Fall Fashion For You
Tips from Diablo’s stylist on how to wear the season’s hottest trends.
Inspired by our Wanderlust feature in the September issue, but feel intimidated by chunky, tribal, and globally-inspired styles? Diablo’s fashion stylist Danielle Gold offers easy tips for adding color, shape, pattern, and texture to your fall wardrobe.
One of my favorite trends this fall is to add a super saturated, color-rich item to your outfit (like the Stella McCartney blood orange pants pictured above). Do yourself a favor and get a pair of red pants. Pick the fit, shade, and price that works best for you; there are so many to choose from. Try bright red skinny jeans, a coral cropped pant, or a dusty red wide leg trouser.
The easiest way to add texture to your outfit is with jewelry. This fall, don't be afraid of statement pieces. Think extra-large cuffs made of silver or wood and oversized chunky African necklaces. Or just sort through your jewelry box, and layer a few smaller necklaces or bracelets to create your own statement piece. Remember, statement jewelry often works best against solid-colored garments or open necklines, as opposed to patterns where they might compete or get lost.
Ponchos and capes are the perfect alternative jacket this fall. A poncho? You may be wondering. But take one look at the Stella McCartney wool sweater (pictured left) and you may be converted. It's all at once cozy and glamorous, and it can add dimension to an otherwise ordinary look. The trick to wearing a poncho is pairing it with skinny jeans or tights with boots to keep you looking slim.
All I have to say is mix patterns this fall. You know that striped t-shirt you wore all summer? You can wear it again this fall—under a chunky cardigan, tucked into a woven patterned pencil skirt (like the amazing tapestry skirt by Erica Tanov pictured right). Throw on a printed scarf, and you’re done. Mixing and matching is fun and liberating; the trick is keeping the lines long, the fit flattering, and the finish polished. End with a gorgeous black heel.
To see the full Wanderlust feature, including where to buy the pictured styles, click here.