I just finished my monthly sweep of all the womenswear stores covered on Fashion Snoops in July. Let me tell you there is A LOT of non-sale merchandise out there. This is surprising because last year at this time I was willing to sell my soul for a store with new merchandise.. or at the very least something that wasn’t in-store for the past 3 months.
Anyhow those of you Fashion Snoops subscribers will be thrilled to know that the Ladies July Monthly Overview is quite large and in charge, and will be posted on the site this week. Hint: anyone looking for South Western reference, you’ll have plenty of material to explore. But I’m not going to talk about the obvious right now. Here are my favorite 10 trends in retailers right NOW to get this party started for Fall 11.
4. Looking for a new theme to shop? 70s SPORTSWEAR didn’t exactly stick for Spring, however there is some indication that it will become more relevant for Fall. Tip: the midi silhouette isn’t as far fetched as you think.
5. The BLOUSE. The mere term gives me a flashback to the days when people wore “slacks” but alas blouses are back in the contemporary market, in part thanks to the 70s. Double pocket and bow styles are featured as a new woven key item.
7. Leopard is still a big deal in patterns. Le sigh. The good news is that DYE EFFECTS are introduced at retailers. Prime for patterned pants in case you missed that trend, or pretty much any other item.
9. Still craving LACE? The interesting thing is that retailers are positioning lace as a bridge between Summer and Fall collections. So you still have those Little White (leftover) Dresses, but there are also many dark and colored lace styles that move forward into Fall.