Suhad Shtayyeh
Amman, August 19, 2018
by Suhad Shtayyeh

The Girlfriend’s Guide to Fall Trends 2018


It’s that time of the year again.. Fall fashion is all over the place but not in a very realistic way. Pick up a copy of your favorite fashion magazine and it looks great, but you’re probably saying ’I couldn’t possibly wear it like that..' Which is why we come up with the girlfriend’s guide every season. An honest, relevant and detailed interpretation of what’s in a how we’re really going to wear it.



Leather

Soft buttery leathers in dark shades of burgundy, chocolate brown and of course black. There are two directions you can go in, the Saint Laurent rock chick with high shine leathers matched to shorts and camisoles. Alternatively there is a very womanly version, with leathers cut into dresses and skirts perfect for your fall social calendar. Click here to see more.


1 leather
Saint Laurent
1 leather
Alexander McQueen
1 leather
Alexander Wang
1 leather
Valentino



Western

As long as Raf Simons is at Calvin Klein, Americana is going to be a thing. The Belgian fashion designer that creates the Calvin Klein205W39NYC (yes we know it's a mouthful) has brought the good old-fashioned American West to the fashion world. Whether it’s western gear which is high on the agenda this season, or classic American color combinations, you can thank Raf for it. Click here to see more.


2 western
Versace
2 western
Chloe
2 western
Altuzarra
2 western
Louis Vuitton



Big is Better

Silhouettes play a big part in creating a trend. This is particularly helpful when you don’t want to buy a new wardrobe, you can just mimic the trending silhouettes. If you have seen this trend and cringed, fear not. It simply translates to a roomier blazer and pants, and plenty of layering. Click here to see more.


big is better
Balenciaga
big is better
Calvin Klein
big is better
Valentino
big is better
Marc Jacobs



Let it Shine

High gloss, extreme shine and lots of metallics play a big role for Fall. Aluminum-like silvers, shimmery golds and glossed over canvases have been turned into pants and coats and everything in between, tread gently, and stick to only one piece at a time. Click here to see more.


let it shine
Chanel
let it shine
Fendi
let it shine
Balmain
let it shine
Erdem



Tartan’s Check Mate

Your average plaid shirt will not work I’m afraid. This season’s plaids are sophisticated, and often mixed and matched. Versace took it to the end of the spectrum with a variety of colors and print sizes to create a real tartan bonanza on the runway. As for us mere mortals, perhaps one piece will do. Feel free to experiment with color though! Click here to see more.


Tartan’s Check Mate
Chanel
Tartan’s Check Mate
Versace
Tartan’s Check Mate
Bottega Veneta
Tartan’s Check Mate
Michael Kors



Animal Print

At this point animal should really be a timeless staple not a trend, but we’re mentioning it (again) anyway! Coats, skirts and of course footwear get the animal print treatment. Experiment with colors and prints for some added vavavoom.. Who just said it was leopard print that was de rigueur…try tiger and even cheetah in all shades of color. Click here to see more.


Animal Print
Balenciaga
Animal Print
Victoria Beckham
Animal Print
Bottega Veneta
Animal Print
Michael Kors



Textures

Textures create a 3D effect and that is what we are after for Fall. From smocked velvets and leather fringes to feathers and aluminum foil textures it’s all in. With this specific trend we say go big or go home..Say it like you mean it. Click here to see more.


Textures
Saint Laurent
Textures
Alexander Wang
Textures
Balenciaga
Textures
Chloe



British Menswear

Saville Row all the way.. The first impression of course is to dress like a man in textured menswear, be it tweed or a Prince of Wales but that’s not really what this trend is only about. Take these predominantly menswear fabrics and wear them as dresses and skirts and all things feminine. We’re pretty sure lingerie brands will have a go at it too! Click here to see more.


British Menswear
Chanel
British Menswear
Calvin Klein
British Menswear
Erdem
British Menswear
Etro



The Quilting Club

Some call it the gypsy trend others call it Eastern European. We like to call it the Quilting Club ;) Different fabrics, knits and textures all come together to bring to like one of the most entertaining trends this season. Whether you are wearing a kilim-style handbag or blanket-inspired sweater dress they all fall under the same category. Click here to see more.


The Quilting Club
Chloe
The Quilting Club
Etro
The Quilting Club
Alberta Ferretti
The Quilting Club
Chanel



Vintage Florals

The trend that just won’t let up! This season is understandably more muted color-wise to accommodate the winter color palette. They have also introduced some heavier fabrics like jacquard and brocade that incorporate a floral weave. Lead by Erdem of course these deliciously delicate fabrics in a variety of vintage baby prints will funnily keep you looking modern this season. (Get it, vintage-modern;)). Click here to see more.


Vintage Florals
Saint Laurent
Vintage Florals
Chloe
Vintage Florals
Erdem
Vintage Florals
Victoria Beckham



The Eighties

Something just scream Eighties, and there is plenty of it for fall. Whether its punk-rock bright fuschia and cobalt blue color combinations as seen at Versace. Or the more sophisticated jewel tones at Marc Jacobs the formula stays the same, three way color combinations not two, and keep the fabric the same! Click here to see more.


The Eighties
Alberta Ferretti
The Eighties
Marc Jacobs
The Eighties
Balmain
The Eighties
Versace



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Aug 19, 2018