Sunday, August 21, 2011

Fall into Fall Fashion

Some of this Seasons hottest looks as seen on Fall 2011 Runways:
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Choker necklaces & cuff bracelets
If you’re looking to make a statement with your accessories, one that you can carry over from 2011 into 2012, then be sure to turn to the latest accessory. It’s the solid jewelry trend and it includes everything from cuffs to collars.
In picking up some of 2011′s solid metal jewelry, what materials should you look for?
  • Gold and gold-tone
  • Silver
  • Copper
  • Brass
  • Any hammered metal, which has a textured finish rather than a smooth one.

Polka Dots
  The runways for Fall 2011 were filled with everything from tiny little dots to huge polka dots. Some designers, like Marc Jacobs, even showed head-to-toe polka dots.This fun pattern is a neat way to put a playful—and trendy!—spin on your everyday outfit.

 Maxi Skirts and Chunky knit sweater
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This low-key and ueber-comfy outfit idea many designers sent down the runway is something worth trying. Such an easy trend this season, to pull on a cozy sweater (the chunkier the better!) over a summery skirt or dress.

Cotton-Candy Colored Furs
 Another trend taking over the runways of countless designers is the colored fur trend. From Mary-Kate and Ashley's The Row to Gucci, you wont be able to escape this trend.

Pencil Skirt
Good news: one of fall’s hottest trends is something you probably already own– a pencil skirt! Designers paired pencil skirts in neutral tones with tops and accessories in bold hues.

Prints- tribal, floral, paisley
Though the patterns themselves may change over time, bold prints are ever-present in fashion. As of late, designers have been using their artistic liberty to create beautiful, bold prints that are surprisingly wearable. In the Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear collections, there were lots of stripes, polka dots, florals, tribal prints, and geometric patterns.

Bright Colored pants 
One fun fall 2011 fashion trend you can start wearing now is the bold, bright pant. Like candy-colored shorts and the fun-colored jeans we saw for spring/summer 2011, the fall pants are fun, funky and refreshing. Especially for a season that’s normally known for it’s moody grays and blacks. Its an easy way to make winter’s dark layers look fresh and fun.

It’s no big news that lace is hella sexy. The Fall 2011 Chanel Couture line was spilling with lace-our real life outfits may not be as outrageous but I have a feeling lace will be a very big trend come fall.
Lace is sexy, glamorous and elegant. This fall, Marc Jacobs, Alber Elbaz of Lanvin, and Anna Molinari of Blumarine showed a number of lace pieces in their collections.  If you don’t like to wear lace think of embellishments like a lace hand bag or headband.

The fall runways were packed with looks that were glamorous, sexy, and edgy.
LBLD (Little Black Leather Dress) – Last season, the Little White Dress was the new LBD.
But this fall, the LBD is back with a new attitude and a little rock ‘n roll.

Ponchos and capes may remind us of the past (think Native American and South American dress), but they are another upcoming trend this fall. These cosy toppers are being spotted in sweater or jacket form, and are a comfy yet preppy alternative to the classic cardi and trench. Seen on the Fall 2011 Alexander Wang, Karen Walker and Rag & Bone runways ponchos and capes have been spotted on celebs such as Kate Hudson and Jessica Simpson.

Menswair inspired pieces
One of my favorite trends for Fall is the "borrowed from the boys" tuxedo look. Plunging necklines and fitted blazers have never looked better. “Tux Lux” is the phrase used to describe the pants and jackets that made their way down the New York runways this February, but the look has been spotted on the streets this season, too. Retailers such as Express, Zara and BCBG are filling boutiques with menswear-inspired suits already, and since they’ll still be in for fall, it’s a good idea to invest in one now.

Here are some of the top color trends for Fall 2011 from This season is filled with eye-popping hues. Fall in love with electric blues and lemon yellow as well as traditional  such as creams, neutrals, and plums.


Electric Blue

Cobalt blue appeared in almost all the fall runways. From Left to Right: Karen Walker, Louis Vuitton, Cushnie et Ochs, 3.1 Philip Lim 
fall 2011 color trends

Lemon Yellow

Usually a bright color like yellow is a bit much, but I’m thrilled to see this summer hue pour over into fall. Acid yellow, canary yellow, and mustard hues are great shades to experiment with.


Plum, eggplant, and purple are rich shades and perfect color choices for fall. From left to right: Nina Ricci, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Prada, Jenni Kayne 

fall 2011 color trends


Designers played with gray this season by focusing on different textures. The feel is more luxe and modern. From left to right: Peter Som, Prabal Gurung, Donna Karan, Doo.Ri

fall 2011 color trends

Winter Green

Green this season is less military and more elegant. Love it!

Burnt Orange

Orange is another bold color to watch out for this fall. Stick with deep, warm shades such as pumpkin and burnt orange for your fall wardrobe. From left to right: Marc by Marc Jacobs, Rachel Comey, DKNY

fall 2011 color trends

Bright Red

One can’t help but fall in love with bright and fiery red shades. Another hot hue seen in several fall runways. Seen in  Peter Som, Prabal Gurung, and Prada.


Magenta made an appearance this fall and this electrifying shade has surely gotten my attention. A fierce shade that can stand on its own or mix and match it with other hot shades. From left to right: Rebecca Taylor,Badgley Mischka, Jenni Kayne

fall 2011 color trends


Nudes and creams always looks neat and sophisticated. Combine these hues with other hot fall color trends and create several amazing looks. From left to right: Derek Lam, Rodarte, Rag & Bone
fall 2011 color trends

Pay attention to what’s in and what’s out in trends and keep your closet streamlined and simple.  Adding 1-2 trend pieces to your wardrobe won’t make you appear over the top rather “on trend” and up to date.