This Fall 2015 season, Keaton Row’s team of stylists and InStyle’s fashion editors joined creative forces for a live styling workshop. Using a mix of timeless, classic pieces from Keaton Row’s inventory and a curated selection of on-trend items from Keaton Row’s affiliates, the two teams created a seasonal vision that reflects on the mission that both brands share—to instill confidence in women through personal style.
By combining Instyle’s knowledge of trends with Keaton Row’s hands-on approach to styling we’ve broken down the must-try trends from the fall runways and translated them into looks you can wear in real life. Every Keaton Row stylist is well-versed in these trends and the looks below are InStyle-approved and available to shop through Keaton Row. Ask your stylist for a lookbook to see how these trends can be styled to fit your lifestyle.
The New Retro
Whether you prefer 70s-boho-glam or 60s-mod, new retro or decade dressing, is all about adding a modern spin to iconic silhouettes. Nail this trend with creative layering as well as statement pieces such as faux fur jackets and over-the-knee boots. Accessories are key for this trend—add skinny scarves and fringed bags to 70s looks and hoops earrings and pendant necklaces for 60s.
This season’s most surprising trend is also perfect for women who like to invoke a little drama when they get dressed. The Victoriana trend references the dark, moody feel associated with the period while also encompassing a distinctly feminine outlook. High necklines and delicate lace harken to the demure details of the period and sumptuous fabrics such as velvet and leather lend allure. In the realm of accessories, a bow tied at the neck and pointy and/or lace-up boots are key.
Black and White Graphic
While this trend was shown on the runways as part of a sci-fi, futuristic movement on the part of designers, it can also be skewed in a sophisticated direction. Think classic silhouettes that feature fashion-forward optical prints. This trend is great for women who aren’t afraid of playing with eye-catching patterns.
It’s no secret we’re all wearing our workout clothes to do a whole lot more than sweat. Designers are capitalizing on the collective desire for athletic looks with jogging pants in dressed-up fabrics, suits with racing stripes, and sporty knits. This is a great trend for clients who prefer a casual approach to dressing.
The stuffy suit is a thing of the past. The sophisticated separates trend seeks to update the office atmosphere with tailored pieces that say “power dressing” loud and proud. The hero piece for this trend is the culotte. It’s surprisingly flattering and adds punch to the otherwise formulaic look of a blazer, shirt, and trouser. Another must in this category is a sharply tailored blazer updated with unique details such as gold buttons or notched hem.
While denim is a staple, what’s trending now are flared, high-waisted styles that reference the new retro movement. Vintage, straight-leg styles will also be in demand and for daring clients, the cropped, mini-flare is a fresh pick. Denim-on-denim will also be trending. Skinny jeans will stay in everyone’s style repertoire but the focus now is how to make them work for the office as more and more companies ditch traditional dress codes.