MUST HAVE Transitional Trends for Fall 2012
Keeping up with trends can seem almost impossible to do. They are always changing, and what is “In” now, may not be “In” later. I have captured some images of some key pieces from this Spring/Summer that will transition well into fall. When you are out shopping you always want to keep in mind future ways you will be able to wear the items you are choosing. This not only keeps you up to date with the trend, but it will save you from spending money on something you won’t wear again.
Oxfords aren’t going anywhere!
Oxford shoes (also known as saddle shoes), originated from Scotland and Ireland and have been a recent leading shoe trend since at least 2010. For some of us, it may be hard to get the image of a jazz musician or Lucy (from Peanuts) out of our mind, but this trend has gone to all new lengths to grab our attention. From flats, heels, peep toes, animal prints and even sequins, oxfords have become a versatile and super wearable accessory. If you have stopped and wondered why these….I suggest,why not? They are the perfect shoe as menswear becomes ever more popular and vintage inspired silhouettes make it easier to wear with dresses and fun colored skinny jeans.
Color blocking originates from the 70′s and has hit even harder after Gucci’s 2011 Spring Runway. What is it you ask? Well, it’s when you combine simple, blocked, bold colors together to create a fluid look. Virtually every celeb from the Kardashians, Rihanna, Victoria Beckham, and Kate Winslet are finding ways to incorporate this into their wardrobe. It’s super easy to wear. Pick something from your closet you already have in a solid color (could be a colored skinny or skirt) and mix it with a fresh new top representing a big color this season (tangerine, mint, fuchsia are some good colors to keep in mind). Tie it together with a belt and some gold jewelry and you will look right on trend. If this is out of your comfort zone, grab a bag like this one (pictured right), with shorts or jeans and a simple top, and you are ready to go!
I hear women every day that say they just can’t wear colored denim. Some say they are too old or don’t have the shape for them. Some women even have a saying, “Once you have worn one trend in your lifetime, you shouldn’t wear it again.” I have to disagree!!! There is no “fashion rule” that says you shouldn’t rock a trend again. First of all, this is what fashion is all about. Trends change and evolve and come back! That’s what makes it so fun. You get to see how these fashions continue to inspire designers even today. Even more, these trends come back more refined, fresh and better than before…so go for it! This is a trend that is here to stay. You will see more variations and colors in the fall and can expect to see more bright and fun colors next summer. Just pick a color you like the most and wear it like you would a regular blue jean!
Peter Pan Collar
Introduced in the 1890′s, peter pan collars transitioned into fashion when they were made famous in 1905, by actress Maude Adams, during her role as Peter Pan. As seen in the picture (bottom right), the round shape of the collar is what characterizes the peter pan collar. You will often see the collar in another color, which goes right on trend with color blocking. You will start to see this trend on dresses, blouses, sweaters you name it! It is a very retro but feminine look. My personal favorite way to wear this is in a blouse tucked into a skirt or tucked into a colored skinny.
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