The leaves are changing color, the temperature is dropping and you’re chilly after the sun goes down. Fall is here and so are the trends.
Don’t be afraid. You can update your colored denim from spring to the latest lace, floral or polka dot print jeans. From H&M to Neiman Marcus, they are available at all price points. Wear them with a chambray shirt or a plain t-shirt, or, for a dressier option, try a print trouser. Worn with menswear tops, blazers and heels, you will be dressed for anything, from an interview to cocktail party.
No longer reserved for Hollywood screen sirens, red lips are perfect for day and night. Pick a shade that works with your skin tone, go light on your eye makeup and pucker up your pout. Go with an opaque finish for a more dramatic look, or soften the look of your lips by applying gloss on top. Try Nars’ Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Dragon Girl or Mac’s Lipstick in Russian Red.
Whether over the knee, bootie or riding, boots are still this season’s footwear of choice.Tuck your skinny jeans into a casual pair of booties for shopping or Sunday brunch. Pull your riding boots on over tights and pair with a mini skirt to keep your legs warm and feet comfortable. You can even sex up your date outfit with a pair of over-the-knees. Get two pairs, one black and one brown, and make your feet enviable to those around you.
Wear this new trend sheer, tied at the neck or un-tucked over jeans. Embrace your inner English garden girl and feminize your look, with looks from Zara and Anthropologie. Both of these stores have many options to choose from. If you are brave enough, wear a floral blouse with skinny leather pants and a motorcycle jacket to create the perfect good girl meets bad girl outfit.
Originating from the Greek word peplos for shawl, these days a peplum consists of a ruffle attached to a fitted jacket, blouse or dress. Flaring out slightly from the waist, it is the epitome of lady like. As flattering as an A-line skirt, they can accentuate any waist, giving even the most boy-shaped girl an hourglass curve, even if it is only for the night.
Though you might be a little sad to pack away up your sundresses and sandals, fall is upon us and your socks, scarves and jackets have missed you. Dust off your chunky sweaters, buy some red lipstick and a pair of print jeans and welcome fall with the excitement you reserve for that cute guy from your English literature class.
Contact CU Independent Staff Writer Kate Gibbons at Gibbons.email@example.com.