My Top 3 Fall 2014 Trends

Now that August is over, it’s time to start putting away the flip flops and sunscreen and pull out those jeans and sweaters. Fall is my favorite season, especially when it comes to fashion, so I wanted to talk about my favorite runway trends and show you some more wearable pieces for day-to-day. 

The Cropped Bomber Jacket:

I love the look of cropped jackets, since longer ones tend to overwhelm smaller or petite frames like mine. They also accentuate the line of the shoulders nicely, and can even be worn just as a layering piece. Even better, bomber jackets come in hundreds of different styles, from moto-inspired jackets to varsity style jackets. I’ve picked out some examples below. 

(L to R) 1. Bloomingdale"s 2. H&M 3. Forever 21

(L to R)  1. Bloomingdale’s  2. H&M  3. Forever 21

The tan Sam Edelman jacket and the quilted H&M number can definitely be dressed up for slightly more formal occasions, as well as dressed down for a sporty weekend look. The Forever 21 jacket would look great layered over tops or dresses like a cardigan, and it mixes elements of several trends together into one great piece.

The Chunky Knit:

The past few seasons have been filled with light, open-weave knits that were made for layering, but this season we’re seeing the return of heavier, thick knits. I personally love chunky sweaters, so I’ve picked out a few different pieces below.

(L to R)  1. Cotton On 2. American Eagle 3. PacSun

(L to R) 1. Cotton On 2. American Eagle 3. PacSun

The cowl neck sweater on the left is great for throwing on if you’re lounging around at home, and it can be worn over leggings for a super comfy, lazy day outfit. The slightly cropped, more fitted sweater by AE is an easy piece to style, since it would go great over anything, whether it’s jeans, a skirt, or even a dress. I decided to throw in a cardigan for my third piece, and the plush knit of this one will keep your arms nice and warm. It also works great as a way to transition some of your more summery tops and dresses to fall.

The Printed Shift Dress:

I think the shift dress is one of the most universally flattering dress silhouettes.The loose line of the dress skims over those areas you might want to hide, but plays up your shoulders and makes your legs appear thinner. Despite the fact that we usually label fall as a time for muted color palettes, there have been a surprising number of bright prints on the runway this season. I decided to throw these two trends together and show you some of my picks. 

(L to R)  1. Zara  2. Nordstrom  3. Forever 21

(L to R) 1. Zara 2. Nordstrom 3. Forever 21

I love the way shift dresses look with a blazer for the workplace, but they look equally cute worn casually. I do want to include this word of caution before you run out and purchase one: make sure that the dress fits you well at the shoulders and doesn’t completely obscure your waist. For example, the Zara and Forever 21 pieces skim over the waistline, but the structured shoulder and necklines make up for it. The more formal Nordstrom dress has a strong neckline and cinches slightly at the waist as well to show off the line of your figure.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this post and that it’s given you some inspiration on what to shop for this season! Comment and tell me your favorite Fall 2014 trend below in the comments, I’d love to hear it!

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