Fall is nipping at our heels here in the district, which means that it’s time to take stock of your closet. This fall, expect to see longer skirts, lots of fringe and a trip back in time to the ‘60s and the ‘80s. Local fashion blogger Lacey Faeh spent some time at New York Fashion Week and has a list of basic trends to help you jump start your fall wardrobe.
Lacey Faeh
Blogger, Digital Strategist

Lacey Faeh is a fashion blogger and digital marketing specialist right here in the nation’s capital. She started A Lacey Perspective in 2010 to help fashion find a place in the politic-laden culture of D.C. Faeh is also co-founder of Capital Area Fashion & Beauty Bloggers, or CapFABB, an organization designed to bring D.C. Metropolitan area fashion and beauty bloggers together to meet, communicate and collaborate. Currently, she spends her days at the helm of Ronzio Digital, a firm that helps build the digital presence of high-end malls, bars, bloggers and musicians.


Skirts, tops and accessories will be lined with a little something extra this fall: fringe. From chunky yarn to silky and feminine, short to body length, you’ll find fringe on everything. If this new trend has you a little apprehensive, relax. There are a few simple ways to incorporate fringe into your fall wardrobe. Grab a fringed cardigan that you can slip on at work, or layer a fringed tank under a sweater or jacket. A midi fringed skirt will look great for a night on the town and gives you a chance to try the trend without a big commitment.

Get Punk With The ‘80s

The ‘80s are making a big comeback this fall in fashion and film. Cult cartoon character Jem is heading to the big screen in the feature film “Jem,” and the Holograms.Sephora is even launching a line of makeup in tribute to the pink-haired rocker. Channel your own punk rock girl with a mix of black leather, studs and neons.

Dress Over Pants

You remember dress over leggings right? Just replace “leggings” with “pants” and make the dress a midi length. It can be light and flowy, with silky pants and a chiffon dress, or more construct like a cotton knit tailored dress over pinstriped dress pants. Jeans aren’t out the question, either. Pair dark skinny jeans with a chunky knit sweater dress for a crisp day at the park.

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Forget all about black this season. The new staple this fall is navy. Find your black go-to pieces and switch them out for a navy version. The great thing about navy is that it goes great with almost every other basic color. For example, where black may not always go with tans and beiges, navy is almost always the perfect fit. Retailers have already begun filling the racks with navy pieces so you’ll have no problem putting together outfits for work and play.

Channel The ’60s

The classic designs of the sixties always seem to return, and they are back again this fall. Not sure what that means? Google “Twiggy” and you’ll get all the information you need. Tailored coats and blouses with big buttons, structured prints and rich colors were the standard for the era. Add a cat eye or winged eyeliner to complete the look.

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Christa Emmer is a graduate of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in broadcast journalism. She has experience as a news writer, editor and producer in television news. Follow her on twitter @ChristaEmmer. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.