Trends fade, so it’s better to invest in pieces that can stick around for a while or until you’re ready to donate, upcycle, or swap for something new. While many trends disappear and go ‘poof!’, a few are so bright that they become classic staples in fashion. For example, camouflage was a concept introduced in the early 20th century, borrowed from the French word camoufler, meaning “to disguise”. In the late 1970s, camouflage-printed pieces went mainstream and now are a fashion standard. Designers create ‘camo’ printed pieces for military and safari inspired looks for both on and off the runway.
So, if you’re like me and have a limited budget and no time to keep up with the ever changing “ins” and “outs” of trendiness, I bet one of these fail-proof classics will feel akin to your fashion spirit this fall. I love them all:
Animal printed pieces- real and faux- are always in style. The trick to this trend is to step into the wild side while maintaining harmony across the rest of your look. Your challenge is to create a jungle without the jumble.
Black + White
Wearing black and white is my favorite classic trend! It’s the perfect pallet for the girl on the go. Wear solid separates or prints that are complimentary. I love plaids with ornate shapes or a monochrome floral with an animal print, like zebra. Be gallery chic in a flash.
image 1: Phillis Kwentoh image 2: kamau ware
Lesley Ware is a teaching artist, author and designer who lives in Brooklyn, NY. With her first book, Sew Fab, Lesley hopes to encourage girls to use fashion as a creative outlet of expression and thus give fashion a more interesting future. Sew Fab it’s currently available for presale with a discount on Amazon.com.
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