As summer winds to an end many of us fashion savvy ladies have to start gearing up for what promises to be a trend setting autumn in colors and styles. Considering everything from chic to classics for our daily wear, we still have to be mindful in what we’re going to lounge around wearing over those long holiday weekends while still looking ready for company and up to date with the outside world. Our primary concern is colors, what colors match what other colors, and ultimately what do we pair things with to look good rather than gaudy? Once we’ve figured out this key part, we look at styles and find the most flattering things to cover what we perceive as questionable spots in the mirror. Putting these elements together we’ll find ourselves with some fashion eye-turners that will be a little different than history but still sure to make an impact on the fashion world around us.
To begin, by checking www.fashiontrendsetter.com, a palette is displayed a long with explanations of how to match the colors and why when the colors don’t match it can still be an acceptable combination in the 2009 trends. Trendsetter divides the colors into simple groups, Chic, Classic, and Casual. In verifying these colors through other websites, virtually every site echoes trendsetter with their own versions of these colors, and combinations. Another excellent resource is www.fashionising.com. This site points out many Fall 2009 colors are en example of a failing economy with the bright, yet muted or dusty, shades that project long-term staying power instead of clothing that will be “out” in less than a year’s time. The overlying theme of all the colors is nature-inspired, but not celebration or holiday hues that steal the attention from detail.
The casual color grouping includes comfortable non-fitted tops in neutral colors enhanced by splashes of passion or fun, such as pairing an iron base with hints or trim of burnt sienna. Muted oranges and pinks dominate this group adding a juicy, drunken angle to the simplistic grays and blues. Tops are also slowly pulling away from the standard shell or cropped sleeve and evolving more into halter, strapless, and v-neck styles. Layering is still a key to fashion, such as a halter-like shell with an oversized v-neck to create several geometric lines and pull attention to the upper torso and face naturally – without splashy color, that is to say. Colors in the Chic and Classic groups follow the Casual ideas in that they rely on muted solids enhanced by slightly louder colors which represent exploration, experimentation, and digital brightness. The tops designed for outside attention in the Chic faction are deep blues and pinks with a slight stormy look to them, being complimented by burnt oranges and browns; much like red clay or the boulders found in the Grand Canyon.
Classic colors are the closest to the true earth tones, incorporating browns, oranges, yellows, and greens. These colors are going to be paired together in new, unseen patterns typically; such as a plaid to incorporate browns with red and blue; the red & blue serving as a exploration into new ideas and new places; much like where our own economy seems to be headed. The purpose of these combinations and explorations is the change and maintain longevity, which many view as the fashion world’s view of the failing economy and need for “staying power” with clothing and fashions that can outlast the typical one or two year life span. One thing is for sure, the alchemy produced in this group will be like none other, and will set a trend worthy of the seventies and eighties, two other decades in which we saw major changes in every aspect of living.