Let Leggings Transition You From Summer to Fall

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Transitioning your favorite summer outfits into the cooler days of fall can often be quite difficult, but, as long as you have a couple of pairs of leggings, you should not have a problem. Leggings are extremely versatile, and are ideal for providing you with that extra bit of coverage and warmth, without detracting too much from the essence of your summery look.

Summer Slip Dress
Summer slip dresses can be slightly tricky to style for fall, but leggings make this so much easier. Simply wear a button-down shirt underneath your dress, and then a pair of leggings underneath. Pair this with some heeled ankle boots, as well as a pair of sunglasses to finish off the look.

Denim Jacket
Denim jackets are perfect for the cooler fall months, and, whether you opt for a longer or a cropped style, they work so well with leggings. Depending on how heavy your jacket is, you could wear just a tank top underneath, or a short sleeved summer t-shirt. If the day turns particularly warm, simply tie your denim jacket around your waist for a laid back, casual look.

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Sweatshirts and Cardigans
If you have some summer tops that you usually wear with shorts, try pairing them with some leggings instead. Then, all you need to do is add a sweatshirt or a cardigan, and you are good to go. If you have opted for a summer crop top, try finding a cropped sweatshirt to wear with this, as this should give you enough coverage to ensure that you do not feel cold with your bare stomach.

Tailored Blazer
A black tailored blazer paired with some black leggings is beautifully chic, and works well with just a plain white t-shirt underneath. This look can be worn with some sneakers for the daytime, or with some heels for the evening, making it a fantastic transitional outfit if you need to quickly and easily go from day to night. Do not forget to bring along a spare bag too, as a large black leather bucket bag would be great for the day, whereas a smaller, colorful, clutch bag would add an extra stylish touch to an evening outfit.

Cropped Leggings
While full-length leggings tend to be most popular, cropped leggings are a great alternative, especially for fall. These allow you to reap all of the benefits of leggings, but still show a little bit of skin, which is always great before you need to cover up for the cold winter months.

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Oversized Scarf
An oversized scarf can really give you a surprising amount of warmth, meaning that you can still wear your flowy summer tops well into fall. Simply pair this with an oversized scarf and some sunglasses, and you will have an outfit that is perfect for a sunny fall day.

One of the main advantages to leggings is that they are so incredibly versatile, and can be styled in ways that allow you to wear them just about anywhere. Whether you pair them with your favorite summer dress, or with a t-shirt and a sweatshirt, these outfits are perfect for transitioning you to the next season.

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New in Fall Footwear

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Each season brings with it exciting new trends, and this fall is no exception, especially when it comes to footwear. From flats to block heels, these are the styles that you need to be keeping an eye out for this upcoming season.

Block Heels
In addition to being easier than thin, stiletto heels to walk in, block heels are also much better for the health of your feet, making them a trend that many women will welcome in this fall. While block heels were featured on quite a few shoe styles, they were most prevalent on ankle boots, making them shoes that you will be able to wear through the winter too. To allow your shoes to really make a statement, opt for a pair that boasts a more unique and interesting style, such as one that has been decorated with studs, or crafted from a richly colored velvet.

Slouchy Boots
Boots are often back on trend when fall rolls around, but, this season, it is slouchy boots that have really made their mark in the fashion industry. These boots are tall, but are quite slouchy around the ankles, and promise to instantly bring your wardrobe into the new season.

Woman posing with loafers as part of fall fashion

Loafers
Rather than traditional loafers, the loafers that you will be seeing everywhere this fall are more of a hybrid style, as they look as though they have been crossed with slides. These shoes are so convenient, as they are a slip-on style and do not feature any buckles or straps while being just as comfortable as a pair of slippers. These are best worn with cropped pants or dark denim, and should also be worn with bare feet, as socks will only make your whole outfit appear cluttered and chunky.

Red Ankle Boots
If you are only going to invest in one new pair of shoes this fall, let that be red ankle boots, as these were seen on just about every fall 2017 runway. Red is a bold color that exudes confidence and will give your fall outfits an instant update. When it comes to the heel, block heels are best to go for, as mentioned above, and this is also quite a classic heel, meaning that you are likely going to be able to wear these boots for years to come.

Seated woman with cowboy boots on

Cowboy Boots
Whether you love them or hate them, cowboy boots have been making quite an appearance on fashion runways, and are set to be a big trend this fall. While many designers styled their clothing with cowboy boots, it was the Calvin Klein runway that really stood out, as the boots here were styled in a casual but chic way, worn underneath track pants.

Purchasing a pair of on-trend shoes is a quick and easy way to give your whole wardrobe an update for the upcoming season, as your shoes can have a huge impact on the rest of your outfit. From red ankle boots to slide-on loafers, these are the top trends to keep in mind the next time you are out shopping for footwear.

Best Fabrics for Skin

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We’re used to a dizzying variety of fabrics in being used to make out clothing and each one of them seeming to have different instructions for care. This top needs to be washed in warm, but not too warm water while the bottom needs to be washed in cold water and hung out to line dry. One load of laundry can end up feeling like fifteen before you’re done. All of the fabrics do have their uses though. Not all of those fabrics are necessarily the best for your skin though. While we may be used to marathon clothes washing, We think you might want to consider going through your wardrobe and consider expanding the fabric types in particular directions. It should help simplify the washing and might even benefit your skin.

Cotton
Plain and simple cotton is one of the best things for your skin. It needs relatively little treatment to be used as clothing. It breathes. The fabric itself is highly versatile as the weave often determines how soft it feels and how durable it is. Cotton clothing is also simple to deal with when cleaning most of the time. People have used cotton for clothing for centuries for the very reason that it is so good at what it does. Remember that we’re talking about plain cotton clothing though. Cotton blends use synthetic fibers that get various treatments as part of the creation. The blend itself also has to be made to mesh well together. This isn’t necessarily bad for you, but those with more sensitive skin are likely to react in some cases.

Silk
Everyone knows about the luxury of silk as assuredly as they know of the versatility of cotton. Silk isn’t quite a visually durable as cotton can be due to the particular weaves it uses, but as a material it is often stronger. The issues with silk mainly come from snagging. However, it is dyed in an array of beautiful colors that not only take to the colors, but keep silk’s unique shine. The material is also luxuriously soft to the touch on skin. A part of what makes silk so good for your skin is the same thing that makes full cotton clothing good for your skin: it tends to be almost entirely natural. This makes it suitable for even the most sensitive skins. If you can’t take to a particular dye, then it is easy enough to avoid with without skipping the entire material.

Fleeces
Yes, infamously scratchy sweaters get made from wool, a fleece, but not all fleeces are made equally. What they all share in common is that they get sheared off of animals from the world over. Lots of names get applied to the individual fleeces though. Angora, cashmere, mohair, and just plain wool are all kinds of fleece. The exact texture tends to vary from species to species. Anyone who has touched cashmere and angora can vouch for how soft those are next to the infamous sweaters of legend. But even plain wool can be soft and warm given the right handling. The trick is finding fleece clothing that feels good to your skin and doesn’t cause any sort of reaction. You’ll then have comfortable, warm, and tasteful clothing to wear that won’t harm your skin.

Nature typically seems to provide good solutions for a lot of things. This is especially true when it comes to selecting materials that are kind to your skin. You should favor natural fabrics over synthetics if you’re truly dedicated to caring for your skin. Less processing means less of a chance for a bit of fabric to be exposed to potential reaction causing chemicals. There are plenty of nature fabrics out there that you can try as well. Some are like fleeces and others are made from unexpected plant sources like bamboo. Experiment, but keep Mother Nature in mind.

Fall Shopping Guide

The coming of fall means it is time to change out your closet again. Everyone has their favorite outfits that survive from year to year, but you’re likely just a little in love with some trends that Fashion Week brought with it earlier in the year. OROGOLD fully understands that you might need a little reminder of what is in for fall though. Old favorites have made a come back for this year, but there are plenty of newer things to experiment with if you want as well. These won’t be all the trends and you should always remember that fashion is constant experimentation. Feel free to simply use these suggestions as a starting point rather than what you have to do.

Woman wearing danglers.

Obvious Jewelry
Cooler weather tends to mean people start getting ill and looking less than their best. The current trends will let you counteract that though. Larger, more obvious jewelry is in style for this fall. Hoop and dangling earrings are particularly fashionable. The shining looks of the jewelry aren’t meant for making an outfit though. They are meant to serve as ways to highlight the part of an outfit you want people to look at or to help bring out the color of your makeup or eyes for a more vibrant look. This should help you look your best even if the changing weather starts to get to you a little. Just remember not to go too extravagant with your jewelry. Accent yours looks without dominating them.

Woman wearing flared jeans

Flared Pants
There is a distinct trend towards flared pants legs for fall. This trend continues to emerge and only seems to be getting stronger. They offer a nice contrast to the figure-hugging clothing many opt for in summer and bring a casual air to the fall season. OROGOLD recommends at least experimenting with this trend as it can also offer a way to worry less about the temperamental fall weather. A good pair of flared pants is often good regardless of the weather being warmer or cooler than expected unlike some other looks. This makes them flexible in addition to stylish. That combination is hard to beat when it comes to fashion.

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Long Sleeves
Everyone has tucked their hands in their sleeves to stay warm occasionally, but the upcoming trend makes this an element of style. Look for tops with longer sleeves that drape down past your wrists. The style tends to favor sleeves that fully engulf the hands, but you may wish to favor ones that only mostly do simply for ease of wear when you’re out and about. The look offers a stylish disdain for convention while giving you the appearance of a dramatically longer frame. You may want to think about whether you prefer this look or long gloves, which are also in, when trying to plot out fall outfits. Each one will determine a lot about the outfits your might favor.

You’ve still got some time before fall fully hits you, and you can use that time to find your new outfits. There’s no shame in sticking to old stand-bys though. With the trend towards accessorizing, you can even update your old favorite relatively easily and remain in style. OROGOLD believes you can achieve a lot with an older idea, but we might be a little biased. Regardless, you should get working on your fall look soon or you might find yourself dealing with the cold before you’re ready.

Men’s Fashion For Fall

Male model on the runway in fall clothing

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Moreso than any other season, fall is the perfect opportunity for men to showcase a more expansive side of their personal style with the addition of layering and accessories that can create a singular look. For 2015, the prevailing theme for menswear lends itself towards a revival of the classics with a modern twist. The following are just some of the trends that will be seen on concrete jungles worldwide in men’s fashion.

FUR-ocity
PETA may be up in arms about this movement but when it comes to the fall season, fur has made an undeniable return to men’s wardrobes. Not just run of the mill furs either. In 2015, opulent fur that turns heads and stops traffic will be the new trend sweeping through major cities around the world. For men that have never dared to wear fur, or have aired on the more conservative side of in the past, this fall season is the time to consider colors beyond typical black or brown, as well as lengths that go to three-quarter length or the floor, and of course, oversized for optimal effect.

The 70s in the New Millennium
One of modern times greatest eras in fashion is currently receiving a revival on the runways as the 70s make a comeback in apparel in a major way and that extends also to menswear. Flyaway collars, flares, rock & roll statement tees and more are popping up in many of the most revered fashion houses this runway season, with a new spin on things to keep things fresh. For men that missed the 70s the first time around, now is the opportunity to seize this sartorial moment in 2015.

The Baggy Trousers
With the return of fall comes the revival of baggy trousers into menswear. Leave those straight-legged and skinny jeans for the summer, because this fall season, a loose-fitting new silhouette is being touted as the next big thing by many major fashion labels designing for menswear. Currently, Lanvin, Wooyoungmi, and Maison Margiela are all featuring baggy trousers in their latest collections to major applause.

Velvet
Velvet is a great look that can be worn from jackets to pants and this fall season, it’s making a comeback in a major way, showing up this season in collections from Fendi, Bottega Veneta, and the always exceptional Alexander McQueen.

The Long Scarf
For a simple look that adds a touch of class and gives off a debonair look to finish a great ensemble, the return of the long scarf as a favored men’s accessory is back with a vengeance in 2015. Scarves can be worn in a variety of ways to fit nearly any occasion, so for men of distinction that seek to elevate their style, choose from knitted, silk, or wool scarves for the fall.

Shearling
Shearling has been trending for the past few fall seasons and that trend continues in 2015, with several major labels featuring it on their runways. Since it never fails to make an impression, it only makes sense that shearling was showcased at Burberry Prorsum, Dior Homme, Fendi, and J.W. Anderson this season.

Adding any of these men’s items to your fall wardrobe are a sure-fire way to pack a significant style punch to any man’s collection. As autumn approaches, the upscale man can ensure that he looks his absolute best for any occasion during the season.