Boot Up for Fall

Skinny Jeans and Boots from Saks
Skinny Jeans and Boots from Saks

Bloomingdale’s held their big fall fashion event shining the spotlight on several of their different boutiques. Let’s look at a few trends that dominate the season.

Black ruled the runway. Little pops of colored accessories were added for interest. After seasons of bright prints and brilliant colors, designers are returning to a neutral palette, albeit primarily black. Some collections used cobalt blue to accent, some a rich shade of eggplant and some, deep merlot. Color served only to accent; it was not a focus but does give the customer some variety from which to choose.   Some collections added a few soft, muted shades and some patterns.

Booties
Booties

Jeans hit the runway with gusto. A few collections also added deep, shaded colors or neutrals such as gray. There is a return of the waistline to the natural point – something I really like.   The lower waist jeans are generally only flattering to an hourglass or triangle with the hip sloping into the waist. For those rectangles, ovals, figure 8’s and inverted triangles, these low-rise jeans often accentuate your widest point, and the tummy. Worse still, it can results in a “muffin” top. Skinny jeans rule. If you are a triangle or wear a larger size, you might want to take a pass on this look. There are a few boot cut or straight cut jeans available but you have to search.

Wedgie Boots
Wedgie Boots

Boots, boots, boots!   Boots are by all measures, the top fall fashion statement. Booties make the dominate impact but you will find riding boots, work boots and every variety of booties that can be imagined. No wonder skinny trousers are so important! If you have boots of any height, they should be shown off. In the style show, booties were shown with wide legged pants that came to the top of models booties.   This is an extreme look that I suggest only for the young, trendy dresser. Having searched the internet, I find that most designers who include wider trousers in their collection, show them coming almost to the floor, nearly covering whatever shoe is worn.   Keeping the appearance of a long leg line will make you appear taller and slimmer, not to mention more put together.

All dressed up
All dressed up

If you only go for one fall fashion trend, you may want to find the perfect boots! Nordstrom’s leads the stores I checked out with 2700 different styles.   That means you have thousands of choices among all the stores. Who wouldn’t love digging into those possibilities to find the perfect pair?

 

All images from Saks.

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