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Trend Inspiration

An African-American woman on a stone walk, wearing a red cape jacket dress with black trim and holding a black bag.

Fall Finds: What to Wear…Here, There, Everywhere

We know you, Ms. Trendbender. You follow the seasonal fashion trends, but only to put your own unique twist on them. You can size up the styles du jour in a wink of the eye, because you already know what suits you best. Yet you can’t resist playing with bold new looks and boundary-pushing styles that leave your gal pals in awe.

And really, isn’t that half the fun?

Power Play: 9 to 5 in Style

You take your work seriously, and that means you dress for success. This autumn’s A-game power pieces include menswear-themed separates—double-breasted jackets, houndstooth prints—and military-inspired tailoring. Think in terms of crisp, structured lines and flashing gold buttons that will leave your coworkers standing at attention.

For those days when you want to project a softer, more feminine vibe, consider figure-flattering colorblock dresses and knit sweater dresses (a favorite look this fall). Big meeting or presentation? Broadcast your confidence in dramatic, knock-‘em-dead red.

Girls’ Day Out? Go Afrocentric!      

One of life’s great pleasures is shopping and lunching out with our sisters—and fall is a great time for day trips, too. All these are great occasions for celebrating your heritage in chic Afrocentric fashions your gal pals will love.

How about a joyful African-print dress in unexpected, fall-friendly hues? Or a fit-and-flare high-low top, perfectly paired with skinny jeans or leggings? And for casual outings, there’s always our Afrocentric graphic tees.

Tip: You won’t want to overlook our high-stepping booties with eye-catching straps and cutouts —they go well with Afrocentric looks and are ideal for kicking around with your besties.

Elevating Your Sunday Best

Church activities swing into high gear come autumn, and of course you want to give every occasion its due. For services, elegant church suits and dressy pant suits remain timeless ways to present yourself for worship. This season, consider adding a stylish jacket dress or two—perhaps with a brightly colored or stunningly detailed jacket—to your Sunday wardrobe rotation.

For many black women, no church dress is complete without a beautifully coordinated church hat. In addition to traditional wide-brimmed hats, cloches and pillbox hats, you’ll be seeing lots of stylish fedoras this fall—a fresh, flattering spin on the time-honored custom.

Night on the Town: Glam I Am

Maybe it’s date night with your boo. Or maybe you’re hitting the clubs with the gals. Either way, evening is the time to shine. From sparkling metallic fabrics and skin-hugging faux leather to bodycon dresses and luscious, flowing caftans, dramatic dressing is in vogue for making a social statement this fall.

When it comes to big, formal celebrations, all-white party outfits are an African American fashion staple that will never, ever go out of style. But if you’re tempted to mix things up this time, consider a cherry red or a juicy jeweltone ensemble—perhaps in a flowing cape dress or beautifully fitted sheath.

The Diva is in the Details

When it comes down to black fashion details, Ashro customers have a very keen eye. You know it’s the little things that can make (or break) a great outfit. Well, this fall, you’ll find a glorious array of stylish detailing to sample.

Look for intriguing necklines and sleeves—i.e., keyhole necklines, split sleeves, elaborate cold-shoulder tops—as well as unexpected pairings of colors, textures and fabrics from lace to metallic.

That holds true for accessories, too. Fall footwear is all about strappy heels, embellished flats and boots and booties with fabulous cutouts, buckles and trim. Not to mention statement bags accented with fringe, tassels and big, rounded handles.

This fall, our number one trend is: follow only the trends you absolutely love, and bend them so they work for you. Wear what makes you happy; happiness is always in vogue. And when you’re happy, your sisters and family will be, too.

5 Fall Looks Worth a Second Glance

Have You Tried…

A fedora? 

Put one on, tip it…and, voilà, instant chic.

A Leopard print Fedora with black bow band.

A dressy jumpsuit?

Give it a try…we think you’ll be surprised.

A black woman wearing a black jumpsuit with slit long sleeves and green trim, holding a large black and green bag.

The menswear look?

Wow, who knew guy stuff could make you look so feminine?

An African-American woman in a black blazer with a rhinestone lapel and matching pants with a side stripe.

A head-turning jacket?

Amp up your style for every occasion this Fall!

A black woman with long hair, in a leopard print hat, a brown leather jacket and a black leather skirt.

Colorful matching accessories? 

Show up to the event looking all class!

A bold, Afrocentric multicolor print clutch bag with a chain strap, and matching pumps.

– Are You An Ashro Woman? –

Compassionate. Confident. Beautiful–inside and out! We’re calling on the sisterhood of Amazing Ashro Women to inspire. Share your story and your style now.

15 thoughts on “Trend Inspiration

  1. I want that catalog!!!

  2. catalog please

  3. Haven’t received a catalogues since spring please bring me up to date

    1. Sorry to hear this Gloria! You can sign up to receive a catalog on our website here: https://www.ashro.com/cm/catalog-request/

  4. Catalog please Elaine Hall XXXXXX wadesboro nc 28170

    1. Hi Elaine, we will get you signed up. We removed your address for security. Thanks for your request. It should come in the mail anywhere from 2-8 weeks depending on our next mailing. Thanks!

  5. Do u have formal gowns.

    1. Yes, we do! Here’s a link to one of our favorites! Happy shopping! https://www.ashro.com/p/giovanna-gown-38-A34771.html

  6. Yes i need a catalog

    1. Hi Tarasina, email us your address to socialcs@sccompanies.com and request your Ashro catalog or sign up on our website: Ashro.com. Thanks!

  7. I would like a catalog

    1. Sure Renee, can you please email your address to: socialcs@sccompanies.com? Thanks! 🙂

  8. I would like a catalog, Tanya Hunter.
    Los Angeles California 90062

    1. Sure Tanya. We deleted your address after we passed it along to our customer service team to mail you a catalog. Thanks for your interest. We would love to have you as a customer.

  9. I would like a catalog please

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