Trends, Tips, and Snippets

This Blog was created due to my obsession with list making and keeping all of the things I wanted to buy organized. Eventually there were just too many lists, so I decided to start this, a blog where I could keep all of my thoughts, ideas, and prospective shopping all in one place.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Your Fall Trends Forecast: See which trends are making a come back, which ones are making a splash and what’s here to stay

Urban hat, Marc Jacobs bag, Aqua leather jacket, forever 21 maxi skirt and Steve Madden Boots


1) Dr. Martens

Dr. Martens have been around since before some of us were even born and although they have kept a steady presence it looks like they’re regaining some of that intense 90s popularity. A staple of the grunge and British punk scenes, these iconic boots were originally designed by Dr. Klaus Märtens for comfort.  Today you can try Dr. Martens with a pair of skinny jeans and a chunky sweater. Surprisingly easy to wear, these shoes are a daily go to and it looks like they’re here to stay.

2) High-Low Hems

Some people recognize it as ‘the mullet skirt,’ I prefer referring to it as ‘high-low.’ This trend first picked up speed this past summer, and it looks now as if it’s going to continue through the fall. Pair this skirt with some tights and tall leather boots for a look that easily transitions your summer wardrobe into fall.

3) The Maxi Skirt

Another popular hem is that of the maxi skirt which has been going mainstream since last spring.  This skirt too is easily transitioned from summer to fall, even all the way into winter. Pair a maxi skirt with a long-sleeved knit or sweater, chunky mid-calf boots and a cropped leather jacket for a look that’s fool proof and warm.

4) Leather Goods

Leather is going to be everywhere, and if you haven’t already invested in a go-to leather jacket, it’s probably time that you do. Whether it’s leather pants, leather skirts, or leather boots, leather is certainly in. Booties and short motorcycle boots are also popular fall footwear choices with both options looking great with either jeans or a skirt. And remember you don’t have to buy real leather; vegan leather is also an option made available by many stores and clothing companies.

5) White Light

Who says you can’t wear white after Labor Day? Probably the same person that told you not to wear black with blue. (Note black and blue is also a major trend for fall).  Winter white is huge this season and can be seen on the runways of Derek Lam, Alexander Wang and J. Mendel. Layer white on white and add accessories for an icy cool look.

6) The Return of the Pointy Toe Pump 

Pointy toe pumps are back! This classic style stiletto is making a major comeback after having been overshadowed by rounded toe and thicker heeled pumps the last few years. Always sexy and ever elegant these shoes are sure to become your next go to style.

Style Spotter #37


Bold pants make a bold statement, as Chanel Daye proves with her bright emerald cigarette pants from H&M. She pairs these with an assortment of pieces also from H&M, including a white button-down and a pair of shiny leopard-print smoking slippers. She completes her look with a vintage open collar blazer and an array of accessories that include an eye-catching gold Michael Kors boyfriend watch, a gold nameplate necklace, gold laser cut-out earrings and, of course, a classic Gucci wallet. This business major describes her style as business casual, and states that she typically dresses diversely and sometimes even bohemian. “I am a fan of H&M and designer-wise I truly do adore Burberry,” she says. When it comes to fall trends this year, Daye explains she is looking forward to the boots. “All kinds of boots: cowboy, thigh-high; flat boots, combat boots. But I hate white boots.” Daye leaves us with some inspirational fashion advice. “It doesn’t matter where you get your clothes, it just matters how you wear them.”


Style Spotter #37

Freshman economics major, Emily Yin displays her polished and mature back to school style with an ensemble both sophisticated and feminine. Yin wears a mustard yellow ruffled top with a coordinating silk scarf by Landing and a black mini skirt from Banana Republic. She matches all of this to a pair of lust-worthy gold flats by Jimmy Choo and the classic Louis Vuitton Neverfull GM tote. Yin says her style depends on her mood but that she prefers classic clothing with clean lines. Her favorite store to shop is Barneys New York and she gathers inspiration from magazines like Vogue, Teen Vogue and Japanese fashion magazine ‘Vivi.’ Her fashion advice to us? “I think just always go with classic because it’s never going to be out of style.” So true.