Tuesday, 13 October 2015

The Fall Fashion: Style Guide with Peter Minkoff

The Fall Fashion: Style Guide with Peter Minkoff
Hi guys, 

I have been an incredibly bad blogger as I haven't managed to get any posts out recently and have been too busy to talk to anyone via social media. As you may or may not know, I entered my final year of Uni at the end of September and I have been swamped with work ever since. I don't know why I thought this year would be a breeze because it is not! On top of studying, I have got myself a little job in an accounting firm near me which means I can put all my knowledge to good use. I am so excited, I thought I was going to have to wait forever to get a job and was really panicking about it but thank God they contacted me and offered me something part time to work round Uni. I have also been super busy with The Body Coach as I started Cycle 1 3 weeks ago and have to keep on top of food prep and exercising which takes a lot out of you. If you would like to see an update on Cycle 1, just let me know in the comments below guys and I will let you know at the end of the 4 weeks. Moving away from my personal life and onto the actual post now shall we?

The gorgeous Peter Minkoff is back! His last post was very successful here on An Impatient Scottish Girl so he decided to put together a little Fall/Autumn fashion post for all you fashionistas out there, I hope you enjoy it guys. 

Fall is always bringing us new fashion goodies to try on. We have seen many interesting styles walking on the runways and, believe it or not, many of them are quite wearable. Just when we thought that designers cannot surprise us and deliver something fresh and exciting, we have seen living-room-design-similar patterns, neo-ethnic style, fur reinvented, neo-Victorian, etc. Among the many styles, there is a little something for every lady. Together we will go through the major trends that could impact the way we shop our clothes and put together our outfits.


The Fall Fashion: Style Guide with Peter Minkoff

Wearing all patched up clothes may seem as a silly thing to you, but believe us what we have seen on the catwalk is far from homeless-like fashion. Valentino, Etro and ChloĆ© presented patchwork textures that made a really big impact. From a maxi sweater dress (Etro) and a long coat (Valentino) to Calvin Klein’s reinvented little black dress to ChloĆ©’s poncho-like dress, these “patchy” pieces enchanted the viewers. The best thing about it, it is quite easy to incorporate this style into your wardrobe. You can wear a patchwork sweater and a classic pair of jeans. Just combine it with a monochromatic shoes and accessories.

The Fall Fashion: Style Guide with Peter Minkoff

 It seems that designers (Valentino, Diane von Furstenberg, Emilio Pucci, Roberto Cavalli, and others) have been flipping through the pages of this famous magazine this season. They have found their inspiration in Native American attire, Africa’s patterns, indigenous population of South and Central America motives, traditional Indian wear, etc. These pieces can be worn for special occasion and for every day. From India, for instance, we have amazing and flattering items such as colourful salwar suit, which can be worn with pair of skinny jeans as a part of casual outfit or with leggings and heels and conspicuous jewellery for some dressier event. African fringes are great for purses, vests, dresses, t-shirts, skirts and basically any other clothing piece.

The Fall Fashion: Style Guide with Peter Minkoff

Just after diamonds and other gemstones, fur is on the top-list as lady’s best friend. Still, wearing all fur, similar to wearing all diamonds, can be a bit over-the-top to say at the least. This season, however, the devil is in the details. If we follow the tips of reputed designer names, such as Prada and Proenza Schouler, we can be sure that we will wear small but visible furry details on everything from evening dresses to double-breasted coats. If you are among true fashion aficionados, you will follow this trend. Just remember that you still should not combine fur and sportswear, anything else is allowed.

The Fall Fashion: Style Guide with Peter Minkoff

When a lady needs to show off her elegance, there is nothing better than to take her inspiration from the queens and high-society ladies of the nineteenth century. We have seen so much elegant lace and high-neck ruffled collar and fell in love in this royal-like feel. Ricardo Tisci and some other designers used this era as an inspiration for some more modern pieces meant for street style, while Valentino and others took this opportunity to give a new twist to red-carpet wear. Oscar de la Renta was, as always, thinking about women’s elegancy and additionally decorated the lace with small roses. Neo-Victorian is mostly evening wear, and, because of the richness of the fabrics and textures, it is best to be worn without any particularly conspicuous accessories.

Choose your favourite trend or wear them all. Turn the streets of your city into your very own catwalk. Just be sure you feel good in what you are wearing and everything will be great. 

If you love Peters work, then check out his former post and find him on

What do you think of this post? Will you be applying any of his knowledge to your autumn/fall wardrobe?

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