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The other morning I took an early morning stroll around one of the largest malls here  in Atlanta and spotted what is going to be one of the biggest fashion looks for all.  I am all for this look because it is the perfect blend of sporty and causal, colorful yet classic and tailored yet edgy.

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 This look is going to be so popular that even the Color of The Year and the Print of The Year are getting in on the fun!_7927164
St. John sweater available at Nordstrom for $495.00!
 The good news…I saw this look in just about every store in the mall and in lots of different price categories, so you have lots of shopping options if you want to get in on this trend.
What do you think of this fall fashion trend?  Will you be sporting a colorblock sweater?

Shelly

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I know coats and outerwear are the last thing on your mind given that it’s probably 85 degrees where you are right now, but whether we want it to happen or not, fall and winter are coming and we all need to be fashionably ready.

So I thought I’d pop in today and share one of the hottest  fall fashion trends of  with you, OUTERWEAR.  Fall and winter outerwear often gets the short end of the style stick with function trumping fashion but for 2013 coats are making a major fashion statement.   The trend is boxy, slouchy, plaid and stripes, with just about every color on the color wheel being popular. So grab a glass of ice tea and take a look at what you’ll be seeing in the coming months in magazines, store windows and on the street!

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Grey, black and white have always been top colors used in outerwear but when combined into a stripe they take on a fresh appeal.  The classic double-breasted car coat silhouette is one you’ll see a lot of  as always.

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 Here’s the slouchy approach to that classic car coat style.  This is a tricky silhouette to pull off and if not done right you could look like a balloon.  The key is to keep your top and pant slim and close cut.

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This plaid coat is awesome! The kimono style is really fun in this red and white plaid and the black piping helps to give the coat structure. {fyi– I’m pretty sure if you found this coat in a store it would come with a finished hem}

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 Classic black and white tweed in a raglan sleeve coat.  Stripes mixed with tweed are one of my favorite pattern combos.

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Even long coat styles are more relaxed for fall!

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The color camel is also a hot trend for fall and works great as a stripe paired with black.  You’ll be seeing wide and narrow stripes so you’ll have options.

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 I love anything in red so this coat really appeals to me.  The fur collar is fab and the bell sleeves and oversized pockets give this coat some playfulness.

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 If pastels are your thing you’ll find outerwear in those colors too.

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 This look is so beautiful.  I’ve always been drawn to a head-to-toe color palette and the ice blue is so chic in my book.  And the tapered silhouette really helps with the shape of this coat.

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 Hum?  At first glance I really liked this coat but the more I look at it the more I see “fire fighter”.  The orange however is fab and will be a big color for fall and winter so keep your eye open for less industrial looks in that color.

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There you have it, your first look at fall fashion trends.  Since I’m a fashion fiend, I’ll be sharing some more fall looks with you over the next few weeks so getting your shopping list ready.  Until then enjoy your glass of ice tea and the last bits of summer!

Shelly

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TGIF!

Just dropping in to end the week with a little fashion advice!
Having worked in the fashion industry for years, I’ve seen fashion trends come and go and then come again.  One of the fashion statements that has come back into the fold for spring is DENIM OVERALLS.  Just the other day I was at the mall and within 20 minutes I spotted three young women wearing overalls.  What caught my attention most was not the fact that seeing overalls took me back to my high school days but that there is obviously a right and wrong way to wear this look. Two of the three women I saw got it right and looked super chic, comfortable and fashion forward, the third woman got it wrong and looked like she just stepped off the farm and came to the big city for the day.
With that said, I know many of you will be sporting this look for spring so I thought I’d give you my take on the RIGHT and WRONG ways to look stylish is denim overalls.

oh so WRONG way…

Overalls that are too oversized and slouchy just look dumpy.  She looks like she has on her dad’s overalls and is not happy about it!
Again, too slouchy and the length is way to long.
Never ever wear overalls with just one strap fastened. The last time I saw someone with this look I was in the back woods of Oklahoma, his name was Bubba and he was in the process of skinning a raccoon so it could be BBQ’d (no lie)!
 This look is only for females ages 8 or younger.  Stay away from patterns and go with solid denim only!

the RIGHT way…

Slim fit overalls with a cuffed leg look super  chic.  Pair your overalls with a simple tee and wedge sandals or flats for spring.
Overalls are the one place where I think the faded look works and pairing them with a soft blouse will keep the look feminine without being too cutesy!
I love the look of striped tee with overalls. Black and white stripes are always classic and will allow you to accessorize with punch of color. {A little more conservative shoe would be my suggestion}
A win, win look is to pair your overalls with a heel.  Heels add style and a touch of glam.  And again, cuffed bottoms are the way to go.

 

And for the men that read my blog, the fashion advice I have for you is…..NEVER, EVER WEAR OVERALLS!   

 
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Have a great weekend and stay fashionable!

XO Shelly

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While I love the arrival of spring, I also hate this time of year because the weather is just plain wacky!  One day it’s warm and the next I’m back in my UGG’s or wearing my rain boots.
When the weather is so unpredictable, there is one piece of clothing I rely on.  This piece allows me to layer without feeling bulky on cooler days and when the day is warmer, this piece is lightweight enough to keep me comfortable while giving me a little coverage.  I also like that my g0-to winter to spring transition piece can be worn with jean and a tee or dressed up a bit with a maxi skirt and jewels.  So, do you want to know what my favorite transition piece of clothing is?  It’s the………….

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When it comes to fashion I love a piece of clothing that can carry me from one season to the next and allows me to wear it in multiple ways. 

In my book that is a true wardrobe staple!

What’s your go to spring fashion piece?

XO Shelly

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Just popping in to let you know there are some new items in the ConfettiStyleDesigns shop.

 

 

 

 

All of these pieces are handcrafted by me from vintage furniture hardware pieces, vintage jewelry findings and other cool stuff I gather.  I hope you take a moment to visit the SHOP and check out the new offerings.  Oh, and you’ll find some new vintage home decor and entertaining accessories too!

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