Fashion Trends Fall / Winter – 2011 / 2012

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I went downtown this weekend to have a look around on what’s new for fall and winter. I am kind of getting tired of summer clothing at the moment especially because there is mostly only sales items left in all the stores. Are you ready to start thinking about your fall and winter wardrobe? If you are then this post is going to be great for you. I will give you the inside scoop on what the trendiest colors and prints are for this season.

Are you ready?

As you know a real fashionista always plans her wardrobe beforehand. And while it is still more or less one month before the next fashion season, designers have already supplied us with their ideas for Fall/ Winter 2011/ 2012. So, why not start working on creation of impressive looks which your girlfriends will later look at enviously? My suggestion is to begin with colors. And here are allcolor trends for the coming season:

Fall/ Winter 2011/ 2012 Color Trend #1: Soft colors.

It is essential to remember that in autumn and winter colors shouldn’t be as bright as they are in spring and summer. So tone it down a notch (this might be a challenge for me). But it in no way means you have to go black, grey and brown. You can choose any color you like but make sure it is more subdued rather than flashy. Or you can opt for soft hues including lavender, cantaloupe, spindrift, or honeydew and so on.

Missoni fall/winter 2011/2012 collection is the best demonstration of the delicate color scheme. Even pieces which are made to be androgynous look feminine in these tones. Think blush colors, pastels and pale.

Garments in soft colors are stylish and elegant. They look sexy without being too aggressive. I also think that since everything is already very dark and grey in the winter you have to keep some colors in your life and why not do it by fashion.

Fall/ Winter 2011/ 2012 Color Trend #2: Mood-improving bright details.

If you think soft hues are dull there is another great color trend for you to choose – bright details. Add bright accessories to your look, like scarves, bags or hats, find a great-looking pair of boots, or go for one vibrant item that will become the focus of your attire. Be smart to keep the balance since too many vivid colors in one look in summer is playful and interesting, but in winter it looks vulgar. However if you take a look at Balenciagas new fall color collection of their bags you will surprised how bright they are. Love them!

You can keep wearing your lemon pieces (You bought for Spring and Summer 2001 right?) as this color is still hot. Or go you can go for some deeper tones if you prefer.

I love the D&G dress that is yellow with stars all over it. Wow!

Orange color trend is timely as well but be careful with it. Stay away from total orange look unless it is the only thing which can make you feel good. Orange is cool when you know how to make it look cool. I would personally only accessorize with the color orange or maybe if I am wearing more darker tones such as military green I could add a orange cardigan. But careful is a word that comes along with the color orange.

I love, love, love pink in any shade however, magenta is a very beautiful color but as with orange there is quiet a fine line between looking fantastic and tasteless wearing it. Be wise when choosing this color!

Fall/ Winter 2011/ 2012 Color Trend #3: Burgundy.

If you want color but believe orange, lemon and magenta are too much for you why not try burgundy. It looks good on almost anyone and adds glamour and warmth to the appearance. This color is luxurious and there is hardly a way to spoil your look with it. One of my favorites for sure.

If you are not a big fan of burgundy then why not try a grape color. The grape color I like the most is probably the one from Burberry but there are so many out there that I am sure you will be able to find your shade of grape. It’s colorful but not to much in your face on a dark winter day.

Fall/ Winter 2011/ 2012 Color Trend #4: Shiny colors.

For special event you might want something shiny. Go for it! Special events need special dressing. But keep a few rules of wearing sparkling clothing in mind to stay in style. I even think that if your add a little accent here and there you can totally wear it on a daily basis and not only for special events but yet again don’t go overkill on the shiny sparkles.

Fall/ Winter 2011/ 2012 Color Trend #5: Midnight blue.

Midnight blue is always safe no matter where you go: office, party, shopping, etc. Play with it, experiment and surprise your friends on how gorgeous this color can make you look day and night. I am going to a wedding in a couple of months and the bride has chosen this color for all the brides-maid dresses so I am very excited about finding a dress in this color.

This color makes you look so sophisticated and classy pretty much no matter what kind of outfit you are wearing. Don’t you think?

Fall/ Winter 2011/ 2012 Color Trend #6: Neutral colors.

These colors are always fashionable and designers seem to never get tired of creating pieces in neutral hues. It’s simple: neutrals can stay with you forever, they are versatile and can be easily combined with other pieces, both neutral or bright. If you are starting to build your wardrobe you should get your core pieces in these colors because they will always stay fashionable and like mentioned before you can easily mix and match with them.

Black is the best neutral. It’s slimming, elegant and chic.

No one can make a mistake by wearing black. LBD is the great example of this color’s versatility.

On the other side of the spectrum we have white. White plays a spectacular contrast with black as with plenty of other hues. And it looks so sweet without any other colors. Might be difficult to wear a whole white outfit in the middle of winter but for a fresh look try to add as much white as possible to look refreshed this fall and winter season.

Burberry does a great job with the color white just have a look at the above picture. Love at first sight, what else can I say.

Fall/ Winter 2011/ 2012 Color Trend #7: Prints (OMG my favorite!)

In Fall/ Winter 2011/ 2012 season prints play a significant role. They dilute the monotone scheme and leave a great field for experiment. The safest option is to combine printed items with monotone ones. However, if you are confident about your styling skills you might want to try to coordinate various patterns in one look. Betsey Johnson offers us to combine leopard and plaid. And she even mixes leopard and python. Either you love it or you hate!

Leopard and python prints have been trendy for many seasons in succession. I seem to never get tired of this print. Some say that this might be the last season that it will be on trend but I hope this trend stays forever and re-invents itself instead.

Plaid is a classic which you can update with modern colors. And if classic isn’t for you, you can be fond of statement prints – bold, vivid and unexpected. Just have a look how Donatella Versace used floral print in fall and winter collection. Loves it!

Now the question is are you excited about fall and winter coming our way? Yes, I love summer just as much as the next person but I also love the change in seasons because that means a change in your style, wardrobe choices, colors and much more. After wearing my clothes for a season I get bored and I can’t wait for the next season to come so I can change and update my style. I hope this post inspired you for this fall and winter and I suggest you start looking around stores because there are some nice fall stuff in stores already and they are selling out fast, as always!


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