Most Wearable Trends for Fall 16

Each season brings with it a dazzling array of new fashion trends, but many of them end up being completely unsuitable for the demands of daily life. For those looking to update their wardrobe for the upcoming season, take a look at these ultra-stylish, yet totally wearable, trends for fall 2016.

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Sweetheart Necklines
Sweetheart necklines are a classic style, and are set to make a huge comeback this fall. From Kenzo to Dior to Miu Miu, sweetheart necklines were seen all over major runways, and were styled in many interesting ways. Whether you decide to bare some skin or layer it over another garment, this is an extremely wearable style to add to your wardrobe this season.

Statement Chokers
Statement accessories have been in trend all this year, and chokers have come into their own over the summer. This fall combines both of these trends, making statement chokers the hottest accessory to have this season. Rather than opting for the thinner, velvet styles of the 90’s, look for chunkier pieces that fully cover your neck.

Dresses Layered Over Turtlenecks
Layers are vital during the unpredictable weather of fall, but, if you do not want to put away your summer dresses quite just yet, then this is the perfect trend for you. Whether you opt for a low-cut cocktail dress or a long and flowing summer dress, this trend is easy to put together using items that you already own.

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Animal Print
Animal prints frequently come and go, and, this fall, they will be back once again. From leopard spots to tiger stripes, designers such as Givenchy and Calvin Klein have some fantastic examples of sophisticated animal prints for this season.

Tan Shades
When it comes to neutral colors for fall, tan is one of the chicest, and can be worn in so many different ways. This fall, try to incorporate multiple shades of tan into your outfit, whether this be with your pants, skirt, top, knits and more, going with everything from a sandy khaki to a muted camel.

Metallic Gold
Gold is another fantastic shade to wear in the fall, and while designers such as Rachel Zoe and Suno may have used metallic gold in a way that makes it difficult to wear on a daily basis, you can still easily incorporate the color into your look yourself. Whether you opt for a metallic gold top that is paired with flats to dress it down, or metallic gold detailing on a classic black dress, this is a great way to add some bling to your look.

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Off-Shoulder
Off-shoulder tops and dresses were a huge trend this past spring and summer, and will be continuing on well into the months of fall. The main difference this season is in the silhouette of the looks that they should be styled in, opting for a subtle but sexy silhouette rather than the boho-inspired summer silhouette.

While avant-garde fashion is always inspiring to look at, many pieces are often impractical when it comes to wearing them on a daily basis. From pops of metallic gold to subtle off-shoulder silhouettes, these trends are all easy to adopt, and will keep you looking stylish throughout the fall.

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Stylish Senior Fashion and Bling

True fashion has no age boundaries, and there are many pieces out there that are easily able to work across different generations. From statement accessories to wide-legged pants, here is some fashion inspiration for all of those stylish seniors out there.

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Statement Accessories
Styling your accessories in a modern and contemporary way can do wonders for your overall look. Rather than wearing all of your favorite items at once, try to stick to one statement accessory that really stands out and speaks for itself. If the rest of your outfit is relatively basic, then there is no reason why you cannot invest in some of the trendier accessories out there, as this will give your look a contemporary touch without making it seem as though you are dressing “too young”.

Wide-Legged Pants
Style icon Katharine Hepburn is a great example of how to wear wide-legged pants at a more mature age, even though this is something that many seniors tend to veer away from. However, with waistlines on the rise, wide-legged pants help to give the body a slimmer, more streamlined look, while also balancing out the hips to create an extremely flattering silhouette.

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Bold Colors
It is not unusual for many seniors to stick to neutral colors, such as black, grey, beige and white. However, this can often end up making your outfit look quite drab, and there is no reason why you cannot continue to wear bold colors in the later years of your life. Jewel tones will always look classy, no matter what your age may be, while those who are more daring can opt for a bright pop of color in their outfit, whether this may be a bright red or even gold. For those that are slightly unsure about wearing too much color, start off slowly, choosing to pair a basic outfit with colorful bags and accessories, and it will not be long before you notice the impact that these vibrant shades have on your overall style.

Make Use of Layers
With fall quickly approaching, now is the perfect time to experiment with wearing different layers, especially if this is something that you are not used to. Layering your clothes results in quite a chic look, providing that it is done thoughtfully. Wearing a turtleneck underneath a classic sheath dress, or a cardigan over a light knit, amps up the sophistication of your look, while keeping it stylish at the same time.

While many brands tended to ignore seniors in the past, this is no longer the case, and there are several out there that now deliberately target this large portion of the population. From the older models seen on major runways, to the increasing number of senior street style blogs out there, senior fashion is undergoing quite the revolution. While many may let their fashion choices fall flat as they age, there is no reason that this should happen, so keep yourself inspired by all of the style around you, and discover new ways to work hot trends into your look.

Get Ready for Fall Style

While the fashion weeks in Moscow are always fantastic for taking in some of the latest high fashion designs for upcoming seasons, there is much to be learned from the looks that you see on the streets as well. From edgy leather jackets to a vibrant color palette, here is some style inspiration from the streets of Moscow.

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Orange and Blue
The orange and blue color combination was one that was seen numerous times, and, when styled well, can look incredibly chic. Whether a vibrant blue scarf over a burnt orange jacket, or some bright orange outerwear over a pair of casual blue jeans, this color combination can be experimented with in so many different ways.

Black Leather Layers
The black leather jacket seems to be a popular item for this fall, and each designer has put their spin on this classic in their own way. To make your look more Moscow-esque, try to work your leather jacket into a few different layers, giving your outfit various points of interest.

Vetements Hoodies
Parisian fashion label Vetements has become immensely popular over past year, thanks to celebrities Rihanna and Kanye West being spotted in the brand’s oversized hoodie. Their oversized hoodie trend has only continued, with a number of them being spotted not only on the streets of Moscow, but also London, Paris and other major fashion capitals. After being accepted by the fashion elite, the hoodies are now in extremely high demand, making it quite hard to get hold of one, but, if you do, you will see how it contrasts with regular hoodies in the way that it manages to drape off the body. Due to this, they can be styled in many ways, whether with jeans and a pair of sneakers or a structured avant-garde skirt.

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Neckties and Bows
While neckties may have previously only been worn by the elite, they are a fashion staple this season in Moscow, and can be styled in multiple ways. From a sophisticated black necktie adding some contrast to a white shirt, to an oversized chiffon bow tied at the nape of your neck, this is a great way to add some texture and individuality to your look.

Knitted Beanies
Thanks to the low temperatures that Moscow experiences each winter, accessories that keep the head warm are always needed in the city. This fall, the headgear of choice is the humble knitted beanie, which was seen in a variety of different colors. From the classic black, which can be worn with just about everything, to striking blues, pinks and yellows, beanies are going to be seen all over the streets this fall.

Cooler weather can often be difficult to dress for, which is why it is always a good idea to look for fall style inspiration in a place that experiences its fair share of the cold. From the comfortable Vetements hoodie to edgy leather jackets to a warm but colorful beanie, these are all items that you will want to add to your wardrobe to prepare for the arrival of fall.

The White Shirt

This spring, the classic white shirt will be making a huge comeback, and whether you opt for a simple style or a more high fashion, avant-garde interpretation of a white shirt, here are some ideas for the different ways that you can style it.

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With Denim
Along with white shirts, denim is another wardrobe staple, and there is little that you can’t match with a classic pair of jeans. When jeans are paired with a crisp white shirt, the look is always fresh, clean and elegant at the same time.

Underneath a Dress
If it is still too cold out to wear your favorite summer dresses, make the most of the versatility of a white shirt and wear one underneath your summer dress. You can do the same thing with your more formal evening dresses, dressing them down with a casual white shirt, thereby making them work for the daytime too.

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With a High Waisted Skirt
A crisp white shirt tucked into a high-waisted skirt is always a chic look, whether the skirt happens to be fitted and short or long and billowing. Finish your look off with a belt around your waist, drawing attention to this gorgeous silhouette that you have created.

With a Black Suit
When you need to dress for a more conventional work environment, a white shirt will always work well with a black suit. To give your look more personality, fold your shirt cuffs over your blazer, and add a bright pair of heels to give your black and white look a pop of color.

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Paired with Light Colors
When styling a white shirt, the majority choose to pair it with a garment of a darker color, giving an outfit some contrast. However, wearing a white shirt with pants or a skirt that are also light in color will give you a soft, but smart, angelic look.

As a Layer
There are plenty of chilly days in spring, meaning that you will still need to make use of layering techniques when styling your outfits. A white shirt is a great item to include as one of your layers, as the angled collar and comfortable material allow the shirt to stand out, even when hidden underneath another garment. Try wearing your shirt underneath a smart jumper for a more preppy look, or underneath a trench coat for some chic style.

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Tucked In
For a smart and tailored look, tuck your shirt into your pants or jeans, preferably a pair that are also well tailored. Pair this look with statement accessories to add in a bit of glam.

When it comes to wardrobe staples, the white shirt is probably one of the most versatile of them all, as it not only can be worn in so many different ways, but it also has the added benefit of being comfortable, while still flattering just about every body type. Whether you pair it with jeans for a classic but fresh look, or wear it underneath a floor-length dress for some high fashion style, a white shirt is an item that everybody should have in their wardrobe.

East Coast VS West Coast Style

The fashion world readily splits itself into particular camps championing different kinds of aesthetics. One of the more common splits in the United States is over what makes East Coast style superior to West Coast style or vice versa. Each side has its particular champions highlighting the benefits of the aesthetic choices of each coast. This is often a bit strange given major US designers have often lived on each coast throughout their careers. They often end up a bit less biased and blend the best of each coast. OROGOLD has assembled a short overview of what makes the styles of each coast to give you a clearer idea of what your preferred style might be. We’re not picking any favorites though.

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Dare to Prepare
Both styles require a decent amount of preparation when it comes down to it. East Coast style emphasizes having an outfit for each occasion. Each outfit is crafted to work beautifully in the situation it is meant for and a large variety of accessories are available to make the most of each outfit. The goal is to emphasize and build an outfit around and occasion and item rather than being about fluid transitions between states of existence like the West Coast style. The aforementioned style focuses instead n the versatility and free flow from one part of life to another. West Coast style enthusiasts used a practiced casual aesthetic that can go from being work friendly to beach ready with only a few minor changes in presentation at most. This takes a fair bit of effort to get right though.

Layers
East Coast style enjoys its layers even in warmer seasons. Combinations of tops and jackets help define when and where to use an outfit. This also plays into the often dressed down “formal” tone to East Coast style as the layers lend a conservative look to some outfits. Color and cut choices allow the style to remain playful and cheerful as readily as its counterpart though. West Coast style seems to thrive in its use of layers. They are often when help provide the materials that let the outfits move from one gathering to another fluidly. An airy, button top over a tighter, beach friendly shirt is a relatively common combination. Additionally, the influence of bohemian-style fashion sense is also visible in this aspect of West Coast style. This aspect does come up in another way that OROGOLD feels merits discussion as well.

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Jewelry and Accessories
In some ways, West Coast style can end up treating jewelry as an extension of its layering philosophy. There is an emphasis on using multiple pieces to provide a carefree, mix-and-match kind of look in keeping with the bohemian spirit. This is at odds with the East Coast style idea of matching an outfit to an occasion. Jewelry and accessories are highlights or central aspects of East Coast outfits where the goal, as discussed, is to build around something. This often leads to less busy outfits with a central piece of jewelry being chosen for its eye-catching nature and ability to emphasize what the wearer wishes. The West Coast doesn’t entirely miss out on this, but encourages eclectic pairings to emphasize its practiced “casual” nature.

East Coast and West Coast styles each bring something to the fashion world, but it is little wonder that many people see them as opposed. Between the East Coast’s more formal approach and the West Coast’s “free spirited” approach, it does seem on the surface they must inherently conflict. Don’t think that tough. Each style has its edge areas where the two can blend a bit and how you use pieces of an outfit can make its one style or another depending on context. OROGOLD hopes you’ve got at least a somewhat clearer idea of what divides the two styles now though. Don’t feel bound to be loyal to the coast you’re on though as fashion is about self-expression.

Hacks We Learned From Fashion Week

While Fashion Week is one of the best times to take note of upcoming trends for the next couple of seasons, it is also a great place to drink up some outfit inspiration. Although you may not be able to purchase all of the runway looks that you fell in love with, there are still ways that you can bring the essence of the runway styles into outfits that you already own. Here are some style hacks that OROGOLD has learned from Fashion Week.

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Double Up on Your Jackets
Doubling up on your jackets is is a great way to keep warm during falling temperatures, while looking stylish at the same time. Models walking for J. Crew were sporting two lightweight blazers, one on top of the other, rather than just a single jacket. OROGOLD recommends opting for subtle prints, such as a light striped blazer underneath a light checked blazer.

Get Creative with Button-Down Shirts
As OROGOLD mentioned earlier, these hacks are here to help you to make the most out of clothes that you already own, and everybody is bound to own at least one button-down shirt. On the Desigual runway, these shirts were given a new life by being cleverly reworked into an asymmetrical cover-up. The next time you find yourself about to tie a shirt around your waist, try getting more creative and looking for other ways that you can work it into your outfit.

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Statement Headbands
Accessories are a great way to liven up your wardrobe without having to max out your credit cards, and OROGOLD spotted some great ones at Fashion Week. The ones that made an appearance across many catwalks, from Neem Khan to Mara Hoffman, were thick, statement headbands, keeping hair well away from the face. From block colors to bright prints to classic hues, these headbands are totally practical while being a great way to express your personal style.

Everything Can Be Layered
Layering is something that we all do when we need to stay warm, usually with t-shirts under jumpers under jackets. However, Fashion Week has taught us to open our minds when it comes to layering, with the hack that OROGOLD mentioned above, doubling up on jackets, being a perfect example of this. You may have a dress with a plunging neckline that you don’t often wear out, so try wearing a contemporary shirt underneath, making it much more daytime-friendly. Or, try wearing a mini dress over a midi dress, just as they did on the Hugo Boss runway, for a look that is instantly chic.

Fashion Week is a place where designers express themselves, giving us a peek into their creative minds, while showing us what we can be expecting in the upcoming season. It is also a place where we can get so much inspiration to help our own personal style to evolve, so take a look back at OROGOLD’s Fashion Week hacks the next time you want to add a new dimension to your outfit.

What to Wear to the Airport – OROGOLD Reviews

Airport style is something that is often overlooked, and, although it is important to be comfortable while travelling, baggy sweatpants is not the most stylish look to be sporting, and definitely won’t help you to get that free first class upgrade! The next time you travel, use these OROGOLD tips to ensure that you are wearing the perfect mix of comfort and glamour to help you look stylish no matter how long your journey may be.

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Layer your Clothes
Since you’re likely to experience varying temperatures during your journey, it is always best to wear layers that you can take off when needed. A light jacket, that doesn’t crease, is better than a heavier one, but it is usually better to skip the jacket and just layer up on your shirts, bringing along a warm piece of knitwear. A pashmina scarf works well as it can keep you warm on the plane, can be used as a blanket, and even a sarong if you’re going to the beach.

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Loose Fitting Clothes
It is never comfortable to be sat in something constricting for a long period of time, so choose clothes that are loose fitting and flexible. Jeans can often be quite tight and stiff, so, if you are wanting to wear jeans, choose a looser pair, or one that has some spandex woven in. Girls should avoid wearing short skirts and shorts. Airplane seats can often be a hotbed for germs and bacteria, so it is best to avoid letting your skin come into too much direct contact with the seat.

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Simple Footwear
Since you will be wanting to get through security as quickly as possible, the best footwear to wear to the airport would be ballet flats or boat shoes. Boots are great for keeping you warm, but usually need to be taken off at security, and can become cumbersome on the plane. Make sure you don’t wear anything that is too tight, as this increases your risk for deep vein thrombosis, especially on a longer flight. Avoid flip flops or sandals, as your feet can easily get cold on a flight, and bring along an extra pair of socks.

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Minimal Jewelry
Since metal jewelry has to be removed at security, it is best to wear minimal jewelry when flying, to keep you from holding up the line and possibly getting taken in for a full search. Belts and wallet chains should also be avoided, and can be packed into your luggage so that you can still wear them when you reach your destination.

When it comes to colors, wearing black is not only an easy way to make your outfit look classier, but it also is the best color for hiding any stains. You should also keep in mind where you’re travelling to, as some destinations may need you to be dressed more modestly. Once you have managed to figure out which outfit works best for you at the airport, make sure you don’t forget it, as you will be able to use that look for all flights you take in the future!