Puffer Vest at Amelias

Puffer Vests for Fall

The Puffer Vest is not just a necessity for an extra layer to protect from the cold but a forward fashion statement. You can find them with fur, or lambs wool to wear with boots and jeans or something more dressy in black with gold accents. Its a fashion layering piece that is hot this year!

Puffer vests are generally overlooked and under-appreciated in many respects, earning a bad rap in the winter apparel arena for their shapeless (read: less than flattering) marshmallow-like silhouette and their ambiguous functionality that oftentimes elicit strong styling confusion: What about the arms?! Yet, there is a way to wear the padded piece in public without overheating or feeling under-dressed—and look good doing it. We took one quilted J. Crew puffer vest in deep riviera ($120; jcrew.com) and integrated it into four different looks that work for various occasions, from the office to the gym. No longer will your neglected puffer lurk in the depths of your closet. Here’s to giving the cushiony gilet a second chance (or in this case, four) when cold weather strikes. From layering it over knits and under coats, see all the different ways to style a vest.

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Fringe dress on the runway

Fringe for Fall

Every fashion week we spot trends on the runway that are sure to be huge next season. This week we’ve seen a lot of turtlenecks, serious ’70s vibes and edgy hair accessories. While we are often introduced to new trends, some just keep repeating themselves and refuse to die (hello crop tops). Such is the case with the most ubiquitous fall 2015 fad, fringe.

We saw fringe all over the spring 2015 runways and now it has made an appearance at big shows like Ralph Lauren Polo and Mara Hoffman. Though fringe might seem like a trickier trend to pull off, it works really well on coats, jackets and skirts, as well as on accessories like handbags and shoes. Needless to say, you can wear it just about anywhere.

Check out all the fringe we’ve spotted at NYFW so far and tell us these looks aren’t fringetastic!

Fall Fashions

Who’s Ready for Fall

fringed sweater vestSeptember means the end of summer and the beginning of Fall or for fashionistas it means LAYERING! A great season for picking up some new staples and reorganizing your wardrobe. Leggings are still in, as are boots so don’t panic! Long sweaters are a must and fringe is EVERYWHERE. However, you should use it sparingly!

Here are some “spotted on the runway” from Fashion Spot

Fall 2015 was ripe with trends. You name it, we spotted it: peekaboo lace, embellished heels, fur stoles, statement earrings, mod squad minis, flair trousers. There were macro trends (the 70s, we see you) and micro ones (colorblock boots, anyone?) and then there were just plain wacky ones — raise your hand if you’re going to “runway-to-reality” your manicured tootsies into a pair of fur shoes. We didn’t think so. With so many choices and so little time, we plucked the biggest (and most wearable) fall fashion trends for 2015, so you didn’t have to.