Bold Trends for Fall 16 | It is hard to talk about technology today without kicking off a debate with philosophical implications (self driving cars, anyone?). While the modern technology conversation can get oversaturated, it plays a huge role in the fashion industry. I find an extremely positive aspect to it: the days when only the elite fashion houses could set the trends are over--and now, thanks to the internet and social media, smaller fashion designers can set trends too! The best part? We all get to be a part of the trend-setting conversation. With that said, here are my 5 bold picks for fall trends! 1. Suede: It transitions to chilly fall days perfectly and instantly makes your garment look and feel luxe. Whether on a dress, shoes or bag, suede will be a huge trend this season. My Dove Dress (left) can be dressed up or down--it’s effortlessly timeless! The Montana Cardigan and Emma Skirt (right) pair beautifully together for a cozy and chic ensemble. Suede: Bold Trends for Fall 16 | 2. Mix and Match Looks: Some may be hesitant to try this trend, but when done right it can be so chic. Mixing prints is one of my favorite looks right now -- It makes an instantly bold fashion statement! I love the big striped Papua Vest with my classic Uno Pant for a trendy, everyday look. Mixed Prints: Bold Trends for Fall 16 | 3. Shoulder Cut Outs: A new spin on the off-the-shoulder look. I love shoulder cut outs because they compliment a flattering part of a woman’s body. They’re delicate, tailored and will sure to stand out amongst the crowd. The Eagle Dress (top) is an edgy take on shoulder cut-outs -- I just love the silhouette and unique two-tone fabric. My classic Lena Dress (bottom) now comes in black, making it your new go-to dress this fall

Shoulder Cut Out Dress

4. Black + White Geo: It's back to minimalism with the Black + White Geo print trend. I think  there’s a beauty in the simplicity of the geometric lines. Try my Grid Montana Cardigan paired with the Mabelle Pants (top) for an ultra-sleek look. Be prepared to turn heads because pinstripes are in full swing this season. My Elm Top’s  (bottom) flattering fit will surely become your new favorite top. B+W Geo Prints: Bold Trends for Fall 16 | Ruti.comB+W Geo Prints: Bold Trends for Fall 16 | 5. Oversized Chic: You can have the best of both worlds: oversized and figure flattering! I always love a good oversized piece, but this season I predict a bit more fit to the look. My Nancy Dress ties at the waist, making it incredibly figure flattering with its eye catching draping. Oversized Chic: Bold Trends for Fall 16 |