Women's Fall 2013 Trends

 

Fall is a season filled with luxury that ultimately appeals to a woman’s desire for glamour. Designers have taken a “more is more” approach this season with textures and trends that’ll provoke you to break your piggy bank. Whether you want to play it safe in black or be a stand out star in fur, fall has something for everyone.

Punk Chic

Studs, leather and chains! Punk fashion is no longer reserved for hardcore bikers but instead editors and celebrities are embracing a trend that was once less than desirable. Over the past few months we’ve seen elements of punk fashion go mainstream from major runways, to the punk themed Met Gala. Punk Chic introduces versatility to your wardrobe by adding edgier pieces with sleek designs. 

 

Thigh High Slits

Elegant yet provocative, exposed thighs have made an appearance on the runways of Prabal Gurung, Gucci and Michael Kors for fall 2013. Don’t let the cooler temperatures discourage you, the good news is that this trend is just as alluring with a sheer or fishnet stockings. Tip: Get creative! Opt for any color or textures you desire. 

 

Embellishments

Embellishments are set to dominate the fall season in irresistible silhouettes.  So throw out your preconceived notions of fall because it’s time to turn the sidewalks into runways with elaborate statement pieces. From elegant cocktail dresses to shoulder embellished blazers, why blend in when you can stand out in glitzy garments that are sure to turn heads!

 

Feathers

Uber flirty and feminine, it’s no surprise that feathers would make their debut this season. Ostrich Feathers are lightweight and the perfect accent for any cocktail dress or coat. Featured on statuesque models in Louis Vuitton and Jason Wu, feathers are for the woman that isn’t afraid to take risk. Tip: Avoid head to toe feathers, opt for minimal accents for maximum impact. 

 

Velvet

Gone are the days of heavy and unattractive fall garments, stunning designs in velvet are sure to capture the attention of women with an affinity for lavish texture. Velvet is ideal for the fall and winter seasons because it provides both elegance and functionality. Tip: Don’t limit your options to jackets; expand your wardrobe with skirts and blazers. 

 

 

So resist the urge to wear that unstructured cable knit sweater because fall is upon us and the options are truly endless. 

By: Chandia Brennen