Goodbye fashion fatigue — hello eclectic outfits

Whether you’re gearing up for sweater weather with cozy knits, gearing up for fall’s crisp equestrian look, or revitalizing your wardrobe with vibrant Barbie pink, handbags, shoes, jewelry and fall color trends are ready to set the game up again. dress.

With sequins, leather and a bit of lace, this season’s statement embraces indulgent moods and eclectic attitudes.

To inspire your wardrobe palette, Harley David, Owner and Fashion Director of Harley David LLC, located at 1001 Broad St., Utica, is here to reveal the trends everyone can expect to see.

see the leather

A bold take on distressed leather has outdone itself on the catwalk. From James Dean and Maverick-style bomber jackets to pants, lace-up dresses, tank tops, skirts, handbags and outerwear, clothing takes on a sexier edge by incorporating leather – real or faux – at every level.

Tip: Consider teaming a distressed leather jacket with a lace dress and a colorful oversized tote.

Let’s talk grunge

Prepare for a resurgence in vintage tees and cargo pants as other Y2K trends return. The grainy shades offer a heavy denim influence, while its loose, oversized style adds a touch of pandemic comfort. While ripped jeans and shredded fabrics are always in style, sweatshirts and baggy jeans dominate this season’s mature take on the trend.

Suggestion: Pair a nice cotton t-shirt with oversized puddle jumper jeans. For the office, play up a mix of street style with a pinstripe blazer and navy leather pencil skirt.

A little preparation

There’s an edgy take on the upside-down prep that revisits pleated skirts and classic blazers. Look for schoolgirl, tennis and drop-waist miniskirts, oversized shirts, sweater vests and tweed blazers with elbow patches. In this look, chunky platforms and clogs add a modern twist, while old favorites like Mary Janes and loafers bring a playful nature.

Tip: A pleated mini skirt is a staple in any preppy wardrobe. Consider complementing this essential with an oversized blazer and colorful clogs.

Get ready to sparkle

Sequins and rhinestones will be the star of the season. As a repudiation of the hot hoodies and lounge sets of the pandemic, designers have embraced the need to feel chic and pretty again, showcasing sequined dresses, crystal-embellished crop tops and more. shiny things. No longer considered event-worthy, this eye-catching fun frenzy will be seen on everything from suits to jeans and even pants.

Suggestion: don’t wait until the holidays to enjoy the high shine. Wear a metallic maxi dress with a leather blazer or sequin pants with a white top or cable knit sweater.

Add color

Classic fall tones like grays, vanilla-latte beige, browns and creams will remain classic neutrals. However, instead of the typical accents of orange and red, this year’s must-have colors are deep blue, golden yellow and – the surprising color of the season – fuchsia pink.

Suggestion: Afraid to play with colors? Try pairing a cotton white t-shirt with a beige blazer, black slacks (or leather pants if you’re up for it) and throw on a vibrant pink or blue scarf.

Accessorize

Oversized leather totes, hobo bags and detailed hardware will be all the rage this year. From sculptural handles to chunky chains, handbags find a way to incorporate drama, fun and luxury into every detail. However, one of the unexpected surprises of the season could be the return of the briefcase. A fresh take on the work bag, briefcases set the stage for drama when they arrive in distressed leather, with buckles and colors – like deep blue and pink.

Suggestion: Dominate this season’s trend with the bright colors and hardware that characterize handbags. Wear a quirky grunge outfit with a yellow beaded handbag, complement preppy styles with an oversized hobo bag, or shout pink Barbie with a pink leather flap bag against your office clothes. Above all, have fun and allow who you are to shine in your wardrobe.

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