Monika from Monikova Design shares with us how she feels about fall, and what she keeps in mind when dressing for the season.
I enjoy fall. I embrace the change of seasons as it is a most wonderful thing; as change is good, and all things can be considered new and refreshed. It reminds me of a rebirth, of youth and energy, which are all positive. This change alters the fashion scene big time. I embrace fall fashion changes, and fashion always changes – so play with it. I love the chance to change it up with sweaters, boots, and the drama you can create with layers of clothes, shawls and hats.
So what are the rules for how you should dress this fall? No rules, please!!! In this area we don’t like rules. I suggest you build on your own individuality – as individuality is the biggest trend this past decade.
We are all unique and different, so embellish it. Do what suits your needs. Don’t be afraid to mix, play, and combine colours, textures and prints – you never know what you may come up with! But remember – never be afraid of layering, fall is sometimes tricky, with the warmth of the day, and the cool of night, which also makes the mornings freezing. We’ve created our blouses so they’re perfect as a part of this layering, perfect for the warm weather during the day and easy to fit under a sweater, vest, or the fitted jackets that we love this fall.
So as you play and layer, try to stay true to your curves. There can be a tendency to look boxy or to lose your shape when it comes to fall layering. Whether you are young, middle aged or mature everyone looks good showcasing their curves. And as with all fashion, trendy has its limits, and not all trends are for everyone. So choose what the best look is for your body type.
Another big part of looking good is feeling comfortable in what you are wearing. This is one of the main reasons why I always choose natural fabrics for the Monikova line, which feels nice next to the skin. So when choosing, pick something that feels nice to wear.
Lastly, don’t be afraid to play with colour, and the brightness of colour as the season progresses. Perhaps a royal blue or gold sweater or dress may brighten your fall day and those around you with your originality!
This is a new season, see it as new start. Be yourself, and play with it, you will be amazed at your own unique creations. Flaunt your sense of style and send me pictures of your creations at firstname.lastname@example.org.