Time for fashion throwbacks

D'Nieka Hartsfield

D’Nieka Hartsfield

By D’Nieka Hartsfield

Nieka Style

Wow, the kids are already back to school (this week) and the summer is nearly behind us.
Aside from spring, the fall is the best season for fashion.
Here are some really cool threads I’m anticipating this upcoming season: 1970’s throwbacks, big faux furs that will carry you through the winter, scarves, turtlenecks and so on.

Here are some ways to update some of my chosen pieces:
• Bell bottoms. I have yet to find a really great pair, but the mission is to find a pair that has the vintage look, with an updated fit. These look great with a tucked-in buttonup or T-shirt. Although tapered jeans and skinnies are trending now, every girl should have at least one pair of really cool bell bottoms to change up the look every once in a while.

• Faux fur. Whether you accent a blouse with a fur scarf, vest or deck yourself out in a full fur coat, you have to have at least one piece in your closet this season. You can turn any plain outfit into glam if you add one of these pieces. I prefer not to have authentic fur (more over the fear of offending anyone) but I just love a great fur piece.

• Scarves. The latest trend I’ve googled over is belted scarves. Instead of wrapping it around your neck once or twice, try letting it hang down in the front and adding a thin belt over it. Make sure to style your belt high enough to where your waist starts to thin for the most flattering look. Putting a belt over your scarf is another way to add style to your jeans, T-shirt or a plain dress.

• Turtlenecks. Yes ma’am, these cool sweaters are back and better than ever. A nice slim fitting solid turtleneck looks great with a long skirt and belt. These sweaters are best for the cool days you want to tie your hair back and throw on a pair of earrings.
These are just a few pieces I am looking forward to dressing up this season.

D’Nieka Hartsfield writes for Clovis News Journal and Portales News-Tribune. You can contact her at dhartsfield@cnjonline.com or find her on Facebook.