Sunday, July 31, 2011

Fall Trend Alert: Cooler Weather and Warmer Colors Ahead

It's almost back to school time, and that means changing trends in fashion and decor. Don't forget that Tennessee tax-free weekend is August 5- 7th. Clothing purchases of up to 100.00 in one place are tax-free! That includes vintage and consignment too. Last year I did my tax-free shopping at Carolyn's Consignment shop in Murfreesboro. She even had a one dollar rack with some fabulous finds. She has a great selection of handbags, shoes, and jackets, along with women's clothing. Click here for directions:

Besides clothing, there are many autumn treasures available that are crafted right here in Tennessee to usher in the changing season. Warm colors such as brown, gold, amber, and bronze are hot this season. Use these colors in natural materials, such as wood, or chunky fabrics to keep up hot trends. The top fall color picks for pairing with your warm neutrals, according to top fashion designers, are moss, honeysuckle, and coral. These wine glass charms, made in Nashville by theMonkeyButtons incorporate the essential elements of autumn style, warm colors, natural textures, gold metal, and a chunky design. They are available online here:

Thick, rustic fibers are great for fall home decor, jackets, hats, and accessories. Coral and moss in subdued tones will add cheerful color to your autumn browns. These dishcloths are from Smyrna artisan, Zadzukki.

Another trend for fall that is uber popular is the use of feathers. Whether worn in the hair, or used in accessory design, adding feathers to your fall wardrobe is a sure way to spice up your fall fashions.
Nashville designer Jennifer is offering this colorful peacock hair clip and many other stylish pieces in here online shop:

According to the slideshow provided on this fashion trend watch website, other hot items for fall include chunky filigree designs, black sweaters, long earrings, and more. Here we have a stunning silk headband made of vintage kimono fabric imported from Japan. Crafted in Nashville, by a Japanese-American artisan, these warm colors are a wonderful addition to any fall outfit. See more silk creations in Tomoandedie's online botique:

As a final autumn showcase item, allow me to share something made by myself, Clare Corcoran, in Murfreesboro, TN. Apple-cinnamon candles capture the aroma of fall's favorite fruit in the colors of the season. You can find my soaps and candles online at my shop, Mylana:

Follow the artisans of Middle Tennessee on Facebook:

Our group started online as a coalition of artists from Tennessee that sell on; however, we welcome anyone that wants to browse, shop, create, or share your own artistic endeavors. We announce local artistic and cultural events along with sales, promotions, and local craft shows.

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