Two Must-Have Fall Trends
Design | September 9th, 2016
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After melting in the summer heat and being taunted by weeks of warm Fall weather, the chilly months have finally arrived bringing new Winter trends and a fabulous excuse to update my wardrobe. With so many amazing new styles in accessories, footwear and apparel to choose from, it can be hard to decide where to start. As I pored over the September issues, chokers and bombers were two trends that immediately stood out to me. And with temperamental Texas weather, I know these two pieces will easily transition from warm October days into cool December nights.
Here are a few of my favorite choker and bomber finds I’m adding to my Whilo list, should anyone want to surprise me with a chic ‘just because’ gift. (hint hint, looking at you Boyfriend.)
The Choker Necklace
Chokers are back in a big way and these beauties are far from the plastic variety purchased from vending machines in the 90s. Available in a range of styles and materials, this season’s ‘it’ necklace is popping up in plush velvet, detailed lace, soft suede and artfully layered chains.
Layered: Ease into this trend with a layered choker. This single piece includes two layers of brown suede with a delicately embellished gold chain. Wear this choker to add subtle bohemian charm to any outfit.
Wrap: Suede wrap chokers are part bohemian, part western and entirely easy to wear. Reminiscent of our grandfather’s bolo ties, many of these wrap chokers include detailing such as druzies, stones, beads and charms.
Velvet Ribbon: Channel your inner Charmed sister just in time for October with a simple velvet ribbon choker. Available in a variety of colors, this style of choker can be layered with longer necklaces or worn solo for a simple, sweet look.
Variety Pack: Not sure which choker is right for you? This necklace pack from Amazon includes 10 different choker styles for a great price. Start here to get a feel for the different designs before venturing out to shop for your favorites.
The Bomber Jacket
In keeping with the theme of fashion throwbacks, the updated bomber jacket is sure to become a staple in many fashionistas’ closets. With an updated silhouette that’s less boxy and more feminine, this season’s bomber jacket has gone from functionally sporty to casually cute. Look for sleek satin, glam sequins, quirky embroidery and classic varsity styles when searching for the perfect bomber.
Embroidered: Get a taste of two trends at once by picking up an embroidered bomber. Colorful florals and intricate filigree detailing are feminine, artistic and leave a lasting impression.
Shine: Add a touch of sparkle to your outfit, with a shimmering bomber in satin or sequin. Less function and more fashion, these shining pieces are perfect for adding laid back glamour to any outfit.
Sporty: Return to the classic bomber jacket with these varsity inspired pieces. They’re comfortable, stylish and may even take you back to your high school days…in a good way.
Long Silhouette: This season’s bomber jacket hasn’t just updated it’s style but its silhouette too. If you’re feeling bold, give these extended hemlines a try. The added length combined with the lightweight material allow you to layer your way into the cooler months.
These are just two of the latest trends in cool weather fashion. Updates to the classic bomber jacket have taken it from sporty function to casual glam while new styles of choker necklaces are sexy, versatile and so much fun to wear. Pick one up as a gift and try one of these trends for yourself too.
A perfect gift for all those Autumn birthday girls out there!