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Our favorite fall fashion trends

In the almost two year existence of the House Party Blog, I don't think we've ever done a post on fashion. This realization had us angling to rectify that posthaste! After all, parties and fashion go hand-in-hand. So without further ado, we offer you some fall fashion trends to mix into your outfits.

Shana:

Fall is my favorite time of year for many reasons, including pumpkin spiced lattes, apple cider donuts, foliage and fashion. Sweaters, flannel and boots are my go-to comfortable outfit items, which is why this season is perfect.

Since Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week was less than two weeks ago, and even though it was for the Spring 2014 trends, it's still a great time to talk fashion. I always struggle with how to actually incorporate what you see on the runway into real life. Because let's face it, you can't exactly wear this to the office:

So here's a basic summary of a few easily wearable picks from 2013 New York Fall Fashion week:

White: I was ecstatic to see this. Now you don't have to feel self-conscious if it's after Labor Day!

Leather: It doesn't seem to go out of style. Throwing on a leather jacket gives an outfit that edgy touch; but, don't go over the top with an all leather outfit...unless you're a biker chick.

Over-the-knee boots: I'll let the photo doing the talking for this.

Knit beanie: Hats are in, particularly beanies, but fedoras and knit caps work too.

Layering and turtlenecks: Start with a light top, add a sweater (or a turtleneck!), neutral color coat and a scarf. I'm a huge fan of infinity scarves. Warm and stylish. If you like this too, be sure to check out Cosmo's "How to Layer Clothes for Fall."

Plaid: Plaid is great for layering and even wearing underneath that leather jacket I mentioned ealier. Here's an article from Elle Magazine that takes you through all fall's plaid pieces.

 

Danielle:

I'm with Shana. I love fall. It's all about layering for me. The warmer days but cooler mornings and crisper nights are perfect for still wearing some of your summer clothes and starting to integrate your warmer fall pieces.

Capes: Ponchos and capes have come a long way. They are much more stylish and not just what your grandmother knitted for you. I'm obsessed. Comfort, style and warmth in one.

Emerald green: I love color, so I'm so excited to see fall is not just for neutrals anymore. And while we likely won't be wearing this dress, green pants, tops, skirts and jackets are everywhere and just make every day seem brighter!

A few things I am not going to partake in:

Pajamas out of the house - I get loungewear. I LOVE loungewear, but pjs are for your home, not the office or outdoors.

Oversized - I'm a child of the 80's. Huge sweatshirts and blazers were all the rage. And they were AWFUL. This is a trend that should not be making a comeback. I'll stick with fitted.

Just a jacket - Yes, on the runway the models often bare almost all, but this trend, which asks women to wear a short blazer and NOTHING else, is something I don't think translates to real people. Pass.

Slipper loafers - This trend began last year and apparently has taken off. But I think loafers that look like men's slippers are not for women, and not something anyone but Hugh Heffner should be wearing.

What trends are you excited about? What trends are you frightened about? Tell us here!

Image courtesy of Clara Dourado

About the author: Shana is a friend of House Party. She enjoys hiking, traveling, and concerts. Her party tip: Dessert, specifically chocolate.

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