Kay Recommends: Fall Closet Switchover
The kids are back in virtual or in-person school, sports are back on television, and everything smells and tastes like pumpkin. It must be fall! That means thinking about changing over our closets from summer to fall. Fall is my favorite season, and I always look forward to bringing out my sweaters, boots, and fuzzy jackets. This being said, the task of the switchover can be daunting. I always make a date with myself on my calendar, put on my favorite music, put the dogs in the other room, and jump in. To make the task more beneficial, I encourage you to 1) appreciate and note the items you love, 2) ditch those items that are showing wear or are dated, and 3) inventory what needs to be replaced or is missing. It is amazing how adding a few new, strategically selected items can make you feel like you have a new wardrobe!
Fall Trends 2020 for Women
- Denim on denim. Chic and comfy. Wider legs and high waist are on point, especially for those of you who want to visually elongate your leg length.
- Mix proportions. The formula for lengthening your silhouette: something long on the top and lean on the bottom. Try a duster-length jacket over skinny jeans or leggings. Another great option is a shorter, wide-leg pant worn with a slip-on mule or bootie.
- Animal print. A classic, whether a little or a lot. Tiger, leopard, zebra, and snakeskin are all hot!
- Chains and pearls. Classic accessories never go out of style.
- Leggings. Comfortable, elevated fabrics, serious stretch, slimming wide waistbands, and leg-lengthening details. Faux suede and faux leather will add a polish to your ensemble, while still feeling super comfy. Their washability is an added plus!
- Preppy. Polo shirts, shrunken sweaters (perfect for the half tuck), and simple T-shirts under classic blazers worn with jeans.
- Comfortable shoes. Mules and textured and patterned tennis shoes and booties (especially reptile) will elevate any outfit to look more current.
Fall Trends 2020 for Men
- Puffer vest. For neutral outfits, stick to dark shades like black, gray, or charcoal. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can’t go past a bold hue like baby pink, blue, or even red.
- Plaid anything. Windowpane, madras, and tartan are the patterns of choice for the colder months. Think bold, bright, and even worn together.
- Bright blue hues. This year’s Pantone color of the year is bright blue. You don’t have to wear an entirely blue outfit, but stick to a hint of it in your accessories, sleeves, or even a pair of shoes to instantly lighten your mood.
- Black cross-body bags. Pockets are so last year, thanks to cross-body bags. Worn over one shoulder and across your torso, you can store everything you need in one place.
- Chunky boots. Whether you’re scaling the north face of K2 or simply wandering through the city’s November rain, a pair of hiking or chunky boots will be appropriate.