This fall, designers are bringing back ladylike clothes with an eclectic twist. Lots of pattern mixing, bold colors, quirky pairings and “piled on charm.” This stand-out look requires fun pieces and a good editing eye. If done right, you will look fabulous, glamorous but nonchalant, and just a touch eccentric. Jason Wu’s look, pictured below, is a neutral take on the “Eccentric Ladylike” trend and is very wearable. Oscar de la Renta, Carolina Herrera and Chris Benz took a more bold approach.
This fall marks the return of ladylike “Conservative Glamour” with a modern twist. This timeless look features streamlined, simple cuts in muted color palettes, and an emphasis on quality fabrics. There were classic pieces like cashmere car coats, suits, and subtly sensual evening wear.
For Fall, the concept of the “Urban Warrior” was prevalent on the runway. The Urban Warrior is a strong, successful woman. Think luxe minimalism, black, fine tailoring, architectural construction, and fur. If you wear black often and already have a lot of black clothes, you will probably only need a few new pieces to update your wardrobe and achieve this look.