On Trend Fashion for Fall

Tory Burch Chase Ballet Flat 275 00 Available At Nordstrom

As we near the time to put away our cute little strappy dresses, flip flops and tees, most of us say goodbye to summer with a heavy heart. As we head into fall, find comfort in luxurious tweeds, houndstooth, pattern-blocking and statement-making pieces … maximalism galore, oh my!

Texture blocking
I can never get enough of mixing and matching when it comes to playing with pattern in wardrobe, but how about texture? An equally statement-making, yet perhaps even bolder, option is mixing textures in your dress, or opt for pumps with mixed materials. Pair leather with silk, suede, herringbone and tweed. Yes, put it all together for a look that’s fearless maximalism, yet class with a capital C.
Cole Haan, photo credit: Queen City Style

Over-the-knee boots
These are “the” it boot for fall. Pair with a dress, skirt, slim pants or jeans, to turn heads day or night.
Boots by Dolce Vita, $200, available at Belk stores or belk.com.

Snake prints
From wardrobe styling to interior design, animal print is always in style. This fall’s “it” animal print is the reptile-skin pattern. Slinky and sleek, this reptile skin pattern pairs perfect for day or night with everything with from prints to solids.

Candy-apple red
Seen everywhere from the runways to on celebrities and in lip colors, this exciting hue allows for an unexpected yet seamless transition from summer to fall. Wear this color in a shoe, pairing it with a tan or grey dress or with crisp denim. Likewise, this color in a dress looks radiant for any festive occasion paired with a tan or black pump. Looking for a wild card color pairing? Purple or mustard yellow!
Tink Cap-Sleeve Flared Dress in Red Apple, Cynthia Steffe, $248, available at Neiman Marcus

Perfect pump
Looking for the perfect pump for work?  Classic menswear fabrics, such as herringbone and tweed, are a modern take on the gentleman’s looks, but with a feminine twist. Classic haberdashery with ladylike leadings, “borrowed from the boys” has never looked better.
Isaac Mizrahi New York “Lamis” Pump $134.95, available at Nordstrom.

The statement necklace
Take any outfit from drab to fab with a statement necklace. For an even more exciting look, layer on baubles of different lengths and textures around your neck, all together.
Layering: credit to the Queen City Style, photo by Kristia Knowles, Kristiaknowlesphotography.com

Denim on denim
Some call it Canadian Tuxedo, some call it Western Wear — call it what you will, but denim-on-denim is a timeless classic. Just five months shy of her 70th birthday, super model Lauren Hutton, denim’s starlet, modeled this look last fall for Lucky Brand’s fall democracy campaign. Denim couldn’t look hotter than paired with itself. 
Photo credit to the Queen City Style, photo by Moments by Donna, Momentsbydonna.com