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Pre-Fall 2017 trend report | styles to wear now

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pictured: fall 2017 embroidered, block heel slides (under $150)

The fall 2017 collections are pouring onto store shelves, and online shops. Despite these fabulous fashions which made it from the runways to the streets for the fall 2017 season, the weather outside is still screaming summer!

If you are like me, you want to wear the newest fashion trends from the runways as soon as they become available. Unfortunately, many fall 2017 trends are too warm to wear in this eighty degree summer heat. That is where pre-fall comes in. It is the ultimate way to wear the new fall trends during the summer months. Pre-fall styles help us stay ahead of the fashion curve, while remaining comfortable in the current season. So to help us stay on trend for fall, and cool for summer, here is my pre-fall 2017 trend report featuring the hottest fall trends which can be worn now.

Pre-Fall 2017 trend report with styles you can wear now

Clean denim: No more tears and distressing for fall! If you already own a ton of jeans with distressed knees and the like, it is OK. You can continue to wear them, just don’t buy them! Torn denim is changing it’s tune for fall 2017. Look for complete knees and rear’s; only look for distressed hemlines, that is where distressing is at for fall 2017.

Slides and mules: Oh this beloved trend from spring is too hot to touch for fall! Slides and mules are all the rage this fall 2017 season; and you can wear them now! Since slides and mules have an open back, they allow air flow, which means you can wear them in the hot summer weather. They can be worn now and well into the fall season. Only rain or snow will make you store your slides for better weather! If you don’t already own a clean and classic black pair, now is the time to invest in a pair. If you already own black slides, look for on trend metallic or embroidered mules to round out your fall collection. You will look fabulous!

Pink: This is the color that will not go away! Keep wearing vivid pinks and pale pink tones. Your summer pinks will carry you through the fall season; and they will be perfect for the weather! Love that!

Embellished handbags: Since handbags transcend weather, a fall 2017 embellished handbag is the perfect fall statement piece to carry you from summer into fall. Look for a fun, fabulous handbag with all the embellishments you love for fall. You can carry it everyday starting today, and throughout the fall season!

Leopard Print: Meow! Groundbreaking right? Who would have thunk, leopard print for fall?! ha! Pull out your animal prints from storage and start rocking them now. You can slide into leopard print mules, or use a lightweight scarf to turn a summer ensemble into a eye-catching fall look.

Textured, feminine fabrications: Satins, velvets, and lace fabrics are still all the rage for fall. Your spring and summer pieces in these soft fabrics are perfect to wear now through the fall season. Look for slip dresses you can wear now, and then wear one over a body-conscious turtleneck in the cooler weather. They are the ultimate summer to fall transition piece.

Also, the fall 2017 trends will include tiered sleeves, black/white combos, pops of red, asymmetrical lines, shades of grey, toned down ruffles, cropped pants, booties, over the knee boots, shades of blue, shoulder bags, top handle satchels, and more! So when you are looking through your closet and putting together your pre-fall 2017 outfits, keep these additional trends in mind!

There you have it! The pre-fall 2017 trend report featuring the hottest trends that made it from the runways to the streets. You can wear these trends right now by mixing up your summer wardrobe and adding a few key, fall pieces to up your game. The pre-fall, transitional season does not last long, so stay tuned for my full fledged fall trend report next month! In the meantime, rock these pre-fall 2017 trends and stay cool 😉


Designer sales to kick off summer 2017

The designer sales are here! This means we can all find fabulous items from Chloe, Valentino, Gucci, Manolo Blahnik, Stella McCartney, Balenciaga, Aquazzura, and more on major sale! Yay!

I’m in shock! My favorite leopard print pumps are on major sale! These pumps are classic, pointy tote high heels which are made from suede and offer a classic leopard print. They are super comfortable, and I have actually had to run in them! No joke! My middle child used to like to run away from us, and I had to chase her down so she would not run into the street while wearing these heels a couple of years ago. Thankfully she has outgrown the dangerous running habit; seriously, it was stressful!

If you are looking for a fabulous pair of pumps, these are perfect! They are comfortable, classic, and since leopard print is hot for summer 2017, and fall 2017, they are on trend! Love that!

In addition to my beloved heels being on major sale, there are a few Chloe Drew’s on sale! I have one in off-white and I love it. If you have been eyeing the Chloe Drew, now is the time to snap one up!

I also found a couple of Balenciaga City Tote’s on sale! Eeeek! They NEVER go on sale. I bought a City Tote back in 2009 and I still love it. These are great casual handbags which are also extremely classic. If you have been on the fence about getting one, this is a great opportunity to grab one at a great price!

There are so many amazing deals right now so I rounded them up and placed my favorites in the collage below.

from top left: one shoulder top (so hot and on trend right now!!) / Balenciaga City Tote (amazing deal!!) / My beloved Manolo Blahnik leopard print pumps on major sale! / Aquazzura “Wild Thing” low heeled sandals (fabulous price!) / wide-leg jeans (this style is major right now! Such a great deal!) / Chloe Drew (great deal!!)

There are so many fabulous designer items on sale around the web right now. I sorted through them all and found the best deals on classic and on-trend items I think you would love. I know I love them!! Without further adieu, here are my picks from the designer sales!

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What are you planning to snap up from the designer sales? I’m eyeing the Aquazzura shoes, and the mini Chloe Drew.

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy


Leopard print for summer 2017

wearing: leopard print pumps (I have owned these for several years, they are a classic! They are really comfortable and perfect every fall season-and this summer too!)

Can you believe it? Leopard print is hot for summer! This classic fall trend is arriving early this year, and turning into one of the hottest trends for the summer 2017 season. Meow!

Leopard print can be found on almost anything you can imagine. The best way to wear it is all over! Look for fabulous swimwear, dresses, tops, pants, jumpsuits, rompers, and accessories. Like I said, on almost everything!

from top left: leopard print tank top (On my wish list and under $200) / animal print sunglasses (under $100!) / leopard print scarf (only $30!!) / espadrilles (these are so cute, totally on my wish list for summer!) / fold-over clutch (popular bag with staying power under $300) / leopard print twist slides (IT shoe alert!) / leopard print layered skirt (so cute!)

The items highlighted above are my favorite leopard print items from around the web. They are great to wear now, throughout the summer, and into early fall. The skirt, twist slides, and clutch are ideal to well through summer and fall; they work in any weather!

Leopard print is a classic trend, but seeing it for summer 2017 is a treat! What do you think of wearing leopard print one season early this year? Is this a trend you plan to follow? Or will you wait until fall to rock the animal print trend?

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