|Photos by Vivian Hsu Photography|
It might be 90 degrees outside, but in the cool butterfly filled Neiman Marcus at The Bravern in Bellevue, it felt a lot like fall. This week the "So Crazy Good" Event celebrated the arrival of autumn trends for both men and women for the coming season. 80s music played in the background, giving guests a hint of things to come, or shall I say, revisit.
Here are the Neiman Marcus Top Fall Trends:
- The Leather Jacket
- Modern Suiting
- The Covered Leg
- The Soft Hobo
- The Plaid Jacket
- The Plaid Shirt
- Dark Denim
The 90s have certainly been in the forefront of conversations about fashion these days, but NM showed modern interpretations from the previous decade as well. The most noted trend from the Material Girl era was white booties, which made an appearance some time back and still dominate the scene for fall. Stuart Weitzman's Clinger Stretch Ankle Boot was a gorgeous pairing with dark feminine floral dresses, skinny berry colored denim, and long satin dresses. The pop of white works so incredibly well with distinctly different looks, and really showed how versatile this dramatic boot is. I have a pair of Elizabeth and James pony hair Chelsea boots in pure white, but am also really loving the chicness of the pure white sock bootie with a heel. For fall, the sock bootie is huge.
The leather jacket is always a staple of the fall closet, and this year I have seen many with a cropped silhouette and sporting lots of embroidery and embellishments. This Alice + Olivia Cody Embroidered Cropped Leather Jacket has beautiful embroidery work throughout the piece that brings any look to a whole new level. Embroidery work is everywhere, and on the modern leather jacket it is stunning.
80s plaids were updated and paired with windowpane patterns and aubergine added elegance in patterns and as solid pieces. The Etro Jacket pictured above was another favorite piece of mine.
Accessories were also full of personality with shoulder sweeping earrings in metallics, vibrant colors, and sunglasses that popped. The brilliant pinks and reds of the 80s era definitely give a modern vibe to the look. Be less concerned about "matching" your accessories and be more adventurous with the style and colors you add in to make a statement all their own. Prada's beautiful velvet bags are another perfect example of this.
Other trends to return are covered legs...yes that means hosiery...patterned, sheer, opaque...is back strong. No more freezing white legs in the middle of December? Sounds rather appealing! I saw lots of chic wide leg trousers that were a cornerstone of the modern suiting trend, paired with cropped jackets in wool and leather.
Men rocked velvet and great sneakers that gave a cool vibe to dark denim as well as camouflage and army green. I loved the mix of jackets with super casual pants and layers that included plaid shirts under blazers. For women, there was the classic leopard print, and faux and real fur. Pearls are on everything for fall, from heels of shoes to sweaters to trim on collars and cuffs. And who doesn't love red for fall? It plays off jewel tones and lends a luxurious feel to the texture of velvet, wool and cashmere. Red paired with pink made for cool retro partners in color blocking.
The season to come definitely full of opulence, with texture, and amazing ribbon work, embroidery, studs, pearls, and suede. I loved all the trends and am looking forward to introducing fresh ideas into my current wardrobe. To see the above trends and more, visit Neiman Marcus in Bellevue at The Shops at The Bravern or go check it out online here where you can choose a gift with your $350 or more purchase! Happy Shopping! xx
|Prada Bellevue Manager Allison Becker and Image Consultant Bethany Siggins|
Photos by Vivian Hsu Photography
This post is my own opinion and not sponsored.