It’s that time of year again! The Fall 2011 Trend Report is here to help you get ready for the upcoming Fall/Winter season.
Per usual, every season there are so many trends it’s hard to keep up. So I have picked out the “most popular” trends you can expect to see this fall. These are trends you can easily incorporate into your wardrobe.
1. 70s Glam
The 70s are back! Yea Baby!! Flared pants, high waisted wide leg pants (love it!!), bow-blouses and tops made of silk and satin make up this year’s 70s glam trend. Bold accessories will also help achieve this look including long pendant necklaces, bangles and bold stones.
2. Animal Print
Animal print is here to stay! This is a great trend to rock via accessories. Scarves, shoes, clutches and belts come in a variety of animal print patterns and will give any outfit a little edge. If you dare, stand out in the crowd with a leopard print dress. Personally I am determined to find a fabulous leopard print blouse to wear with a pair of red pants!
3. Bright Colors (Specifically Pants)
Rich bright colors are not just popular during the spring and summer months. This fall expect to see rich colors like red, mustard yellow, green and fuchsia. More specifically, bright color pants are everywhere this fall. Great places to shop for an inexpensive pair of bright color jeans include Forever 21, Asos and Top Shop and Delias. If you’re interested in a bold pair of dress pants, check out trendy stores like H&M, Zara and Express. I fell in love with a pair of red wide leg pants and ordered them yesterday!
4. Leather Skirts
Leather (or faux leather) is always in! It’s a fall staple. This year leather skirts can be added to the list of leather pieces that are in for the season. If you think you can’t wear leather skirts to work, think again! Pair your leather skirt with a more conservative top. You’ll have the perfect day to evening outfit.
5. The Chic Poncho
This trend was seen all over the runway during New York Fashion Week. I can’t wait to get my hands on one for the season! They are available in a variety of colors. This is a trend is one that really won’t go out of style. Find a quality made poncho and it will last you for years.
6. Tuxedo Style
Talk about a sharp look! Not only can you find Tuxedo jackets, but this trend has spread to pants and shirts as well. Look for jackets with wide lapels and high waisted wide leg/flair paints. For a masculine touch, accessorize using bow ties, chiffon neck ties or suspenders. Want the ultimate sexy look? Go shirtless underneath your tuxedo jacket
Fur (and faux fur) isn’t going anywhere this season either. Did we really expect it to?! Not at all! Fur can be seen anywhere and everywhere from coats, vest, and accessories. To play on old school looks, rock a fur (faux fur) belted coat or vest with a pair of wide leg pants/flare pants or a leather skirt or pants.
8. Plaid and Stripes
I couldn’t tell you the last time I wore plaid! But like all trends, it’s making its way back this season. Personally I think I will stick with stripes. No matter your preference, these are two patterns you can expect to see in a variety of forms including paints, tops, and coats. Remember, it is ok to mix patterns!
9. The Color Blue
My new favorite color for the season! This rich blue hue has been seen everywhere! I love blue shoes and dresses. This blue is absolutely gorgeous and is one that will look great on anyone. Check out the Diva Must Have post if you are interested in finding a pair of blue suede shoes.
10. Full A-Line Skirts
The full a-line skirt is another trend that carries over into fall. This silhouette is one that looks great on all body types and won’t ever go out of style.
Remember, if you’re going to splurge, do so on pieces that will last for years (i.e. Poncho, leather jackets).
If you’d like assistance incorporating these trends into your wardrobe please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or (301) 836-1451 to schedule an appointment.