Sure, it’s still technically New York Fashion Week–the time when we look forward several seasons to trends we’ll see again months from now–but c’mon, we’re easily more enticed by the instant gratification of new pieces we can wear now. And who better to share those trends than the always-best-dressed Laura Walters of Style Riot?
Fall 2017 trends are…
A salute to vintage. The resurgence of vintage-inspired faux fur, leisure suits and 70s plaid means this girl needs another trip to Broad Ripple Vintage, stat!
A new take on the Wild West–and the Victorian Era. Yeah, I didn’t imagine those two being in the same sentence, either. Whether you go rustic or polished, the idea is the same: subtle nods to the original, such as Victorian collars with modern color palettes and the (as of right now) ever-present extravagant bell sleeve, or a play on Western-style fringe.
Speaking of fringe… Think (hot) pink, even black, for a fresh way to style it.
More florals! You thought florals were done? Think again. They’re dark, moody and romantic this time around.
Contemporary shoes that also shine as works of art. We can’t forget about the footwear! It’s all about the bold details: sky-high architectural heels, embroidery, glitter and sparkle.
Velvet, velvet, velvet! More specifically, velvet worthy of a black-tie occasion. My favorite item for holiday parties this year? A black velvet jumpsuit I plan to dress up with a silk blouse or brocade blazer. My friend and fellow blogger Britt (of Britt Behind the Scenes) rocked a sleek, monochromatic look with velvet accents during the event too (see below, right).