Upcoming AW11 Fashion Trends

Although summer has just started we are beginning to see autumn/winter looks hitting the catwalks. Of course I tuned in for some of NY fashion week, and I loved what I saw! The fall runways were filled with existing trends to new looks and ideas. We saw polka-dots and graphic prints, to floor sweeping hems and high shine, polished looks. Here are a few of my favourite upcoming trends for Fall 2011 trends for all seasons.

Mod Squad: This past spring/summer we saw the come-back of the 70’s and this autumn season we get a flashback to the 60’s. One of my favourite looks- mod. I remember a few years when I dressed up as a go-go dancer and I found an actual dress from the 60’s on eBay. Too bad I didn’t keep it, would have come in handy! The trend shows off patent shift dresses, double breasted peacoats, and Peter Pan collars.

Metallic: Love little, shiny cocktail dresses? This trend is definitely up your alley then. Some of the season’s best looks came from Balmain an Calvin Klein. Look for sparkle, shine, beading, and tons of metallics.

Graphic: This season plan to see bold, mixed prints. The craze started off at NY Fashion Week and the following weeks saw a flurry of patterns from various designers. Love geometrics! Be bold and try a geometric coat, or go subtle with pair of patterned tights.

Bright Coats: Plan on buying yourself a bright coat this season- which will definitely help in the gloomy transition from summer to autumn.

Lace: Lace was such a huge trend last season that it is due to stay around for another season or two. In Autumn we see lace taking on a more powerful presence, and less of a girly froo froo persona. Look for darker lace or lace infused patterns.

When it comes to handbags look for a bright and bold colour. Try fuchsia or red- just because summer is ending doesn’t mean the fun has to as well. Bring a little bit of colour into dull autumn and winter. Look for a multi-functional bag- and then you can justify the expensive price tag. Try a piece that transforms from a clutch to a small shoulder bag, to even a crossbody! Or continue with the metallic theme and go for a pewter, silver, or anthracite coloured purse. The perfect accompaniment to your basic black coat. Pair with some bling-bling jewelery and your ready for the office, theater, or a night on the town.

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