Fall fever has officially begun. From tailgates to rolling leaves of colorful splendor, autumn ushers in the equally exciting fashion season. For many of us, it is time for a closet renewal. Have nothing to fear: Fall 2013 will have you falling in love with shopping again.
What are the must haves, the trend setting pieces that will take a wardrobe from ho hum and blah to va-va- va- voom? This year, the choices will surprise you. Each trend can be tailored to the workplace and social needs of the woman wearing it, and definitely could be worn by any size and shape, from petites to curvier girls.
My top ten must have list is:
1. Leather. This is the number one because punk was everywhere on the runways. Whether vegan and cruelty free or supple calf leather, the inky side of fashion is tops. Also blended in with lighter fabrics as a detail or sleeves for jackets. Put leather somewhere in your closet this season and everyone will remember you
2 . Sweaters. No longer just to keep you warm, sweaters are a major player in the fall fashion game. From cable knit fisherman styles to extra glam blingy additions, this knit will not let you down in fashion bonus points.
3. Plums. The purples are really royalty this year. And we cannot forget the nearby neighbor on the color wheel, burgundy (aka, oxblood). For lips, tips, shoes, and apparel, wine is very fine.
4.Moto jacket. The motorcycle jacket is the must have topper for the season. It can be made office friendly by wearing the style in a tweed silhouette. But rough and ready is also unexpected paired with floral dresses and a cute cap toe flat.
5.Animal prints. The tigress is freed this season. It is easy to become the attention getter in leopard, tiger, giraffe, and zebra prints. Not limited to clothing, accessorize with the prints and make just the right statement.
6.Ankle boots. The shoe of the season. So many choices, colors, textures, fabrics. Any heel height would do. From cowboy to peep toe, birdcage to split front, there are many miles to walk and look glamorous doing so.
7.Brocade. Elegant and regal, brocade makes a well-to-do look in a snap. This metallic weaved pieces are surely fit for royalty and make dress up a no brainer.
8.Quilted. Very chic and haute couture, quilting is eponymous with luxury. Find it in every price point this season. The fave is the mini skirt with leather quilting. Vegan or faux would save some $$$.
9.Mix and match prints. Buy printed looks and make them express the diva in you. Wearing prints together can be a challenge, but make it fun and the end result will pay off.
10.Sweatshirts. The college cold weather staple has been elevated to high fashion standards this season. Wear pumps to increase the easy going yet purposefully relaxed silhouette.