Friday, October 7, 2011

Fashion Friday: Fall Fashion Trend - Southwest Patterns

Today, I'm participating in the Fashion Friday Blog Hop. It's hosted by Kori over at Blonde Episodes. Click on over to her site for some great fashion-related posts or to join in and link up with your own fashion-related post.





If you look in fashion magazines, online, and in stores, you're sure to see one of this fall's hottest fashion trends...southwest patterns and influences. Warm, earthy colors, zigzag and geometric patterns, fringe accents, feathers, and nature-inspired pieces are some of the elements you will find in the southwest fashion style.

In the past, I have to admit that I wasn't a big fan of southwest-type patterns. But, what I'm seeing this season seems to have a bit more of a modern appeal. It's sophisticated yet has a vintage, 70's vibe. With this style, I think the old saying, "a little goes a long way" holds true. It would be easy to incorporate the southwest trend into your wardrobe. Simply use one or two key pieces, such as a jacket or bag, and work them in with more neutral items.

Here's a few sets I created while playing around on Polyvore.com. Let me know what you think about this fall fashion trend...

Fall Southwest Cardigan




Casual Southwest Fall Look




Casual Fall Moccasins




(P.S. There's actually a lot of really cool southwest fashion finds in the vintage section on Etsy. Go to the Vintage category and just search for "southwest prints" or "navajo" or "aztec" and you will find all kinds of goodies.)


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3 comments:

Lyndsay said...

I agree. Usually, I'm not a big fan of the Southwest prints, but this season, they're a little more subtle. The first outfit you posted is cute!

Lyndsay @ Lyndsay @ Lyndsay @ Simply Lyndsay

MARGARITA BLOOM said...

Stopping by from Blonde Episodes Fashion Friday Blog Hop! I do tend to agree...not a big fan of southwestern designs but I'm loving that cute little green skirt!!

Kori Donahue said...

I love the first sweater!!! So pretty. Thanks for linking up today honey! Have a great weekend! Kori xoxo