Top Fall Fashion Trends for 2012

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Summer is quickly coming to a close and that means it's time to put away the sundresses, cutoff shorts and warm weather footwear in exchange for scarves, tights and layers). While Fall 2012's trends were determined on international runways months ago, not all designer looks are exactly wearable (or affordable.) Fashion experts and founders of the popular online marketplace, Because I Shop Too Much, Kaitlyn and Lisa Fergus have some tips on their favorite trends that, they say, any woman can pull off.

Blazers: Tailored, fitted blazers add a classic touch to any outfit. Try pairing a standard black blazer with a sequin mini skirt or cocktail dress for perfect mix of feminine and masculine.

Jewel-Tone Bags: Choose a classic structured bag in a vibrant jewel-tone color to instantly update your wardrobe. Maroon, emerald and sapphire blue are just a few favorites for fall.

Leather Leggings: A staple this season, Lisa suggests pairing these edgy pants with a silk top or chunky knit for a luxe look of layered textures. While many designers are offering leather leggings in a variety of colors, black is your best, most versatile bet.

Peplum Tops: Undoubtedly the season's hottest silhouette, the peplum shape accentuates the waist for look that is flattering on almost anyone. Try balancing out the feminine flair by pairing it with skinny jeans or a pencil skirt.

Mustard-Color Denim: Colored jeans are here to stay! "Mustard is deliciously rich hue - making it the perfect color for fall," says Kaitlyn. Bright but not overwhelming, mustard-color jeans look especially good with shades of white, ivory and camel. Pairing with black can also be chic, but try to stray from horizontal stripes so you don't resemble a bumble bee!

Pop of Pink: Amp up neutrals with pops of pink. Hot pink and shades of grey (charcoal or dove) are a particularly striking combination.

Old World Elegance: Touches of texture, elegant embroidery and a little big of fur bring a sophisticated, almost aristocratic feel to jackets, dresses and more. Not ready to dive into this trend? Slightly embellished outwear is a great way to dip your toe before taking the plunge.
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