Do you remember, when you were young, how you feared the month that comes before September? The reality that Summer was heading to an official end, with about a month until a new school year began? Oh, sweet Summertime! I would plan each of the next 31 days with a precision that maximized every moment, filling it with complete nothingness and fooling myself by thinking that one month could last a lifetime. I was convinced September would never materialize. (But I should love September—it's my birthday month!)
August starts the countdown to my six-week sojourn that we in the industry lovingly call Fashion Week. I actually look forward to the Fall season and its grand, sweeping entrance that September ushers in. A change of weather brings a new attitude and ultimately, the need for a change in your look. A wardrobe adjustment is a very real thing in my world!
While I'm off globe-trotting and finding your soon-to-be-favorites for the upcoming Spring, I thought I'd give you a head start for Fall with the most awesome trends for Her and for Him. My list will help you get your wardrobe "ready to wear" during August so you can swing into September.
Her Must-Haves: A global array of Folklorica! Flared Pants. Top it off with Dusters, Ponchos, and Capes. Modern Fur, real or faux. Ear Candy of huggies, jackets, crawlers, and cuffs. The Well-Dressed Leg. A wintry mix of White. Chunky Heels for day or night. The single or crossbody Saddle Bag. We love Full-Bodied Reds!
His Must-Haves: The Mix of sportswear and sartorial. Hoodies, Fall's essential layer. Biker Jeans, denim minus the cowboy. Velvet—why wait until dark? Statement Coats. A wardrobe of Shoes. Full-Bodied Reds. Greens in shades of olive, loden, and teal. Backpacks, the hands-free option.
Let my list guide you to a Fall wardrobe of greatness. And be sure to follow me on Instagram @kendowningnm for everything fashionable around the world!