The Trend: Head-to-Toe Black
This is probably the easiest trend I've ever heard of and yet for me, the hardest LOL. I have the brightest, most colourful closet and truly only own about 5 pieces of black clothing...okay maybe 8...but it consists of 4 tank tops, 1 tee, 2 leggings & 1 pair of dress pants...I would have to go shopping if I ended up working at MAC/Sephora! An all black dress code would be a painful thing for me. But for many people, that's all they wear, so even if you weren't trying to fit in with the trend, you'd look great! This outfit is one that I wore working an event a few weeks ago (all black dress code) and its comfy but still looks put together, the over the knee boots definitely help. Plus, with an all black outfit your makeup can really stand out!
Scarf: Knit by Me
Leggings: Old Navy
Boots: Call It Spring!
The Trend: Grey
Another colour that is a staple, and until I owned these two pieces, I only had 1 or 2 grey items in my closet. I definitely underestimated the versatility of this colour and am so glad I snapped back to reality. I am definitely going to be adding more of this colour as it's such a good neutral base to pops of colour (like yellow or purple for instance - one of my fave trios of colours!) This t-shirt dress is comfortable and a great length, so it can be dressed up or down. I tied this plaid flannel around my hips for a more 90s vibe with a pair of knock off chucks, but it looked great with the flannel on, sleeves rolled and tied cowgirl style at the waist.
Dress: Old Navy (here)
Flannel: Old Navy (other colours here)
Bracelet: Joseph Nogucci
The Trend: Winter Cream
So of course there is "no white after Labour Day" *rolls eyes* but that's where cream comes in. As an off-white shade, it plays the role of the lighter colour without seeming quite as stark, but to be frank, I'll wear white whenever the heck I want to, thank you and good day! What I love about this top in particular though, other than the ballerina cut, is that it has an embossed texture to it which gives it a bit more oomph, as compared to a plain tee. This helps to nudge up the versatility of the piece because it can be worn with fancier bottoms or skirts without bringing the overall look back to casual. For this look I went the casual route and paired it with one of my favourite pants for Fall, a burgundy pair of skinnies (previously referred to as Oxblood in past trends) and my new high tops from Old Navy. These shoes are referred to as a purple wine online, but look more brown in person - minus the elastic; but with these pants they definitely pull more burgundy.
Bottoms: JOE Fresh
Shoes: Old Navy (black ones here)
The Verdict: Stock Up!
I think these are probably the easiest of the 14 Trends to pull off and incorporate this season and every season. They are three staple colours you probably already have in your closet and even if you are like me and don't have much of them, you can justify purchasing them because they will be worn again and again. There is always the discussion of how much people are willing to spend on trendy items. It's advised to invest in staple pieces & spend less on trends incase they only stick around for one season. These are definitely investment pieces, so opt for good quality so they last longer.
I will have two more posts covering the rest of the trends coming up in the next few days but if you haven't seen them already check out my Fall Trends Lookbook below.
Don't forget to leave me a comment with your thoughts on these colours for Fall!