Fall is quickly approaching. Or so it seems. One week the air is on and the next week I go and find some fuzzy socks. I’m sure 90% of that is just living in Iowa…but one can dream, right? 🙂

It’s always interesting to see how the styles change from year to year. The fall trends last year were all about plaid, fur, thigh high boots, leggings, and fringe.

I still stand by what I posted last year that “Fashion is what you’re offered four times a year by designers, style is what you choose.” -Lauren Hutton

Whatever your stance on trends, it’s always interesting to see what deems a person as “fashionable” and what’s going to be popular and possibly never leave!

According to Elle and Glamour, this season is going to be so big on fur (again), velvet, capelets, chokers, and the schoolgirl look.

Here are just a couple of the trends and ideas on how to make the wearable in your closet:

Renaissance Woman


Your Closet:

I’m sure you noticed the start of this trend in the summer. Bell sleeve rompers anyone? This season, you’ll be seeing that and more: velvet, bell sleeves, and corsets. Here’s a more “down to earth” approach on how to wear the Renaissance style. The key is toned down, simple, and balance.

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School Girl


Your Closet:

You’ve seen this style in movies and Gossip Girl Photoshoots, and now you’re going to see it in “real life.” Wear the school girl trend with plaid mini skirts, turtle necks, front button down skirts, over-the-knee socks, and varsity tees. Oh, and backpacks are actually cool to have now. 

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Pumpkin Spice



Your Closet:
From drinks to candle smells…pumpkin spice is everywhere and it’s not going away any time soon. Translate this into clothing by wearing dark shades of orange.

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What do you think you’re going to implement, if anything?

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  1. Natalie

    August 25, 2016 at 12:24 am

    school girl, all the way!! I’ve always loved that style.. #sohipster and now it’s back in!

    1. carolynarentson@gmail.com

      August 29, 2016 at 3:07 pm

      You’re way ahead of the curve with the prep look!

  2. Renee

    August 29, 2016 at 11:54 pm

    I’m so glad you wrote a fall fashion post. I always have to read your posts before buying my new seasonal attire 😉 . Giving tips on runway –> real life is so helpful for fashion illiterate people like me 🙂 My favorite style? I’m really liking the velvet shoes I’ve been seeing. Keep the fashion posts coming!

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