Fall 2013 Trends

Labor Day is now upon us which means the end of summer is near (sigh!). We can no longer put off talking about fall fashion, we’re already thinking about how to layer up our summer clothes and stores are stocked up to their necks in fall wear.

So, what are you going to wear? What trends should you look out for?
Plaid? That’s so last year (except if you live in A&F).

The top trends to watch out for this fall are —

1) Color:

Color is not going anywhere any time soon. The more the merrier — and who wants to be drab and dull all through the bleak winter months anyway. I say, bring it on!

Color Wheel
Vero Moda hi low dress, $60 / Alice + Olivia sleeveless shirt / Wallis blue jacket / Love 21 skinny jeans / Madewell shorts / Floral skater skirt

2) Leather:

Leather is creeping into clothing in bits and pieces adding polish. It’s no longer just about leather leggings. There are strips, pieces and sleeves in tops and dresses that make them edgier.

Leather
 

Lacy dress / Leather sleeve top / Bardot peplum top, $36 / Topshop jumpsuit / Zara skirt

3) Camo:

Everyone has camo pieces for this fall (JCrew, Asos, Forever21 to name a few). This is not the Ducky Dynasty variety, it’s styled from the ubiquitous utility jacket to stilettos, dresses and bags.

Camo
Tripp lace bustier / Camouflage jacket, $57 / J.Crew vest / Madewell super skinny jeans / Forever 21 hi lo chiffon skirt / Steve Madden sneaker wedge shoes / River Island strap high heel sandals, $93 / J.Crew woolen scarve / 2b military style cap / Full Tilt camo sunglasses
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Weekend Dressy

Your never ending conundrum this summer: can I wear shorts and be comfortable or wear a skirt and be dressy, is finally over.

No, not skorts. We don’t do skorts. I’m still coming to terms with skorts and they’re not my best friend yet.

Enter flowy shorts that give you the best of both worlds. Casual chic and still so lounge-y.

Weekend Dressy

The basic that’s hiding in your wardrobe..

There is a color, beyond black, grey and white. A color that goes with just about anything in your wardrobe. A color that you haven’t noticed all this while..

And, it is none other than Blue!

I kid you not, this color will match most anything that you currently own. So go on, mix it, match it and contrast it to create new outfits from clothes that you already own.

blue

Alice + Olivia sleeveless shirt / Madewell / Wallis going out shirt / Boohoo pussy bow blouse / Blue top / Oasis sleeve less shirt, $43 / Topshop crop shirt / River Island blue jacket, $69 / Diane Von Furstenberg / Pink Tartan skirt / Karl Lagerfeld / J.Crew long skirt / Hot pants / Warehouse long skirt, $23 / Skinny jeans, $21 / Pull&Bear printed trousers, $15

Summer clutches..to die for

We’re bang in the middle of summer and clutches are just what you need for all those weddings, evening parties, summer day activities or night outs in town.

Spice up your summer outfits with these beauties –

summer clutches

Forever New studded clutch, $28 / Dorothy Perkins clasp purse / Akira Black Label neon purse / Lucky Brand denim handbag / Dorothy Perkins blue purse / Sole Society canvas purse

Ask me: Where can I get a White Blazer?

A friend asked me recently where she can get a white blazer. She really wants one this summer seeing the versatility of this piece.

So I went hunting and gathered these lovely pieces — all under $50.

White Blazers

 

Mango lined jacket, $46 / 212 Collection sateen jacket / Mango lined jacket, $38 / Forever 21 one button blazer / Topshop / Collarless blazer, $38 / Boyfriend blazer / Zara zip jacket

Flowery headwraps

I think this trend kicked off at Coachella and the summer vibe just kept it going. Everyone from Kate Middleton to Vanessa Hudgens has been sporting one.

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If these are to bold for you, try a head wrap with buds rather than the large sized flowers. There are tons of options at Asos, UO, Nordstrom and at Forever21 (some under $10!). 

Or, you could even go with a flower hair accessory like a hair clip or alice band to amp up your style as you go about attending one wedding after another this summer.

Flowery headwraps