Fall 2014 Fashion Trends: Fun Clothes and Clothing Accessories

by Mira

Trendy clothes and fashion accessories which make great gifts for your girlfriend or wife, or fun bargain gifts for your friends.

With the fall and winter holidays coming up, I’ve been spending some time on fashion sites and Pinterest checking out bargain gifts for friends and myself this Halloween and Christmas. I’m not a fashion fiend, but I do like fashion and constantly work at developing my style even as I most often rely on old pieces of clothing and jewelry to do so.

This fall leopard print and animal stripes are in, as well as solid color schemes. Faux fur is big: lapels, vests, hats, and fur-trimmed boots. Color-wise, I’ve noticed lots of beige tones and muted pastels, as well as combos of black, white, and grays. Reds, orange, and pinks are also fashionable.

Owls are still a fad, as are infinity scarves. Also trendy are cat-ear hats and military jackets, mini dresses and skirts, and the older style of dresses over pants.

Faux Fur Vest

I’ll start with a solid-color vest. I’m choosing this one because it has a beautiful color, dark gray tinged with blue. Just take a closer look to see. If you prefer it in electric blue or fuchsia pink, you have those options as well. As I’m writing this, this faux fur gilet is $24.63, down from $82.45, which makes it a great gift for yourself or for a friend this fall or winter. Note that it has two 5-star reviews on Amazon so far, which is another reason to consider this vest as a Christmas or birthday gift.

Leopard Print Strapless Tube Top

Of all leopard print clothing items out there, I like strapless tube tops the best because the print spreads on the smallest surface. Moreover, it spreads over your breasts, flattering your torso. Unless you’re very skinny, wearing this leopard print on pants may work against you. Also, this animal print on pants gets too busy, I think, going as it does all the way down to your feet. For pants I prefer another trend of the season, vertical stripes.

Skinny Jeans with Black and White Vertical Stripes

There are a lot of leggings and skinny pants with black and white vertical stripes around, but most of them are not of good quality. For this article I chose a pair of pants made of sturdy denim, with a rating of 4.5 stars on Amazon. They’re not cheap ($42.99) but I’m thinking they would make a great Christmas gift for your girlfriend or wife this season. If you get the size right, that is.

Scarfand Animal Print Infinity Scarves

Infinity scarves with animal print are in this year. One such scarf, with an elephant print, is really popular on Pinterest. The elephant is a symbol of good luck, happiness and longevity in Asian cultures. Scarfand (Scarf&), a New York City company, sells lots of infinity scarves with animal and bird prints (elephants, horses, reindeer, eagles, other birds, sea stars) in many colors. I’m showing the gray one with the elephant print because I like their elephant design. Also, as I mentioned already, grays are in.

These scarves have 4.3 stars on Amazon, and at $12 they make great Christmas gifts for friends if you’re looking for fun, trendy bargains.

Bowler Hat with Cat Ears

This is another fun bargain for you, your friends, and your family this fall and Christmas season. For only $8.99 at the time of my writing this (down from $20.99), you get a good quality wool hat with a serious cute factor. It comes in trendy shades of red, orange, and camel. (The image below shows more colors, but they don't all appear as options on Amazon.)

Men’s Women’s Clip-on Suspenders

Suspenders over shirts are in, and they’re mostly worn for looks rather than to hold up pants. They look great with skinny jeans, for instance, which don’t need extra support. These suspenders come in brown, blue, gray, green, red, and yellow. They cost only $4.99 (down from $9.99) and would make great bargain gifts for friends this Christmas, or for your girlfriend or wife if you’re on a tight budget but thinking of surprising her with a number of fun smaller presents under the Christmas tree this season.

Bouclé Jackets

Bouclé jackets have been trendy for the past couple of years. I’ve seen waist-length jackets of this kind worn with jeans, and love the look, but I’m equally partial to longer bouclé jackets. I’m showing one of them here. It’s not cheap, but I love its salt and pepper weave. It’s 70% acrylic and 30% cotton, which is a great combo. If you can afford to spend a little more this Christmas, I’m thinking you can’t go wrong with this beautiful, trendy jacket.

Enjoy the holiday season!

I hope this article has given you some ideas of fun trendy clothes and accessories you or your girlfriend / wife may enjoy. Have a lovely holiday season!

Updated: 10/23/2014, Mira
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Mira on 10/25/2014

Thank you, Shraddha!

WriterArtist on 10/24/2014

Came back to pin it. It is a lovely assortment of apparel and accessories.

Mira on 10/24/2014

I'm not a big fan of leopard skin myself but I really like vertical stripes. I once had a pair of short pants with blue and white vertical stripes. I think the ones on this page would go really well with a white T-shirt (preferably a white button-down T-shirt) and suspenders, and then with the faux fur vest, as you say. :) Thanks for stopping by!

DerdriuMarriner on 10/23/2014

Mira, The great thing about the offerings you've selected is that they could all be combined into one fashion statement, which could be a little over the top but which I think could really look good: suspendered, striped skinny jeans topped with leopard tube top, layered with the bouclé jacket, decorated with infinity scarf, and everything garnished with a colorful bowler hat. On cooler days, incorporate the faux fur vest or bring it along to wear for indoor events -- for example, at a movie, party, or restaurant -- after divesting the jacket.
Fashion can be so much fun, especially when it sparks the cleverness of incorporating older wardrobe items with trending items.

Mira on 10/23/2014

:) Thank you, Alex, for your fun comment!

cazort on 10/23/2014

I love when women wear bowler hats...a handful of my friends wear them from time to time and they always look super stylish in them!

I also love felt hats myself, although I wear a slightly different style, I like to call mine "Indiana Jones Hats", i.e. slightly wider brim, with the brim not really turning up much at the edge. Wool felt hats are incredibly practical; they can be bent and packed tightly, and they just reassume their original shape once taken out. They're also very durable, and moderately water resistant, and stay warm even when they get wet.

Mira on 10/23/2014

Thank you, Shraddha!

WriterArtist on 10/23/2014

Love the items you have showcased for Fall, especially the jacket and the scarf. Looks very warm and cozy for winter.

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