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Fall 2018 handbag trends: black handbags

fall 2018 handbag trends black hanbdags

fall 2018 handbag trends black handbags from top left: stamped croc mini satchel (under $500) / small cross body bag / top handle circle bag / saddle bag / slouchy vegan tote (under $1000) / north south hobo bag /

Handbags for fall are back in black, and while I am playing with cliche’s, black is the new black. hahaa

You might be looking at this and thinking, black is always in fashion! Well, technically it, but for the fall 2018 season, black is the ultimate IT color for your bag. So if you love to invest in classic handbags, this is your season!

Black handbags are fabulous in a variety of styles for the fall 2018 season, but the ultimate fall 2018 handbag trends include fanny packs (aka belt bags), hobo bags (I know-stop trying to make them happen-they aren’t going to happen~but this season they might!), small or mini satchels, saddle bags. and geometric shapes. As long as you find the fall silhouette you love, just grab it in black! It’s as easy as that!

If you like structured or slouchy, this is your season. The slouchy totes and hobos bags are great for relaxed looks, while the structured geometric shapes, mini satchels, and saddle bags will offer the stiffness you desire for work or more formal dressing.

Black is a fabulous color to be in for the fall 2018 season. If you already own a black bag in one of the fall 2018 handbag trends, then you are all set for the season! If not, you can invest in a new bag without worrying too much about the color having a one-season shelf life. A black bag can be worn all year long, and year after year! Love that!

Any type of fabrication is hot for the fall season. You can wear vegan fabrics, smooth leather, soft and slouchy leather, suede, stamped exotics, tweed, or fabric. As long as the silhouette is right, and the color is black, you are ready for the fall season!

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Which handbag trend for the fall 2018 season are you excited about? Are you relieved the IT handbag color of the season is classic black?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy


Fall 2018 shoe trends: booties

fall 2018 shoe trends booties

fall 2018 shoe trends booties for fall from top left: white booties / low ankle gold booties (on my fall wish list) / low ankle distressed charcoal booties (on my fall wish list) / brick red booties / white split shaft booties (I own these and love them!) / black patent booties (on my fall wish list) /

Booties are one of the hottest fall 2018 shoe trends on the street, and they are also one of the most classic form of autumn footwear. Booties for fall are fabulous because they can be paired with skirts, dresses, and pants. They may just be the most versatile style of footwear for the fall season. Love that!

The fall 2018 season is full of new bootie styles. Western inspiration is huge this season, and you will see tons of cowboy inspired footwear hitting store shelves. I love how you can find designers who reinvented the cowboy boot for fall, as well as took inspiration from the style and incorporated traits of it into a more classic bootie style. If full-blown cowboy boots aren’t your thing, look for styles with western inspiration, and a more a classic silhouette. This is what I will be doing! I have my eyes on this pair and this pair.

Split shaft booties were a hot trend last year, and they are showing no signs of slowing down this year. Look for several designer takes on the split shaft booties trend for fall 2018. I own this comfortable pair and this pair from last year, currently on a deep discount, which are also comfortable.

One of the big bootie trends from last year, which is also continuing this year, is the sock bootie trend. Look for more skin tight bootie styles to appear on store shelves this year.

Combat boots are also a big trend for fall in the wide world of boots. Look for lug soles booties, hiking boot inspired booties, and chunky, funky boots. You may also notice some 1990s Dr. Marten inspiration on store shelves. Grab your Doc’s and pop in a Nine Inch Nails CD; it’s not the twilight zone, your high school concert style is back!

You may also notice studs lining the perimeter of many bootie styles this upcoming fall season. While full blown studded styles are bit too heavy for autumn, studded lines and outlines are fresh and right for fall. I love this pair.

What are your favorite booties for fall 2018?

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Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO
Cathy

fall 2018 shoe trends booties


Fall 2018 shopping strategy

pictured: Custo Barcelona fall 2018 NYFW

Fall 2018 is just starting to trickle onto store shelves, this means we need to shift our shopping focus to a cooler season; and ignore the heat wave outside! The fall season is showing us both old and new trends. Store buyers have chosen what they think consumers will love from the runways and stocked stores with those trends and items. What buyers thought wouldn’t sell, won’t make it from the runway to the street.

The first thing we all need to do before we shop for fall, is to shop our closets. Check out my how to shop your closet for fall 2018 post before making a shopping list for the autumn season. After you read it, come back here!

Now that you have shopped your closet and you know what you have for fall, you can start making your shopping list! When making your list, and checking it twice, always omit any trend that doesn’t fit your personal style. You want to make sure what you buy, you will love and wear often.

Without further ado, here is your fall 2018 shopping strategy:

Fall 2018 shopping list: Outerwear

The fall 2018 season is bringing us new and old favorites when it comes to outerwear. The types of jackets and coats you need for fall include single breasted car coats, trench coats, moto jackets, plaid menswear blazers, and teddy coats.

 Fall 2018 shopping list: Clothing

Clothing for the fall 218 season offers both repeats from last fall, and new trends. Look for shades of yellow, green, blue, red, purple, and lilac. Black, grey, and white are your key neutrals, followed by a soft medium brown.

You will want to fill your closet with wrap shirts, wrap dresses, stripes, fall florals, leopard print, pencil skirts, fluted skirts, asymmetrical hemlines and lines, menswear, plaid, western themed looks, cropped pants, skinny pants, trousers, skinny jeans, and clean boyfriend jeans. Ditch the distressed look.

Fall is pumping up the volume, so look for 1980s style shoulders, puffy sleeves, and exaggerated sleeves. Matching sets are also staying in style, so look for suits, sets, and anything matchy-matchy. You may even spot handbags that match a dress or outfit. It’s all about matching and being tonal.

 Fall 2018 shopping list: Shoes

Shoes for fall 2018 aren’t that different from last year. Look for street sneakers, mules, ankle boots, split ankle boots, lug soles, and thick, stacked heels.

Fall 2018 shopping list: Handbags

Handbags for the fall 2018 season aren’t changing that much either. Keep your white bags, circle bags, box bags, and fanny packs. They are all remaining hot for the fall season. Small backpacks are also creeping into IT status for the fall season. Don’t go as mini as you did in 1995; fall 2018 is giving us small backpacks which fit what we need, without the kitchen sink.

If you are looking for something new when it comes to handbags, logo bags are getting hotter as we speak. If you don’t already have a closet full of LV, look for some fun new logo bags to add to your wardrobe in the autumn season.

Fall 2018 shopping strategy: Where to save and splurge

The best way to maximize your budget, and stay under it, is to save on some trends, and splurge on others. The best way to save money is to look for items priced under $150, or $100, which seem trendy or won’t get a lot of wear. I would look for bargains on fluted skirts, fanny packs, and western themed pieces. These items are on the trendier side and may not have a long shelf life beyond winter 2019.

When it comes to splurging, look for investment pieces which are classic and will have staying power. I would invest in a beautiful moto jacket, a trench coat, a pair of ankle boots, and a wrap dress. These items are considered timeless, even when they aren’t on the runways.

There you have it! Now that you have shopped your closet, and made a list, you are armed and ready for the upcoming Nordstrom Anniversary Sale; as well as every stores’ fall offerings. So, what do you plan to buy first? I’m planning on getting a wrap dress, a wrap top, new ankle boots, fall florals, and a fluted skirt.

Fall trends to wear now:

Happy shopping, and stay fabulous 😉

XOXO

Cathy