FALL 2011: Top Trends {Part 2}

leather skirts [rachel comey and tommy hilfiger]

{by Brittany Sadler}

More fabulous trends to incorporate into your fall wardrobe this season…

4) Welcome to the Zoo
Big last year, it is big again this year! Leather skirts and dresses are a grown-up version of the leather trend; if you’re younger, try a cute leather jacket, maybe in an unusual color. For fur, a faux fur vest can be fantastic teenaged interpretation, while for the 20-somethings a fur scarf or gloves trimmed with fur look sophisticated. 
 [yigal azrouel]

5) Color My World

Finally! Bright colors are carrying over into the fall season! Go bold with red and all its relatives, like mulberry, burgundy, and crimson. Emerald green makes a great statement. Deep golden yellow is gorgeous too. And my personal favorite, deep blue. Obviously these colors look great in a dress [see the red Rodarte to the right] but there is also a trend for brightly colored pants right now. Vivid shoes, bags or bangles are a great way to throw a little color into an ordinary outfit.

“A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous.” – Coco Chanel

reinventing lace [jason wu and prabal gurung]

6) Strait Laced
This isn’t my favorite thing ever, but some designers have reinterpreted it to look new and fresh. Using lace in unexpected ways gives it a new lease on life and a very modern feel. I love the designs to the right!

“Know, first, who you are; and then adorn yourself accordingly.” – Epictetus