I can not believe it’s almost the end of September already! It feels like summer just started, and now it’s time to pull out the tea kettle and toss some throw blankets on the couch. Not that I’m complaining, mind you. I am SO ready for the heat to subside so I can pull out my leggings and start working on knitting myself a snugly, chunky eternity scarf! I’ve been filling up my Pinterest boards with adorable fall fashions, recipes to try, and loads of adorable accessories not only for me, but my home as well. In the honor of the Thanksgiving spirit of sharing (which will be upon us faster than you know it), I felt it only fitting to share with you my 5 favorite trends popping up this fall:
1. Pumpkin Spice!
It’s baaaack! The notorious Pumpkin Spice. For me, nothing creates a “fall atmosphere” more than the warm and spicy aroma of Pumpkin Spice. Not only is the smell comforting, warm and sweet, it also tastes great too! From scented candles, to muffins and bread recipes, to the delicious Pumpkin Spice Latte offered only during the cooler months at Starbucks, I just can’t get enough! If you tragically live in a place that doesn’t have a Starbucks within a 10 mile radius (like me), but you love that delicious PSL, here is a copycat recipe! Not convinced? Try out this recipe for delectable Apricot Pumpkin Bread by Mariani, or sample a few of the many pumpkin spice scented candles out there- my favorite version of this now modern classic scent is made by my amazingly talented friend, Angela, owner of Sissy’s Soy Candles. I also enjoy the Yankee Candle Co. version as well.
2. Scarves and leggings!
Seriously, stock up! In my humble opinion, you can never have too many scarves or pairs of leggings for the cooler months. Leggings are a great way to layer without being too bulky, and they offer so many colors and patterns, it’s hard to go wrong. Pair them with boots for a cute cold weather ensemble. Just make sure that you are wearing something to cover the booty area if your leggings are on the thinner side. You don’t want to look tacky showing the world your undies! Also, if you don’t know how, teach yourself how to knit or crotchet so you can DIY your own snugly scarf. Or if that’s just not your thing, head on over to Etsy where there is a PLETHORA of beautifully handmade scarves to choose from. I bet you can’t pick just one!
3. Fair Isle Prints!
Nothing says cold weather wear to me like a chunky knit sweater! Wearing this classic and festive “Ugly Christmas Sweater” print is now tres chic! Dress it up over a cute skirt, or keep it casual with leggings or jeans. In it you are sure to evoke that cozy Nordic chalet feel! You can find this print on leggings, inside lining for boots, on knit caps, skirts, bags, and of course on scarves. Try this modern take on a classic and cozy print!
4. The half moon manicure, matte top coat & moody rich, deep colors
As much as I enjoyed the bright neon nail colors and abstract designs that were so popular this summer, I am loving the deeper moody colors covered with a matte top coat for nail trends this fall even more. I am also really liking the “half moon” and “v moon” designs that have been popping up all over the runways as well. It gives your manicure a classy yet artsy feel. Follow this easy tutorial to get this 1930’s inspired mani! So chic!
5. Bold interior color schemes, or a new take on neutral!
Matte black walls and rich jewel tone accent colors like indigo, fuchsia, emerald, and peacock blue are totally on trend in home decor for 2014. If you have adventurous and bold taste, this is a great way to update your decor. Not only is it sophisticated and chic, it lends for a much needed modern twist this fall. If you are more attracted to a neutral palate, grey is the new beige. I love how grey takes the bland out of the previously boring neutral, and gives it an updated and fresh look. Plus almost anything looks good next to grey!
Have you found some amazing trends that you are loving for this fall? I’d love to hear all about them!
Until next time…