Fall Trend Refresher

I can’t believe that next week is already the Thanksgiving holiday and then of course every shopper’s favorite holiday—Black Friday. What is equally as mind-boggling is that several Pre Fall 2012 collections have already shown. With that in mind and the fact that we covered Spring 2012 shows for an entire month, I kind of forgot about all the fabulous collections and pieces I adored for, well, now.

Here is a little refresher of some fall trends that have come to us via February’s Fall 2011 RTW runways.

The Row/Fluted Point Dress at Anthropologie

Designing duo Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen declared that yellow is no longer just for summer. The Row’s fall collection showed us that the happy color could also be chic, sophisticated and above all else—luxurious. Pair it with deep purples, neutrals, light blue, or with leopard flats as it is styled here… you really can’t go wrong.

DKNY/ French Connection Colorblock Chiffon Dress at Nordstrom

At the DKNY show, designer Donna Karen used neutrals, orange and pink to continue the oh-so-popular color-blocking trend. Bright pops of color were seen all over the fall runways and have thankfully allowed fashion lovers to avoid the drab all black fall/winter wardrobes.

Burberry/Burberry London Epaulet Dress at Nordstrom

In a similar vain Burberry Prosum said goodbye to the “no white after labor day rule” and gave us knee-length, short sleeved white dresses. Of course I don’t suggest you where your favorite floral, cotton, halter dress to your next holiday party. Stick with wools, chunky knits, and sweater knits in general. Accessories such as scarves, gloves, and fur will add to the cold-weather aesthetic.

Marc Jacobs/ CATHERINE MALANDRINO at Net-A-Porter

Pretty blouses with ruffles, bows, ties, full sleeves etc. were seen at several shows including Marc Jacobs, Rachel Zoe, and Miu Miu among others. Seventies inspired and jewel tone blouses were also in plenty. It is fairly rare to see women dress up in blouses these days as the tunic and t shirt have become go-to pieces, making this trend quite refreshing.

Miu Miu/ SEE BY CHLOÉ at Net-A-Porter

Trends that traditionally belong to the spring and summer seasons made their way into the fall collections like never before. It culminated in what fashion reviewer’s called the fall/winter floral. I’m a huge fan of a good floral and usually can’t wait till the weather hits the 75-degree mark so that I can pull out all my favorites. Now I don’t have to wait; I can indulge in cool-weather florals as well.

By Kristianne Young

Runways Photos: style.com

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