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2017 Fall Fashion: Style tips and picks for over-40 women
5 Fall Fashion Trends – 2017 Fall Fashion trends, IMHO, are more workplace friendly and complement with this woman’s over-40 style. Why? They reflect intricate and creative design around unexpected proportions, color combinations, and textures. Vogue, Marie Claire, Harper’s Bazaar, and Vanity Fair editorials and advertisements featured less bare skin and skinny pants and more mesmerizing prints, cuts allowing for movement, and masculine lines.
After pouring over 1800 pages in the above-mentioned September issues, these are my top picks for adding serious personality to your daily wardrobe. It’s my over-40 version of “from the runway to everyday” with practical styling advice to help you choose which trends work best for you and which trends to avoid. Remember, there’s no such thing as a “must have.”
Fall Fashion Trend #1: Shearling & Faux Fur
Luxuriously touchable and brightly colored furs are a favorite this year. Style tips: Yes, they are bulky, so if you carry a lot of weight in your torso, opt for designs that limit the fur to collars, cuffs, hemlines. Long, uninterrupted lengths also work (wear a high heel if you’re petite). I like blazer length options for bottom heavy or petite women.
Fall Fashion Trend #2: Red Boots
I can’t remember the last time red boots trended like this, which is why I love it. From deep bourdoux to candy-apple red, there’s something for everyone. Embroidered fabrics are the IT thing, and are limited. Get them while you can.
Fall Fashion Trend #3: Trench… Everything
We’ve come a long way from the bland khaki trench of the 1980s. Style tips: Double-breasted designs will widen the torso, so avoid that style if you want to slim down through the chest and midsection. Darker colors will also slim through that region– but it doesn’t have to be black! Dark greens and blues are fantastic options.