It seems that this fall and winter there are several different types of fashion trends. Usually we see a variety, but the variety is usually somewhat similar, but this time, we have tons to choose from. Lace, plaid, vintage and heavy 60's leans are all being seen on the runways. Animal prints and lace are still big in the mainstream, while high fashion is more focused on the vintage themes.
Here's a roundup of four popular Fall and Winter 2011 Fashion Trends and handy tips on how to pull-off the look.
Plaid is everywhere. From plaid peacoats to plaid dresses, you can find almost anything in plaid at the moment. The high fashion runway models sported a more faded out plaid, mainly dresses, and a few shirts. A plaid dress can be hard to pull-off for certain body types. To pull the trend off successfully, pair your plaid dress with black leggings and a sweater to breakup the pattern just a bit. You can also add a nice scarf to pull the look together or some boots. Depending on the look you want, you could add some tan boots for more of a western feel and cowboy hats for a more western/country vibe, or for a modern chic look, wear black suede boots with leggings or jeggings and a fedora.
The 60's are coming back. Cat eye glasses, vintage biker jackets with wool linings, dresses with heavy 60's floral type patterns and several jewelry pieces are looking very 60's lately. To pull off this look, wear a cute pair of vintage cat eye glasses with a 60's print dress. Pair the dress with some bright tights and a chunky boho necklace to create a 60's mod look.
Trend #3. Classic Pinup
The pinup never goes out of style, but it seems to be getting very popular now. Pencil skirts, bright red lips and snug sweaters are making their marks in fashion right now. To pull off this look get a nice dress that goes just below the knee. Depending on your body type, you can go with a hip hugging dress that's snug down to your knees to accentuate your curves and make your hips look more curvy or an A-Line dress that hugs your waist and goes out at the hips. Look for solid patterns like dark navy with white or red trim or black with a cherry print, which are both very pinup. Pair the dress with a shorter cut, snug sweater with a polka dot print or sailor type pattern, such as anchors. You can't forget a nice pair of stockings, pinups always look classy, and stockings automatically add both class and sex appeal at the same time. Curl your hair and add some red lipstick and you'll be good-to-go with the classic pinup look.
Trend #4: Lace
Lace can found any article of clothing these days. It can transform a dull outfit into something vintage, victorian, elegant, sexy, or even mod depending on how you pair it with other pieces, as well as the type you pick. The yellowed, ivory laces have a vintage feel to them, while the black lace has more of the sexy and mod look. You can go for an entire lace top or just a hat with lace trim. The important thing is to never pair more than a couple lacey themed pieces together. For example, if you have a lacey top and a lace headband, don't wear it with lace leggings, lace embroidered shoes and a lacey scarf. You will end up looking like you were attacked by the lace monster or that you just flew out of a 1980's Madonna video. But as long as you choose your pieces wisely, you can end up with a very elegant or even sexy look.
There you have a few of my favorite Fall and Winter 2011 trends. There are of course several other trends, but I think these are some of the most popular as well as some that people get confused on how to pull off and look great in. Hopefully my tips will help you in picking out an awesome new out fit for fall.
Let me know which of these trends you like the most in a comment below. If you haven't tried any of these out, do you plan on it? If you have any more questions about these trends or other fashion, please feel free to ask in the comments below.
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XO - Glamatronic