fall 2024


Designer or Deal Brooch

Designer or Deal Brooch: designer brooch / affordable brooch /

The brooch is back! I am so excited this timeless look is back on the runway and about to return to the streets. The brooch is a beautiful jewelry piece which can be worn on one’s lapel or dress. it instantly dresses up a solid color garment or adds personality to an otherwise conservative look. While wearing a brooch is considered a classic look, they swing in and out of popularity. This year, the brooch was all over the runway, making it very popular and a huge emerging trend. Love that!

You can wear any type of brooch. Some brooches will be fun, such as a bird or fruit, other brooches will be a beautiful, symmetrical or asymmetrical design. You can find brooches with jewels, faux jewels, or in solid metal. The designs are endless.

My favorite brooches are vintage, but I also love costume jewelry versions of the brooch. The classic style shown above can be worn with almost anything and will be easy to wear year after year. The question is, would you perfect the designer version or the more affordable version?

Brooches found around the web:

Which style of brooch do you perfer?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy


Trends for fall 2024 from NYFW

Photo: Leanne Marshall fall 2024 New York Fashion Week, photo credit: Leanne Marshall PR

New York Fashion Week was quiet this season, as many designers opted for more creative ways to showcase their fall/winter 2024/25 collections instead of traditional runways. In addition, NYFW’s behind-the-scenes organizers, such as the CFDA and IMG have removed the covid-era live-streams from the majority of designer shows and brought back the exclusive, you-had-to-be-there vibe.

In addition, fashion week has taken a backseat on social media since the covid-era, making it a quiet event in the background. As someone in the press, I continue to follow the shows from home, instead of trekking across the country and attending in-person as I did a decade ago and pre-covid. I have to admit, covering the shows, and seeing what is coming in for the next season is rather enjoyable from the comfort of my office as opposed to braving the snow, flying across the country, and worrying about my daily outfits. It will be interesting to see, as social media evolves, if fashion week eventually turns back into the event it morphed into from 2016-2020, or will it stay in its pre-influencer, exclusive bubble. I guess only time will tell. In the meantime, let’s talk fall 2024 trends from New York Fashion Week!

First off, speaking of non-traditional runways, how fabulous is this photo from Leanne Marshalls fall/winter 2024/25 show? She showcased her fall collection on the ice, and showed how the fabrics can flow, movement, and a lighthearted vibe. It was a return to Bryant Park, NYFW’s old home, and a nod to her fifteen years of fashion since her debut at Project Runway. When I used to attend NYFW in person, I always enjoyed her shows and collections. She is extremely talented, and her designs are always amazing. I love her use of color for fall in this collection. Fabulous!

Now, let’s chat about a few dominant trends from the runways for the fall 2024 season.

  1. Oversize Suiting: Gone are the days of the cropped blazer, the fitted blazer, and the slim trousers. The power suit for fall will offer relaxed fits, and oversize silhouettes. Thankfully, this is a comfortable way to wear a suit.
  2. Metallics: Not really groundbreaking, I mean, it seems like a “trend” every fall season. But, all shades of metal are hot for fall. So keep your silvers, golds, and metals, they will still be relevant in the autumn season.
  3. Feminine Touches: Touches of lace, bow details, flowing skirts, one-inch heels, soft fabrics, and skirts that blow in the wind. There is a return to feminine fabrics and dressing as a whole.
  4. The return of Faux Fur: It was only gone for two seasons. I guess we couldn’t resist! Pull out your faux fur from the back of your closet, this trend is back. Look for faux fur touches on collars, as well as full blown coats and jackets. It’s fuzzy time.
  5. Autumn Hues: Traditional autumn hues are hot again for fall. Think reds, oranges, greens, and yellows.
  6. Chain Bags: This classic handbag style seems to have moved to the front of the handbag pack. Pull out your Chanel bags, or invest in a more affordable version from Tory Burch or Coach. Long live the timeless chain bag!

Well, there you have it. The short list of what’s hot for fall 2024 from the New York Fashion Week runways. Continue to invest in your wardrobe with timeless pieces and save trendier items you love. The pendulum keeps swinging, and what you have stored in the back of your closet will eventually swing back in!

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO
Cathy

Photo: Gita Omri fall 2024 runway New York Fashion Week, photo credit: GoRunway /


Fall 2024 color trends from Pantone at NYFW

fall 2024 color trends nyfw pantone

Pictured: swatches c/o Pantone, read press release here /

New York Fashion Week is underway, and as a result, Pantone has released the color trends we can expect to see for the upcoming fall/winter 2024/25 seasons.

Autumn anyone? The fall 2024 color palette from designers in New York is a classic return to an autumn color palette. We are seeing traditional, earthy hues which blend together and create a peaceful and organic vibe. Love that!

My three favorite colors from the fall 2024 color report are Aventurine, Italian Plum, and Winter Sky. I love shades of blue and green as well as a deep plum thrown in. I don’t really gravitate towards reds or oranges, but they are definitely traditional for the fall season.

I am in love with the neutral hues being shown for the fall 2024 season. Raw Umber, White Swan, and Baritone Blue are fabulous, and I definitely look forward to incorporating those hues into my cooler weather wardrobe.

To learn more about Pantone’s fall 2024 color report from New York Fashion Week, head over to pantone.com.

What do you think of the traditional color palette for the fall 2024 season?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO
Cathy