Sarah Baucco sits down with me for three fabulous minutes! As a fashion merchandiser for Forever 21 Sarah knows what trends to look for and shares some of her favs with us for fall.
Christine: What’s your favorite upcoming trend for fall?
Sarah: My favorite trend for fall is the peplums. Everything from peplum shirts to skirts and dresses are so popular for fall. The peplum can be very girly with a chiffon shirt tucked it or it can be paired with a leather embellished jacket and an edgy shirt for the rocker look that is still being seen this fall.
Peplum dresses, and skirt
Christine: Name one article of clothing every woman should own.
Sarah: Every woman should have a tailored black blazer. This is a MUST staple in every woman’s closet. It is an easy layering piece to make any outfit transform from casual to professional and crisp. I would highly recommend a woman get one made for her body type so it is customized to her curves.
Christine: If you weren’t a fashion designer, what would you be doing?
Sarah: If I wasn’t a fashion merchandiser I would be very interested in cosmetology and maybe starting a small business. I would like to make custom jewelry,handbags, and accessories. I would like to sell them on etsy.com or in small boutiques.
Christine: What’s playing on your iPod right now?
Sarah: I am all about Katy Perry, club mixes and the 80’s. My favorite band is Red Wanting Blue. I like to put a variety playlist together so when I run I am motivated.
Christine: Are there any trends you hope never go away?
Sarah: The simple cocktail dress with a statement shoe. I love when woman wear a simple black dress and then their shoes are amazing. Having things match all the time is boring but shoes say a lot about a person. My favorite is a simple black fitted dress with understated jewelry and then a bright colored embellished shoe.