Straight From the Runways: Fall 2013 Trend Guide


Fall is quickly approaching (even though I keep telling myself it’s not), and with the new season come new trends! Samantha already did a lovely job covering the Anarchic trend, so I will focus on five other top trends for autumn as seen on the runway:

1. Candy Coats

A common theme among the fall runway collections were candy-colored coats. Emilio Pucci, Carven, Celine, Rochas, Victoria Beckham and Jonathan Saunders were just a handful of the designers who incorporated pastel outerwear into their shows. This trend is pretty easy to work into your own wardrobe. If you are looking for a new coat, try one in an unexpected color. You’re guaranteed to stand out in the grey days ahead. (Shown: Jou Jou Studded Coat | Stoosh linen Moto Jacket)

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2. Belted Silhouette

This trend, best described by style websites as the “Hitchcock Effect,” is characterized by crisp, clean silhouettes. Waists are well-defined with belts. Skater skirts that sit on your waist, fit-and-flare dresses with emphasized-waist seaming, and belts on top of everything will help you achieve this look.

Shown: Lush Cutout Detail Skater Dress w/ Topshop Cracked Western Belt | Soprano Illusion Yoke Lace Skater Dress w/ Lulu Skinny Braid Belt

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3. Oversized Sweaters

Large, knit sweaters are back and bigger than ever this fall. Design powerhouses like Chanel, Theyskens’ Theory and Celine showed these mashmallow masterpieces on their fall runways. Balance out the volume of the sweater with metallic leggings, body-hugging skirts or skinny jeans.

Shown: Painted Threads Swing Crop Sweater | Love By Design Tiger Eyelash Sweater

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4. Furry Creatures

Again, designers are preparing for colder days and nights, and so they armed their models with dramatic furs in greens, pinks, purples, and everything in between. As an animal lover, I can’t fully get behind the fur trend, but I love faux fur! This Jack Faux Fur Vest is great with jeans or an LBD, and the Ted Baker London Faux Fur Collar would be great under your coat to keep you nice and warm.

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5. Tons of Texture

Finally, designers engaged our sense of touch this season with 3-D elements like beads, rhinestones, studs, plastic plates and more. Givenchy, Marc Jacobs, Tom Ford, Akris and Belstaff pulled out all the stops by layering their fabrics with textures upon textures. Try spicing up your fall wardrobe with pieces with three-dimensional embellishments.

Shown: Fire Studded Acid Wash Skinny Jeans (on sale now!) | Cesca ‘Study Buddy’ Studded Faux Leather Backpack

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We’ve got some great trends coming this fall! I know I will be adding some ornamentation and candy coats into my wardrobe this season.

~Brittany

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