Tis’ the season to see a rise in one of those prints that seems to be all around us but that we often have trouble discerning whether we love or hate…Plaid. Plaid, whether it be checkered or tartan, can bring up a variety of feelings within us based on whatever we associate with it with most. When people think of plaid, some can think of school uniforms, some can think of lumberjacks, some can think of kilts, and, of course, some can think of everything southern or western inspired but plaid can be so much more than the categories it’s subconsciously placed into.
In the mighty words of Lizzo, ‘truth is’ girl, plaid has expanded its reach and is no longer as stereotypical as we’ve been led to believe. Plaid has become a fun and, sometimes even playful, print that allows us to have fun with our wardrobes whilst still sticking to semi-classic roots. This print always comes back to popularity in true or various forms each year because, even though it does have origins in various firm points throughout history, it is also so easy to update with bright and bold colors, modern accessories, and even a subtle mix of other chic prints to spruce up any ensemble! Here are a few ways to pad your plaid with your own unique style this holiday season:
Is it your first time meeting your partners’ parents? Are you going to a Friendsgiving? Spending time with the in-laws? No matter where you’re celebrating Thanksgiving Day or what you’re bringing to the table, we all face the same conundrum: what to wear?
I’m not sure how it may be in your family or friend group, but for many women it’s a subtle internal standard of: what is everyone else going to be wearing? Will I be too overdressed if I wear this? Or underdressed if I wear that? Like many, we can be torn on whether we would rather be comfy and throw on some leggings and a plush sweater or put on one of our best dresses that highlights ALL of our curves in the best way since the holidays do give us a little extra time to shine (both figuratively and literally thanks to the copious opportunities to dawn metallics, lurex, sequins, etc.).
Many of us also have so much on our hands during this time of year in general that it can feel like an extra challenge to look as great as we would like to with family, friends kids, and even pets running around: who has the time to even think too much now? Luckily, we are here to help with some easy ways of looking chic on Thanksgiving Day! For all of your potential situations this holiday, here are 4 quick last minute tips to help you get ready before all the wonderful, cranberry-scented madness begins:
A jewel tone or printed oversized sweater with leggings and booties can make a quick, comfortable look feel 3 times more chic with 3 times less work.
The wrap dress is the master of fast and simple throw-on pieces to create an outfit that can easily be dressed up or down with minimal effort and maximum comfort.
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A duster cardigan, dark skinny jeans, and a faux or true front-tucked top can easily compliment every body type and create a put-together yet still casual ensemble.
For a dressier affair, try layering a fun skirt ( like the one you have in your closet that you love but can never figure how to wear) over leggings, pair that with a neutral or patterned fitted turtleneck, and top it off with bold/bright heels heels for a pop of color!
Are animal prints the new neutral? If you don’t think so at this point…keep reading 😉 From wild to tame, these prints can be amazingly versatile and are a staple in every stylish person’s closet this season. From luxe snake prints to domineering cheetah prints to newly updated prints like giraffe, cow, and tiger, there are a multitude of options everyone can appreciate.
For the last few years, we’ve been seeing this increase in animal print popularity from top designers and this season is no different as prints have gone wild across the board; pouncing in to all of our wardrobes. Some trends come and go but this doesn’t seem to be one that’s leaving anytime soon. Though it’s extremely ‘in’ this season, there have been other times when it’s been considered ‘outdated’, and yet we all have still dawned these primal prints at least once or twice without such a care.
This is the season where we tend to gravitate towards our neutrals that range from browns to cremes to blacks but throwing in a faded or light animal print instead can give us that little something extra to our ensembles without attracting too much attention. Animal prints have become the new alternative neutral because not only are they now proven to be timeless, but they also compliment everything and everyone whether you want to emphasize or keep your tone on the soft side. If you’re on the prowl to stay within budget yet still look chic with ease, here are some ideas on how to keep yourself wildly tame this fall and winter:
Blackout: Pair black jeans/leggings with a comfy black sweater and a cheetah print scarf to liven it up!
An All-Denim Look from ZZZ to Zebra – Dark jeans and a dark denim jacket with a pair of zebra printed boots or flats is a super cute and casual upgrade to your everyday look.
Prrrrrrinted Jackets – A tiger or cheetah print long coat with a tan sweater and a pair of light blue jeans will keep you warm with a hint of updated edge that can be rounded off perfectly with a pair of black or jewel-tone ankle boots..
Bold Layering for the Lazy – If you’re feeling daring one chilly day this year, try pairing a sleeveless/short-sleeve light giraffe print dress with a neutral (white/black/beige/brown/grey) color turtleneck underneath finished off by combat boots.
Beanie Baby – Who doesn’t love a thick and comfy beanie? Take a light white blouse and either lightly washed or dark denim blue jeans then pair them with bold boots and a leopard print beanie for a fun take on cozy winter cool!!
With fall in full swing, so is the Libran season (which is essentially all of pumpkin-spice season to most true-hearted Libras 😉). If you’re anything like myself, you sometimes loosely utilize astrology as a form of guidance. When the sun enters Libra from September 23rd to October 23rd, not only do our ways of thinking change, but so do our styles as its the official beginning of the sweater weather. We replace our mini-skirts, T-shirts, and our ‘Hot Girl Summer’ mindsets with coats, boots, and rational but still chic thinking. We tend to reflect more on practical(ish) decisions this season than we do when it’s summer, the living is easy, and the sun is in Gemini, Leo, Cancer or Virgo.
When autumn approaches, we often hear the people around us say, ‘now I can really dress’, implying they can now truly showcase their best personal styles, which is thought to be partly attributed to our air sign encouraging charisma, creativity, beauty, and new ideas within them. This is the season to welcome changes to our wardrobes and take a little risk in trying something new. Luckily,Fashommakes this aspect easy for you with personalized boxes that are shipped right to your front door!
Late-September to late-October is the peak time to release our inner Cher from Clueless, played by fellow Libran, Alicia Silverstone. Cher embodied; charisma, risk, creativity, and beauty through her clothing (plus those iconic one-liners). This can encourage us to do the same with our very own closets. Here is some stylish and trendy Libra season outfit inpso based off the Libran character that you can easily rock:
Professional Perfection: A black blazer, white lace button-down, a gray plaid pencil skirt or mustard trousers, and a pair of black heels with metal details or bold flats.
Casual Chic: Pairing a beret/flat brim fedora, with a detailed jacket (stripes, polkadots, or a different texture like corduroy), with black jeans, and a pair of ankle booties.
Mad for Plaid: Pairing together a plaid blazer/jacket with a pair of pants in the same print and color with a white blouse, and a pair of white vegan-leather sneakers is a bold but rewarding styling option this season.
Easy with Plaid-ttitude : If you feel plaid on plaid is too out there, wearing a plaid shirt half tucked (tucking in one side of the shirt into your pants while leaving the rest out of the shirt outside of them) with solid colored pants or jeans is also a great alternative that Cher would likely rock herself.
Feeling Vest-ive: If you just have a casual meeting or parent teacher conference to attend but still want to look chic, you could wear a quilted neutral colored vest, a bold button-down, matching jeans, and some patterned ankle booties.
Mesh Madness: If you are going out for a night on the town, this could be the outfit for you. Marry together a black mesh-detail top (with or without a tube top/cami underneath), black wide-leg pants or jeans, and a pair of heels or ankle booties, and you’re ready for a night out with your girlfriends.
When the weather turns cooler, so does our style. Gone are the days of sandals and shorts…Now we must saddle up, and throw on our prints and our cowboy boots. As we welcome the new autumn season, we welcome the new fashion trends as well.
Aside from the animal prints we are seeing everywhere, tailored power suits, neon colors, English tweed, dark florals, lace, oversized denim jackets, metallics, cowgirl accessories, and lots of pockets are what to watch out for this season. Already we can see ourselves pulling out a few fashion-forward pieces inspired by these when our own Fashom boxes deliver some of these exciting trends! This season has shaken things up with these updated twists on classic Fall styles:
The Fall power suit has well-tailored angles, padded shoulders, and a belted waist to help you embrace your curves.
Prepare to wow your friends with neon! If you’re feeling really edgy, you can do the look from head to toe or simply add a bright belt for a pop on an all black outfit.
Tweed gets a fresh look in perfectly cut capes, belted coats, and pleated asymmetrical skirts.
Florals for spring? Not exactly…This autumn offers a new take on florals by making them dark and woodsy yet still feminine.
Rock n’ roll metallics are perfect for a night out on the town in chic party dresses or skinny coated jeans.
Cowgirl accessories are predicted to be more common than you might think with data showing a huge increase in searches for rancher hats (whether you live in the West or just like listening to Old Town Road). Fringe, western boots, and embellished denim all help make up the trendy, ‘urban cowgirl’ look.
Pockets are a trend? Yup, and here’s why we’re excited; we are able to not only be trendy but can utilize these for our absolute essentials rather than toting around a heavy bag with us all day.
Lace also receives an update in the shape of risqué yet still conservative mini and maxi dresses.
We love that this season encourages women to step out of their comfort zones while staying true to their own styles. Although some of these trends may not be your cup of tea, this season offers a little something for everyone. Tweeds for the woman with more classic tastes, the sophisticated working woman gets an update to the staple power suit, the woman who love taking risks with a bit of edge can make an entrance with neon pops, and if you’re like us, you can mix and match some of these trends together to create a look that is as unique as you are! Here are a few pics to help give you some seriously stylish inspo 😉
We still cannot believe our #BeOneWithFashom event and meet-up alongside five fabulous influencers friends in the beautiful and bustling city of Nashville, TN was over two whole weeks ago now! Throughout the night, we loved having the opportunity to meet some of you Fashomistas IRL, answer your questions in the Q & A with our very own CEO Mitali Saxena, showcase some of our favorite new pieces for autumn presented by one of our stylists, talk a little about what is new and upcoming for Fashom (BIG news coming to you all soon, btw), and simply have an amazing time with some amazing members of our tribe!
As an online styling company, we strive to ensure that you feel we not only understand your style but your lifestyle because your style reflects your daily life. Instead of feeling as if a computer is selecting your clothes for you based off of certain buzzwords you gave in the answers to your styling quiz, we have stylists who hand-pick options for you so that you can have a real person better understand the real you. Communication is at our core and we feel that keeping that line open with you constantly whether through our styling calls, emails, comments and messages on social media, or at events like the one held in Nashville, is what makes us the only real option which is why we always understand that we are all #BetterAsIAm.
In case you missed any of our time in Music City, check out our socials to relive parts of this wonderful night and our Facebook for the full album but here’s a small sample just for you 😉