Other patterns to seek out: Plaid and Argyle!!
Elements that are hot include ruffles, bell-shaped sleeves, cuffed pants, and shorter hemlines. As far as colors, not much has changed. Teal, purple, and grey are still in demand. If I had to pick out newer trendy colors, I would say burgundy and cognac brown are gaining more appeal.
What about trends for the feet? Well, boots are here to stay, especially those with heels that reach the calf region or higher. And my ultimate favorite, platform heels! Gotta love ‘em for every season! Strappy, slingback or closed heel, I’ll wear platforms any day, any time. Thank goodness the ballerina flats are retreating to be resurrected at a later time. (Hopefully I’ll be dead by then. Just kidding!)
Is it Fall yet?? The countdown begins. No one likes the severe lack of daylight that this time of year brings, but at least we have the chance to be creative by adding more layers to our look rather than stripping down to just the bare necessary layers in the 90-degree summer heat. Fur, leather and suede, here we come!
GlamDoc’s Must-Have Picks for Fall 2011:
- Leather jacket – above the knee or shorter
- Fur collar or scarf
- Above the knee skirts – leather or fabric
- Suede indoor jacket
- Suede handbag
- Suede platform shoes
- Wedge heels
- Turtleneck dress
- Leggings (not jeggings!) and opaque tights
- Anything plaid (such as a ruana or cape)
- Argyle patterns (darker tones - not pastel type)
- Cape - preferably belted