October is finally on our doorstep, and hopefully this rain will exit stage left so we can get going on fun fall fashion. A couple of weeks ago we had the opportunity to participate in Dillard's Trend and Beauty Show. It was a dream come true for this fashionista! We paired that experience with having our friend Adam Handy, stylist extraordinaire with Dillard's, come on our podcast, "Brunch with the Buds", and talk about the top trends for fall. In case you missed that awesome episode, I'm laying out three must-haves for your wardrobe.
1) Metallics - Metallics aren't only for the holiday season. Get on board with this trend now by looking for deeper hues such as rose gold, which looks great on all skin types.
2) Animal print - My fav! I love a good leopard print, but Adam says to go more exotic with a snow leopard or zebra. Feeling really sassy? You can mix those animal prints, something I thought I would never say! Gasp! It was seen all over the runway shows during New York Fashion Week. I say, why not?
3) Fall florals - If you think florals are only for spring, think again. Leigh sported a beautiful floral dress for the trend show at Dillard's and Adam says the key with having season-appropriate florals is the color palette. Navy blue with mustard is a great combo that screams fall. Or if you are doing a delicate floral, pair it with a leather jacket to bring down the sweetness factor.
I know I said I would only do three must-haves, but can I add a fourth? I'm crushing hard right now on jumpsuits and I think they are perfect for fall when paired with some killer boots. The one I wore in the Dillard's show is something I'm going to get a lot of use out of over the next few months. The rich rust color and simple silhouette makes for the perfect canvas to show off great chunky jewelry and, of course, the to-die-for animal print booties by Antonio Melani. These shoes combine two of our fall trends, animal print and metallic, and thus should be on everyone's list of things to buy right now.
So now that you know what's hot, get out there and show off your super cool threads, whether you're at Keeneland, the Lee County Wooly Worm Festival, or one of the hundreds of other events this season in Kentucky.