Trend Alert: Car Wash Skirt

 With the fall season fast approaching, it’s time to start picking out the trends that will be making an appearance on fashionistas everywhere. One trend that stood out on runways from New York to Paris is the car wash skirt. Tommy Hilfiger, Christian Dior, Oscar de la Renta and Proenza Schouler all presented this trend at their fall 2015 shows. This trend originally arose in the late 1980s and 90s with it’s preppy school girl look and is now ready for it’s comeback. Car wash skirts seem like a natural evolution of the popular fringe this past spring and summer, but with thicker lines and a bolder look, car wash skirts are the perfect trend to try this fall. So be a fashion innovator and rock car wash skirts before they make it big and all your friends will be asking you for fall fashion advice.

Car wash skirts take the sophistication of preppy school girl pleats and add the flirty fun of slits. This combination makes car wash skirts the fall trend that adds a modern touch to a classic look. Because of the added slits, car wash skirts move fluidly with the body and give any look a little extra touch of spontaneity. Another plus of wearing car wash skirts? They are extremely flattering on almost any body type, because the vertical lines create the illusion of longer legs.

To rock car wash skirts this fall, pair one with a crisp button down shirt for a more classic ensemble.car-wash-2

Want more of an edge? Add a leather jacket with lots of hardware for just the right amount of detail.car-wash-6

If you still aren’t sure about car wash skirts, try one in a neutral color like black or gray. This will ease you into the trend without being too bold. And if you’re ready to rock car wash skirts full on, wear some with patterns or in brighter colors. Plaid is always in style and a hot pink skirt will get attention for all the right reasons.car-wash-1

Whether you’re for car wash skirts or not so sure, it’s inevitable you’ll be seeing them everywhere come fall. When a trend shows up on multiple runways in all the fashion capitals of the world, there’s no denying it’s presence. So take a page out of Raf Simons’ book and embrace car wash skirts in all their preppy glory to look like you just came straight off the runway

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