Fall for Fall’s Fashions and Styles 1

The coming of the fall season is exciting. Magazine covers show fashion in gorgeous rich colors, and the gradual transition to Colorado’s cooler weather inspires us to welcome the season by assessing our closets and updating our wardrobes. Here are this season’s top style trends and how to wear them.

Patterns and Prints

From Milan to New York, the runways are boldly strutting plaids, unique prints and patterns.  Wear plaid in fall’s hottest colors and styles. Try a mens-wear inspired button down plaid shirt or a tweed long-coat in the colors of spice, such as paprika, nutmeg and sage. Navajo inspired and other tribal prints are a wonderful pattern to add when wearing plaids or patterns. Just make sure all the colors work together (and are your best colors to wear).


Fringe is everywhere! Add the fun and whimsy of fringe into your wardrobe in small amounts, such as on the “pendant” on a long necklace, purse or clutch-and presto, you are totally in step with the times. Denim is considered a texture and is always in style (especially in Colorado). Add a denim skirt or a denim jacket to your list for a piece that will last long after the season is over.

A Word on Skirts

Skirts are so easy to wear and look good on almost everyone–as long as you stick with styles that flatter your figure. A pencil skirt with a tribal style, either long or short, is right on trend. Try a pleated skirt in a trendy plaid. If your hips are narrow, go with wider pleats; if your hips are fuller, try a skirt with narrower pleats. A long skirt in leather or fringe is a great way to show your fashion savvy. New technology in leather creates lightweight, supple, quality leather that has alluring movement and flow.

Outerwear and Accessories

For outerwear, you’ll be seeing shearling coats, leather dusters, capes and caplets. Try a cape in a beautiful print or seasonal colors, like marsala, race car red, orange-red, merlot and plum-wine. The right shade of red always looks great! Don’t forget that long, large pendant necklaces do great things for your figure by naturally lengthening your body and focusing eyes to the interior of your frame. Don’t go small with accessories. Statement pieces will continue to flatter and draw compliments.

Tip: Keep in mind your best colors, your body type and style personality when considering what to buy and how to wear it, or you could be throwing money away on clothing that isn’t right for you. Not sure? Visit with a local style consultant.

Marla Smith is the fashion ambassador for women over 45 who is passionate about helping them through the transitions in their life. For information, visit MyMarvelousStyle.com or email Marla@MyMarvelousStyle.com.