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Top Fall Fashion

The start of fall is the beginning of a multitude of changes. From pumpkin flavored food and drinks to fall activities, it is time to say goodbye to summer and hello to our warm and cozy favorites. Perhaps the best part of the changing season, in my opinion, is the shift in fashion. From Elle to Vogue to Women’s Wear Daily, there is no escaping the latest trends that transpire from the magazine pages. Minds begin to fill with images of flannels, oversized sweaters and ankle boots; soon after, grabbing your credit card seems more tempting then ever.

This season is filled with the best of everything. The leather skater skirt is the perfect essential for the summer to fall transition period when it’s not quite cold enough for tights. This skirt can be dressed up or dressed down for any occasion. Although leather seems to always be in style, this year the sensibility is tough and has a rebellious feel. High slits seem to hit home this year, as well.

Another timeless item that will forever be in style (I hope) is the plaid flannel. Pair it with leggings and boots, jeans and flats or even with a skirt – it never fails to amaze me. Stylish yet comfortable: what more can you want? Plaid continues to take over as it has a grungy, rock and roll effect on jackets, pants and shirts.

A big trend this fall is creative and graphic sweatshirts. While they remain a comfortable asset to anyone feeling rather lazy, this season they are meant to be stylish and filled with colorful details that can even be paired with heels.

Another essential to all closets are a favorite pair of jeans that are the perfect combination of flattering and comfort. The Rag & Bone Lariat Jean is slimming and has a slight edge, as it contains side zippers on the upper leg.

Along with the fall comes cold air and the need for some layering pieces because a pumpkin spice latte is simply not enough to keep you warm. This season has pushed consumers to invest in an eye-catching outerwear piece. Fear of colors should disappear, as emerald green has proven to be the most popular color of 2013.

However, just because the temperature is low doesn’t mean we have to reach for dark colors all the time. Winter white can be worn during the day and for a night out. Some brilliant winter white pieces can include chunky knits, skirts or jackets that are warm and make sense in autumn.

Surprisingly or not surprisingly, the peplum shape will not leave us alone! This flattering ensemble is back, and can be found in knits that make it more fall-appropriate. Apart from the feminine flatter of the peplum, there was a strong military presence at the Fall 2013 Fashion Week. Although masculine, khaki green or military inspired jackets can be flirty and feminine with the addition of a lace top underneath.

While solids are always an easy go-to, this season is putting a large emphasis on bold prints. But not just bold prints: repetitive and distinctive prints that consume an entire item is more like it.

Aside from the black and white clothes that can be seen in the fall, this year the runway was hit with the in-between charcoal or slate color that can be considered the new neutral.

This season excites me: The materials range from velvet and leather to plaid patterns and winter white classics. All of the trends seem to be a mix of the best of the best: bold colors, re-defined neutrals, military green, leathers and sweatshirts.


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