By Jasmin Vasquez • September 12, 2013
Fall is a season that always delivers delight. Rich textures, unexpected color palettes and extreme detailing are especially enticing this fall. Whatever the trend, outerwear is a huge deal and may be all that is needed to adjust to each trend. Statement-making outerwear manifested itself in a number of ways this season. Think bold furs, oversize parkas, and cool leathers.
DO invest in eye-catching outerwear.
DON'T be afraid to experiment with various colors, lengths, and textures.
DO consider the rest of your outfit when rocking statement-making coats. Keep everything else simple.
Following the Met Gala, this trend was bound to remain on the radar. With the leadership of Hedi Slimane, Saint Laurent is a major player in the trend. Safety pins, flannels, floral prints, and lace are the key details to showing your grungy side. Rebellion never looked so cool.
Left to right: Givenchy, Saint Laurent, Saint Laurent, Christopher Kane
Vince Camuto Padara boot, $56.99, available at 6pm.com
American Eagle Plaid Boyfriend Shirt, on sale for $26.97, available at American Eagle Outfitters
Digital prints have been strong since spring. For fall, wear plaids, camouflage, detailed embroidery, and folk-worthy patterns in warmer colors.
DON’T be afraid to mix prints, just make sure they are within the same color family for a more subdued look.
Left to right: Issa, Tom Ford, Prabal Gurung, Christopher Kane
Baroque Print Midi Dress, $30.38, available at ASOS
Embroidered Mineral Wash Skirt, on sale for $20, available at AKIRA
Here, Kitty Kitty
Don’t store away your leopard prints yet; feline-inspired designs are in this fall. Everything from graphics tees to patterned shoes features this styling.
DO wear animal prints in updated and unexpected color palettes.
DO wear graphics; they are stronger than ever making an appearance on tees and sweaters.
DON’T overdo it; stick to one piece featuring this trend.
Left to Right: Holly Fulton, Kenzo, Undercover, DKNY
LAUREN by Ralph Lauren Kailee Pump, $80.99, available at 6pm.com
Always a strong look, sailor inspired pieces are worn in warmer knits, pea coats, high-waisted bottoms, button details, and stripes.
Left to right: Yohji Yamamoto, Miu Miu, Kelly Wreastler, Jason Wu
J.Crew Striped Blazer, $119.99, available at J.Crew
Ridley Ultra Skinny Jeans, $17.72, by ASOS
Don’t be fooled by its tough exterior, leather can be sporty, edgy, or feminine depending on how it's styled. The prim and proper silhouettes seen on the runway exude feminine elegance.
DO go for a colored leather piece every once in a while. Style it as you would a regular knit.
DON'T be afraid to try an all-leather outfit; keep colors neutral and everything else simple.
Left to right: Dior, Altuzarra, Alexander Wang
Slim Chino, $198, available at 7 For All Mankind
Tinley Road Vegan Leather Peplum Top, on sale for $49.50, available at Piperlime
Embrace the classics like houndstooth and plaids. Make it better than ever with a grown-up twist emphasizing on V-neck sweaters, heeled loafers and pleated skirts.
DO pair a pleated skirt with knee-high socks paired with loafers for a true schoolgirl look.
DON’T shy away from wearing this trend to the office; it gives a professional touch to your everyday outfits.
Left to right: Tommy Hilfiger, Fay, Mulberry
Halogen Crewneck Sweater, $59, available at Nordstrom
Tory Burch Careen Runway Loafer Pump, on sale for $157, available at Neiman Marcus
Lingerie as outerwear
Lingerie as outerwear has been strong on the runway for some time now. This season Marc Jacobs’ everyday pajama suit is in green, the color of the year. Louis Vuitton’s tweed dress focuses on the lace trim to give it a sexy appeal.
DO combine lingerie pieces with warmer pieces like stocking, fur coats and knit sweaters.
DON’T shy away from mixing textures, this will only add more dimension to your look.
Left to right: Marc Jacobs, Louis Vuitton, Louis Vuitton
Satin Lace trimmed short, $7.80 available at Forever 21
Haute Hippie Lace Trim Slip Dress, $295, available at Neiman Marcus
Lastly, remember Pantone named green as the color of the year. From emeralds to olives, there’s a shade to complement every skin tone, eye color, hair color, and style.
Happy Fashion Week!
Jasmin Vasquez Jasmin Vasquez is a fashion expert and new mommy always looking for the best deals to keep herself and baby on the best-dressed list. She makes sure to keep up-to-date on all things baby, beauty, fashion and home decor.