Friday, October 19, 2012

Guest Post: Grace from You by Grace

I have something special for you on the blog today! 
Meet my friend Grace from You by Grace is here to show you some of her favorite trends for this season.
I met Grace through Char Photography and loved her personal style from the very first minute.
I was thrilled with excitement when I saw that Grace was going to be working with Char as a stylist.
I began following her blog and Pinterest immediately!
I highly recommend you do too!
Hi, My name is Grace. I am a stylist. I am passionate about creating, fashion, color, art, and beauty. As I tend to follow the the fashion trends, I personally feel that fashion isn’t fashion without putting your own twist to it. Owning what you wear and how you wear it. If it is adding something you love to a “trend” or minimizing the “trend” to make it your own, I feel that is what makes it YOURS. I love originality, and I believe that is what makes true style.

I work for a phenomenal Photographer, Char (http://www.charphotography.com), as her stylist. We work with a lot of high school senior girls for their senior portraits. I aid them in finding what to wear, helping them know what is trendy, and where to find those trends. I have found that it is hard for some girls to have a cohesive look. Coming up with inspiration and brainstorming what they are drawn to helps this process. I believe that a look is head to toe, so I help with the hair and makeup as well. It gives our images a finished and cohesive look.This fall while collecting inspiration for my clients and myself I am drawn to so many different trends.
First, Shapes! Some of the shapes that I am in love with are oversized outerwear. Anything from sporty knit jackets to boyfriend blazers, to sweaters, just wear it a little oversized and you will be right in with the trend! I am noticing a lot of capes as well. Another shape is the Peplum. Surprisingly helpful to most body types in defining the waist and widening the hips. This shapes is widely used in different ways on shirts and skirts. I love every way it is worn.
Second, Styles. The list could go on and on, so I will just give you some of my top favorites! This is anything from color to head-to-toe styles. Remember color blocking was in last season, it still can be, with black and white. Bold black and white, tailored, and color blocking, will give you a sophisticated look. Bohemian printed dresses in rich fall colors are always easy and fun paired with a nice jacket. Leather! Anything leather, pants, jackets, skirts, boots, and totes. Animal prints can be worn in any sort of way. Shades of red, especially crimson. Pale grays. Head-to-toe prints. Plaid is still in, I don’t know if it will ever not be in! Nice tailored pants or anything tailored. Simple and Classic. Stripes and polka dots are still around even mixed! White is even being carried over into the cooler season. For fall I love to layer. Mixing different textiles is great for texture and will make simple colors more interesting.
Third, Details. Accessories are most of the time what people remember and notice! You want those details to be good. Collars are one of my favorite details for this season. A lot of shirts have them built in or you can wear collars as a necklace. Choose collar shapes that flatters your face. Rounded edges help more angular face shapes and pointy edges help round or softer features. Head scarves are the perfect accessory, mix and match florals with solids. Sequins is a great dramatic accessory, add to anything simple. Big rimmed hats are another go-to to finish off the outfit. Anything that adds or even gives you a statement.

I hope that this inspires you to find and create what you love through what is in trends right now!

Thank you, Grace! You're wonderful!

Check out Grace's blog: youbygrace.com
And her Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/gracesfisher/

-Kaitlin

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