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.
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.
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.
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.