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, skirt sets, jacket dresses and 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.
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