I hope everyone had a fabulous Labor Day weekend and holiday! Who is ready to be back at work today in full-swing? My headache set in right as I walked out the door this morning – welcome back to reality! The good thing is that the fall is quickly on it’s way, and we have so many amazing holidays, parties and cool-weather events and activities to look forward to!
You know that old golden rule – no white after Labor day – so hopefully you’re not breaking that rule today! But what exactly IS the “IT” thing, style or fashion for fall 2012? After the New York Fashion Week the fashion Gods have spoken! According to Harper’s Bazaar reports, Grandma’s closet will be one of your essential shopping places this fall, with fall fashion trends leaning toward a vibrant mix of lace, floral prints, tweed, scarves and shawls. Vintage will be popular as always, and you may even see the comeback of the flare pant this fall season!
Colors will be bright bold and cool with hues of hunter green, royal blue, black and white and plum. Over-sized clothing will be popular when paired with a tight contrasting piece. School fashion will be popular again this season, from perky plaids to vintage rebellion. Gothic trends are also big this season with all black outfits and even the use of leather. Black no longer has to mean that you’re dark. Drag out that old cloak or cape that you had hidden in your closet to, or maybe even borrow one from mom before heading out to shop in the cool weather.
Ever wonder where the inspiration for our party invitations, stationery items and wedding themes comes from? Well, there you have it – our design experts closely watch fashion trends just like you do, however instead of adding lace, tweed and a hit of hunter to our wardrobe, you’ll find these patterns, details and colors accenting our latest fall invitation and stationery lines…from lace accents to swirling or ruffled screened background with damask and filigree prints. Preppy tartan plaid borders will be festive in our fall holiday collection, as well as deep dark card stocks for fall. Stay tuned for all of the brand new holiday cards to hit our website this month – more and more holiday party invitations, stationery and holiday cards are uploaded each week!