Tuesday, 28 August 2018
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5 Fashionable Ways to Fall Back in Love with Fall

By Dressing Well Stylist Sarah Zengo

No one seems to want to let go of this endless summer in New England. With cooler temps heading our way and busy fall schedules on the horizon, here are five fall fashion trends to get you moving from your summer wardrobe back to cool classics. Integrating these styles now will help you ease back into your fall routine – promise! Here’s to fall!

#1 Perfectly Plaid

This fall, plaid will be popping up everywhere in business silhouettes and casual chic style. Start introducing it into your wardrobe now one piece at a time. A cropped plaid pant with a crisp white blouse is still light and cool yet signals fall. An oversized plaid blazer (or more fitted plaid bomber jacket) is a fresh way to start chasing the chill that will be coming each evening over the next few months.

#2 The Power of Red

Red connotes energy, strength and power – key concepts as we head back to more structured routines both professionally and personally. While reds in all shades from crimson to burgundy work well in early fall and throughout the really cool months ahead, a classic, true red is what you want to wear now! It works particularly well with gray, navy and lingering whites. It can also stand on its own!

#3 Animal Prints

Tiger, zebra, leopard, snakeskin – it’s all in the mix this year! And yes, we consider animal prints a staple neutral in your wardrobe. This season, boldly tone them up with a mix of print on print, all over pattern or tone them down with a subtle hint of print. Editor’s Note: Pairing animal prints with pops of red is an easy (& awesome!) way to get your fall on!

#4 Laidback Luxe

Buttons, pearls, sequins, studs and fringe…oh my! Embellishments on casual pieces in your wardrobe take fashion to a whole new level. Connect the dots with similar elements throughout your look. Luxury fringe on a casual dress? Pair it with fringe earrings. Studs on your belt, connect it with a heavy hoop at the ear. For a sweatshirt embellished with pearls, add a plaid bottom for a conservative interpretation of the trend or pair it with distressed jeans and some traditional pearl accessories to make a more edgy, tongue-in-cheek statement.

#5 Make Things Toasty

Finally, if you are not quite ready to give up your white jeans (who is???), pair them with brown footwear and other earthy tones. Blue denim also gets ready for fall fast with the introduction of brown, olive and cognac footwear, belts and bags. If you are a country girl at heart, make sure to get your cowboy boots ready too. They look awesome in the fall with jeans, casual dresses and even shorts when the weather stays warm.


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Sarah Zengo

Sarah Zengo joined the Dressing Well team as a stylist in 2011.  Her diverse clientele includes a mix of professionals, stay-at-home parents, retirees and young people just starting their careers. An excellent sense of fashion combined with a strong work ethic and genuine interest in the people she serves, allows Sarah to transform the style of our clients rapidly and with excellent results.  Clients love Sarah and consistently book appointments with her each season, a true indicator that her advice is highly valued and very much appreciated.

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