Fall Trends Vol. 1: Tough Girl Tartan

Fall is coming whether I like it or not, so I’ll bite the bullet and start sharing what fall has in store for us.

Today’s post is the first edition of the seasons upcoming trends- First up: Black and Red Plaid. Fear not my fellow Private School alums the look is classy chic not school girl.

To offset the uniform feel incorporate the trend in small doses:

Take a plaid midi skirt and accent in all Black. The black open toe ankle boots are an unexpected touch of bad girl, but the structured handbag and mixed metal pearl necklace keeps you office appropriate and oh so Lady like.

Add a plaid pump to boyfriend jeans, white T and a structured blazer. A hint of gold and a red patent clutch makes an otherwise casual outfit a little luxe and fun!

For those days when you want something comfortable but trendy, wear your plaid oversized with leggings, ankle boots and a cross body bag.

Fall Trends Vol. 1: Tough Girl Tartan

Skater dress
$54 – bonprix.co.uk

L K Bennett l k bennett
$140 – lkbennett.com

Bench vneck tee
$16 – houseoffraser.co.uk

River Island tuxedo jacket
$70 – riverisland.com

L Credi wallet
$93 – zalando.co.uk

Messenger bag
aeropostale.com

Lanvin pewter necklace
net-a-porter.com

LK Designs leather wrap around bracelet
$120 – pret-a-beaute.com

Stay tuned for more Fall Trend Inspiration!

Thanks for stopping,
~Jamie

(Fall Trends Vol. 1: Tough Girl Tartan appeared first on Ruby Slipper Diaries)

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Trend to Try: Peplum & 3 Ways to Wear it

Peplum is an ultra-feminine silhouette that lends dramatic edge to any outfit. It can add curves to those with a boyish figure and can act as camouflage for those of us that have some belly pooch going on (That would be me, I lost my abs somewhere in my mid twenties.) Curvy gals can also rock this trend, cinch the waste with a belt and keep your bottoms sleek and straight.

A Peplum top is a statement piece that can be worn with any bottoms. Dress up ripped skinny jeans for an edgier look or pair it with clean lines like a pencil skirt or shorts for a more classic style.

Trend to Try: Peplum & 3 Ways to Wear it

River Island lace top
$23 – riverisland.com

Alice Olivia print shirt
aliceandolivia.com

Stine Goya skinny pants
$110 – henrikvibskovboutique.com

Merona
target.com

Zara shoes
zara.com

Valentino back zip sandals
$585 – nathalieschuterman.com

David aubrey necklace
$160 – zalando.co.uk

Ann taylor
anntaylor.com

Aso
asos.com

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For fashion risk takers wear your Peplum with a full skirt. Take care when pairing the two, this style is more for the boyish body types. Seen in the photo above. (Photo via Atlantic-Pacific)

How do you wear Peplum?

Hope you’re having a great weekend!
~Jamie