By Rachel Gulmi – Singer22
I’ve been seeing a lot of fall fashion articles lately that just don’t give practical advice. They give will tell you that the trends of fall are mini pencil skirts and button up blouses. Fall is when most of the country starts seeing lows in the 30’s, and in some areas even snow. Let’s talk about the fashion that actually makes sense- that will keep us warm and comfortable.
Scarves are going to be huge this season. You can go either for a solid-colored scarf, or use it as the centerpiece of your outfit. They can be dressed up or down, worn with a simple outfit like jeans and a sweater, or a skirt with a blazer. Most importantly, a scarf will keep you warm through the fall and into the winter. Their versatility is also a huge benefit. You can wear them with a t-shirt and pants, or you can wear them bundled up in a snow jacket. As long as you are not clashing colors or prints, it is hard to wear a scarf wrong.
Shape wear is made for fall. Not only is it form-flattering, but it also adds a layer of warmth—which may allow you to wear that pencil skirt or white blouse. While some shape wear looks uncomfortable and constricting, pieces like control top panty hose are flattering, comfortable, and will keep you safe from a breeze in your favorite dress or skirt.
Leg warmers are a blast from the past back in fashion. Neutral colored leg warmers can be worn with almost anything. Like with shape wear, leg warmers are a great way to combat the cold and wear outfits that otherwise would be less seasonally appropriate. If you’re headed to the office you will probably want to skip the leg warmers, but they look great over a pair of jeans or leggings, or peeking over ankle-high boots.
Fall fashion is all about versatility. Accessory pieces that keep you warm will not only make you more comfortable, but will also allow you to wear whatever outfit you want.