We all know that your clothing can have a direct effect on how you feel — perhaps a power suit that injects you with confidence or a cozy sweater that has a calming effect. But you can also use your current mood to influence your outfit. It's a way to tell the world what you're thinking and how you're acting without saying anything at all.
This Fall, channel your unique state of mind with outfits that do the talking for you. Feeling nostalgic? Lean into it with playful '90s-inspired pieces. Or maybe you're feeling adventurous. Mirror that by experimenting with bold trends. Ahead, we're sharing suggestions for creative and stylish ways to express yourself this season.
If your mood has been particularly wistful lately, take a trip down memory lane with a retro-inspired outfit. Luckily, the best trends from the '90s are back and better than ever, like bright tartan patterns, belt bags, and PVC accents. A pink plaid skirt suit may be bold, but anchoring it with all-white accents will help streamline the look. Don't forget to sling the belt bag over your torso, crossbody style, for a 2018 spin.
A new season is the perfect opportunity to hit the reset button and refocus your efforts on what really matters. If you're feeling eager and inspired to double down and start checking things off your list, go for fuss-free separates you don't have to think twice about. Then seek out details that will match your mindset, like a splash of energetic color here or a subtly preppy pattern there. Finally, finish your look with sneakers so you can hit the ground running.
Fuel your bold spirit this Fall with an even bolder outfit that incorporates the season's most daring trends in one. Bike shorts, chunky dad sneakers, and a PVC bag each stand out on their own, but worn together, they create the ultimate style statement. With the sporty vibes and comfort factor, you'll be up for any adventure. To keep the look cohesive, try sticking to neutral colors like black and white.
In the mood for romance this season? Tap into those dreamy vibes with a flirty dress and a pretty pale palette. Look for details like cascading ruffles, delicate silk and lace, feminine florals, and an alluring neckline for a dress that will charm and captivate those around you. Complement it with cozy-cute pieces like a chunky knit cardigan and tall suede boots.
Credits: Photographer: Lauren Perlstein; Art Director: Colleen Lennon; Model: Olivia at JAG Models; Stylist: Emma Sousa + Stephanie Nguyen; Hair and Makeup: Carrie LaMarca; Producer: Sasha Bar-Tur