Friend Friday: Fall Trends

August 27, 2010

Australian model Abbey Lee Kershaw.

This week’s Friend Friday topic is on Fall Trends. Since the season is quickly approaching, everyone is prepping their closets with their cardigans and tights in order to make some Summer trends last. The best part about Fall is layering, which is something I never get to do here in Miami. This year, I plan on venturing into the likes of Abbey Lee Kershaw, who is a layering genius.

Eric Fetherston F/W 2010

1. What new fashion trend are you looking forward to sporting this fall?
Right now, the biggest Fall trend on my mind would have to be capes. I think they’re so sophisticated with a really great silhouette. I’ve already ventured into socks with shoes, and have recently invested in several pairs of socks in different fabrics and at difference lengths. I’m keeping my eyes open for a a cute leather skirt, and I’m waiting to go shopping so that I can buy some white tights.

As some of you may know, I already made a post about Fall attire here.

My newest boots!

2. Which item in your closet is most likely to be your go-to transition piece?
I’m thinking that my tights will transition all my summer dresses and skirts into something a little more Fall-appropriate. Even my boots will work :)

Free People Striped Stardust Sweater!

3. What item from last year are you looking forward to reinventing this fall?
Oh man! I bought this striped Free People sweater last year (you can see it in action here!) and I bought it right when the temperatures were warming up again. Needless to say, I sweat a bit too much in it since it is a really heavy knit. I’ll be wearing it ASAP! (& I’m kinda surprised that I found a photo of it online!)

Curly hair, wavy hair, straight hair!

4. What is your favorite part about this time of the year?
GREAT HAIR! Since I’m mixed, I can do a lot with my hair (& more than my sisters can! Haha). It holds up longer in the cooler months. Doing my hair can sometimes be a bother since I roller set my hair to avoid damage and that can take up to 4 hours of work.

5. Will you be attending any fashion events this fall?
Unfortunately, no :( Next year, I’ll be allocating funds to be able to go to at least one event since I’ll be in RI for college during NY Fashion Week. It’s considerably not too far of a drive.

How do you guys feel about all of the above? You can answer the same questions in a comment, if you’d like! :) Or you can join Friend Friday and post the answers for yourself on your own blog!

Friend Friday is a weekly questionnaire on fashion/blogger related topics started by Katy of Modly Chic.

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Under the Fluorescents August 27, 2010 at 5:26 am

the girl in the first picture is absolutely stunning! hey bone structure and hair is stunning!


Jen August 27, 2010 at 5:47 pm

Loved reading through this post! I'm so excited for Fall and for more layering. I actually do a little bit of layering in the Summer, haha. I love cardigans, sweater dresses, leggings, boot and all that fun stuff! So excited!!


Melanie Alexandra August 28, 2010 at 4:49 am

@Under the Fluorescents: She is! She's one of my favorite models! :)

@Jen: Thank you! And saaame. I can't handle layers this time of year. Miami is way too hot and humid. I can only dream of those things at this time of year, lol.


Casee Marie August 29, 2010 at 4:24 am

I looove layering! Scarves and cardis, it's so much fun. I feel like there's so much more creativity to fashion in the fall than summer because when it's hot it's just, like, "Okay what's the coolest thing I own?" And I just wear the same things over and over. Hair, too, gets so boring because it's almost always too hot to bother with doing anything and I end up just tossing it into a clip. Needless to say, I probably couldn't live in Florida! haha.


Melanie Alexandra August 30, 2010 at 5:50 am

Yeah, you're so right. I'm always trying to wear the least amount of clothes as possible during summer, and I admit, my fall/winter wardrobe is a little more diverse than my summer. I do wear a lot of the same thing, haha. Florida can be a bit difficult sometimes =P


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