Local and not-so-local fashion, beauty, and design trends
Aug 27, 2012
06:00 AMStyle Council
Spree Style with Erin Habes: 10 Style Statements for Fall 2012
Fall ’12 styles are popping up all around us, and retail stores are full of rich jewel-tones and spicy neutrals. Designers have given us fall direction, and now it’s our turn to bring it to the streets. From a spicy spectrum of color to the retro 60s-inspired vibe, military to menswear with a feminine twist, bejeweled studs to cozy, cuddly sweaters—allow your wardrobe to elevate your everyday.
The ingredients are simple … a few good eggs (trends) and the results will be stellar. I’ve boiled down the best and most bank account-worthy, so allow me to guide you fashion lovers with our hot list of ten top style "statements."
1. 60s couture
Cotton candy colors mixed with neutrals elevate a vintage vibe with a touch of modern. Structured shapes, lux tweeds, boucle, and textured yarns, bulk up a new fall direction.
2. Man up
Fashion is definitely having a masculine moment as women suit up, showcasing a feminine side to menswear. From that perfectly cut blazer showing all your curves to a snappy pair of oxford shoes, this trend will surely make the boys jealous.
Be ornamental. This season’s trends are a healthy dose of gaudy, as beaded bling becomes baroque. With aggressive chic studs, vintage-inspired handbeaded accents, ornate paisleys, medallions, and scrolls—everything is embellished.
4. Panel effect
Color blocking reigns supreme. Inspired by the art deco and cubism movement, this two-toned trend accents all the right places.
5. Golden Girls
Illuminate your fall wardrobe with all the right metallics. Gold proves it has “the right stuff” with staying power that has lasted over the years. It’s decadent, luxurious. and still in high demand!
Boring is OUT, complicated is IN. Head-to-toe print madness is all about having fun. Pair your florals with polka dots, stripes with plaid, paisley and more. Be bold with your choices, you won’t be sorry and remember, YOLO!!
7. Leather goods
This fall, leather styles aim beyond tradition. With surprising silhouettes, cutout details, and color beyond your wildest dreams, leather takes shape this fall in more ways than one. From a sheath dress to leather pants, or a tunic top to that sexy skirt, allow yourself to luxuriate in unique leather pieces.
Attention fashion warriors! Fall’s military trend goes beyond the recognizable camo print, taking on a sleek clean structured silhouette. A sharp look with a moody color palette, this traditional look is enhanced by embellishments and a strong shoulder line makes this utilitarian look a sharp shooter.
9. Cozy love
This season, true love comes in the form of artisanal knits. Knotty yarns, mixed texture, and throwback patterns do a star-turn as sweaters just went to a-whole-other-level.
I love this quote, "the devil is in the details.” So true. This fall’s style stories are studded with unique accents that define your fashion statement. Go on. Kick it up with a neck scarf, dye your hair cotton candy bright, and rock an eclectic pair of mixed/matched shoes. Hi-ho! Creativity is boisterously alive, as the cool weather arrives.