Thursday, August 18, 2011


OOOooo yay! All the fall fashion mags are out and I've devoured every page to find out what all the fab trends will be!

1) JEWEL TONES! Sparkle in all your favorite gems tones; ruby, emerald, jade, citrine, sapphire! They're coming out in all kinds of ways from jeans and cords to clutches and even nail polish. I must say I am most obsessed with Ruby and Emerald and am already clamoring for the perfect handbag in those colors. Also try Ruby red trousers to kick up your daily 9-5 look.

2) LADY LIKE HANDBAGS! Yes they're still here, they first made an appearance last Fall but they're still here and for good reason, with classic lines and finishes they're a timeless choice in all that's trendy. Try them in a fun animal leather or color to punch it up!

3) LEOPARD-Ok sure leopard is always "in" in some capacity but this Fall you MUST have a purse with calf or pony hair leopard and a pair of shoes (I have 3 already!) it gives everything that extra pop of trendy!

4) LOAFER PUMPS- Menswear meets women's pumps- these fab shoes appeared in the year's vogue but I didn't see too many out for the masses until this year and I'm stoked! I have always loved loafer-like shoes. Try these in patent finishes!

NOTHING NEW- BUT we're seeing some of the same trends for last year back in a bigger way!
1) FLARES and TROUSERS-We see this continue throughout fall which is great because they add extra polish to the more structured fall looks. Try the flare in a new fabric way like corduroy.

2) Menswear inspired- I don't even think it's men's wear per se, just all the tweed, trenches, and wool fabrics appear every fall WHICH WE LOVE! Mix in one of this Fall's "IT" jewel colors for fresh take on an old classic. Menswear inspired shorts are really in full force this year so definitely pick those up!

3) FUR-or for animal lovers like myself FAUX FUR! It's still here, definitely get yourself a vest if you didn't last year, if you already have one grab something new like a full faux fur coat or sweater with fur details. (Not in small puffs though-ew that's gross.)

4) CHUNKY KNITS-Duh yes, every fall/winter we ALL love a chunky knit. Try a cute cable knit and pair with menswear inspired shorts and do monochromatic shoes and tights!

5) "Middie" as opposed to Maxi or mini skirts are in but I'm not super stoked about that look so take it or leave it.

6) SOUTHWEST PRINTS-we saw them this Spring but they continue in cute sweaters for Fall, I DO love this and it's a "DO" only one at a time please.

More to come! Get out there and shop!