Saturday, August 25, 2012


Happy, happy, joy, joy! The 2012 September fall fashion issues have arrived.  As expected, they’re super heavy, loaded with ideas and oh so pretty. Fall is the most exciting time to dress, and these trends are sure to keep your wardrobe full of wonder:

Peplum: the shape of the season, no doubt.  Flares at the waistline and looks great with a pencil skirt, cigarette pant or even a cool pair of jeans. Solids knits are a safe bet, but lace and boucle also work. 
Color: Primary colors are top dogs and red and cobolt blue take center stage.  Volume coats, envelope handbags, and slim trousers, are just some of the big players.  Black is also making headlines, this time paired with gold, and color-blocking is back.
Leather: the “it” item for fall, look for pants, skirts, t-shirts trimmed in it, and of course every bootie from here to the moon.  Try leather leggings with a long, tuxedo blazer and a loose blouse for the freshest take of all.
Metallic: it's time to shine! Look for glazed jeans, sequin blazers, ornate necklaces, shiny crossover bags, and gold tips or studs on shoes. It’s all good, including nail color.

Printed pants: a trend from summer, seek jewel tones and opt for prints like geometric, floral, or tuxedo stripes on the side.  Cropped trouser shapes are best.  Balance this focal piece with a subtle top.
Embellishment: the "bedazzle" is here.  Lace, crystals, brocade, beads, studs, you name it.  Mind you, it’s a fad, so it won’t last long. Stick to accessories, necklines and gorgeous frocks—no jeans!

Pointy shoes: long live the point! Pumps in silver (yes) or t-strap details are very current, or consider a flat in animal print or blue suede.  A note of encouragement: begin every outfit with your kicks!

Simply wonderFALL.  Style on.

Boucle Peplem Top,
Whistles Camille Textured Dress,
Image 1 of Whistles Camille Textured Dress

Leather Leggings, MICHAEL Michael Kors:
Enzo Angiolini Ciminio Pumps,
Enzo Angiolini Cimino 

Milly Clutch Amelia Calf Hair, Bloomingdales:

Trousers with Tie Print, ZARA:

Quilted Leather Biker Jacket, Mango:

DV by Dolce Vita Lunna Flat,
DV by Dolce Vita Lunna

Colorblock Ponte Knit Skirt, White House Black Market:


Juicy Couture Spiked Collar Necklace, Nordstrom:

Rhinestone Spike Collar

Geo Print and Contrast Tie Blouse,

ASOS Blouse With Geo Print And Contrast Tie

7 for All Mankind Pewter Metallic Jeans,

7 For All Mankind The Skinny Jeans