The fall season marks the beginning of cooler temperatures and preparation for the upcoming holidays. The Huffington Post, Glamour, Harper’s Bazaar and Cosmopolitan help modern muses stay in vogue through fall/winter's hottest trends.
On the runway this season, head-to-toe winter white makes one of the strongest impressions. Derek Lam, Proenza Schouler and Tommy Hilfiger notes this easy to assemble season-spanning shade, is a no-brainer addition to the most wearable trends list. Glamour magazine notes, when the temperature's low, the tendency is to reach for dark colors, but why not grab a winter white piece instead? A chic coat fits in at the office, and denim works for the weekend. Do save flouncy pieces for spring by choosing weather-appropriate staples such as chunky knits, heavier materials and designs that make sense in autumn.
Erotically charged is fall-winter 2013/2014's lady. Collections show lingerie inspired pieces featuring romance and mystery in capes, high necks and grand silhouettes. Robes of cardinals, monks, nuns and priests are the inspiration behind some of the season's most note-worthy shows.
Back-to-school is synonymous with fall, collections by Tory Burch saw crisp button-ups layered underneath cardigans worn with tweed pants, Chanel dresses up tweed in their Haute Couture collection through skirts and suits while Alice + Olivia runs with argyle and plaid. Patterns are classic; pinstripes and leopard make appearances on the runway while houndstooth is a breakout star.
50 Shades of Gray, Blue and Green
Not everything is black or white. Fall's runways are rife with the in-between, from charcoal to slate, consider it the new neutral. The fall 2013 runways showcase a wide range of cool blue hues, from navy to Valentino's cobalt jumpsuit to Prada's ladylike sky-blue gingham sheath, while declared the “it” color of 2013, emerald and shades of green appear in collections by Phillip Lim, Pantone, and Carolina Herrera.
Vintage Inspired-Mod-Mini Dresses-Pleated Skirts-Autumn Florals-Grunge
Diana Argon showcases Marc Jacobs spring/summer take on floral patterns in ‘50s style, while the '60s mod era influences capes, thigh-high boots and Twiggy-inspired mini-dresses. Calvin Klein and Celine borrow from the‘70s and early ‘80s with their high waists and pleats, while the grunge spirit of the '90s fits right into the mold of fall’s tough-girl approach to layered styling shown at Rodarte.
Some of the best fashion houses from Chanel to Vionnett show this season's rebel woman with wardrobe including zips, chains and studs. Leather embellishments and details appear on collars, blouses, t-shirts, jackets, skirts and pants.
Finally, designers spared no angular line or boxy shape in their new structural bags and
handheld accessories. It’s been more than a few years since thigh-high boots re-introduced themselves, while smaller heels, color blocking and flats make appearances complimenting hats, gloves and statement coats for go-to trends of the season.
Enjoy this article? Share comments below, follow me on Twitter @Jennifer McLeod or receive e-mail alerts when new articles are available by clicking on the "Subscribe" button above!