FW19 Trend Forecast | By Paige Taylor
In terms of women’s fashion this fall/winter, utility and 70s vibes are all the rage. Everything from flounce dresses with dropped waists, to layered up bike shorts, this season brings options to the table.
Western style “shackets” are so popular right now for both men and women. What the heck is a shacket? (It's more than just a fun word to say) A shacket is a shirt thick enough to be halfway between a shirt and a jacket - an ideal, year-round layering piece. (Image Sources: Fabric of Fashion)
Flounce dresses are screaming 70s, worn in bright/unique patterns. Do youself a favor and get swooned in Rodarte's flounce details for Fall/Winter. (Image Source: Rodarte)
Function meets fashion in the form of the utility-chic! Expect to see an abundance of colors like khaki and olive drab. Utility style jumpsuits styled with utility accessories (such as chunky fanny packs or bejeweled belts) easy Fall look. Pair it with a turtleneck, blazer or leather jacket in cooler weather.
Our favorite 80's trend: Oversized Knits, is still in for men and women - Yay! Don't be scared to double up on knits - layering turtlenecks under cardigans. Being Canadian, these knits should all be wardrobe staples for us already. Remember, the more layers - the merrier! (Image Source: Vogue)
This Bicycle Shorts look is a little bit more sporty. Unique edges can be created by layering tanks, sweaters and blazers - while the bike short trend always helps complete the outfit. Wear this sporty look with heels, loafers or sneakers.
Kimono styled sleeves have always been popular in the fall. We are seeing interesting silhouettes that are longer, more fitted styles. (See lingerie trend below for an example). Trending in both dresses and tops, it also works with cover-ups worn as tops. Belt it with a unique belt and accentuate it by adding simple pants and shoes. (Image Source: Who What Wear)
Embroidered lingerie is in for loungewear, but can also be used for daily looks. Pair it with an oversized pair of pants which creates an elongated look to the legs. You can always and add a your favorite blazer or kimono when the weather gets cool.