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Friday, August 3, 2012

Feel Fresh Fridays: Fall 2012 Trend Analysis

     Although it's only the beginning of August, all of the stores are gearing up for fall. It almost makes me sick to even look at a sweater, but I cant help but be slightly excited to build a wardrobe for a whole new season. This years Fall 2012 runway was a fantastic mixture of comfy knits and slick leather.  Here's a breakdown of the seasons hottest trends.

Grandma Chic:
Marc Jacobs
Oscar de la Renta

 With an almost grandma-like fashion, designers focused on a retro-mix of florals and lace, knit tweeds, and shawls. Think big comfy sweaters and exaggerated accessories.

The Great Outdoors:
Michael Kors
Marc by Marc Jacobs
American heritage brands stood out this year on the fall runways as high-fashion channels the great outdoors. A mixture of tweeds and knits in hunting-gear reds and oranges, as well as earth tones, will you keep you stylish while exploring the wilderness this fall.

Modern Military:
Derek Lam

The military takes on fashion as uniform details are prominent in many lines across the runway this year. Being one of the strongest trends this fall, you can expect to see jackets with sharp-shoulder styles and large gold buttons.

Lady in Leather:
Derek Lam
            Leather isn't just for bags and boots this fall as many designers paraded leather skirts and jackets down the runway. The great thing about this trend is the edginess leather can add to a more feminine outfit. If rocking a leather pencil skirt or jacket isnt your thing, scope out one of the many more subtle, leather-accented pieces such as a dress with leather trim or pockets.

Burgundy is the new Black:
Peter Som
Nanette Lepore
Burgundy is the new black this year with an array of rustic, wine shades coming down the runway at a number of designer's shows. The great thing about this trend is that burgundy looks good on almost every complexion and blends easily into wardrobes, pairing nicely with black and even burnt oranges or cobalt blues. If you're not as bold to pair it with bright colors, olive green and camel colors also compliment the color nicely.

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