Trends: Fall Fashion Buzz

It’s officially Fall Intake season! We’ve hit the ground running—-in boots, no doubt. As both of our stores buzz with new consignments (Brava, early-bird closet cleaners!), let’s discuss fall trends this year.

Boots:

One thing we’re seeing a lot more lately is ankle boots. Whereas a few years ago a tall riding or biker boot was all you would see for miles, the gates have opened up a bit. While tall varieties that hit mid-half or higher are still a classic, ankle boots have been highly coveted and quickly scooped up. Both flat, stacked heel and short stiletto styles are hitting the runways—-and our intake rooms.

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Handbags:

Handbags have had a few switch-ups lately. A double handle is back, either for a shoulder or elbow carrying style. Most bags have an optional cross-body included (thank you, designers!), but trends seem to point in the direction of slightly smaller, more manageable styles such as mini-backpacks and mid-size totes. While we all need our over-sized totes, it’s nice to see some variety in the mix. Classic autumn hues are seeping in our stores, too, as well as brights: mustards, camel browns, olive greens and pops of vivid hues.

Kate Spade handbag Medium Cedar Street tote frontFossil handbag foldover openLouis Vuitton Ebene Tote with mini pouch

Coach handbag satchel style horizontalfryeCole Haan handbag royal blue end view

Layers:

During the transition from summer to fall, it’s all about layers. While it’s still too warm for heavy coats, a popular trend is the waterfall vest or cardigan. It’s open-front, revealing the rest of your outfit underneath, and adds some warmth as the temperatures start to dip. A vest is one of the most creative pieces you can have, and probably the most versatile. Belt it, experiment with long and short sleeves underneath, add a scarf to it or put it between a jacket and a tee.

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Author: Chris Gauger

Chris is a self-confessed resale fashionista. A fashion recycler from an early age, she learned the consignment business from her mother, Jan Gauger, at omt divine resale in Lincoln, Nebraska. Chris moved to Portland, Oregon in 1990 and immediately felt at home, among her people. She started Here We Go Again Deluxe Resale Boutique in 1992 and has never looked back. The second location of her store opened in 1997. Chris loves pretty much everything about clothes and fashion, but she has a serious boot and shoe addiction that is fed by the two stores. It's doubtful she will ever be recovered. In addition to clothes, Chris loves mentoring young women and teaching them about what it takes to run and manage a small business. She has employed some pretty remarkable women over the years and is grateful for all they've done to help grow Here We Go Again. She is a Hoosier by birth, but was raised in Nebraska. She has two sisters who continue to run the consignment store there, and one brother who has sense enough to stay out of the way. Her husband of twenty-seven years, is a land use planner and the fix-anything-guru that Chris relies upon more often than she'd like.

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