Fall Fashion Fabrics!

September is my favorite month because it's not too hot and you can feel the crisp air coming for fall. At least in New England that is! Fashion is always at its best with sweaters, cardigans, jeans, and boots. As hard as it is for some people to go from flip flops and bathing suits to boots and cardigans, fall brings the coziness to fashion and home decor. I'm going to talk about fall fashion fabrics and colors and some DIY projects you can make yourself for the cooler months to come.


Fall Fashion Wool

Wool is THE fabric of fall fashion (that is if you're not allergic) for apparel and accessories. You'll see it in leg warmers, hats, gloves, scarves, dresses, skirts, and jackets most of all. Wool comes in light, medium, and heavy weights, and then there is cashmere of course!


Fall Fashion Denim

Denim is the All-American fabric that will never go out of style. You see it in jean jackets, jeans, skirts, dresses, overalls, and handbags. Denim comes in different washes and thicknesses, and is known to be a durable fabric. It's a casual fabric that can be dressed up or down for fall fashion.

The Three V’s: Velvet, Velour, and Velveteen

Fall Fashion Velvet

Velvet is all warm and fuzzy isn't it? It is a rich looking fabric that is seen in a lot of fall/winter dresses and jackets especially around the holidays. Velvet can be silk, polyester, rayon, and sometimes wool. When I think of Velour I think of track suits (juicy couture?). Velour is a stretch knit with a cut pile. Velveteen is made of cotton and is an imitation of velvet.


Fall Fashion Fleece

What can I say about fleece other than that here at OFS we sell it like it's going out style, especially in the fall and winter months. Fleece is great for scarves, gloves, hats, blankets, and ponchos! Check out our DIY no-sew fleece blanket tutorial here.


Fall Fashion Corduroy

Corduroy is a classic fabric that can be seen in pants, overalls, and handbags, along with other things.

Faux Suede

Fall Fashion Faux Suede

Faux Suede feels great and looks great! It is seen in vests, shoes, jackets, and sometimes even pants in fall fashion.