This year has been a roller coaster, but we’re swiftly moving through it, and although we’re right in the middle of dog days, we gotta keep it moving. Fashion sparks joy for lovers of art and beauty, so let’s talk fashion. In this post, we’re gonna jump into this upcoming fall’s most popular prints while we break down how to wear them and what fabrics to use when sewing these trendy prints.
Add a sprinkle of speckles to your garments this upcoming season. Haphazard dots in varying shapes, sizes, and orientations are a perfect way to be spotted. Small little dots of color are a way to introduce a little extra oomph to your garment and fabric. Add speckled fabric for a patch like an effect to a dress with an otherwise simple silhouette dress with panels like Yigal Azrouel. Get started with the Todea Dress free pattern. Crepe options are beautiful fabrics to experiment with.
Get primary with color blocking in primary colors, neutrals, or any combos in between. This pattern is a fall must-have. Large portions of colored blocks harmoniously compete for the spotlight. This pattern is usually seen in bold colors, but this fall color blocking is presented more delicately, as well as bold and beautiful for those who dare to wear it. Standout pieces with color blocking were blazers and midi length overcoats. Opt for a quilted fabric, or create color blocking with different shades of wool for what will become your warmest winter staple.
When the seasons change and the leaves begin to fall, we all get ready for sweaters and pumpkin-spiced everything. I expect this fall to be similar (with the addition of masks in public) but with an added flare— florals for fall! Floral prints in many varieties are going to be everywhere. Fashion week was filled with antique, psychedelic, bold, and subdued floral prints, ensuring that there’s a floral fit for everyone. Go all-in with florals from head to toe like the trouser set from Tory Burch or ease into it with a simple floral tank like the Marigold Cami that is perfect for layering.
Geometry wasn’t my fav class in school, but the geometric prints from fashion week have me excited for geometry for the first time ever. Different shapes and sizes in the form of triangles, rectangles, flowers, and diamonds are perfect prints for making your garments works of art. The antique geometric tile print seen on the Tadashi Shoji runway was captivating and captured the essence of fall colors and a transitional piece.
Strut your stripes with denim leather, wool, or any fabric that you fancy. Whether you’re team vertical or horizontal, there is no wrong way to wear stripes this fall. Sew your stripes, like the denim jacket from Versace for a unique, show-stopping look. Stripes this season are thick and full of color. For a unique print, look for ones with alternating orientations like the wrap cardigan from Missoni.
There’s no lack of print this fall. There’s much fun to be had between all of the popular prints for fall. Prints are versatile and add fun to simple silhouettes with minimal effort. Give me style, comfort, and warmth, and I’m all set for cooler weather. Each of the fall’s hottest prints can be transformed into a look that suits a wide variety of tastes.
What print for fall is your favorite?
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