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2014 Fall Trends- Pointy Heels

I hope you are willing to try at least one of my fall fashion trends this season.  I know you can do it!

In case you were wondering, pointy heels are still a big trend for fall.  Heel looks come and go though, so if you’re still wearing heels from a few years ago, I won’t judge.  I’m just going to be proud that you’re in a pair of heels.  Good for you!

Here are a few of my favorites.  And two of them are as basic as bras- everybody needs both flesh colored and black.  Which pair catches your eye?

2014 Fall Trends- Pointy Heels

 

2014 Fall Trends- Pointy Heels by stylefromthesticks featuring pointy toe shoes

Pointed shoes
nastygal.com

GUESS pointy toe pumps
nordstromrack.com

SPURR pointy toe stiletto
$22 – theiconic.com.au

2014 Fall Trends- Tons of Texture

2014 Fall Trends- Tons of Texture

Settle down, I know that these pieces don’t “match.”  It’s okay.   I did it on purpose.  And you can too!

Today’s fall fashion trend is tons of texture.  What exactly do I mean?  Well, it’s hard to explain in a photo but if you look carefully at the textures I’ve selected, you’ll see that this outfit contains the following:

1)      Boiled wool

2)      Satin

3)      Suede

4)      Felt

5)      Faux Leather

6)      Faux Brass

While this outfit doesn’t have a ton of pattern, it is something that you’ll want to reach out and touch.  I’ve seen lots of touchable textures this fall and the trend is to wear a bunch of them together.

And yes, I know that the skirt has black in it and that most of you would pick out some black boots to go with…but that’s what makes this outfit Bohemian chic.  The nonmatchy matchy is something you can explore too.  Start small, like in this outfit, with the footwear.  And incorporate another piece that has the same feel or color in it elsewhere for cohesion.

 

2014 Fall Trends- Tons of Texture by stylefromthesticks featuring a wool jacket

Gróa wool jacket
$150 – coggles.com

Pied a Terre skirt
$38 – houseoffraser.co.uk

Topshop handbag
topshop.com

Sun hat
modcloth.com

2014 Fall Trends- Sporty

I write this post with hesitancy.  I’m afraid that some of you will take this as a free pass to live in activewear.  I understand the allure of yoga pants and leggings, tshirts and tennis shoes. But unless you are headed to or from the gym, or are taking the kids for a sporty outing, living in athletic gear is just another example of the sloppiness of our society.
We have gone from Donna Reed raising kids and vacuuming in a dress and heels to pajamas in the pickup line at school.  If you’re a mom, I completely understand the need to feel comfortable.  I’m not asking that we all become Donna Reed.  But can we have a little self respect?
I have days that I’m throwing something on to just cover my body and get out the door.  It happens.  I will try not to add to the judgment that we mothers face.  But I know this, when I feel best about me, it isn’t those mornings.  I want you to feel good about what you have on and feel good about yourself!
Okay, that said.  Some of these looks are fun.  HERE IS THE KEY.  You cannot wear these looks like you would to the actual gym.  For example, in the outfit below, you will not find tennis shoes and a headband with ponytail.  If you have some really snazzy sporty wedges or a cute basketball jersey, don’t wear them with head to toe sporty looks.
Also, consider who is wearing the legging look.  Mostly under 30 year olds.  Can you pull off the legging look?  That’s your call.  But it isn’t something I would want my mother to be sporting.  Unless, of course, she was headed to the gym.2014 Fall Trends- Sporty

 

2014 Fall Trends- Sporty by stylefromthesticks featuring a bow handbag

Zalando white v neck tee
$15 – zalando.co.uk

Fox sportswear
$16 – amazon.co.uk

NIKE jersey knit pants
$47 – zalando.co.uk

Black slip on shoes
kstoresusa.com

Ted Baker bow handbag
bloomingdales.com

Topshop jewelry
$23 – topshop.com

Black round sunglasses
pixiemarket.com

2014 Fall Trends- Booties

They are everywhere.  Booties, booties, booties.  What is the different between last year’s booties and this year’s?  This year’s are lazier; they have lower heels, are sturdier and more boot-like.  They’re boot bums; in other words, a mom’s dream!

I picked a few of my favorite, at a price point that won’t break the bank.  You don’t want to be without a pair of these this fall!

2014 Fall Trends- Booties

 

2014 Fall Trends- Booties by stylefromthesticks featuring ankle boots

Sole Society ankle boots
solesociety.com

Report boots
dailylook.com

2014 Fall Trends- Ripped Jeans

It’s time for a little fall fashion!  I’ve prolonged it as much as I possibly could as I’m busy working away on house projects. But I’ll save those for next week.

I could give you the lowdown on the runway trends.  But I get bored with those easily.  They are predictable (surprise, surprise, some shade of purple and animal prints are trends) and come around every fall.   And the rest typically don’t trickle down to us regular folk.  Why bother.

2014 Fall Trends- Ripped Jeans

So get ready for my cooler weather looks!  You’ll find these trends surprising.  Starting with today’s.  Fall trend #1…ripped jeans.  Sure, a little distressing has been around here and there but these are full on ripped.  Like Alan Jackson 1992.  I have even seen some of the jeans advertised as “mom jeans.”  They are high-waisted, light or acid washed and holey. There is just part of me that can’t go there.  But a smallishness of distressing… okay.   Keep in mind if you are wearing said mom jeans on purpose, you better be under 30.  The rest of us are still trying to avoid looking like a candidate on What Not to Wear.

How to wear ripped jeans:

1)  Keep in mind that pairing with flannel and combat boots are going to be reminiscent of the 90s.  I prefer to keep the look more modern with an oversized cardigan and trusty white Converse.

2)  Don’t pair this with too much skin on top.  Unless you are a teenage rock star.

3)  Structured looks are by far my favorite. So if you’re dressing up in a blazer and breaking out the heels anyway,  these jeans will keep you from looking stuffy.

In your mom jeans.  😉

(FYI- red is a big color for fall. It hasn’t been around lately and I’m finding it refreshing.) 

2014 Fall Trends- Ripped Jeans by stylefromthesticks featuring a cashmere cardigan

H M cashmere cardigan
$98 – hm.com

Vince Camuto graphic tee
vincecamuto.com

ONLY print blazer
$55 – zalando.co.uk

River Island boyfriend jeans
$65 – riverisland.com

Steve Madden red pumps
stevemadden.com

Converse flat shoes
lordandtaylor.com

Black purse
$52 – promod.eu

Bird scarve
modcloth.com