a tribal twist in a one of a kind, handcrafted feel with Asian-inspired and tribal motifs.
Accessories are bold, unique and individual. The Global Glam Trotter will express her eclectic allure with luxurious and layered bohemian jewelry. Dramatic earrings will impress along with patterned shoes and handbags–often-embellished.