Preparing for a fashionable Fall!

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It might seem ludicrous to think about Fall trends while we are amidst the semi-blistering Aussie Summer – however I assure you, winter clothes will be in stores soon enough and you must be prepared.

The Fall 2011 shows revived some of my favourite trends in an exceptionally innovative – dare I say – fashion.

Of these trends, I’m going to share with you my favourites, and deliver a heads up on what to look for when you hit the stores this winter!

A distinct sixties style permeated the Fall 11 runways. Labels like Bottego Veneta, Burberry Prorsum and Jil Sander all channeled the iconic decade with high necklines, shift and A-line dresses, knee-high socks and plenty of plaid, floral and houndstooth prints. Instead of the intoxicatingly bright colours of the sixties however, the palette was restrained to neutral variations. That’s not to say that a pop of colour wasn’t incorporated here or there – in fact this monitored use is what made the 2011 rebirth of the sixties trend so unanticipated and fresh. Accessorize this look minimally with a wide belt and/or streamline clutch. Following these tips accordingly will ensure you don’t look like you’ve gone back in time, only forward!

The trend I am about to mention is one that I never thought I’d classify as a “favourite”. Thanks to its reincarnation by design houses like Marc Jacobs, Gucci, Malandrino and Stella McCartney however, I can safely, happily and extremely confidently say … that I’m pro-spot!!! It’s impossible to count how many times we’ve seen the polka-dot trend, most often when we (well I) don’t want to. This Fall though, I was surprised by my instant attraction toward the look. There is absolutely nothing fatigued about the way designers showcased it this season, and I can’t wait to see it hit the streets! For an idea on the novel incorporation of polka dots, look at Stella McCartney’s sequin discs embroidered onto tulle bodices…love!

Another reincarnated trend for Fall? The never-failing tuxedo look! And who gave this trend a new pump of life!? Balmain, D& G, Haider Ackermann and my favorite version?…courtesy of Mr Michael Kors. Thanks Michael!



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