FALL 2014 TRENDS STYLED BY AJA
Women’s Trend of The Month: Pleated Skirts
The women’s November trend of the month is the pleated skirt. Best associated with the Catholic school girl uniform; the pleated skirt has made its way from the classroom to the runway. Almost every retailer is carrying their version of the pleated skirt this Fall/Winter season ranging in various price points. With so many variations of the pleated skirt being manufactured, it’s almost impossible to not be a fan of this trend. The pleated skirt can be styled with a button-up top for a conservative look or an oversized sweater for a more casual look. This is one trend that is suitable for females of all ages.
Women’s How To: Pleated Skirts
3 different looks have been created around the pleated skirt, to illustrate how versatile this trend can be. Styling a pleated skirt can be very simple or complex depending on one’s personal style. For the office look, try a basic black skirt and pair it with a beige button down and black flats. Experiment with a layered a necklace around the collar of the shirt, to spice up the simple look. This feminine look is perfect for the work place. The casual look consists of a patterned sweater that accents the brown leather skirt. Add a pair of suede booties for a comfortable yet stylish ensemble. Our night look illustrates just how sexy a pleated skirt can be. Pair a plaid mini skirt with over the knee black boots. To keep the outfit tasteful, style the skirt with a black leather bralette overlaying a slim turtleneck. This look screams stylish, sexy and fashion savvy. Use the above fashion set as a source of inspiration and a guide to styling our trend of the month.
Men’s Trend of The Month: Black & White
Timeless, classic and minimalistic are a few adjectives that best describe this month’s menswear trend. Whether you’re combining the two colors or wearing them individually, there is something clean and refreshing about an all black or white color palette. A black suit is timeless, a sharp white shirt is classic, and an all black ensemble is minimalistic. This dynamic color duo is effortless, bold and should be staples in everyone’s closet. From the most basic white tee to the trendiest coat and everything in between; black and white apparel will never go out of style. Give vibrant palettes a break and try creating a dynamic look pairing similar pieces to those in the above fashion set.
October’s trend of the month is detailed denim, which consists of jeans with embellishments, patches,jewels and trims. Detailed denim can turn any basic outfit into a statement making ensemble. This trend is a must for anyone looking to update their wardrobe without breaking the bank, as it can become a fun Do It Yourself project. When creating a look around embellished denim, it’s best to keep everything else simple as the jeans are the star of the show. Pair your favorite basic tee or cozy knit sweater with the jeans for a twist on a classic style.
Women’s How To:Detailed Denim
Styling detailed denim can be as simple as pairing it with a basic tee and converse sneakers for a casual look. The above fashion set illustrates how to take this fun trend from day into night. Our casual look consists of simple ripped jeans paired with a denim button down and oxfords. The lookis layered upon with a color-block open sweater, stacked rings and a trendy hat. It’s perfectly fine to add
**DIY Ripped Jeans: Take any solid blue denim jeans and cut them at the knee with scissors or an X-Acto knife. The transition into night focuses on the denim itself. Pair patch-worked denim with a solid crop top,classic black blazer and black pumps for a flirty date night look. The accessories should not over power
**DIY Patch-work Jeans: Iron on or sew patches and fabric squares to solid blue denim jeans for a trendy update on classic jeans. bold pieces when the jeans have minimal detailing. the look, so keep it simple with a gold necklace and black clutch.
Denim jackets are classic and should be staples in everyone’s closet. These easy breezy jackets can be paired with almost any and every look whether trendy or casual. The above fashion set illustrates how to style the denim jacket in two ways: Causal and Trendy.
For a trendy look, wear a medium blue jean jacket with a fitted button down shirt and slim fit denim jeans. Accessorize the look with a trendy wool brim hat and ankle length wing tip boots. This look can be worn by any man that wants to add a refined touch to a casual jean jacket and denim outfit. Casual doesn’t necessarily mean boring. Update a basic sweat-suit by pairing a denim jacket with a sweatshirt along with slim fit joggers which are also on trend right now. Accessorize the look with statement making sneakers and a bold duffle bag.