Have you noticed? Mary Janes are hot right now. This classic shoe style began gaining momentum last year, and this year it is everywhere! The most sought-after pair of Mary Janes is the version produced by Prada, but instead of showing you a pair of shoes which are always out of stock, and to be frank, look like the majority of other Mary Janes on the market, I am showing you a moderately priced designer pair as well as a more affordable pair from one of my favorite brands.
The Mary Jane is a fabulous shoe style for the fall season. While you find both flat versions and 3″ versions of the Mary Janes on store shelves, the ultimate style this fall season offers a 1-2″ block heel. This is the perfect height because you can wear it for longer periods of time, and if you have foot issues like me, the shorter block heel offers more support than a flat shoe, and less pain than a traditional high heel with a 3″ heel. Love this!
This season, the traditional Mary Jane with one strap is the most sought-after style, but there are several other versions on the market if you’d like to spice things up. Personally, I love this affordable pair with two straps. It is the one I purchased for the fall season! You may also see versions with an ankle strap which are reminiscent of the Valentino Tango pump. So, if you have a pair in backstock, pull them forward! You can rock those this fall too! I have a pair I plan to pull out in red! Love!
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Another fun fact about Mary Janes shoes is that you can pair them with wide leg trousers, not jeans, as an alternative to loafers. They also play well with any hemline. I am look forward to wearing Mary Janes this fall season! What do you think of this shoe trend?
There are so many fashion and style trends hitting the streets this fall 2023 season. In order to sort through the fleeting trends, and the ones that will stick, I have curated them and identified the top style and fashion trends for the fall 2023 season into this post.
This fall season continues to showcase understated and chic style. Timeless pieces working in a fashion forward way will be the hottest trend of the season. You may find many of these trends in your closet, making it easy to just add a couple of new pieces for the fall season to update your overall look. This season is the super bowl for investment dressing and understated style. This is your season!
If you have not read my post regarding how to shop your closet for fall, be sure to take a look at it before hitting the stores. You might have some of these trends in the back of your closet! After you read, identify the trends you love which will work with your lifestyle, and then shop! That’s the fun part right?
So, without further ado, here are the hottest fashion and style trends for the fall 2023 season!
Fall color trends
Vibrant colors are hot for fall! You will see several shades of green, blue, red, neutrals, and pink. Pink was picked up after the announcement of the Barbie movie, so while not dominant on the runways, this sweet hue is hot on the streets. Look for pinks to continue into early fall; just don’t overbuy this color as it will fade as we move deeper into the fall season.
Traditional autumn hues are hot too! Look for darker green, deep shades of red, and rich browns. Black is hot too, but I just stated the obvious, right?
Fall shoe trends
Fall shoes are a little bit more fun this year! Look for classic loafers, loafer mules, loafer pumps, and anything that tries to be a loafer. The Mary Jane is also back. We saw a little bit of a resurgence last year, but this year, Mary Janes are everywhere. If you have a pair in your archives, pull them forward!
Sweet little ballet flats are popular again this fall season. This is a classic shoe style you might already own! If so, pull them forward. If not, snap up a pair, unless you need a lot of arch support, then skip this trend. Ballet flats tend to not have a lot of foot support.
When it comes to boots, your closet might already be in good shape! Lug soles, utility style boots and western style boots are still hot. Keep those styles and wear them again this fall.
Fall jewelry trends
This fall, look for hoop earrings, classic jewelry pieces, and colorful stones. Fun colors are hot for fall, so if you have semi-precious jewelry sitting around, bring it forward! This is the season to spice up your classic ensemble with some colorful gems, classic silver bracelets, and chic hoops.
Fall clothing trends
Classic and understated style is tops for fall! Look for the continuation of the power suit, blazers over jeans, and matching sets. In addition to workwear, and structured style, look for wide leg pants, slim denim pencil skirts, the return of the classic wrap dress, and denim on denim.
Investment dressing is key as the so-called “quiet luxury” trend continues. If you are an investment dresser, this trend is silly, but to those who follow trends, this means toning down looks, shelving logos, and going for a clean aesthetic.
The denim jacket is hot for fall as well. In addition, denim is trending cleaner, so steer clear of tears, rips and distressed denim pieces.
When it comes to hemlines, look for ankle length and mini hemlines, with the exception of the denim pencil skirt which will hit mid-calf.
For a full report on all of the fall handbag trends, check out my dedicated article. In short, fall is all about the anonymous handbag, soft and squishy handbags, smaller handbags, the return of the lady bag (not that it ever went away, it’s a classic), shoulder bags, top handle bags in general, and high-quality craftsmanship. Love that!
Well, there you have it! The hottest trends for fall. Which trends are you looking forward to wearing this upcoming fall 2023 season?
It is entirely possible I have been on a sneakers kick the past two years. Ever since I started to have foot problems, I found sneakers were better for my feet than all my fabulous, sky high heels. In moving towards sneakers, my daughter introduced to me to the SNKRS app and the fun street sneakers from Nike.
Nike Dunks are a popular street sneaker which have been in high demand for many years. If you look at people’s feet, you will find people from teenagers through to Generation X, and possibly some Boomers, wearing Nike Dunks. This is a sneaker style and street style trend which transcends age and demographic. Love that!
You can find a few different types of Nike Dunks on the street. There are Nike Dunk Lows which are a traditional, low top sneaker. There are also Nike Dunk Highs which are traditional high-top sneakers, and the SB line which is geared towards skateboarding. Oftentimes, most SB styles are sold in skate shops rather than the SNKRS app or Nike stores. Although, you can find SB styles through Nike sometimes. I did manage to snag one pair!
Once in a great while, Nike will offer the chance to create your own Nike Dunk sneakers! This is really fun because you have many colors available to you, and you can design your own pair with the color combo you want. I have done this twice. Once with Nike Dunk Highs, which I ordered in blue and white, and once with Nike Dunk Lows which I ordered in mint green and a greyish-white hue. Love!
Nike Dunk sneakers are easy to wear with a variety of outfits. Of course, they can be worn with the obvious casual looks such as jeans, chinos, and shorts, but they can also be paired with dresses and skirts for a dressy yet sporty look.
What I love about Nike Dunk sneakers is that they are available in so many different colors! Many are one color plus white, but sometimes you can find them in three or more colors mixed together. They can match a certain outfit or be their own standout piece in an overall look. It is fun to find a pretty color and match it with a look! I also love my black and white Pandas because they go with literally anything! I feel like everyone needs a pair of black and white Dunks, often referred to as “Pandas.”
One of the drawbacks to the Nike Dunks is that the leather is not very soft. It is often stiff and easily creases. If you don’t mind creases, like me, then this will be OK with you. If you want your sneakers to keep their shape out of the box, you might consider adding an insert to the shoe or store them with a shoe shaper. One thing to note, the Dunk’s Nike allows you to create yourself seem to use higher quality leather which does not crease as easily, although they seem to fit a bit more snug than the off-the-rack Nike Dunk’s.
If you are like me, and need to wear orthotics, this can be a bit tricky. The insoles are glued inside the shoes. If you don’t mind ripping them out, it is easy to do. Then you can insert your orthotics. If you don’t want to rip out the insoles, you can wear an arch support band or add additional arch support to the existing sole. I wear mine with an arch support band and I am able to walk pain-free.
You can find Nike Dunk’s directly through Nike, or on the secondary market. Sometimes you will need to enter a lottery or draw through Nike or on the SNKRS app in order to snap up a pair you really want. If you can’t find the color combo you are looking for, you can buy from resellers but be careful! You want to make sure you are buying a legit pair made by Nike. I have linked to my favorites on the secondary market below. These are from reputable resellers, but always inspect them when you receive them to make sure you got the real deal!
There are plenty of colors to choose from through Nike right now. Here are my favorites! Please note, when you click on the black, grey, white pair, you will be taken directly to the create your own Nike Dunk low. Have fun designing!
I hope you enjoy your new Nike Dunk’s! They are a classic sneaker which you can enjoy for years; so, don’t be afraid to invest in multiple colorways! You can splurge all at once or invest in pairs over time. Love that!
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