guest post : fall trends by Danielle DeBoe

Hey everyone and happy THURSDAY! I have been out of town for the past few days, a bit of work a touch of fun, happy to be back in the CLE area. I noticed when I pulled into my driveway I had missed all the leaves falling and am left with a big pile to rake up this weekend. So pretty, loving yellow leafy driveway.

Anyhow, I asked my good friend and fashionable advisor Danielle DeBoe if she would care to take the floor today and share with us  some great trends for fall fashion. As the owner of Room Service, Made in the 216 and co-founder of Dredgers Union, she is always in the know of what one should wear!

Thanks Danielle for the amazing post! (below) I particularly LOVE me some leopard prints and some blush tones…let’s shop soon! Oh, besides this amazing post, Danielle & I will be partnering on a fun holiday event, Wednesday December 7th, save the date, more details to come…now…onto fall fashion trends.

“Fall.  AKA: Autumn.  I have a love/hate relationship with it.  I love the hot hot heat, the longer days & sun-kissed skin of Falls’ predecessor: Summer, but I would willingly trade all of it in come October for the snuggly sweaters, leather boots, wool hats and layering opportunities afforded by Fall…it’s just a shame that it has to be followed quite so quickly by it’s replacement: Winter.  All of our seasons have their virtues, this is true, but it could be argued that none are quite as special as fall as no other incites quite as much excitement for fashion as this season.

I have compiled a couple examples of Fall trends for Women that I am particularly excited about and how my new store, with designer: Sean Bilovecky, The Dredgers Union, is offering some of these trends.

Geometric, color-blocked sweaters.

2. Quiksilver Cardigan AVAILABLE AT DREDGERS UNION now! Only $128. found HERE.

Now, if you ask me there is NEVER a time where hats are not appropriate or en vogue.  I will concede that some seasons play them up more than others and this Fall would be one of those seasons.  I am particularly fond of the breadth and variety of hats one should confidently be donning this season.  From the bowler to the fedora (it’s back), to the newsboy and cloche, it seems they are ALL relevant this season.

DU has many hats this season, the ones I have selected below are just a sampling.

Animal prints will be found on everything this season.  Outerwear, hats, handbags, blouses, even denim.  Personally, I LOVE this trend. I think a simple outfit of all neutrals or black and then ‘popping’ it with just the right amount of animal print is so compelling.  Fashion is about self-expression and this trend always reads to me as ‘fun’ and ‘self-confident’.  Above is a blouse and hat that will be found at Dredgers Union this fall.

Blush tones, baby pinks, feminine 40’s, and ballerina are all trends that are visible for fall (and well into Spring as I just learned at all the Spring 2012 shows in NYC).  Above is some inspiring examples of these trends found in magazines and on, below is a line drawing of a beautiful sheer pink and cream blouse that our women’s designer: Dana Hardy, has done for our Dredgers Union Private label line for Fall.  These styles will start arriving any day now into our store…

COLOR BLOCKING was here last Spring, here again for fall and here to stay well into Spring 2012 too.  Some of the best examples of this trend are happening for fall in rich jewel tones like COBALT BLUE.  Dana has designed a stunner of a dress for the holiday season color-blocked in cobalt Blue and black.  Her line drawing as well as some other examples of this trend are below:

Another trend is of preppy classics including fresh takes on plaids.  Dana has updated our DU private label boyfriend fit woven with a pleated detail at the sleeve and with this jewel-toned plaid.  I am so excited to get this little number in next week!

Trends are fun to play into and explore, but I really believe there are no rules in fashion.  It is a form of self-expression, it is about feeling good.  Have fun with this season, layer up within an inch of your life, or keep it really basic, just stand straight and keep your head high and you can get away with anything!

I hope to see you all around soon.  You can find me either at Room Service, planning for our upcoming MADE IN THE 216 event or over at Dredgers Union during the week.  Check out DU’s newly launched webstore here!  And thank you so much Charity for letting me play on your blog today, it was so much fun!!  xoxoxo Danielle