It’s coming. Fall. (Don’t pay a bit of attention to the temperature gauge this week!)
Readers, my favorite season is coming. Fall. Changing leaves; pumpkin spice lattes; crisp autumn nights. True, Southern California doesn’t quiet experience real fall, but that doesn’t keep me from transitioning my wardrobe from lace shorts, drapey tees, and wedge sandals to track pants, cozy sweaters, and knee high boots. Already, I’ve been culling through my closet to see what pieces from this seasons trends I’ll need to transition easily from summer to fall. And slowly, I’m making those additions. Large chunky sweater? check. Drapey track pants? Check. Slouchy knit hat? Checkaroo. Suede heals? Check that too.
But what’s still on my list? Plenty. Particularly the chic sneaker, something with fur, golden accessories, and maybe even a cape (they’re all on Vogue’s top 20 trends for fall/winter 2014-2015). Though, some of the other trends, according to Vogue, like the duvet coat (a long coat that looks slightly like a comforter) and the poncho, might not make it into my closet. (Hey, certain fits just don’t look good on everyone, right?) So instead of purchasing items unflattering to my shape, I’ve got a plan B: choosing classic shapes in this season’s trending fall colors.
Where to find them? Pantone.com. Every season, Pantone displays designers’ top influenced colors. This fall, the spectrum is wide. According to Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of Pantone Color Institute, “This is a season of untypical colors–more reflective of the imagination and ingenuity, which makes for an artful collection of colors and combinations not bound by the usual hues for fall.” My favorites include royal blue, sangria, cognac, and cypress. Especially cypress. It leans towards military green, and for some reason, I’ve become obsessed with purchasing utility jackets.
Already numerous stores throughout Old Town Pasadena are showcasing the latest in fall trends. J.Crew just got in a slue of new clothes as did Madewell, Anthropologie, H&M, and Vince. While this weekend is the “official” last day of summer, it’s never too early to start shopping for fall. So, grab a pumpkin spice latte at Starbucks and peruse those stores. (You’ll just have to imagine crisper weather.)