Fashion is in full swing – TRENDSPORT :: SRQ magazine article by Britt Mattie and Madison Mursch

Golden Hour Harvest: Endless Blu Asymmetrical Cut Crop in Marsala, $38; Modern Soul Boutique, 59 S Blvd of the Presidents, Sarasota, 941-650-6808, modernsoulboutique.com, @modernsoul_boutique; Hudson Remi cropped high-rise straight jeans, $205; T. Georgiano Store, 1409-B 1st St., Sarasota, tgeorgianos.com, @tgeorgianos; Minkpink beige and brown fringed cardigan, $129; Blend Fashion House, S Osprey Ave., Sarasota, 941-552-9379, blendfashionhouse.com, @blend_fashion_house.

EXPOSED SHOULDERS

No need to give the cold shoulder, exposed shoulders and necklines flatter any figure, with an element of flirtation and daring associated with class. Whether it’s a simple spaghetti strap crop top or a long sleeve cocktail dress, dare an off the shoulder, or both, with these bold yet feminine neckline shapes. Revealing a hint of cleavage with a one-shoulder wrap top or off-the-shoulder silhouette proves to be the perfect balance of modesty and sultry for a Florida fall, especially when paired with a loose cardigan or with a big collar. gold trend.

Floral congratulations: Braided ivory suede wide-brimmed summer hat, $34, Marmalade Surfside Boutique, 5129 Ocean Blvd., Siesta Key, 941-346-7263, @marmaladesurfside. Olive Green Floral Print Mini Dress, $84; Fixxation Boutique, 1108 N Orange Ave., Sarasota, 941-467-3553, fixxationboutique.com, @fixxationbtq.

Sensual after sunset: Kaya Black Floral Dress, $129; Black woven belt with resin buckle, $55; Blend Fashion House, 1913 S Osprey Ave., Sarasota, 941-552-9379, blendfashionhouse.com, @blend_fashion_house; Steve Madden Glow Black Leather Boot, $130; Boutique T. Georgiano, 1409-B 1st St., Sarasota, tgeorgianos.com, @tgeorgianos. Fall picnic installation created and courtesy of Sarasota Alfresco, sarasotaalfresco.com, @sarasotaalfresco.

ASSORTED SETS

When did correspondence become such a thing? Now a stylish staple for a wide range of activities – from Netflix and chillin’ with the boo to a business lunch with clients and drinks downtown with the girls – the matching sets have you covered (literally and in the senses). figuratively) for, literally, any occasion. Cozy loungewear sets offer all the comfort you need to curl up on the couch all day, yet chic enough to look “put together” enough to leave the house and run errands. The bold pop of parallel color from top to bottom, combined with the quality soft knit of this loungewear, lets you experience your sweats day after day. When it comes time to class it up a bit, don’t miss a matching rhythm by opting for a “power suit” type look with a matching blazer and linen pants duo. This complementary business casual look lives at the intersection of conservatism and boldness, making head-to-toe color and fabric coordination key to achieving a must-have monochromatic moment.

Picnic in style: Tulalah Chevron Chain Necklace, $58; Teal panties, $148; Teal linen blazer, $168; Sage one-shoulder tank top, $78; Shore Clothing, 465, boul. John Ringling. #100, Sarasota, 941-388-3535, shorebrand.com, @shorebrand; America & Beyond Teal Round Bag, $92; Marmalade Salon & Boutique, 3617,1927 S Osprey Ave., Sarasota, 941-362-0276, marmaladelove.bigcartel.com, @marmaladesalonandboutique. Fall themed installation, sarasotaalfresco.com, [email protected], @sarasotaalfresco. Flower arrangement by Shpresa Mehmeti.

Comfortable reading corner: Frame Side Slit Sweatshirt in Mandarin, $168; Mandarin Frame Roll-Up Track Pants, $158; INfluence Style, 474 John Ringling Blvd., Sarasota, 941-343-2315, influencesestyle.com, @influencestyle; The recently published hardcover Arbornaut by Dr. Margaret Lowman of the TREE Foundation and Mission Green, $23.5. Refurbished Suncoast Vans, White Extended High Roof Ford Transit, suncoastvans.com, [email protected]@suncoastvans.

S’more Nights Like This: Range Knit Pant with Slits in Jet Black, $220; The Range Knit One-Shoulder Tank Top in Jet Black, $158; INfluence Style, 474 John Ringling Blvd., Sarasota, 941-343-2315, influencestyle.com, @influencestyle. Fall picnic installation created and courtesy of Sarasota Alfresco, sarasotaalfresco.com, @sarasotaalfresco.

SPORTS CLOTHING

An appropriate contraction of the words “athletics” and “leisure”, sportswear has played a major role in the resurgence of sportswear on the fashion scene. Combining functionality with a sleek minimalist design, it has become widely acceptable for people to wear the look in non-sporty settings. Supporting “transition” times with leggings, biker shorts and other yoga pants paired with flattering crop top style sports bras, this trend can be worn anytime, no. anywhere and continues to go viral, even reaching high-end and luxury brands that want to be part of this niche segment. These simplistic and flexible sets serve both fashion and function, so you’ll be ready to hit the John Ringling Bridge for a morning jog with your workout buddy while looking sporty and cute while eating afterward. ‘Overton.

Become one with nature: Divides 59 Dream Techflex Bra on Fire, $74; 59 Dream Techflex Split High-Rise Leggings, $114; Lotus Boutique, 1464 Main St., Sarasota, 941-906-7080, lotus-boutiques.myshopify.com, @lotusboutique; Lululemon 5mm Lavender/Teal Reversible Mat, $88; The Yoga Shack, 514 Central Ave., Sarasota, 941-681-8029, theyogashack.com, @yogashacklife.

Namaste in the van: Olive suede hat, $35; Blend Fashion House, 1913 S Osprey Ave., Sarasota, 941-552-9379, blendfashionhouse.com, @blend_fashion_house; Beyond Yoga Green Stripe Leggings, $100; Joah Brown Second Skin Tank Top, $76; Boutique T. Georgiano, 1409-B 1st St., Sarasota, 941-870-3727, tgeorgianos.com, @tgeorgianos; Lululemon 5mm Lavender/Teal Reversible Rug, $88; The Yoga Shack, 514 Central Ave., Sarasota, 941-681-8029, theyogashack.com, @yogashacklife. Refurbished Suncoast Vans, White Extended High Roof Ford Transit, suncoastvans.com, [email protected]@suncoastvans.

CORE CUTTINGS

Seductive yet tasteful, the slashes and slim slits open up in the most flattering way. Cutouts of all geometric shapes show a glimpse of the upper abdomen/lower ribs to expose the often hidden core area, providing a subtle flash of skin that adds just the right element of mystique to an outfit. This subtly revealing look is wearable and achievable for any body type—incorporating that window artfully placed against the skin in an ongoing body positivity move—while providing a little extra ventilation on a hot day in Sarasota.

Rural combat: Brown fedora hat with studded leather band, $45; Jumpsuit after hours, $68; Blend Fashion House, 1913 S Osprey Ave., Sarasota, 941-552-9379, blendfashionhouse.com, @blend_fashion_house; Sanctuary Suede Combat Boots in Taupe Grey, $54; Motel Therapy, 532 S Pineapple Ave., Sarasota, 941-260-2277, moteltherapy.com, @moteltherapy.

STATEMENT BOOTS

It’s time to put your best foot forward – we’re bringing back the boots, baby. The first sign of fall thrills in Florida means slippers are calling, even despite the lingering humidity. Whether it’s cowboy boots inspired by Western wear, bold utilitarian combat boots that hit the lower calf, textured textiles in crocodile skin or snakeskin, or silhouettes up to at the ankle. paired with a heel or wedge boots are ready to catch your breath. And these were indeed made for walking – or rather strutting.

Fierce Campfire: Coconut by Matisse Footwear Fawn Over You ankle boot, $70; Blend Fashion House, 1913 S Osprey Ave., Sarasota, 941-552-9379, blendfashionhouse.com, @blend_fashion_house; Sanctuary Suede Combat Boots in Taupe Grey, $54; Dolce Vita Huey ivory crocodile-print leather boot, $140; Motel Therapy, 532 S Pineapple Ave., Sarasota, 941-260-2277, moteltherapy.com, @moteltherapy; AGL Violanda Bootie in Oslo Grey, $470; Lotus Boutique, 1464 Main St., Sarasota, 941-906-7080, lotus-boutiques.myshopify.com, @lotusboutique. Bundle of firewood from Steven’s Firewood, 9833 Fruitville Rd., Sarasota, 941-961-0814.

Fall fashion unearthed by Britt Mattie and Madison Mursch. Modeled by Madison Mursch. All photographs are by Wyatt Kostygan. Hair and makeup by Vanessa Silvana of Lochnessa Makeup Creations, 630 S. Orange Ave. Suite 302-A, Sarasota, 941.914.8400, [email protected]@lochnessa_makeup_creations.

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