Guest Post: Suzy Walsh on Fall Fashion Trends

Hi friends! It’s been a long time since I had a visitor on WLB, so when Suzy reached out asking to share her thoughts on fall trends and what’s worth investing in, I thought it would be a fun idea! Suzy delves a little deeper into the runway fashion trends than I do, but with NY Fashion Week currently happening and fall trends popping up everywhere, I feel like this is a good time to try something new! What fall trends are you excited to add to your closet?

Incredible Trends From Fall 2015 Worth Buying

Every season we see an amazing range of trends and styles that come from the runways and eventually translate into the choices we make every morning. While spring is known for freshness and new prints, to me fall is the more interesting season for the sheer fact that the scope of experimentation is so huge. In this post, we will cover some of the best trends of fall 2015 from the ready-to-wear  collections and how you can make the most of these ideas within your preferred budget.

fall fashions worth spending money on

The love for cape: While we all know that fall collections are mostly high on coats and outerwear, this time the designers chose to do something a little different with the use of cape. The cape was redefined and reinterpreted as the right thing for outerwear, and you can find many ideas worth stealing from designers like Chalayan, Nanette Lepore, and Christopher Raeburn. Look for  cape inspired outerwear and pair it with your regular sneakers for a very chic weekend look. For sneakers worth drooling, you can visit here.

 

fall fashions worth spending money on

Turn to a Heavy waist: Big and broad belts are one of the best things to come from fall 2015 collections. These belts are not merely accessories, but you can use them for sectioning a simple outfit, adding style to the otherwise classic looks and even showing off your curves in style. If you are looking for a few ideas, you can check Versace, Roberto Cavalli, Isabel Marant and Givenchy. Wide belts can be found through online stores at various price points, so you don’t have to shell out a big budget for sure.

 

fall fashions worth spending money on

Amazing patchwork: Patchwork details and prints were a major hit on the runways and probably among the simple trends for anyone to try. If you’re a DIY kind of girl, you can even put something fun together in a weekend and you can craft something on-trend for every single outing. You will be surprised to see how designers like Bottega Veneta have used the concept with monochrome colours to make stunning pieces worth keeping all fall. Other designers that you may want to check include House of Holland, Chloé and Suno for inspiration.

 

fall fashions worth spending money on

More fringe, please!: Fringe is among the most used elements of fall 2015. You can find it everywhere from clothes to shoes and handbags. The choices are vast and if you’re a bit nervous for something new, I’d say this is one of the safest trends to try. Every few seasons we see fringe come back to the runways, so quite obviously this is one of the trends that will be worth your money in the future, too.  Since you can find larger items like tops and skirts or smaller items like handbags and shoes with a little fringe, this is style you can really make your own . For a few ideas, you can check Nina Ricci, Andrew Gn and Rachel Comey, who have come up with fun ideas.

Happy styling for fall 2015, hoping you found all you wanted for the season!

 

Author: Suzy Walsh is a fashion expert and stylist who writes on various aspects of trends and styles. She works as the chief editor for The House of Elegance Fashion and likes to author posts as a guest writer for other blogs and magazines.

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I’m home!

Pyramid of the Sun

Thank you for all of your kind thoughts and well wishes while I was away. I had an amazing time and I can’t wait to tell you about my experience! But today is just for catching up on the last few guest posts. Have you been keeping up? Here’s what you missed.

Happy Friday!

 

Travel wear with Kristina

Do you guys know Kristina does the Internets? You should! Kristina runs one of those great life and style blogs that just makes you want to be her friend. She throws fun parties, cooks great food and has a seriously rockin’ closet. She’s totally the kind of girl I’m happy to have as a blogging friend.

Oh hey guys, my name is Kristina and I blog over at Kristina does the Internets.  While Jenn is out of town, I thought I’d jump over with a little travel related post for you.

I used to be a mess when I travelled.  I would just bring a jumble of my favorite things (and when I say “my favorite things,” I really mean just about everything in my closet), not thinking about whether or not anything matched or would be appropriate for the activities we had planned.  Not anymore!  Now I carefully plan what I bring to make sure I have everything I need and can easily put together outfits for any occasion.  I love brights, but I try to stick with pieces that are black or navy and and white with a few pops of color in order to make sure the things I bring can be easily mixed and matched to make a bunch of different looks without needing too many pieces.

So what’s in my hypothetical suitcase this week?

What to pack - Kristina does the Internets

A cute swimsuit (duh!) that’s also functional so I can actually do some fun water activities without worrying about any body parts making unexpected appearances.

A pretty maxi that can be used as a coverup at the beach or dressed up for a night out.

A striped top or two, because really, can you have too many striped shirts?

Accessories that can be worn for any occasion, like a fun statement necklace and a classic bag (this one can switch between shoulder and crossbody!)

Jeans and a sweater for chilly mornings and cool nights.

Casual and dressy sandals to take your looks from day to night.

Shorts and a skirt that can go casual or dressy.

What do you wear when you travel?  Hop on over to Kristina does the Internets and let me know!

Thanks for posting on WLB, Kristina! I’m totally obsessed with that swimsuit now!

Bahar has a blog!

You have all heard about Bahar before. I’ve written about her (1, 2, 3), she’s written here (1, 2, 3) – the whole nine. Last winter Bahar and Nese were in a car accident on Bee’s 25th birthday. I went on a little blogging break and stayed with our families for a while as we figured out exactly what that accident meant. Turns out, it meant a lot of time, patience, love, laughter, frustrations and a lot of things we still don’t know. Luckily for us, Bahar’s started writing her journey down and today she wants to share it with us.
I have had the pleasure of writing for Jenn’s blog before. Thank you Jenn for thinking of me 🙂 I am going to use this opportunity to write about my blog :p

I got into a car accident a year ago with my sister, Nese. It happened on my birthday, February 15, 2013. I was in a coma for a few weeks and spent the beginning of my 25th year in the hospital. Which is ALWAYS awesome (-_-) My sister and I were blessed with a traumatic brain injury. Mine was worse than my sister’s. She was lucky enough to be out of the hospital after about two weeks. I, however, was not…

I have a lot to do and have come a long way since then. I started my own blog to keep friends and family up to date with what is going on with my recovery. I write in it about what is changing with me or not changing. It’s purpose is to give me something to be responsible for and keep everyone in the loop. I have nothing to lose, so why not? So, turning 25 was not the best year for me… 26 will be better. 

Here is my blog’s link: http://baharkaya.wordpress.com/

 

Thanks for sharing, Bee! Your blog is amazing and honest and something I truly look forward to every Saturday. 

Closet Must-Haves for every Professional Girl

I have a total blog crush on Nicole from writes like a girl. She’s fun, approachable, honest and caring, both in real life and online. You can’t not love a person who works to be 100% truthful to themselves at all times.  She wrote a guest post for me last summer when I was away, and I’m super happy to have her back with WLB.

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Hi kittens! My name is Nicole and I blog over at writes like a girl. I’m so excited that Jenn asked for guest bloggers, because I always love an opportunity to brag about her and her awesomeness. That’s probably not what she had in mind when she asked for a little help while she’s out of town, but here we are.

As many of you know, Jenn travels for work. This means her closet has to be just as portable as it is fabulous. It also means she’s mastered the art of buying pieces she can easily remix on the road. I’ve loved her recent #ootw posts, and seeing how certain pieces play a role in different outfits, depending on the setting, weather, and how she’s feeling.

Because I’m an expert observer and frequent reader (and not at all a creep), I’ve compiled a list of must-haves for a professional gal’s closet. If you’re a recent grad, recent big girl job getter, or just need a little help in the closet department, you’re going to want to stick around.

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Alright, ladies. We’ve got 7 pieces here. Individually, you’re stoked about them. They fit perfectly, and you didn’t break the bank to obtain them. Together? You may not be sure how these pieces can be remixed, so let’s take a closer look! This is what I like to call making outfit puzzles or outfit equations.

Outfit 1: Cropped pants + printed blouse + solid cardigan + neutral flat

Outfit 2: Bold pencil skirt + printed blouse + solid cardigan + neutral flat

Outfit 3: Perfectly fitting dress + solid cardigan + neutral flat

Outfit 4: Cropped pants + striped tee + solid cardigan + neutral flat

Outfit 5: Bold pencil skirt + striped tee + solid cardigan + neutral flat

To make things a little more interesting, you might throw on a printed scarf, fun belt, or statement necklace.

Do you have a job (or potential new job) that you’re struggling to dress for? I hope this little shopping and outfit creation guide can help! If you’re not worried about your work closet, and you’re looking for some fun in the summer sun, check out my last guest post for Jenn: Summer Survival Kit.

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Full disclosure- I’m currently wearing a fitted dress (in the color of her pictured cardigan), printed cardigan (in navy), and a pair of flats (also in navy- today is one of those matchy days). I also own that skirt pictured in two different colors. Nicole hit my style exactly! Thanks for posting, girl! You’re seriously the best.  Now go read her blog!