Fall Trends- Gotta Have It Go Get It!

By now you have all received the big fat delicious September issues of your favorite fashion mags and might have been a bit over whelmed with all the fashion packed goodness.  No worries!  I’m here to help you decipher what you’ve gotta have and gotta get for Fall.

As a Fashion stylist I am always working a season ahead (right now I’m looking at trends and planning shoots for Spring 2013) so its pretty fair to say that I have a good grasp on Fall’s must-haves  (I have been working with them since July).

This season  its all about texture and color rather than a particular silhouette or “it” handbag.

Fall 2013 trends are luxe-rich in depth with fabrics that are interesting to the touch and to the eye – placing an emphasis on statement accessories that polish off the look.

Here’s My List of Gotta Have It Go Get Its:

Leather– whether it be faux or real leather is everywhere!  From Handbags and biker jackets to pants, gloves, skirts and even dresses!  It you want to be chic make sure you stock up on the leather.  It doesn’t have to be  shiny, it can be aged and worn in or soft subtle leathers that feel like butter.

Go Get It: Leather Leggings.

How to wear it: I am loving leather leggings with big oversized knits, tunic style tops and rock tees.

(Helmut Lang Patina Leather Leggings)

(Markus Lupfer Faux leather leggings)

 Black and Blue-In the past etiquette experts have said to NEVER pair navy and blue but this season throw those rules out the window!  Pairing black and navy blue adds depth and ups the chic factor of a look.

Go Get It: Navy/Black cocktail dress.                                                                                                                                 

How to Wear It: Whether you combine by color blocking or with layering you really can’t loose with navy and black.

(Tibi Silk-chiffon and twill dress)

(Navy clutch Miss Selfridge)

Mixed Metals- Once again something that was a no-no in the past is the ‘it’ trend of today.  Mix tones and metals: stack them, combine them go crazy!

Go Get It: Lots and lots of metallic bracelets.

How to Wear It: Stack it Bendel Girl!  I am obsessed with big luxe stacks of Henri Bendel bracelets on my arm.  Not bangles that clank around but beautiful link, fabric and leather bracelets.  They add the perfect polish to a rock t-shirt and jeans.

(Leather and chain bracelet)

(Henri Link Bracelet)

The Statement Bag- This season its less about the shape of the bag and more about the statement it makes.  Whether you choose a hobo, tote, clutch or crossbody make sure that your handbag makes a statement with tassels, metal details, embroidery, etc.

Go Get It: A bangin’ clutch for evening and a cross body to keep it hands free for the day.

How to Wear It: I love a great clutch with just about anything in the evening.  Try a fridgey cross body to add a Rock and Roll edge to your look.

(Alexander McQueen Knuckle Box Clutch) 

(CC Skye Crossbody Handbag)

 Oxblood- one of my favorite colors.  Its a bit more brown than burgundy but twice as chic.

Go Get It: An oxblood leather jacket and oxblood boots.

How To Wear It: any way you want. No matter what you pick as long as its this color you are good to go!

(Allsaints Oxblood Leather Jacket)

(Dr. Martens Kimora Boot)

Contrast Collars– dainty and girly with a bit of Brit thrown in contrast collars are a hit this season

Go Get It: a shift dress with contrast collar

How to Wear It: Go for the contrast. Light collars with dark pieces and dark collars with light pieces.

(Demure Peter Pan Collar Dress)

 Last Weeks FNO Instagram winners are: MakingupLV and  Poizenisxkandee 

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  1. I love the leather legging look too but have yet to try it out. I do have a pair of faux suede leggings I love though, can’t wait til it gets cooler. I had a blast at FNO at the fashion show mall and am pumped to know I was chosen as one of your contest winners! what information do you need from me and where should I send it?

  2. Im lovin’ the leather & chain bracelet & the motorcycle jacket! The deep brown is super plush & you usually see then in black, thanks for sharing!

  3. Thank you!! Love having someone decipher what the must haves are from all the over the top looks on the runway. Love those braclets. I wear bangles alot, but I agree, they are noisy! Gotta get me some leather!

  4. Ok, I’ve never been into fashion, and probably can’t fit into most of what you have here, but you sure make me take interest, Christie. The oxblood…..I loooove that color. And those Dr Martens boots!! I’m with Lala, I want those…where’s the giveaway for those? lol

  5. I could never get away with that “demure” look lol. But I am obsessed with the Alexander McQueen clutch. Impeccable list, of course — you are the best!

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