Here’s a peak at tomorrow’s fashion trends, today.
Cropping the Shirt
The long-waisted shirt may be seeing its end as cropped shirts make their way back onto the fashion scene. The waist will be emphasized again, with cute cropped tops and waist-emphasizing wraps and shrugs .
Meet the Browns
Move over gray, the brown family is here. Earth hues continue to dominate all aspects of color in our lives, from couches Coaches (yes, Coach bags), from carpeting to peep toe boots. Brown is also the color of the day for make up. Neutral eye shadows, natural to nude lips, with un-fussy eyebrows and center parts add to the natural look for Fall 2009. Non-chalance, carefree hair will soften the more harder-edge look of biker chic clothing.
1920s to 1950s
The Depression-era and 1920s vintage touches recently found in clothing will give way to more 1950s, Hitchcockian styles. The 1920s are still being used by some designers, in a modern way, including Alberta Ferretti, the more optimistic yet restrained clothing of the 1950s, are also making the scene.
On the Fringe
Fringe will continue to shake its way around women’s fashion. Fringe is reminiscent of the 1920s and the 1960s.
There’s no reason to be swimming in his jeans or to wear jeans that are not the right length. Expect to see more petite jeans made for women under 5’4” that fit a petite woman’s figure.
Hats off to Hats, Not Scarves
Those long layers of scarves we’ve been wearing, even in the heat and humidity may have to go. Fun and bright hats are preferable, and add a sense of whimsy to an otherwise serious world.
Warming up to Red
The must-have fashion accessory right now is warm red. Warm red is cropping up in designer handbags, shoes and women’s ready-to-wear clothing. The red is empowering enough for women, yet subtle enough for the boardroom.