Must-have: HATS! Bravo’s television show “Mad Men” helped focus attention on hats for men, once again. These fedoras are from Stetson. Women will be covering their heads with decorative little cloches and knit hats (these from TJ Maxx/Marshalls) in colorful patterns. Hats not only look cute, they keep your body head from escaping when the temperature, dips.
Animal prints are always popular, especially in the Fall. This season is no exception. You’ll see them in everything from bras, to bags (leopard prints from TJ Maxx & Marshalls). “Skins” (faux or real) like lizard, croc, and snake, are also a big trend for handbags this Fall, The trio of bags in the photo were displayed at the Accessories Show at the Javits Center. They’ll be ready for stores, probably in August. Trend Tip: Animal prints are cute, but don’t overdo it. They’re best when you feature just one item….not head to toe!
LEATHER! Leather (genuine or faux) of some type is a Fall fashion must. Leather jackets, leather pants, and most of all leather accessories like these bejeweled belt and jacket beauties from one of my favorite luxe leather companies, Kippys. They are an investment, but you’ll look and feel like a rock star!
STUDS: Studs, especially the pyramid type, also are hot for Fall on just about every fashion item. Trend Tip: If you’re not into “tough,” but want to try the look, a studded belt or gloves like the ones shown here from TJ Maxx & Marshalls, will give you a little bit of this popular look.