Top Fashion Trends for Early Fall 2014: Artistic, Visually Interesting & Ornate

Who doesn’t love the Fall Fashion Back-to-School magazines? I used to, but now I find myself too busy to flip through 5 lb. magazines with trends that are sometimes too weird for wear. For fall, the look and shape is still very feminine and sometimes slightly oversized. I recommend finding your best shapes and consistently choosing trends that suit your body & style. I love to pull pieces out of my collection (like my vintage slips) and find new ways to use them with seasonal trends. Here are my ‘Cliff Notes’ on your best looks for a stunning early fall season.

Fall Trends 2014

Color: Bright, Bolds, Neon and Pastels

Fun: You’ll see a lot of wacky neon furs. (Neon is always great for late summer evenings on the beach so your friends can find you.) Powder Blue is emerging as the hottest pastel.

Animal Prints: Remember, a little goes a long way. Place pattern where you want to draw the eye.

Fashionable Sneakers (Halleluia! Instead of pointy 4 inch stilettos~YES PLEASE!) and Lug Soles

My favorite trends: Military, Embellished Navy Jackets & Vests with pins, medals, lace, embroidered panels and gold accents. In the city by the sea, this town is full of vintage pieces that can be decked out as layers for when the air turns cooler off the ocean.

Along the lines of Golds and Laces, also add dresses, tops and coats with Sequins, Embroidery & Mosaics and especially Velvet for Winter. Turn Byzantine Queen for a day. Don’t feel comfy donning the royal robe and crown? Try an embroidered vintage clutch.

Visually Diverse Prints Mosaics, windowpanes, graphics, checkered prints. Paintings on fabric with faces or forest themes.

Continue wearing: Vintage Slips, paired with woven mesh tights and romantic pastel sweaters. Mini Dresses. Subdued florals and elegant, layered feminine dresses. Fringe, just because it’s awesome.

Auretha Callison, Soul Stylist & Visibility Expert

Auretha transforms your image and your closet with love, laughter and Soul Style! Contact her at 801.694-8092 or

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