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How to Wear the Trend: Must Have Colors for Fall 2012


For Fall 2012 three colors really stood out and were played with in casual and formal styles.  What was especially exciting is that these colors are a bit outside of the traditional fall shades of cranberry, navy and hunter green.

On with the trend show!

Orange Crush: This color, softer than rust and richer than citrus, floated down the runway.  Many times it was used with beautiful silks, flecks of metallics, and in luxurious silhouettes.

Orange Crush: NYFW Fall 2012

Orange Crush, Real Way:

Shop:Dress/Flat/Tee/Skirt/Pump/Lip/Cardigan/Pant

 

Teal My Heart: It’s a layered color between blue and green that would make even the most glamorous peacock jealous.  It plays beautiful with other jewel tones and near monochromatic shades of blue and green.

Teal My Heart: NYFW Fall 2012

Teal My Heart, Real Way:

Shop: Dress/Belt/Boot/Dress/Cuff/Pump/Blouse/Pant/Pump/Scarf

 

Berry Be Mine: The shade of berry, or oxblood as it is being called, that was used on the runway and it was pure sophistication whether in street ready leather, or gala ready silk.

Berry Be Mine: NYFW Fall 2012

Berry Be Mine, Real Way:

Shop: Shrug/Dress/Pump/Coat/Boots/Blouse/Cords/Flats

What do you think?  Are you wearing these colors this fall?  I am especially loving the teal and berry!

How to Wear the Trend: Must Have Pieces for Fall 2012


I’ve figured out how to master the runway color trends in real life, now it’s time to figure out how to wear the must have trends off the runway and on the sidewalks.

Bear Arms: Several designers showed outerwear looks that at their base were streamlined and sophisticated but a look to the right or the left revealed sleeves in furs and pelts.

Bear Arms: NYFW Fall 2012

Bear Arms, Real Way:Shop: Beige/ Black and Beige/ Black

Over the Top Toppers:  In velvets and satin, featuring ornate beading, textures or embroidery these coats aren’t ideal for the next blizzard but they make a beautiful statement.

Over the Top Toppers, the Real Way:

Shop: Pink: Dress/Coat/Clutch/Pump; Blue: Dress/Coat/Flat; Emerald: Blouse/Pant/Coat/Pump

On Top:Several designers showed models in hats.  Some were a part of the sartorial statement (Jason Wu), others were a outlandish statement all their own.

On Top, Real Way:

Shop: 1: Purple/Olive/Brown; 2: Black/Blue/Green; 3: Gray/Spotted/Floral

Urban Prairie Girl:  There is the city girl, you know her in leather and black.  And now there is the urban prairie girl; she’s wearing layers, leather, sheepskin, hats, scarves, neutral tones.

Urban Prairie Girl: NYFW Fall 2012

Urban Prairie Girl, Real Way:

Shop: Jacket/Tee/Skirt/Slouchy Boot/Wrap Cardigan/Dress/Bootie/Poncho/Sweater/Pant/Necklace/Boots

Military Precision: As a throwback to the 40’s there were quite a few looks that were expertly tailored and reminiscent of the 1940’s military aesthetic.  In slim silhouettes, natty tweeds, and even the bomber jacket were on the runway.

Military Precision: NYFW Fall 2012

Military Precision, Real Way:

Shop: Jacket/Dress/Boots/Dress/Belt/Pump/Dress/Purse/Bootie

She’s a Groovy Kind of Girl:  Kicky mini dresses and dramatic maxi dresses were the base for corduroys, suede, floral prints, and knit textures.

Groovy Kind of Girl: NYFW Fall 2012

Groovy Kind of Girl, Real Way:

Shop: Dress/Backpack/Dress/Loafer/Dress/Belt/Sunglasses/Boots

What pieces are you excited for for Fall?  Are there styles that you’re falling for already?

How to Wear the Trend: Must Have Details for Fall 2012


After scouring the runways last spring for the must have details for Fall 2012, it is time to figure out how to take the runway trends to real life.  I am especially excited about these trends because generally it is easier to find affordable applications of detail trends and they are often easier to wear.

On to the runway!

Bold Lace:This trend was manifested cooly in evening gowns and playful suits, fabulous tops and even pants.  Here dramatic black lace – always black, never white – is paired with bold colors like cobalt, neon green, and hot pink.

Bold Lace: NYFW Fall 2012

Bold Lace Real Way:

Shop: Yellow Dress/iPhone/Loafer/Blue Dress/Clutch/Pump/Tee/Skirt

Caught in the Net:The look features mixed materials of knits and leather and always with a fierce sensibility and in modern black and dark hues.  Either way, I’m caught, hook, line and sinker.

Caught in the Net: NYFW Fall 2012

Caught in the Net, Real Way:Shop: Scarf/Tank/Pant/Boot/Sweater/Pant/Slipper/Sweater/Skirt/Belt/Boot

Flight of Fancy: These are not your grandma’s frocks, or the feathers of Dynasty.  The playful colors, fabrics and accessories but this trend in a flock of its own.

Flight of Fancy: NYFW Fall 2012

Flight of Fancy, Real Way: Shop: Lace Top, Necklace, Pant, Pump, Top, Skirt, Clutch, Pump, Tee, Skirt, Necklace, Pump

From Nature: Prints were reminiscent of live and wild coral, spewing lava, violent and raging wildfires, but were never so literal that the fashion became anything but art.

From Nature: NYFW Fall 2012

From Nature:Shop: Dress, Lip, Boot, Dress, Tee, Wedge, Dress, Clutch, Boot

Pop Tart: In bold black and white and in knits, both structured and relaxed, this trend is an easy to own and wear idea for fall.

Pop Tart: NYFW Fall 2012

Pop Tart, Real Way: Shop: Sweater/Short/Legging/Clutch/Lip/Sweater/Skirt/Pump/Sunglasses/Sweater/Skirt/Boot/Beret/Gloves

Shining Shoulders:Designers played with a lot of sequins, mesh and beading on the Fall 2012 runways, but no trend was more of a standout than the application on the shoulders.

Shining Shoulders: NYFW Fall 2012

Shining Shoulders, Real Way:

Shop: Long Sleeve Dress/Clutch/Pump/Lip/Peplum Dress/Earring/Pump/Gown/Nail

Which of these trends from Fall 2012 are you most excited about?

Trendspotting: Must Have Details at NYFW Fall 2012


In the last round up of the trends for Fall 2012 I have zoned in all of the little details that make a big statement.  I am especially excited about these trends because generally it is easier to find affordable applications of detail trends and they are often easier to wear.

On to the runway!

Bold Lace:This trend was manifested cooly in evening gowns and playful suits, fabulous tops and even pants.  Here dramatic black lace – always black, never white – is paired with bold colors like cobalt, neon green, and hot pink.

Bold Lace: NYFW Fall 2012

 

Caught in the Net:What happens when your favorite old fisherman partners up with the fashion world’s hottest designers?  This.  Designers sent models down the runway in sportswear looks and tops and sweaters with teeny and tight netting and voluminous wide nets.  The look features mixed materials of knits and leather and always with a fierce sensibility and in modern black and dark hues.  Either way, I’m caught, hook, line and sinker.

Caught in the Net: NYFW Fall 2012

 

Flight of Fancy:Several designers made an avian statement on the runway by featuring lighter than air skirts that were molting slim black feathers.  What I like about this trend is the very modern way it has been interpreted.  These are not your grandma’s frocks, or the feathers of Dynasty.  The playful colors, fabrics and accessories but this trend in a flock of its own.

Flight of Fancy: NYFW Fall 2012

 

From Nature:In the past two seasons we’ve seen a lot of prints that ethnic and tribally inspired.  I loved seeing this new trend of fabric prints that looked borrowed from National Geographic.  Prints were reminiscent of live and wild coral, spewing lava, violent and raging wildfires, but were never so literal that the fashion became anything but art.

From Nature: NYFW Fall 2012

 

Pop Tart:Some of fashion’s most youthfully relevant designers turned out big and playful prints that were a joy to look at and a seemingly a lot of fun to wear.  In bold black and white and in knits, both structured and relaxed, this trend is an easy to own and wear idea for fall.

Pop Tart: NYFW Fall 2012

 

Shining Shoulders:Long live the grandeur of the 80’s in these cocktail dresses and evening gowns.  Designers played with a lot of sequins, mesh and beading on the Fall 2012 runways, but no trend was more of a standout than the application on the shoulders.

Shining Shoulders: NYFW Fall 2012

 

 

Now that all of the best fall trends have been reviewed – the colors, the pieces and the details which trend are you most excited for?  Tell me in the comments!

Trendspotting: Must Have Pieces at NYFW Fall 2012


Hello friends, I am back and ready to continue trend tracking the fall runways from NYFW.  So far we’ve covered color (I’m sure by now you’re loving the orange, teal and berry) and now we move on to the must have pieces that showed up again and again (or at least 3 times) on the runways.

Bear Arms:This isn’t a subtle look, in fact it’s rather fierce and aggressive.  Several designers showed outerwear looks that at their base were streamlined and sophisticated but a look to the right or the left revealed sleeves in furs and pelts.

Bear Arms: NYFW Fall 2012

Over the Top Toppers:Another outerwear look, which might be easier to pull off, is the idea of resplendent and sometimes over the top coats.  In velvets and satin, featuring ornate beading, textures or embroidery these coats aren’t ideal for the next blizzard but they make a beautiful statement.

Over the Top Toppers: NYFW Fall 2012

On Top:Several designers showed models in hats.  Some were a part of the sartorial statement (Jason Wu), others were a outlandish statement all their own.  The use of hats on the runway is a nice way to see fashion imitating life, see Kate Middleton.

On Top: NYFW Fall 2012

Urban Prairie Girl:There is the city girl, you know her in leather and black.  And now there is the urban prairie girl; she’s wearing layers, leather, sheepskin, hats, scarves, neutral tones.  Frankly, she looks like an extra from The Road.

Urban Prairie Girl: NYFW Fall 2012

Military Precision:As a throwback to the 40’s there were quite a few looks that were expertly tailored and reminiscent of the 1940’s military aesthetic.  In slim silhouettes, natty tweeds, and even the bomber jacket were on the runway.

Military Precision: NYFW Fall 2012

She’s a Groovy Kind of Girl:I loved this look, and it was great to see the 1970’s style on the fall runways after it had been stocking spring shelves for years.  Kicky mini dresses and dramatic maxi dresses were the base for corduroys, suede, floral prints, and knit textures.

Groovy Kind of Girl: NYFW Fall 2012

What pieces are you excited for for Fall?  Are there styles that you’re falling for already?

Trendspotting: Color Trends at NYFW for Fall 2012


Over the last two weeks, just like last season, I went through all of the amazing Fall 2012 runway shows.  And not surprisingly several trends began to surface.  If you’ve been hanging out with me for a while you know my rule on trends: it takes 3, and so I’ve captured these trends that we’ll be shopping in just a few months and loving in a few more.

Three colors really stood out and were played with in casual and formal styles.  What was especially exciting is that these colors are a bit outside of the traditional fall shades of cranberry, navy and hunter green.

On with the trend show!

Orange Crush:This color, softer than rust and richer than citrus, floated down the runway.  Many times it was used with beautiful silks, flecks of metallics, and in luxurious silhouettes.

Orange Crush: NYFW Fall 2012

 

Teal My Heart:This color really was swoon-worthy.  It’s a layered color between blue and green that would make even the most glamorous peacock jealous.  It plays beautiful with other jewel tones and near monochromatic shades of blue and green.

Teal My Heart: NYFW Fall 2012

 

Berry Be Mine:Pink is ultra feminine, red is sexy and fierce, purple is regal and grand.  The shade of berry, or oxblood as it is being called, that was used on the runway is an amalgamation of all of these adjectives.  It is pure sophistication whether in street ready leather, or gala ready silk.

Berry Be Mine: NYFW Fall 2012

 

What do you think?  Would you wear these colors this fall?  I am especially loving the teal and berry!