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Fall 2011 Fashion Preview

Another season of fashion weeks have passed, leaving fashionistas everywhere longing for the cooler months of fall. While you’re packing up your winter wardrobe for spring, you may want to take note of some of the hottest trends for fall, which may already be classic items in your closet from years past. After all, everything old and vintage is new again!

Fur was a major trend on the fall runways, showing up on everything from sophisticated stolls and wraps at Miu Miu, to novelty vests at Alexander McQueen.

Miu Miu Fall 2011_Fur

Alexander McQueen Fall 2011_Fur

While we’re used to seeing fur on staple fashion pieces like this lush Giorgio Armani jacket, some designers went the creative route, incorporating the trim as accents on dresses, blouses, and pants. The fur sleeves on this YSL dress were an unexpected twist to an otherwise traditional look.

Giorgio Armani Fall 2011_Fur YSL Fall 2011_Fur

Feminine lace continues to be a strong trend, with designers like Valentino and Bottega Veneta showcasing ladylike silhouettes with higher necklines and a-line skirts.

Valentino Fall 2011_Lace Bottega Veneta Fall 2011_Lace

On the flipside, 80’s inspired lace was featured in a fetish like fashion on the Lanvin and Chanel runways, with black lace on everything from leggings and blazers to maxi skirts.

Lanvin Fall 2011_Lace Chanel Fall 2011_Lace

While leather jackets of all styles have been must have items for fashionistas, expect the luxurious fabric to be a more dominant trend for fall. From this vibrant long sleeve dress at Marios Schwab to the leather panels on this asymmetrical design at Balenciaga, leather is definitely making a comeback.

MARIOS SCHWAB Fall 2011_Leather Balenciaga Fall 2011_Leather

Designers also went for glam grunge, such as Alexander McQueen’s slim cropped leather pants with zipper details, and Louis Vuitton’s show stopping laser cut dress with ladylike accents. The perfect combination of sweet and sexy!

Alexander McQueen Fall 2011_Leather Louis Vuitton Fall 2011_Leather

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Top 5 Fashion Must Haves For Fall 2010

Fall is a fabulous time for fashion!  As the weather cools off, fashionistas can look forward to switching out their Summer gear for lush fabrics, warm colors, and the most popular trends of the season.  From military jackets to feminine frocks, this Fall is all about contrast – having fun with fashion by mixing and matching the hottest looks! 

1.  Skinny Cargo Pants

Skinny cargos are the new “it” pants for Fall!  Since your closet is probably already full of jeans and trousers, these pants will add something casual and sexy to your wardrobe in one piece.  Wear them to the office with a fitted blazer or out on the town with a flowy blouse and sexy ankle booties.  This pair from the Gap comes in army green or black and is just $49.50 – a great price for the biggest must have fashion trend of the season!  

2. Fab Jackets

Don’t be overwhelmed by the many fabulous jackets available for Fall!  From sexy military inspired jackets to ladylike tweed coats, there is definitely a style to fit your personality.  This season’s jackets are super versatile, and can dress up everything from a dress to jeans and a tee.  Look for fun embellishments like the hardware on this jacket from Express, or the dazzling stones on this boucle number from American Eagle!


3.  Feminine Skirts

Romantic details were a huge trend this past Spring/Summer.  For Fall, the sweetest skirts feature draping, ruffles and rouching with feminine flair!  These pretty pieces pair great with an elegant blouse, or mix it up with a menswear inspired vest and oxfords.  Top off either look with a few long strands of pearls and you’ll definitely be turning heads!  This chiffon version from Banana Republic is delicate and beautiful in a plum shade for the season.

4.  Slouchy Cardigans

The slouchy cardigan is a warm and cozy way to dress up for Fall.  From chunky knits to luxe flyaway versions, this trend is fashionable and functional.  These cardis can be worn open for a casual appeal, or cinched at the waist for a more sophisticated and body conscious look.  This heather grey flyaway from Express has a long, modern shape and would look great on every woman.

 5.   Leopard Accessories

Leopard print accessories graced the Fall runways on everything from scarves and handbags to sexy high heels.  An easy way to spice up any outfit, leopard print is timeless and classic.  Just be sure to keep the rest of your look simple – no need to rock the print from head to toe!  This fierce and affordable scarf ($8.02) would look great with denim and boots, or a sheath and pumps for work. 


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