Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Fall Fashion Trend Report - Patterns

So yesterday we covered color trends for fall, and today we're talking all about pattern! Patterns are a great way to add a little pizazz and interest to your outfit.

This fall, animal prints are on trend (as usual). They definitely make a statement, and can be quite glamorous. Leopard print has also become a classic over the years, so investing in a nice piece with this feisty print can carry you through many more seasons to come.

Tartans and plaids are also fab this fall. As another common go-to fall pattern, they can really give your look an added autumn touch. An easy way to wear this trend is with a casual plaid shirt or patterned scarf.

Polka dots are additionally fun for fall. The pattern in neutral colors can be quite sassy, yet sophisticated, like in the photos below. A colorful polka dot, however can also add a fun youthful touch to your look. Besides a great blouse or skirt, a fun way to wear this trend is with polka dotted tights à la Marc Jacobs below.

Stripes were big in spring, and continue to be a strong trend for fall, but these fall stripes are not alone! Another huge trend in patterns for the upcoming season is mix and matching. Who says you can pair two bold prints in one outfit? Not these designers! As long as the colors in both prints coincide, this trend can definitely work for you this fall.

Already getting excited about your fall wardrobe? Stay tuned all week for more fall trends from Montreal Fashion Moms.

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