The color of the leaves isn’t the only thing changing this fall! Change up your autumn style, and exchange your summery wardrobe essentials for some of the pieces and trends that designers chose for their Fall 2013 collections. The runways displayed a range of colors, textures, and patterns reminiscent of autumn memories. Prepare your closet for shades of green and soft ivories, statement-making coats and boots, and fresh prints for your fall attire.
Trend #10: Building Blocks
Color blocking covered the runways of designers’ fall collections this year. Unexpected color combinations are the key to giving this trend a chic update for fall. Try mixing bright colors with muted tones. Combine different neutrals like navy, brown, ivory, and black in one look. Let a light color pop against dark hues. Sport this trend in one piece such as a jacket, skirt, bag, or heels, or build up your entire outfit with color blocking.
Trend #9: Autumn White
Don’t let the familiar “winter white” trend keep you from breaking out your cream, ivory, and off-white pieces a bit early this year. Head-to-toe white ensembles are a must for this fall, and an instant way to achieve a streamlined, elegant look. Try pairing different textures or wearing pieces with interesting cuts or details that will add a chic twist to this trend.
Trend #8: The Jungle
With its rich browns, light ivories, warm beiges, and mustard yellows, animal prints are made for fall fashion. Shop for pieces in zebra, leopard, and python prints. Those with a love for the exotic can don a statement piece such as a dress, coat, or pant, while those looking for a more understated variation can add a patterned animal print accessory like shoes, a clutch, or a headband to a neutral outfit.
Trend #7: Moto Bike Jackets
These edgy chic jackets are a great cool weather staple. The moto jackets of fall will sport modern colors like emerald green, cobalt blue, and deep burgundy. Other trendy touches to this fall look include feminine details. Curve-accentuating cuts, lace or ruffle features, and quilted leather will add some ladylike flair to this tough piece.
Trend #6: Going Green
You can’t go wrong wearing green this fall. From emerald jewel tones to muted olive tones, all shades of green are game. Wear one green statement piece or layer a number of green hues in one ensemble. Tops, bottoms, shoes, and accessories are all great ways to sport this trend.
Trend #5: Cultured Capes
With the variety of styles out there, it’s hard not to go crazy for capes this year. Designers have released a multitude of options onto the runways, from short, cropped cover-ups to long, floor sweeping styles. Mysterious, whimsical, classic, and glamorous: there is a cape for everyone.
Trend #4: Luxe Leather
There are really no boundaries to this trend. Dresses, jackets, tops, pants, skirts – there are no set rules. Have some fun and try a little leather with anything. Leather pieces with interesting details are particularly trendy this season. Pleated and zippered skirts, peplum tops, curve-hugging dresses, and tuxedo jackets are just some of the styles designers have leatherized this fall.
Trend #3: Big and Bold Coats
Colorful and oversized are the key to statement coats this year. A coat in this fall’s color trends such as green, ivory, or cobalt blue, is a fashionable option to keeping warm and sporting style. Large coats have also made their way back onto the runway this year, with classic details and sleek structures. Whether you go muted and oversized or colorful and boxy, you can’t go wrong!
Trend #2: Sky High Boots
Over the knee is where it’s at this fall. A heeled thigh high boot is a great autumn alternative to your summer pumps. Try these sky high leggy boots with a short skirt or dress and tights, or with leggings and a structured jacket for a chic spin on this popular trend.
Trend #1: Collegiate Life
This smart trend is all about button-ups, cardigans, and plaid. Look for textured fabrics like tweeds and wool, and academic inspired prints such as argyle, rugby stripes, and houndstooth. Keep in mind that with bold patterns like plaid, houndstooth or argyle, one main statement piece says enough, no need to go overboard! Preppy sweaters, menswear details, and oxford shoes and shirts are sure to sharpen up your fall look.