After getting the second prize in the PR Wardrobe contest for my summer wardrobe, my mind was already set on fall sewing the entire holidays, so like every season these past two years, I've started reading a lot about fall/winter trends. This means buying tons of magazines, reading them, cutting (hm, tearing) away pictures that I like and gluing them in a big notebook. My favorite website for reading about fashion trends is (surprisingly maybe) not style.com, but Fashion Era. Why? Because Pauline from Fashion Era not only does a comprehensive and informative synthesis of key trends (read her trend report here), but always has a Wardrobe tips article, telling you what to keep and what to get every season if you want to be really trendy, as well as providing tips for updating your wardrobe.
Other articles that I found useful are from Stylediary:
- Fall Fashion Strategy - what to add, what to rework, what to stash
- Cues from the Runway
- Fall Shopping List
- It's going to be a black, white and grey wardrobe. I'll add accents in red (jacket, skirt, trousers planned; white, black and red dress; I have lots of red jewelry; I want to buy a nice red leather bag; I found gorgeous Italian patent shoes on sale during my holidays - photo soon)
- I'll also add accents (jackets, jewelry, bags) in bold bright jewel colours: I'm thinking yellow (already bought a necklace and a bag - pictures soon), green and the star colour of this season, purple.
- I want to make cropped retro jackets, I like bell sleeves worn with long gloves (have to get or make long gloves)
- I want pencils skirts, high-waisted
- I want A-line dresses (worn with opaque tights) and slim dresses
- I want more slouchy pants and maybe men's pants too (without the pleat)
- I haven't decided on how many items I will sew, but there are going to be more tops than bottoms and each item will have to go with at least three other items.
- I want to sew one or two coats. Maybe a trench too if I find the right fabric.