Top 5 Fall & Winter 2012 Fashion Trends

Top 5 Fall & Winter 2012 Fashion Trends
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With the Fourth of July passing and summer still in swing, it’s time for us to really start paying attention to what walked down the runways back in February. Shopping for fall this summer should be easy, as many trends have carried over from the previous season with just a few minor alterations. Here my top five trends to watch for the Fall and Winter of 2012.

Mod fashion

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The sophistication of the sixties is back and here to stay, and no doubt inspired by the success of Mad Men and Betty Draper’s wardrobe. Full skirts, pressed trousers, fitted cardigans and polished coats are the necessary staples, with tweed and Boucle being the materials of choice. These pieces are all best paired with a bold, exaggerated print.

Color, or lack thereof

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For those of you who religiously follow the “No-White-After-Labor-Day” law, you’re in for a surprise. Winter White monochrome outfits are in style, along with black. “All Black Everything” is the motto this season, with leather making a huge comeback. Leather pants, skirts, jackets, sleeves, anything really that adds a little sheen to the negative color. Oxblood and Navy are also colors to watch, tying into the military silhouettes that are ruling outerwear this season.

Fur

(Picture: Ralph Lauren, Photo Credit:IMAXTREE)

Ladies, be glad your fur vests and coats from the Fall and Winter 2011 season have stuck around. Fur accents are the simplest way to add an aristocratic feel to an already sophisticated wardrobe. This is best worn as a coat or an accent to outerwear.

English countryside

(Picture: Elizabeth and James, Photo Credit:IMAXTREE)

Inspiration from our favorite American designer, Ralph Lauren, has been drawn to the preppier side of fall fashion. Adding thick redish orange plaids and cable knit sweaters to your tweed gives the wearer a more comfortable and relaxed look, while still staying high fashion.

Statement accessories

(Picture: DvF, Photo Credit: Vogue)

And finally, the only way to pull together all of these looks is with your accessories. Watch out for the pointed toe stiletto; it’s making a huge comeback. Clutches and handbags are also exaggerated. The bigger the better is the motto this season. So get shopping.

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