I live in Austin, Texas and it has gone on record that this has been the hottest summer since 1925 topping over 70 days in triple digits. So needless to say, I am ready for the cool air of the fall! The crisp breeze is always a welcome reminder to bundle up in one of my favorite coats while sipping piping, hot Chi Tea Latte from Starbucks.....mmmmm......I can taste it now. Is it fall yet? Good news ladies, in the stores it is fall and oh, how wonderful the clothes are!
Want more good new? Your closet that's full of 2010 trends can still find life in 2011. The names of the looks have changed a bit and maybe the styles have been a little tweaked - 2010 Men's Wear vs. 2011 Androgyny - but nonetheless, something old is something new this year! So if you went crazy for the whole Mad Men craze last year you can still pull out those pumps and leopard prints and hit the town.
So, without further ado, let's Fall into Fashion Together!
2011 Mod trend is really 2010's Mad Men look. It's the sexiness of the 60's that can only come from classic sophistication. The look is so hot that even the fall TV line has picked up on the trend featuring shows like Pam Am about the famous flight attendance that were popular in the 60's. So just watch, take notes and go shopping!
With flowy, soft dresses and skirts, this elegant ease is reminiscent of last year's bohemian. Stylist Rachel Zoe is one of the many style icons that flaunts this look the best. Comfy, beautiful and romantic all in one!
The Romantic trend can be created by long flowy skirts as well as midi skirts as seen in the Mod look or long maxi skirts. Put on a t-shirt and make it a casual, romantic day.
For the girl who likes to stay on trend but doesn't want all the frills! It's last year's Men's Wear look and it's hear to stay for another season. Grab your man's tie, put on your favorite blazer and hit the door!
Plaid has exploded onto everything from clothes to accessories and it's a flash back to the 1990's movie "Clueless." So those of you who have had to hide your inner Cher for over a decade, pull her back out again and have a blast!
Cher in the 1990's flick, "Clueless"
These brights debut in fall 2010 and they haven't lost their luster! The trend known as Color Blocking are full of brights and find life amidst the falls usual neutral colors.
Prints in saturated hues are also a big hit this year.
Black & White
For those of us that like our classic black, this year's black and white is the new classic. The trend is popping up in every look and you can never go wrong with the basics! Yes, white in a fall color but stick to the rule of no white shoes.
We can't have a fashion list without the biggest fashion icon of 2011, Princess Kate! She sports the lace trend in a classic silhouette that has become her staple look. Lace is tricky and can look tattered if not worn right. Take cues from icons like Kate and incorporate it into your Classic or Romantic looks.
Tweed is also a classic and can be worn from scarves, blazers to purses like this classic Chanel purse.
Floor Length & Ponchos
As confessed in my blog "Changing with the Seasons" I am a coat-aholic so these fresh take on coats must find their way to my closet!
Last year these chunky heals started to peak around the corner and for the fall this more practical heal has found their home in every type of shoe. This trend will definitely keep you looking fashion forward while keeping your balance!
Fresh off the runway, this look has already popped up on the red carpet. Boots, booties and wedges rock the style in every shade.
Katie Holmes at the VMA's wearing lace up booties
The great thing about every new season is that you don't always have to pay top dollar to look like a million bucks! So many designers have designed amazing lines for the main-stream customer without compromising the quality. So to stay on trend and on budget this fall, look for Designer collections in the stores you shop and strut the runway in your best fall wadrobe!
Jason Wu, Fall 2011
Banana Republic - Mad Men collection
Kohls - Vera Wang, Jennifer Lopez, Lauren Conrad
Target - Isaac Mizrahi, Missoni
QVC - Rachel Zoe
Sears - Kardashian Sisters
For more trends on fall colors, see blog "Top Color Trends from Summer to Fall"
Created Woman's Fall Fashion Issue is packed full of Fashion articles and a whole lot more! See our Article Release Page for what's coming up!
Enjoy 2011 Fall Fashion and becoming the woman you were created to be both inside and out!
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