Holly’s Fashion News

Holly Bell, Owner Maxx Models & Talent

Let’s grab a cup of hot apple cider as we welcome the crisp air, crunchy leaves and cozy fall looks for this wonderful season. With the Midwest’s transitional weather, you wonder how to dress for that in-between. It’s cool in the morning, warms up during the day and gets downright chilly in the evening. Designers are offering what they are calling “Cottagecore” looks. Think of wearing a dark toned print dress or skirt with a chunky cardigan over it. Then pull in a one-of-a-kind artisanal item to express your individuality. “Cottagecore”. Some examples would be a macrame woven belt, or a sequin embellished vest. With sweater-vests being a hot item, this fall, pair it with something like a preppy plaid skirt. Add an oversized blazer for the cool weather layer and again; “Cottagecore”. Throw in some loafers or booties for the final addition for your modern fall look.

Denim is perfect for fall too. Darker wash denim or black denim is a must have for fall along with that forever denim jacket. Comfort is still on trend for fall with oversized and loose fit clothing but there is a big resurgence of party wear that spills into day wear.

Layering takes top priority in the fall too. Dark tones are what we think of as fall but Pantone, the leaders in color trends, are predicting a brighter fall look with Red (Molten Lava), Orange (Dragon Fire), Green (Abundant Green) and Yellow (Spicy Mustard) being their top choices for fall. Neutrals are always important too as they work well with all these gorgeous fall color tones.

Throwback trends are always resurfacing and popping up everywhere. Get groovy with fashion prints reminiscent of the 70’s. Graphic prints are fun and an artful addition to your wardrobe. Vintage is always in style; it just takes a bit of mixing with the modern to pull it off. Cardigans will be plentiful this year and work well with graphic prints. We saw the resurgence of matchy-matchy outfits this past year and this cool trend continues with not only loungewear but also 2-pc. suiting. Athleisurewear is still important but it’s time to level up your look for this trend. You can still look fashionable and be comfortable! Luxury fabrics like cashmere add an elegant touch to athleisurewear. Yet another throwback hot trend this summer has been the wide-leg pant. This relaxed silhouette loves the limelight and will continue into this fall. Once you wear this comfortable pant, you don’t want to go back to skinny styles. Choosing a top that can be tucked in or stops just below the waist is important when wearing these wide-leg pants. It’s important for proportion and to keep the look from appearing too oversized.


Soon the Holidays will be upon us and what fun it is this year! Seems like we will be celebrating the end of the pandemic again and again! The theme for this celebratory year is Vouge’s mantra, “When in Doubt, Add some Sequins”! Sequins are fun, shiny, and glamourous. Picture an all-over black sequin top worn with your favorite jeans or an all over sequin skirt with your chunky sweater. Mixing sequins with ready to wear is where it’s at for Holiday 2022. A long sequin skirt with a tailored white blouse would be so trendy! Black is always great for dressing up and this year it’s on point. We always feel good in black. The perfect mix and match with fall’s bright color palette, or the perfect sequin background for your fun days. Play with juxtapositions of sequins.  Play it against everything in your closet to come up with your own personal style.