Fall 2009 Preview

So as most of you already know, I have a major passion for fashion. I've been searching the internet and perusing magazines to get the skinny on the hottest trends for fall 2009. Ooohhh this makes me excited about shopping the pre-season sales!

Here are my top 10 Must-Haves for Fall:

1. The Biker Jacket- Designers are going crazy this fall for leather jackets of all sorts. Whether you wear it with skinny jeans and tall boots, or pair it with a pretty dress (great contrast of soft/hard), this trend is bound to stick around throughout the cooler months. Wear yours short or cropped and fitted, otherwise you run the risk of looking like a mob boss.

2. Lace Tops- Lace is this season's must-have material. Lace tops are going to be popular, especially black and taupe colored lace blouses. Pair your lace top with a pretty pencil skirt or trouser pants. And ladies, make sure you invest in a well-fitting bra...lace can be a tricky material to wear, so a seamless undergarment is essential.

3. Bright Pencil Skirts- A great neutral pencil skirt will always be a wardrobe staple. But this season, don't be afraid to show off those gams in a pencil skirt of a brighter hue. Colors of mustard and turquoise dominated the fall 2009 runway previews.

4. Flower Pins- As my post on Friday indicated, I'm a huge fan of this trend. Lucky for all of us, it will stick around through fall, so now is the time to invest in some flower power. You can get these nifty little pins for your cardigans at NY and Company or, if you're crafty, make them yourself. Wear 2 or more at a time for a really dramatic look, (as seen below) , or just 1 to complete a work appropriate ensemble.

5. Ruching- "Ruching" or "bunching" is a technique that designers use to bunch material for a more layered look. It adds volume and drama to any top or dress and can really up the "wow" factor. Ruched tops and dresses were seen everywhere on the runway this season and, even better, ruching can help to hide those lumps and bumps we've all got.

The fall fashion waters are heating up, so dive in head first!

1 comment:

  1. That pencil skirt is to die for. I'll be keeping at eye out.


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