Island Stylin’

Fall Fashion Forecast From Patchington

By SANDRA WEYANT | Aug 28, 2019
Photo by: Jack Reynolds

Can you feel it? Fall is in the air, and that means fresh fashions are here. Patchington at the Shore on Long Beach Island offers resort wear and casual apparel for women of all ages, and with the newest arrivals, the boutique is ready for the change of seasons.

Here’s what you’ll be seeing a lot of this autumn:

Animal Instincts. Spotted everywhere: leopard print. If you want to show off your wild side, leopard print is the perfect choice. You can rock a leopard cardigan, printed ponte pants or even leopard flats. 

Knot It. Fit to be tied, knot details give any basic a little something extra. Tie-waist pants are still trending from summer, and so are shirts with knotted hemlines. You don’t have to buy a knotted top or pair of pants to try the trend. Pick any top from your closet and tie the bottom hemline in the front, and there you go.

Plaid About You. Let’s get one thing squared away: Plaid is having a major moment. From checkered coats to printed pants, skirts and button-ups, you can’t go wrong with this sophisticated pattern.

Glitter Bug. Leave a little sparkle wherever you go. This season, for party dressing, it’s all about glitter and sparkles, which are always popular choices, especially for the upcoming holidays. Glitter-knit fabrics and sequin details enrich any outfit. Get ready to shine!

Winter Whites. Who says you can’t wear white after Labor Day? We don’t want to zoom past fall, but there’s nothing cleaner or fresher than an all-white ensemble in autumn. Pair a cozy white sweater with white denim for a casual-chic look.

Made For Suede. Super-soft and luxurious, suede is in. This fabric is taking over the runways in many different forms: jackets, boots, skirts, accessories and more. Plus, the material is thick and will keep you warm when the chilly breeze blows.

Leather Report. When the air is brisk, you’ll need cool leather garments. Layer a leather jacket on top of any outfit to give it that edgy vibe. Faux leather pants with a pair of leather combat boots is a fierce combination with serious attitude.

Color Code. Cinnamon, mustard yellow, blue and green are the colors of the season, so feel free to get creative with your style and venture outside your comfort zone. Instead of relying on neutrals this fall, incorporate some color into your outfits to keep things fresh and vibrant. 

At Patchington, the shopping experience is all about having fun, creative expression and lasting relationships, according to store manager Vera Wilkie. She and her associates enjoy interacting with customers and helping them select the perfect outfit and accessories for their wardrobe. In addition to a gorgeous assortment of apparel, Patchington carries unique items and accessories that aren’t available anywhere else.

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