Cloudy With A Chance of Vintage: Larissa's Fall Fashion Forecast
Hey fashion devotees! Poster Babe, Larissa, here to give you the 411 on this fall’s fashion forecast! I don’t know about you guys, but I’ve had my fair share of scorching hot days in Savannah, and I’m excited to add my own personal flare to these new trends coming our way.
The great thing about the fall season is that the breezy ambiance lets us experiment with our style by adding layers, accessories, and shift our color palette to more complementing shades.
We also get to see trends in past decades be reinvented back into our daily lives, which is why I’ll be including some of my favorite fashion icons in pop culture.
But enough chit-chat! Feast your eyes on the biggest trends of fall 2021!
First thing’s first: Just because the temperature’s dropping does not mean you should drop bold colors! We’ve seen it showcased in ‘60s psychedelic mod prints, to ‘90s red carpet looks, and now we see jewel tones make, yet again, another comeback this year!
When it comes to this color palette, the first style icons I envision are none other than Twiggy and Prince.
Colors like jade green, ruby red, and amethyst purple are great for either accessorizing with neutral-toned pieces, or to be worn as a striking monochromatic look! Here at House of Strut, we have some rad vintage corduroy trousers in harvest gold, emerald green, and cobalt blue, plus some gorgeous jewel tone dresses!
Who would’ve guessed that everyone’s favorite Y2K anthem about “boots with the fur” would also predict the latest fall trend 20 years later? We’re not just talking about fur boots, but also fur coats, fur collars, and fur appliques on denim.
If I could raid anyone’s fur collection, it would definitely be Aretha Franklin’s floor length coats! This fur coat from the '80s is jaw dropping. You also can’t forget about the stunning mink pillbox hats worn in the classic film, Dr. Zhivago (1965).
When shopping for fur, I would take the more ethical route and buy faux fur or vintage fur, so you aren’t directly funding or contributing to the environmentally devastating fur industry in fast fashion.
The Utilitarian Silhouette
This season’s forecast is cloudy with a 100% chance of Utility design! This structured, minimalistic silhouette was first introduced in the 1940’s during World War II and was later revived in the ‘70s during the second wave of feminism.
Now that we’re in the midst of the fourth wave of feminism, this silhouette is a super comfy way to pay homage to the activists before us and also a style with androgynous undertons. After being inspired by Selena Quintanilla using the same boxy silhouette, I plan on using the same shoulder padded jackets worn in the ‘80s and early ‘90s once the leaves start to fall!
With that being said, I hope you enjoy having sticky skin on these humid days while they last, and strut your stuff this fall with our new vintage items!