New fashions come from many different sources of inspiration. That inspiration could come from a piece of fabric, a movie, a muse, or some other source. Let’s take a look at some of the directions designers took this year. One (or more!) may speak to you!
Fashion as serene as a Zen garden, this is pared-down design with little or no embellishment for quiet understatement. Try:
- straight-line dresses
- jackets with shape but no details (like showy buttons, zippers, or other hardware), and
- a neutral color palette including winter white, rose beige, dove gray, and black.
- sequined mini-dresses
- tight leather pants
- spiked heels
- fringed shiny dresses, and
- denim and leather together, sometimes in the same item.
- leather, patched pants
- hard spiked shoulder detailing in leather jackets
- fur fantasy boots, and
- nomadic looks in oversize bulky knits.
- turquoise and red
- a military olive-green jacket with a ruffled, frilly chartreuse green silk dress
- a long sequined skirt with a pullover sweater in an unmatched color, and
- other creative and pretty (not shocking) combinations.
- high-waist full skirts
- full skirts on dresses to the knee or mid-calf
- anklets with heels
- a fur scarf
- a tweed capes
- long gloves
- heels with a bow detail
- red lipstick, and
- a framed handbag.
- camel, gray, and black for trench coats, tailored pant suits, suit-looking dresses, double or single-breasted jackets, and pullover sweaters
- plaid and checks paired with solids
- oversize overcoats
- messenger bags
- military detailing
- buttoned-to-the-top blouses,
- and oxford shoes.
(Ketura Persellin is a DC-based image consultant, writer, and blogger. She can help you look very Fall 2010 — contact her for details.)