When August rolls around, many of us start longing for boots, sweaters, scarves, and everything else that comes with fall (pumpkin lattes, anyone?). Even though we have a month or more of hot weather left, it’s not too early to start picking up the next season’s trends. For fall, we’re looking at two things: leather and lace. Check out some examples of how to wear them - we have ideas whether you want a bold look or a subtle hint of each.
Leather jackets are nothing new, but for this season we expect to see them paired with extra-feminine materials (think floaty neutrals or lace).
Like a little less leather? Go for a piece with leather paneling or trim, like this jacket. It keeps you trendy without overwhelming the rest of your look.
Neutrals and lace are both in for fall, and this dress combines the two. We love the flower pattern of the lace.
Not ready to go full-on lace? Not to worry, because lace paneling (like leather paneling) will be big this season too. We love the femininity the lace adds to this gorgeous dress.
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A ridiculous number of people tie the knot every year between April and October, and once your friends start pairing off, it feels like they’ll never stop. Or maybe it’s your children and your friends’ children who are getting married - either way, you’re bound to need some wedding-appropriate dresses that are versatile enough to be worn to other occasions. And no one wants to end up in jeans, like Kristen Stewart apparently did at a friend’s big day.
Refinery29 did a great piece showcasing dresses to wear for outdoor summer weddings, which we love. Here are a few of our favorite looks from their article; stock up on these looks and you’ll be ready for any wedding:
1. Eyelet dresses
Nothing says summer better than a dress full of eyelets. We love this look from J. Crew that Refinery29 selected.
Flowers are also associated with summer, which is why we love this number from Diane von Furstenberg.
3. Light colors
We adore light colors worn to a wedding (except, obviously, white). This dress from Zara is so edgy and classy!
Looking for a cute way to accessorize your wedding look? Check out our Accessories Pinterest board for some inspiration!
CakeStyle has been in the news a lot lately, so we wanted to share the good news with you! Check out our recent features below and click through to read more.
CakeStyle and Founder Cecelia Myers were featured in Chicago Social Modern Luxury magazine this month! Check it out.
Cecelia and our stylists also put together a few summer chic outfits for Racked, which you can see here.
We also made Chicago Reader’s list of Best of Chicago 2012 - find out why here!
Check out more CakeStyle news on our website.
[image via CS Modern Luxury]