Blog: Consignment Fall Trends for 2014 – Front & Company
Although we’re still rolling out our beach towels and slapping on sunscreen, it’s almost time for the coziest of seasons: Fall/Winter! Can’t wait for the thrill of getting to snuggle up to woolens and knits, as well as more layering options. We’ve gathered our forecast for the coming seasons, and what we’re looking for in the consignment department. There is a sense of ease in the air, and we’re looking forward to stocking up on cold weather essentials!
“PUT YOUR COAT ON”
The most essential item in a cold climate is the coat (or jacket). Classics such as the peacoat and duffle will never go out of style, but this winter we’re looking forward to simple lines and longer lengths. Duster coats reign supreme, with as well as textured jacquards and tweeds. Capes and blanket coats make a comeback, just in time for cold winds and chilly nights. On the other side of the spectrum, boxy cropped styles also popped up in many collections. Whether you like your coats on the long or very short side, a plethora of options are coming your way! Statement outerwear will get you through wet and windy winter. Editor’s pick: a windowpane plaid coat!
“TAKIN’ IT EASY”
Although a dark, slim cut pair of jeans looks darling, we’ve noticed a swing in the shape of things. Touting relaxed and destroyed styles, jeans seem to be leaning towards a louche attitude. White denim is a viable option, and we are warming up to the idea of a Canadian tuxedo. Double denim, anyone?
“WE’LL SKIRT THE ISSUE”
Sharply asymmetrical skirts were rampant on the runways. Cut across the body and akin to a futuristic, Blade Runner-esque aesthetic, these pseudo-kilts are a surefire FW2014 trend. In other skirted issues, the midi trend keeps on keepin’ on! Longer length skirts are prim ‘n’ proper with a simple button down, or more streetwise with a worn in vintage t-shirt. Add a pair of ankle boots or some sneakers and you’ll be ready for whatever the day may bring.
“SET THE TONE”
There is an air of chromatic dedication this season. Outfitted in similar tones or simple black and white, color makes a very important statement. The easiest way to get dressed is adopting a wardrobe of minimal shades. If an austere palette isn’t your thing, fret not! Deeply pigmented textiles aren’t going anywhere. Vibrant blues (cobalt, indigo, sea) and reds (sangria, crimson, cherry) as well as a bevy of greens bring a potent punch to fall’s palette. Try a monochromatic look to be ever-so-au-courant. Don’t forget about plaids and painterly patterns, as they add a delectable splash of art-world inspiration to you attire!
In the shoe department, thick tread soles have made a major comeback. Think 90’s inspired lugs (we’re just as surprised as you are!). Menswear detailing proves to be prominent, such as buckled monk-strap shoes. Ankle boots are a solid choice, as Chelsea boots and cutout styles maintain a stronghold on the fashion forward set!
It’s easy to get ahead in a pair of stylish sneakers, be it skateboard inspired slip on, or a pair of decadent lace runners, via Chanel. For once, comfort is en vogue!
As far as bags, decadent detailing is just as popular as pared down simplicity. Maximal or minimal, it’s up to you which end of the spectrum you choose!