Styles You NEED to Look Fabulous this Fall & Winter

Styles You NEED to Look Fabulous this Fall & Winter

Fall is right around the corner, which in the Fashion Industry, this means Designers have already debuted their Fall and Winter Styles. They have already been seen on the Runways and are hitting stores as we speak! So while we are enjoying the Summer in Style in our bikinis, shorts, and crop tops from our favorite Designers, they were 2 steps ahead and already working on what we’d be wearing for Fall & Winter. This is also why Models are doing shoots in bikinis in 30 degree weather and Fur in 100 degree weather. In the Fashion World, the seasons are a bit reversed. I remember as a young girl going into Department Stores in the Summer, and wondering why Winter Coats were for sale. I thought, “no one is going to buy that now… it’s 100 degrees out!” But people do buy! I’ve learned that from working at Nordstrom. I’ve now worked 2 Nordstrom Anniversary Sales where a lot of Fall and Winter Merchandise comes in and is sold at 40% off during the sale, and people will wait all year for our Biggest Sale of the Year. And yes, new Fall/Winter Merchandise being sold at 40% off is obviously appealing, but even if it wasn’t, people would still buy. It’s been this way in the Fashion Industry for as long as I’ve ever known.
I’ve put together some styles from some of my favorite designers, including RtA Brand, Rachel Zoe, Cinq a Sept, Helmut Lang, Milly, Saint Laurent, Paige , Alice & Olivia , Norma Kamali, Alexander Wang, DVF, A.L.C., L’Academie, Veronica Beard, among others.
Gracing the Runways this season were bright colors (including lots of white!), blazers, denim jackets, and trenches, mini skirts and mini dresses, leather and velvet, bodysuits and jumpsuits, high-waisted flare leg pants with a twist 😉 (yes, the 70’s have returned), and also….. yes, sequins are big again this year. I know that not everyone is a sequin-lover like I am, but my favorite color is glitter, so to me, sequins are always a good idea!
For bright colors, check out Milly and Alice & Olivia – Milly has some amazing pieces, including a rainbow colored velvet mini skirt and rainbow colored blouses. You can’t get more colorful than that! And Alice & Olivia has some amazing leather pieces, as well as their signature colorful, whimsical pieces that made them famous. Also, Rachel Zoe has an amazing collection of tailored Blazers and Pant Sets in bold colors and fabrics, including a gorgeous all-white pant and blazer set in a cool and daring white stretch moire fabric.

The leg baring ‘side-slit’ is not a NEW trend since Joseph Altuzarra first introduced us to this phenomenon in his Fall debut in 2009. It quickly became known as the ‘Angelina Jolie leg’. But it seems to have taken a twist to now adding it to wide leg pants, in the front or on the side. Some include embellishments and others are just plain. Other designers like Jonathan Simkhai have taken it on, as well as many others. I plan on getting in on this trend. I’m loving the look so far! See pants below by Cinq a Sept and A.L.C. and velvet gown by by the way x REVOLVE. I paired the gown with some favorite items from my go-to designer, Yves Saint Laurent. You can never go wrong with YSL! I’m currently dying to get the new denim jacket with the Saint Laurent emblem on the back!


RtA Brand (‘Road to Awe’) was first launched in 2013 with the “purpose of creating a movement. A movement of like-minded individuals who share a belief that clothing should be a form of expression. RtA was born under the pretense that clothing should be effortless and chic. It is the Individual – the Rebel – who sets trends. RtA is a state of mind, and while the clothing evolves, their ideas are never deterred”. I showcased a whole page of signature RtA Leather Pants. Seriously ladies, you NEED a pair of the “leather ‘Prince’ Pants”. They are incredible! I already own the red and silver pants, and just put in my pre-order for the ‘Lithium’ color (top left of RtA page). I would also like to get the purple pair as well, but can’t find it yet in my size. A true Fashionista never gives up though! These pants are low rise and feel like butter. They are bold, and may not be for everyone, but if you are looking to brighten up your wardrobe and add some edge, then look no further than RtA Brand. I will be keeping a close eye on what they have in store for us in the future!

Finally, I’ll end with some thoughts on our forever-evolving sense of Style. My style is always changing and evolving, sometimes from day to day. And per RtA’s statement, our style is a form of self-expression. I always seem to add some kind of edgy element to my outfits, even to a very feminine outfit, whether it’s a bracelet and necklace by Alexander McQueen, a Gucci belt, or statement-making heels by Jeffrey Campbell. And this is ok for me, because I know who I am, and I know I can ‘pull off’ anything I want to. No more statements like “that really isn’t my style” or “I can’t pull that off”. You can ‘pull off’ anything you want to and MAKE anything YOUR style! We need more daring trend-setters out there. I’ll do my part… now you just do your part and wear styles that you’ve always liked, but felt like it wasn’t ‘you’. It IS you, because you are wearing it and rocking it!
Hope you enjoyed my post and thanks for reading, my friends! I’ve included just a couple more pics below of styles I love! 😘



xoxo Jess from Fashion & Style by J Rose 🌹

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1 Comment

  1. Staci strickland
    August 30, 2018 / 3:40 am

    I love your favorite color!!! “Glitter”

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