As the dog days of summer finally start to subdue, we can wipe the perspiration off our faces and start to think about those cool autumn days. Time to put away those short shorts and floral rompers but hold on to the lightweight chiffon tops and minis which both can be transcended into Fall. Now let’s talk my top five fashion trends for Fall 2010:
Hope your feeling a little animalist because this fall the print well be all over. From handbags, to belts, tops, shoes and jackets, zebras and leopards will be crawling all over the stores. But please avoid at all cost to go completely head to toe in the new material; it will be overkill or should I say road kill. Think minimalist when incorporating the new trend. Accentuate the LBD with a funky leopard printed heel.
You saw it creeping into stores back in spring but this fall it will be in full-fledged. Military inspired clothing’s will be lining up in stores. Revitalized military caps, simplified and ramped up military jackets, laced-up combat boots, army green cargo pants. Expect to see the trend well into winter 2011
Subdue is the word for this seasons color hue. Anticipate neutral palettes on elegant dresses, flowing fabrics, and coats. Add to this category camel: camel double button coats, cashmere sweaters and fuzzy tan wool vest.
Not everyone can pull off this trend but velvet has been revived. Quality is key when purchasing velvet, as the colors are vibrant. I suggest the masculine as feminine approach to this trend. Try tailored suits or a tailored blazer with skinny jeans and a killer boot. The classical approach to this fabric is also a sophisticated choice.
This style is going nowhere; expect to see a lot more menswear for women in stores. Put those flats in the back of the closet and replace them with really trendy oxford loafers. Go for the traditional style or the new lace-less version. My pick is something more edgy like Christian Louboutin studded lace up oxfords. For those with a heel fetish, try the laced up oxford inspired bootie with a peep toe. The preppy look is always a classic trend to keep.
Christian Louboutin Studded Lace-Up Oxford Black
By: Ayanna B