2011 Fall Fashion Trends

By Laura Gallagher
September 12, 2011

1.Chunky sweaters:  A lot of chunky, cozy sweaters appeared on the runway this fall. Layering chunky sweaters with slimmer pieces or a great pair of boots, is an effortless way to stay warm and on trend. H&M just launched a new collection for this fall/winter at affordable prices, but heavy sweaters can be found in many stores through the colder months.  Bundle up.

2. Red Hues: From deep burgundy to cherry reds this hue is bound to make a bold statement. You can wear a little red dress or try rocking neutral colors with red accessories, such as a great pair of pumps or vibrant jewerly, for a great pop of color. No matter how you choose to wear this vibrant color you are sure to paint the town red.

3. Leather:Leather has made a comeback this fall. New styles and varieties are bound to hit the racks this fall, such as jackets, skirts, dresses and even tanks.  Layering leather with more feminine pieces contrasts for that “hard and soft” look.  Also, think about incorporating colors, such as mustard and orange, to spice up your wardrobe.

4. Emerald Hues: Many celebrities have been seen in this jewel-toned color such as Angelina JolieMila Kunis and Taylor Swift. This color can add a sense of sophistication or give you a fun, fresh look.  Try blending with neutrals or adorn a full-on green cocktail dress for a night on the town. Adding a splash of emerald green can spice up any outfit!

5. Heeled Loafers: If you are looking for a way to refresh your work attire this is the shoe to try.  It makes any outfit look posh and is business appropriate. Heeled loafers have a feminine quality about them and the height works well with slacks and pencil skirts. Nine West  has amazing heeled loafers at an affordable price that will keep you on trend!

6. Capes: Capes have been around for decades, and they are back again. Capes look flattering on all shapes and sizes, especially when pairing it with skinny jeans. This jacket alternative can be very versatile. Dress it up by wearing it over a cocktail dress or bring it to your everyday wardrobe by wearing it over a cardigan. Capes can be low-key or used for a special occasion giving you lots of options.

7. Plaid: Layering different textures like fur and leather is an easy way to incorporate plaid into your wardrobe. Using too much plaid can be overwhelming, especially on a petite woman, but pairing plaid with basic colors can boost your style for this year’s fall fashion.  Think beyond that plaid button-up and grab a pair of plaid pants, skirts or even a suit jacket in this timeless pattern.

8. Lace: Lace is a way to create a classic and feminine outfit this fall. Lace can be worn in the office or can give you edginess while you are out with your friends.  Think about layering with lace to give any basic outfit a hint of girlish charm. But lace doesn’t have to be feminine and cute; think of lace as an option for going out as well.  Just turn up the volume and use lace to show a little necessary skin.


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