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Darlings! What a glorious fall we’re having! My favorite time of year! How I adore the trees changing color, that chill in the air, the crunch of leaves under your feet, apple cider donuts and a pumpkin spice something or other for sale in every shop. Hmmm, is there a pumpkin spice wine? I must look into that.

Well my fashionable friends, let’s talk about some of the best trends we’re seeing this fall.

Let me start off by saying, I despise the word “trends.” It brings to mind acid wash jeans and stirrup pants. When I say “trends,” I want you to think of an item that’s current, yet timeless. Something our younger counterparts are embracing, yet something we can wear too.

Let’s start with color. When we think of fall fashion, we tend to think of deep berry colors and rich jewel tones. Why not try something that changes up your seasonal color palette? Let’s call it “the softer shades of fall.” Blush pink, shades of gray, warm cream, or a pale apricot are a perfect contrast to the brilliant colors of autumn.

Belting a blazer has been a look—or dare I say trend—that’s been popping up a lot this season. The queen of this look is Diane Keaton. She’s elevated it into an art form. If you’ve never tried it, give it a spin. You’ll love what it does for your waistline! For this ensemble I chose a less structured, soft, felted wool blazer by Tomas Mair. Experiment with different belt widths and jacket styles to see what works best for you. You may see your tired old blazers in a fresh new way!

Darlings, I must confess I haven’t worn a pleated skirt since I was sporting Aqua Net Hairspray and Yardley Lip Slickers in Catholic school. Now it’s all about the knife pleat skirt in a longer midi length. From knits to metallic sheens, there are plenty of options to choose from. My pale pink skirt is by A.L.C. and adds a nice contrast with the blazer for a look that’s very fresh, yet classic.

Perhaps the biggest trend this fall is the sock boot. Very modern and ultra sexy! What I adore about these boots is they create a continuous line from your leg to your toes, elongating your silhouette. Available at different price points and heel heights, there are styles for almost everyone. My Stuart Weitzman sock boots come in suede and have a kitten heel that is super comfy and flattering.

If you know me by now, you know I need a tote that does double duty. A tote that can not only carry a 5 pound bag of Halloween candy for the kiddies, and a bottle of Vampire Pinot Grigio for me, but one that doesn’t distract from my ensemble. This adorable feline tote is by Charlotte Olympia and is an instant Halloween classic I’ll be using year after year.

My Pierce Shoulder Bag, by J.W. Anderson, made it’s debut over a year ago, and this baby has staying power. It’s quite ladylike, but the surprise is the ring or piercing feature on the flap. It adds a bit of an edge to any look.

Well Darlings, there you have it! Fall trends that have a classic feel, yet will have you looking modern and fab!

Cheers Loves!

XOXO, Hildie

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If you’re on Instagram then more than likely you already know style icon, Hildie Plumpepper, the silver-haired gal on the go. In many ways Hildie is every woman. She wears everything the rest of us would love to wear; can’t afford to wear or have the guts to wear. On Instagram, Hildie Plumpepper is a sensation. We’re familiar with her joie de vivre; the designers she knows; the women who inspire her—and who she inspires—and we love her sense of adventure and fun with fashion. This is Hildie’s first Fashion Blog, and 1010ParkPlace is honored to welcome her!

16 thoughts on “THE BEST OF THE FALL TRENDS”

  1. I had TWO PLEATED LONG SKIRTS in wool from ANNE KLEIN many moons ago!I LOVED THOSE SKIRTS.
    Always worn with a BOOT.The ankle boot was NOT INVENTED AT THAT TIME HILDIE!
    AS for stirrup pants……YOU MADE ME LAUGH OUT LOUD AGAIN!They were NOT the most flattering on too many LADIES!
    Hildie what would I do without your WISE WORDS!?
    You are SO in THE KNOW!
    THANK YOU for sharing the belt with the BLAZER look ,but THAT WILL NEVER HAPPEN HERE!I do not even OWN a BLAZER!!!!!!!!
    MY BODY and BELTS doNOT JIVE………if you get what I mean!!
    HUGS to YOU HILDIE…….have a safe HALLOWEEN!Don’t eat too much CANDY!!!!!

    • Oh Contessa, I love to hear that you laughed out loud! That makes my day! I do adore your elegant unique style, blazer or no blazer! Just think, we lived through stirrup pants and we’ll live through the sock bootie! Have a wonderful Halloween! Love to Banksy!

  2. Well, I’ve just met my new best friend !!!
    Love longer skirts, love booties, cannot live without beautiful shawls and scarves & JEWELRY & GREAT HANDBAGS

    • Marsha, I am so delighted that you discovered Hildie! Please stop by every month to see what i’ve cooked up for her! I need to try a pleated skirt and booties! Hildie sometimes tries things before i do!

      XOXO, Jill Anthony

  3. Uh, I guess I’m going to be out of it. A belt around my blazer? Are you serious? First of all I don’t own a blazer. At least I don’t think so. Belts on this short waisted woman? I don’t think so. Long pleated skirts? Nope. Sock boot? I’m just now getting on the boot bandwagon. Now I need a new style? I don’t know why I’ve never really liked boots. I guess I’m just going to have to go my own way. But at least now I know what will be in style. But I will be out of it and doing my own thing. Love reading about it.

    • Sandra, I’m sure Hildie could learn a thing or two from you! You always look sensational! Truth be told, sometimes I do try what I dress Hildie in, but, like you, I usually do my own thing. I do want to try a belted blazer and have been looking at the way Diane Keaton does it.She makes it look so fab! Anyway, I’m so glad you like reading about Hildie’s adventures in fashion!

  4. I”m crazy about the long pleated skirts and have looked everywhere for one like I saw a woman in Florence wearing. So tempted to run after her and ask where she bought it, then saw a woman in the train station wearing the same skirt… Zara! Of course they were out when I looked. I’ve never been a blazer girl but I did pop into Ines de la Fressange’s atelier in Paris last year and bought a blazer and a belt and LOVE it! Thank you, Hildie!

    • Brenda, I must have had that image of the woman in the pleated skirt you photographed on the brain when i was thinking of ideas. I do see quite a lot on Instagram these days. I am a blazer girl but I’ve never tried it belted. This is a case of “do what you draw”. As Hildie would say, “Well, it’s high time that you did!”

    • Hi Amy. So glad to hear you enjoyed my blog post of Hildie! I’ve tried them on and they are super comfy, although I do like the shorter heel. I haven’t thought of it till now because I keep seeing them with skirts, but they are the perfect boots for under skinny jeans too!

  5. Lots to love here. I just was looking at a pleated midi skirt from Tibi and now I’m thinking I should take the plunge! Thank you so much for visiting Design Chic so we could find your beautiful blog. Happy to be following!

  6. Jill, as usual you are right on style point! A blazer with a belt is one of my favorite looks and I wear it often. In fact, my 1010 post next week is all about the blazer. Hahaha I have to laugh at stirrup pants – so unflattering! Love your whole look and all your wonderful accessories! Just love your sense of humor.XO


    • Hi Cherie! Oh my gosh! I am so delighted you liked this post! You have such amazing style! I’m beyond flattered! Ugh, I know…stirrup pants! Guilty as charged. Same with acid wash…sigh. Well thank you so much my fashionable friend and I’m looking forward to your blazer post! I love my blazers!!!

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