But living in the woods here sure doesn't stop me from perusing the latest fun styles so lets take a look at this autumn's trends according to InStyle magazine. Those we might want to embrace and those we should evade.
(All images in this post from Instyle.com unless otherwise noted.)
An obvious yes.
Clean, simple lines and solid colors never go out of style.
They are the basis of every good wardrobe.
Definite thumbs up. It's also timeless.
I'm a huge fan of plaid BUT make sure you don't turn lumberjack. A shirt should be on the slim fitted side, not baggy flannel.
A lightweight plaid shirt is good all year round and a great layering piece.
As Stacy and Clinton always advise, when you're building an outfit think, "Color. Pattern. Texture. Shine."
These embroidered, jeweled, textured, patterned pieces do a lot of the work for you. And, once again, timeless.
Just avoid head to toe or you'll look like a Russian mafia queen.
Fit-and-Flare is always flattering on women and shouldn't be considered a trend.
Since designers might swing to straight-and-streamlined at some point, I suggest stocking up while these feminine pieces are easy to find.
This probably seems like a "well, duh" addition, but InStyle felt that sweaters in autumn are trendy. More particularly, sweaters with interesting details, patterns or shapes.
We're not talking Cosby sweaters, here, think along the lines of the lovely Tommy Hilfiger houndstooth sweater I included in the first image collage.
Definite two thumbs up! Simultaneously timeless and fun.
Even the smallest hint of animal print livens up an outfit. I love this shirt dress and would pair it with a black or red coat and black leather dress boots. In summer - red sandals!
If animal print scares you - be brave! Start small, like the flats below.
This color is having a major moment right now. And why not?
It's bright without being obnoxious, extremely versatile and flattering on everyone.
InStyle showcased some nice pieces but I like this dress better. And the adorable peplum top below. With a cardigan? So great!