Summer may have just started for you; however, style gurus all over have shortlisted new trends for fall and winter. Get a head start and whet your senses with stunning styles that will meet your way as the temperature dips. While the new season has several choices for the traditionalist, it caters more to the bold with its opulent baroque, oxblood hues and gothic interpretations. Let's preview three of the hottest trends that will storm the fashion world during fall/winter 2012.
You may have associated excessive beading and brocading with ostentatious opulence, but not any more. Fall and winter fashion of 2012 offers exquisite and breathtaking detailing at its finest. From heavily-embellished to subdued versions, you can have a piece of grandeur without being reprimanded.
- · Embellished Cropped Sweater by Oscar de la Renta
- · Brocade-Inset Sheath Dress by Jason Wu
- · Bead-Top Tufted Ballgown by Naeem Khan
- · Embroidered Swing Jacket With Embellished Trim by Manoush
The fall and winter collection is far from being dreary and somber. Although navy helms the fall color wheel, oxblood is yet another popular choice with designers and runways. While the name may make the best of fashionista cringe, the deep-red wine-ish hue is here to stay. Hence, look forward to warming your winter fashion palette with this gorgeous and deep hue that truly reflects the beauty of the season.
- · Mini Suede De-Manta Tote by Alexander McQueen
- · Ankle-Wrap Platform Pump by Alexander McQueen
- · Nina Ricci Fall 2012 Ready-to-wear collection
Among the season's biggest trends is the pantsuit. This season designers take a break from traditional styling and lure fashionistas with myriad new and exciting interpretations. So, whether you prefer it colored, cropped or flared, the new styling is sure to make heads turn. This season, choose to take a break from skirts and incorporate the hottest trend that will help you stay warm and on-trend ( the best of both worlds, right?)
- Gucci wool blazer with pants
- Convertible Silk Blazer by 3.1 Phillip Lim
- Hutton Flared Suit & Morrison Scarf Top by Rachel Zoe
As the season approaches and more choices hit retail stores, we'll find more budgeted options at our disposal. Until then, stay tuned as we research upscale retail stores for some uber cool fall offerings for today's fashionista.
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