Seems I get a lot of questions this time of year about the fall trends to follow, so here’s my short list of those that will be top-of-mind and closet…

Winter White & Mid-Century Combo

Winter White & Mid-Century Combo

Winter White — Always have been a fan of this. Looks so clean and sleek. Shades of cream and white mixed are good. Varying fabrics and cuts make it work. A simple white cashmere sweater on cream wool pants is always classic and beautiful. These are pieces you hold on to always.

Emerald Green and Berry — Pantone the color experts, named Emerald their 2013 color of the year and I’m glad it’s also showing up in fashion. Just one piece of this color, along with anything in the plum and berry family, will add that updated look. You can always go with an emerald nail color too, which happens to be what I’m putting on this morning.

Fur Fun — You all know I’m a huge fur fan, vintage in particular, glad my flea market jaguar find last fall is ready to wear with its hot pink lining, and never discount the fake fur options from stores like Forever 21 and H&M for economic alternatives. Go with a furry scarf if the coat look isn’t you.

Leather — fake or real, leggings or biker jacket, everyone can sport at least something in leather. Think long leather gloves as an alternative too. I spotted some very cute leather biker jackets at T.J.Maxx last week.  And the leather jackets at Forever 21 can even go in the washing machine. Buy one and you’ll keep it forever, seriously they are timeless.

Emerald, Fur, and Menswear Combo

Emerald, Fur, and Menswear Combo

Menswear — a houndstooth plaid or simple pencil skirt in something plaid, will add an interesting updated vibe. Don’t spend much on this one, it won’t last long.

Mid-Century Mod — LOVE this in decorating, and vintage shops will be THE spot for this trend in fashion, which makes it very affordable too. Google “vintage shop” in your area, look intently through the racks as you have to see potential in this trend, not to mention have a good alterations person to update these items with a more modern vibe.

My favorite can’t-go-wrong shops for trends are: J.Crew, Forever 21, ZARA, T.J.Maxx, and even the outlets such as Nordstrom’s Rack and Saks Off Fifth.  If you’re in NYC check out my list on the home page under Lifestyle, Favorites.

Happy fall fashion everyone!


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