The Trends: Winter Floral + Poncho
The print that is a focus for the season is winter floral which uses darker and richer colours so you're able to take what would typically only be worn in Spring/Summer and transform it for colder weather. Floral is always popular in warmer months but it's nice to wear it year-round. This bodysuit is the perfect compromise because of the 3/4 length sleeves which adds to a cooler weather look. The poncho is a trend I never thought I'd buy into, but the more I saw them the more I was like...yes yes yes! Many of the ponchos I've been seeing have been patterned and knit but when I saw this one I knew it was the one for me. I don't have a lot of outerwear for the transitionary weather but this is a "just enough" warmth jacket. It layers well with a scarf because there is no collar but it is an open front so it won't be in rotation for long with the really cold weather sneaking up on us.
Poncho: Old Navy here
Jeans: Urban Behaviour
The Trends: Patterned Tights + Statement Earrings
I think this is another super simple trend to incorporate into your wardrobe because there isn't a tonne of commitment. Patterned Tights add an extra "something" to your little black dress, or any dress/skirt. I have these check ones, polka dots and more. I also love coloured tights to add something to your look. The secondary trend is statement earrings. I'm totally guilty of forgetting to wear earrings in my first piercing (my second ones always have the same studs in) but when I do remember to wear earrings I love when they pack a punch. I find that I wear bigger earrings for outfits when my hair it up, because it helps to balance the look and they aren't competing with my hair. These earrings are very chandelier and in your face. Statement earrings are great with a minimalist outfit where they can take centre stage.
Tights: Old Navy
The Trend: Plaid
OHMYGOSH, if you guys don't already know I.LOVE.PLAID. so much aha. So when I saw these pants I knew they had to be mine. They are a great set of colours and it was clearly meant to be considering I have a pair of mustard flats that match perfectly ;) But in general, plaid is such an awesome print because of it's endless colour combinations. You can find a plaid that fits any style. It also comes in different sizes, so you can go bold or more subtle depending on your comfort level. It's also great because this pattern can be used on any piece of clothing: jackets, sweaters, tops, pants, even shoes. These pants are definitely on the bold side but you can ease into this print if you don't want to be a beacon of plaid light attracting the attention of everyone LOL. I also have an extremely loud plaid blazer that needs to get more wear. Maybe you'll see it again soon!
The Verdict: Start Small - Totally Doable
If you are hesitant to try any of these patterns, remember to start small, you don't have to wear the biggest and boldest versions of these trends to rock them. Ease into patterns with tights under your favourite dress. Floral is something everyone can rock with ease, just pick a palette that isn't to loud for your taste and then build up to something plaid. The easiest plaid you can wear in fall is a flannel (or lumberjack shirt as I like to call it) which you can see in my grey outfit featured in my first Fall Trends post here. But you have lots to choose from to get it into your wardrobe. Plaid will never go out of style (at least not for me!)
Let me know which of these trends is your favourite and if you are an avid wearer of them.