5 Trends for Fall 2017

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Fall is finally upon us (even though Italy hasn't quite caught up...) and since I've been spending hours upon hours researching trends on fashion forecasting websites for my classes, I thought I would make a quick post with a few Fall/Winter trends that are predicted not only for '17, but even '18 & '19 (so you can purchase with confidence that these will be around for awhile)

1. Neck Ties

Not just for the prissy and ultra-girly anymore. Neck-ties are making a comeback and come in a wide range of fabrics from silk to velvet to grosgrain ribbon! The cheapest way to try the trend is to grab some thin ribbon or velvet from a craft store and tie it underneath a button down, or check out a few options linked below! 

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 Chanel FW16

Chanel FW16

 Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafi FW17

Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafi FW17

 Valentin Yudashiki FW17

Valentin Yudashiki FW17

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2. Velvet

Velvet has been a trend for a few seasons now, and it doesn't appear to be going anywhere! So suffice to say, if you want to invest in some velvet pieces, they'll be in style for a while. Try grabbing a simple velvet T-shirt with jeans, or if you're feeling more adventurous, maybe a black velvet jumpsuit for the holiday season?

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 Alberta Ferretti

Alberta Ferretti

 Fendi

Fendi

 Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafi

Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafi

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3. Pleated Midi Skirts

Another feminine classic, the pleated midi is easy to wear and pairs with everything from a basic T shirt and sneakers to a silk blouse and heels. Try one in a metallic or bold color and add something fun to your winter wardrobe!

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 Cristiano Burani

Cristiano Burani

 Balenciaga

Balenciaga

 Stella McCartney

Stella McCartney

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4. Ladylike Top Handle Bags

The Grace Kelly - esque bags are making a comeback, drop those long straps and tuck a ladylike handbag into the crook of your arm. And while the new versions of these bags are ultra-gorgeous, you might be able to find vintage versions of the designer bags in local vintage shops, or ebay! 

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 Dolce & Gabbana

Dolce & Gabbana

 Miu Miu

Miu Miu

 Shiatzy Chen

Shiatzy Chen

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5. Pajama Sets

My personal favorite, the Pajama Sets. Last year, J.Crew did a collaboration with Drake's on a series of silk PJ sets and they sold out almost instantly! It's super hard to find these matching sets right now, but I have a feeling that many more will be popping up rather quickly. If you can't find a good set, or you're not quite brave enough to rock the full look, try grabbing just a solid silk PJ top and wearing it with jeans and heels!

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 Alberta Ferretti

Alberta Ferretti

 Lanyu 

Lanyu 

 Drake's for J.Crew

Drake's for J.Crew

Arrivederci,

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