Here are the Top 5 Fall Fashion Trends (for normal people):
1. Colorblock. Though my illustrations are women's shirts, color blocking is gender-neutral trend for fall. BTW, that blue boatneck shirt was cute enough to get me off my heiney and head straight to my local Old Navy to buy it. SO CUTE!
3. Sweaters. Sweaters are huge again this year for men and women. For men, you'll find lots of argyle this fall. (again) Ladies, the word of the fall is texture and more specifically, crochet. I know, I know, didn't we just talk about crochet for the summer? Well, it's baaaacccckkk!
4. Plaid Shirts. The Western shirt trend is big this fall again. Guys, I just don't understand...why do you want to look like a rancher when you're hauling your toddlers around in a minivan with your wife's Vera Bradley diaper bag? Personally, if you don't work on a ranch, farm, or laborous environment (read: if you have an office job) then why wear this? Anywho, the good news is that other plaid shirts are also popular (not the Western kind). These, I can really appreciate. They are very nice and classic without looking like an extra out of True Grit. On the left, the Western shirt...on the right, a much more (in my opinion) classic approach to this trend. The differences are subtle but are mostly color choices and the additional front pocket.< /rant>
5. Desert Shoes. OMG. I had a pair of these in the early-90s and I loved them. However, I'm not sure if I'm going to jump on the wagon this time around. Desert shoes, brogans, etc are way big this fall. I remember spraying mine with Scotchgard to make sure they didn't get wet and praying for no rain the next day. I'm not sure if technology has improved upon this problem this time around or not. We'll have to see. On the left is a female wedge version and the male version on the right.
Well, friends, there you go. Here's what's jiving in the fashion world, now it's up to you to figure out which (if any) of these trends you want to incorporate into your wardrobe. See anything you like? See anything you hate? Disagree with my rant on Western shirts? Leave me a comment! :)
Oh, and all of the clothing/shoes I pictured from from Old Navy.