|Sunday, 25 August 2013|
by Mathilda Hatfield
Fall has nearly arrived and so have some great seasonal fashions.
Often, people associate with fall cool morning temperatures, tailgates and football games, soccer matches and volleyball tournaments. Then there are the homecoming reunions, weddings and other special events.
Fall is a busy time in the 501!
Many women consider fall as their favorite fashion season. Autumn temperatures and activities necessitate big changes in the closet. Women are ready to trade out the lightweight fabrics of summer for warmer, colorful attire.
501 LIFE asked several local shops to share one “Back to School/Fall Fashion” look with readers to help get the season off to a great start.
(501 LIFE would like to thank Central Baptist College in Conway for providing the location for this fashion photo shoot.)
SCORE! Kelsey Peak racks up points in her skinny ankle jeans in a dark ‘Bridget’ wash by Joe’s Jeans; and still keeps her cool in this fall’s hottest trend: a mixed media printed knit shirt in a crinkled poly/rayon blend, by David Cline. It also features three-quarter cuffed sleeves and snap buttons. Earn extra points with a matching salmon and gold ‘T-shirt’ necklace from New York. All pieces presented by Lefler’s in Downtown Conway.
“Branch out” this fall in this lace maxi dress by Coveted Clothing. With this outfit, Savannah Chandler shows how accessories can transform a black palette into an autumn look. Think outside the box by adding the Taoeli brand, handmade necklace with turquoise, rhinestone, silk string and bronze metal, a red and mixed metal bracelet and Razorback-red drop earrings by Royal Standard, along with the black leather wrap bracelet by Rush. This outfit transitions easily from late summer parties to early autumn “Hog Calling.” All pieces provided by Branch Out in Downtown Conway.
Kristen Shafer is the leader of the pack. This fun, flirty outfit is perfect for tailgating, mixers or fall recruitment. The Leo Leopard top, animal-friendly leather pant, Cleopatra necklace and trendy bootie can all be found at HipSway in Downtown Conway.
Set the curve. Ashley Hettmannsperger makes the grade in an embroidered skinny pant and tie-neck peasant top, both by Plenty by Tracy Reese. Raising the bar are the "Go Bears" bracelet and the black leather statement cuff by G. Spinelli along with the black and gold drop earrings. A++ for Ashley and Grand On Oak in Downtown Conway.
No "armchair quarterbacks" here. These Augusta Sportswear jerseys from Bevy’s in Downtown Conway demonstrate your fan skills loud and clear. Now get out there! You’ve got game!
Fall leaves aren’t the only colorful things hitting the ground – these New Balance Running sneaks from Shoe Choo Train boutique in the Conway Towne Center will put a spring in your step when fall is in the air. Choose orange and black for cheering on Hendrix football! Or, make sure that you’re heard AND seen in these pink, purple and grey kicks while cheering for UCA Bears and Sugar Bears! NB Groove - where functionality meets fun. In an array of bright colors. This running shoe combines lightweight cushioning with a flexible outsole for all-day, all-play comfort.