FALL FASHION YOU CAN WEAR NOW

Paris Fashion Week, Paris, France 2015-2016

Though Summer’s heat waves are still hitting most of America, Paris looks to signs of crisp, cool days ahead at this week’s Paris Fall Fashion Week 2015-2016. It may seem unbearable to already think about putting on a fur vest or bundling up in a cozy wool jacket. Nevertheless, the Fall season is just around the corner so it is time to start thinking about segueing into Autumn’s favorite fashion finds and we have selected the top trending picks for Fall. The weather may still be a bit warm, but we’ll show you how to make Fall’s fashion fit your Summer wardrobe perfectly. Take a look at our top styles and start thinking of pumpkin lattes, autumn leaves, and cooler temperatures with our favorites.

HALF SLIP SKIRTS

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One of our favorite skirt styles trending into the Fall season on is the sheer midi or maxi skirt with half slip. We’ve been seeing this look on the Red Carpet all Summer long and are excited that the trend is carrying into the next Season. Designer Bouchra Jarrar displayed dozens of half slip skirts in sweeping silk and sheer lace fabrics at this year’s Paris Fall Fashion runway. In the Summer months, get your own half slip style with Liberty Garden’s newest black lace midi skirt paired perfectly with an ivory ultra suede muscle tank . Segue into the Fall season by trading out your tank with Liberty Garden’s black menswear sweatshirt for a great “Athleisure” look. Dress up your style Summer or Fall with Hale Bob’s versatile yet chic black lace bodysuit, a trending fashion silhouette throughout the rest of the year.

BRIGHT FUCHSIA

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Giorgio Armani dazzled the runways this week with an array of bright fuchsia colored blouses, gowns, jackets, furs, and shoes. The designer definitely left no doubt in our minds what color pallet he prefers for Fall 2015-2016. All Summer we have been talking about going bold with brights, so why not take the look into the Autumn season? Start with a bold fuchsia Mayan Tribal print tunic from Hale Bob paired with Citizen’s of Humanity’s ivory cut offs for Summer and easily switch to Hale Bob’s black faux leather leggings or even black zip up ultra suede leggings as the weather cools. Keep shining bright no matter what Season you are in.

CUT OUT

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Keeping Summer alive, the half top and cut out style is not retreating for Fall 2015/2016. From Yiqing Yin to Alexander Vauthier, designers are favoring one of Summer’s hottest silhouettes for Fall. What better motivation to keep your body toned and in shape throughout the year than to grab onto the cut-out fashion style. We love Liberty Garden’s black mesh long sleeve cut out top paired with basic jean cut offs or Hale Bob’s black lace eyelet shorts for dressier Summer occasions. Switch it up for Fall by combining your cut out top with your favorite skinny black jeans from 7 For All Mankind or go “Boho” (still trending for Fall) with AC Collection’s medium wash flare jeans. Dare to bare your body all Season long with the tastefully flirty cut out style.

BOHO MAXI DRESSES

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As we have mentioned all Season long, “Boho” styled maxi dresses and skirts are a huge trend on the runways, street style, and in stores. We are glad to see the trend continue into the Fall. No need to bundle up your “Boho” floppy hats, dresses, jeans, lace vests, or gladiator sandals, this trend is here to stay. Let your hair down and stay cool in the remaining hot Summer months with Liberty Garden’s pale pink embroidered cami maxi dress paired with your favorite wedges or gladiator sandals from Steve Madden. We also love the great selection of “Boho” maxi dresses and skirts from Hale Bob available now at Posh at Play. As the Summer fades into Fall, dress up your maxi dress with platform shoes, popular at this year’s Paris Fashion Week, or go with knee length leather boots   seen at the Versace Collection, also trending for Fall.

RED FROM HEAD TO TOE

red jumpsuit Paris Fall Fashion Week   Red silk maxi dress

Bright cherry red is not going away for Fall. From Zuhair Murad to Valentino, designers are staying with head-to-toe red for Fall Fashion. Try Hale Bob’s ultra suede red leggings paired with red silk blouse and flat leather sandals to keep you chic and cool throughout the remaining Summer months. Trade your sandals for ankle high boots as Fall approaches. We also love Hale Bob’s versatile cherry red silk maxi dress paired with your favorite strappy heels and clutch for hot Summer nights. Layer with Liberty Garden’s ivory lace Kimono and flat sandals for a casual “Boho” look. Carry your red maxi dress into the cooler months with chic red pumps and red rabbit fur vest from Hale Bob for the perfect “holiday” look.

FUR

Fendi fur Paris Fashion Week 2015 2016   Hale Bob black rabbit fur vest

Speaking of fur, designer Karl Lagerfeld for Fendi caused quite a controversy at this week’s Paris Fashion Week with jackets, scarves, dresses, and sweaters made entirely of all real fur. Animal rights activists had were prevented from stopping the runway show altogether and ultimately, the show was able to go on. Whatever your view on animal fur, real or faux, the designer’s creations were a beautiful yet surreal collection of illusion. A piece of fur adds a hint of dignity yet glamour to any outfit from casual to evening. We love Hale Bob’s rabbit fur vests in red, teal, and black, a color to suit everyone. If you prefer a more subtle approach, we suggest Hale Bob’s wool sweater with rabbit fur trim, great over denim shorts for chilly Summer nights or perfect for a brisk Fall day paired with your favorite jeans. What is your opinion on the latest Fall fur trend?

SEQUINED METALLICS

Alexander Vauthier gold sequined mini dress    gold sequined skirt and grey Tee

Finally, one of our favorite trends for Fall 2015-2016 is the metallic colored sequin material found on dresses, skirts, pants, and jackets. From Alexandre Vauthier to Armanisequined metallics are a continuing trend from Fall 2014. For Summer, look for a sequined sleeveless cami or pair your white tee and jeans with a chic copper sequined jacket from Hale Bob. Perfect for Summer or Fall, we love Hale Bob’s great selection of sequined metallic dresses from the silver cami sequined dress to the copper sequined dress to the multi-colored floral sequined dress. Don’t just reserve your sequins for formal evening occasions. Bring your sequins out to play during the daytime by pairing with your favorite Tee, leggings, and sneakers for a perfect “Athlesiure” style.

Paris Fashion Week 2015 2016

Though there are dozens and dozens of many wonderful trends to choose from, half slip skirts, bright fuchsia, cut outs, Boho maxi dresses, head-to-toe red, fur, and sequined metallics are our favorite Fall looks. This Season’s designers are blurring the lines between “Summer” and “Winter” wear, adapting styles from both Seasons to merge into one unique look. This is great for us, the consumers, since it means we do not have to completely change the items in our closets for every Season. We can utilize Summer season’s purchases through the cooler months in new and creative ways, adding a few accessories and trending items for a fresh look. The designs from Paris Fashion Week 2015-2016 all centered on utilizing and accentuating the feminine female form and embracing your inner romantic. What trending Fall style will YOU incorporate into your wardrobe this Season?

NO RULES, JUST RIGHT


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For years we’ve all known the simple fashion rules to follow: no white after Labor Day, match your purse with your shoes, don’t mix patterns, wear either gold or silver, and so on. This Season, however, rules need not apply. More than ever before, designers this Season are pushing the limits of fashion “etiquette” and throwing out the fashion rule book. This Season is all about expressing your individuality and uniqueness. If you love it, wear it. We’re following the great actress Katherine Hepburn’s advice: “if you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun.” So this Winter, forget the fashion rules, and turn your “Fashion Don’ts into Fashion Do’s.” To help get you started, we’ve included our favorite “Fashion Do” finds here. Take a peek at what we will be trying this Winter.

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 SOCKS WITH HEELS

Not just for little girls anymore, from Saint Laurent to Tory Burch, designers covered the runway this Season pairing socks with heels, sandals, and open-toe wedges. On warmer Winter days this Season, be bold and try this look. For a streamlined style, pair a fitted Tory Burch grey cashmere sweater with a chic Dolce & Gabbana A-line skirt, adding matching color socks with heels (as pictured above). For a bolder, high fashion look, we love actress Diane Keaton’s black pumps and white socks style spotted on the Red Carpet at the 2014 Zurich Film Festival’s Golden Icon Award Ceremony. No need to put away your summer sandals either! Pair your favorites with socks to keep your toes warm for chillier Winter days, as spotted on celebs like Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Rita Ora. 

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SHORTS FOR FALL

Don’t hang up your summer shorts just yet. Fashion rules usually state, shorts are for summer, and pants are for winter, but no more. Carry summer’s sun kissed style all Season long by pairing your favorite summer shorts with warm tights or leggings, boots, a chic sweater, scarf, and jacket and you are ready to hit the streets in style. Look for black tights in a variety of unique patterns, trending this Season, to pair with your favorite jean shorts. For dressier occasions, pair your tailored shorts with solid black tights, a sequined top or flowy blouse, and chic heels for an evening out. We love Hale Bob’s sequined embroidered black shorts paired with Nicole Miller’s gold sequined top, and sheer black tights. Finish the look by pre-ordering Steve Madden’s newest black suede pump “The Varcityy,” and you’ll by the talk of your next holiday gathering.

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 NAVY AND BLACK

Pairing navy and black used to be a fashion”no no,” but this Season designers from Rag and Bone to Joe Fresh to Elie Saab featured navy and black paired together for their Fall 2014 runway collections. For casual, try pairing Hudson’s skinny jeans with Alice + Olivia’s oversized chunky black sweater and black over-the-knee boots by Marc Jacobs. For work, go in reverse, and pair your navy sweater with a chic black-and-white striped skirt, black tights, and black booties. Pairing navy and black is a subtle way to make a big fashion statement this Season that you don’t always have to follow the traditional fashion color schemes.

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WINTER WHITE

No white after Labor Day they used to say. We say No Way! Pull out your Winter Whites and sparkles like a snowflake all winter long. Pair your summer white tank top with an Asos white off-the-shoulder sweater, skinny white jeans, and Fendi white leather booties for a cool, casual winter day. Recently spotted at the London premiere of “The Hunger Games,” actress Jennifer Lawrence sports our favorite winter white style with a cool white pantsuit. Get the actress’s chic look with Hale Bob’s white satin studded wide leg pants paired with Chelsea28 black satin tank and Hale Bob’s ivory stretch ponte studded jacket. For a glittering finish, pair with newly released Jimmy Choo white shimmer leather sandals with crystals and you’ll feel like a star.

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SEQUINS FOR DAYTIME

No need to hide your sequins in the closet for daytime, bring them out and shine all day. This Season, don’t be afraid to wear your fancy sequined dress, top, or pants for daytime activities or to the office. Those sequined pants you always see on the sales rack at stores and wonder who would wear those? Snatch them up for a dazzling daytime look for winter. For work, pair gold sequined 3.1 Phillip Lim pants with a white tank, a black blazer, and chic strappy heels. For another sequined look, invest this Season into Hale Bob’s glam gold floral sequin dress and it’ll go double duty for you this year. For daytime, pair this dress with a chic Jones black fur coat, black tights, and tailored Miu Miu black flats and for night, dance the night away paired with Christian Louboutin glitter strappy heels. So go ahead and glitter day OR night this Season.

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MIXED PRINTS

Mix things up this Fall Season. No need to wonder anymore if plaid goes with stripes or if a red handbag pairs with blue heels. Anything goes this Season. We love fashion blogger Cara Loren’s “holiday” look pairing skinny plaid pants with a chic leopard coat. Swipe on your favorite bright red lipstick, and you are set for your holiday event. Or go for a softer mix of prints like actress and fashion blogger Jamie Chung, featured in the photo above. She paired a 10 Crosby Derek Lam checkered pencil skirt with an Isabel Marant floral jacket, pieces suitable for summer or winter. Get her chic look with Hale Bob’s printed rayon ponte pencil skirt and pair with a Hale Bob mixed print blouse for a chic Winter style, great for the office and easily segues into the cocktail hour for after work events. Mix it up this Winter and don’t always play by the pattern rules.

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SNEAKERS WITH EVERYTHING

This Season, runways were filled with models pairing dresses and skirts of every length and style with casual sneakers.  Celebrities from Rihanna to Beyonce to Kristen Stewart have been spotted sporting the trendy style this season, so jump on board and pair your comfy sneakers with a dress or skirt for daytime style and fashion. Get the above chic city style by pairing a long-sleeved Marc Jacobs wool blend black shift dress with Christian Louboutin animal print wedge sneakers or go bright and bold with DKNY’s “Cindy” red hot wedge sneaker. Add 2015’s newest collection of sneakers to your wardrobe, great for Winter and Spring, with Burberry’s bright mixed color sneaker spotted at London fashion week and Bottega Veneta’s sporty-chic sneaker, perfectly paired with Winter and Spring dresses.

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MIXED METALS

Silver or Gold? No need to choose one over the other this Season. Mix your favorite gold AND silver bangles and baubles together for a trendy modern look. For style inspiration, we love Michael Kors’ fashion accessory style. Check out his jewelry and accessories for creative ways to mix and match chic jewelry style. Get started by simply pairing your favorite gold bangles interspersed with silver bracelets. Combine gold and silver rings on the same hand and finish the look with simple gold and silver chain necklaces. Spice things up with an exclusive Michael Kors Pave mixed metal ring, a John Hardy “Dragon” cuff, and Betsey Johnson’s “Hollywood Glam” crystal stone necklace. Mix and match for a fun, “uniquely YOU” Winter accessory style that will have you at the center of everyone’s conversation.

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Rules were made to be broken and this Season aim to have a little fun with your Winter Wardrobe. Instead of buying a new outfit, try mixing and matching your current collection in new and unusual ways for a completely new look. Be your own fashion designer this year and break the fashion rules whether it’s mixing gold and silver together, wearing socks with your heels to the office, or pairing your favorite summer shorts with tights. We’d love to hear your thoughts on what “fashion faux pas” you will try this Winter. Comment here and also visit us on our Facebook page Posh at Play.