The Fall 2019 Trend Report

The beginning of a new season is the most exciting time in fashion because it gives you the opportunity to build out the trendiest side of your wardrobe.

Raquel shares her top trends for fall 2019.

The majority of your wardrobe should be made up of classics, but trends are crucial too. They add joy, complexity, and creative inspiration to any closet.

Trends represent everything in our society: politics, religion, movies, music, food, nature. All those elements get channeled into what we wear.

This fall, there are a lot of eye-catching trends to consider. Here are some of my faves…


You may feel like you have an aversion to camo, but there are so many different ways to do camo, which means there may be one for you. You can keep it traditional with an army green camo utility jacket and finish the look with a burgundy top and high-waisted dark-blue flares. If that feels like it stands out too much, try a grey camo print for a more subtle, elegant camo (and yes, it’s possible for camo to be elegant). Choose one of the greys from the camo (since there will be a mix) and use that in other parts of your outfit. For example, a grey camo pair of leggings fits easily with a v-neck charcoal, fine-kint sweater and slate-grey fashion sneakers. Finish all your camo looks with classic hoops.

Raquel Greer Gordian of Greer Image Consulting visits Studio 512 to chat all about the biggest trends of fall 2019.


It’s impossible to miss animal print considering it’s everywhere. I hear a lot of women say they aren’t into animal prints, but like any good trend, it’s about finding the animal print that’s right for you.

Neon snakeskin, grey leopard, and an abstract cheetah print couldn’t be more different, so keep your eyes open for something that fits your personality. Neon is unequivocally bold, so if you are too, go for it. Try an abstract animal print, which has the appearance of a traditional animal print but isn't found in nature, to play into your creativity. An animal print made with variations of grey (rather than the more literal black and brown combination) will make for a sophisticated and updated approach.


Remember the Tiffany chain heart necklace of the 2000s? Chunky pieces like this are back and perfect for fall. These heavy-weight accessories are a perfect pairing with your chunkiest sweater or your classic cream-colored button down. Finish the look with simple studs of the same type of metal (such as gold, silver, rose gold), then add a big cocktail ring to match the chunkiness of the necklace.


Everyone can wear every color. It’s the version of the color that you need to match to your skin, eyes, and hair. Purple is all over the place, so you’ve got lots to choose from. One person might have a deep, clear complexion that pairs well with royal purple, while another person’s soft, cool complexion would be better suited for lavender. For a light, warm complexion, the answer is lilac. There is something out there for everyone. Pair your purple with its complimentary color, yellow, for a bold look or stick to all black around the purple for a sleek feel.


Lace is one of my favorite fabrics to try if you’re looking to transition a trend from day to evening.

In the office, a navy sheath dress with a full-length cardigan will create the perfect balance of femininity and power. Then switch the look to night with a moto jacket and cage heels.

Wearing it in a top instead? Tuck the lace top into paper-bag waist pants for a practical and comfortable look. Finish it with patent leather oxfords and a blazer for a powerful, professional finish.

If you enjoyed this article, I would love to hear from you! Leave me a comment below and tell me which trend you’re most excited to try for Fall 2019.

Lots of love and joy!


5 Key Items to Add to Your Wardrobe for Fall

Your closet should be easy to navigate and even easier to style.

Your style should make you stand out, fit in, and give off messages of power, creativity, and approachability.

But thinking through exactly how all that’s going to work can easily throw you into the arms of those couple outfits that you have the ultimate love-hate relationship with.

They save you from leaving the house in your pajamas (woop woop!), but they’re about as exciting as vanilla ice cream (where’s the magic shell and sprinkles?!).

But awesome style is just a hop, skip, and a jump away.

With just a few simple updates, you can feel more put together and confident every day.

Sometimes that means strictly styling from what you have, and other times it’s about adding a few fresh items to your clothing arsenal.

Raquel shares five of her favorite pieces to add to your wardrobe this fall.

Here’s my list of the top 5 items to try this fall, and if you’ve already got them, I’m giving you some fresh ways to style them.  

And don’t forget! Once you’ve read the list, leave me a comment below and tell me which item you’re most excited to try this fall. I love hearing from you!

Lots of love and joy,


Raquel shares how to style a pants belt for fall 2019.

Can you believe they’re back?! My middle school self is so excited.

These bad boys are like any good part of your wardrobe, both functional and fashionable. Their job is of course to hold your pants up, but more importantly, the pants belt adds an extra ounce of fun to your style south of your waist.

To highlight your belt and buckle, make sure to do a full or front tuck. This brings the attention to the belt and shows that you’re detail oriented.

Watch the front tuck tutorial here.

Finish the look by adding warm-brown booties to match a warm-brown belt or a cool shoe like grey or black to a black belt. Don’t worry, the belt and shoe don’t have to match. They just need to be in the same color family.

Raquel shares how to style a statement blazer for fall 2019.

Neutrals are good too, but this is your power piece for the moments when you’re feeling like your boldest self.

I would put lots of prints and colors under the umbrella of a statement piece like a blazer, so feel free to explore what you love – hot pink, cobalt, lavender, snake skin, lime, floral.

The sky’s the limit with how funky you can go.

If you’re feeling daring on styling, use the blazer as a compass to style the rest of your outfit.

Pull one color from a pattern to guide you to other pieces of the same color that could work in the outfit. For example, use forest green in the stems of a floral pattern to lead you to a forest green t-shirt dress for underneath.

Going with a solid-colored statement blazer? Use the type of color to guide you to a match. If the blazer is lime green, you’ll want to go with a light, clear, warm-colored piece like a watermelon or coral button-down to compliment the characteristics of the lime green.

Want to play it safe with such a bold piece? You totally can. Just keep it neutral underneath with a dark color like black, navy, or charcoal.

Raquel shares how to style a printed tee for fall 2019.

Polka dots, stripes, leopard – they’re all in style, which means you get to choose your fave T-shirt. Layer them under your statement blazer if the blazer is a solid color or tuck them into a skirt for a feminine addition.

Both looks will give you a combination of power and approachability – the perfect formula for work and weekend.

Add pointed-toe pumps to either look to intensify the power or make it smart casual by wearing your favorite pair of fashion sneakers.

Raquel shares how to style a moto jacket for fall 2019.

If you’re not on the moto train yet, girl, you need to be. A moto jacket is a jacket that’s reminiscent of an actual leather jacket you would wear to protect you on a motorcycle.

But fashion has taken it and turned it into a fun styling tool. You can find these in all kinds of colors, textures, and faux leather options.

They’re not typically super heavy, which makes them just enough warmth for an Austin fall and winter.

Add a fine-knit v-neck sweater underneath during the coldest days of November or your printed tee underneath during the transitional months to come.

Raquel shares how to style white fashion sneakers for fall 2019.

White after Labor Day? Absolutely. 

These may seem summery, but they can be totally fall. It’s all about how you style them.  

Try these with all black to give a severe downtown look.

Or pair them with other whites you’ll enjoy wearing all year long, like your classic white button down or a navy & white striped tee. Add your high-waisted blue denim and a bright statement earring to both keep it simple and add interest to your look.  

Finish the look with the statement blazer to play into the sleek feel of the sneakers. And don’t worry about keeping the blazer to office duties only. You can wear this look to work, brunch, dinner, or a shopping day with your girlfriends.

Still want to rock your sundresses into the fall? Perfect! These sneakers will add a practical and fashion-forward touch to the look. Finish it with your oversized denim jacket and your biggest hoops.