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10 Must Have Fall Trends - from Shoppingandinfo.com Fall is a great time of year because it means brisker temperatures, leaves changing colors, and the holidays are approaching. As someone who grew up on the east coast, I have always loved the fall. I love the fall colors in nature and the smell of wood burning from fireplaces on a fall evening. Some of my favorite items for fall are top handle bags and the color camel. Here is my list of the top 10 must have Fall trends for 2011. 1.) The color Camel for fall is one of the biggest trends this season. Check out this 3.1 Phillip Lim Camel Wool Scarf motorcycle jacket with removable sleeves $850. If ever there were a genius jacket, this one by 3.1 Phillip Lim is it. The jacket hits the lady like trend as well as the camel color neutral trend for fall and it is 2 looks in one. The motorcycle cut of the jacket gives this jacket a modern edge. The attached scarf gives it the lady like look. The sleeves can zip off which gives the jacket another modern vest look. This is the perfect jacket for work and for travel.


2.) The look of mod is big. Think 1960’s with smokey eyes, pink lips, a white mohair sweater and a pair of leggings with a pair of black riding boots. Bridgette Bardot epitomized the smoldering siren look and this fall soft feminine fluffy sweaters are back. Recently Kristen Stewart wore a white mohair and wool sweater from Max Mara on the cover of W Magazine paying tribute to that look. For the fall season, wear the look with black bootcut Capri jeans with a pair of wedge platform pumps. Michael by Michael Kors made a white deep cowl neck sweater this season that can also be worn off the shoulder too to create that whole mod look for $120.


3.) The top handle bag. If you love the show Mad Men then you have probably seen top handle bags from that era. This season is all about the top handle bag to cinch that ladylike look. Top handle bags can be carried in the crook of your arm, worn with pumps and a shift dress. Top handle bags can be as simple as a snap open top bag to a top handle bag with an opening on either side of the bag and a cross body strap for a modern update. One of my favorites is the saddle leather Fendi Peekaboo top handle bag with cross body strap for $2950. However if you would like something more affordable a great option is the glazed top handle leather bag by Giani Bernini bag for $98. The bag has a top handle, cross body or shoulder strap, and separated sections inside the bag for easy organization.


4.) Platform wedge shoes from the 90’s are back. If looking tall is a big priority you are in luck. One of the biggest trends this season is from the 1990’s. Shoes that can help you grow 5 inches in height and keep your feet comfortable all day long. One of the biggest platform wedge designers from the 1990’s is back with updated versions of the platform wedge. This season Robert Clergerie created platform wedges in 5 inch loafers to go with opaque tights, pleated skirts, and cardigans. This trend allows us city girls to go from our 6 floor walk ups to the subway to work without any pain. The look is fabulous and you look tall. Robert Clergerie loafer platform pumps are $765. Another great option that is less funky are the beeout platform black suede pumps by Nine West for $89. Platform wedges are everywhere this season and come in boots, pumps, and sandals. This trend is great for us petite gals.


5.) A great wool coat. This season feminine wool coats are front and center to go with all the ladylike fashions. You need a great coat to go with your top handle bag. Some of my favorites are the belted wool coats that you can wear with pants or a dress so you can go from office to dinner without thinking twice. One of my favorites is a tie waist wool coat that has a little detail like a fur shawl collar or a ruffle collar. Just those little touches can turn a functional wool coat into an extra special piece. Get the ruffle tie waist wool coat at Modcloth.com for $123.99.


6.) Rubber riding boots. To be practical fall is also about rain and you will want to have a pair of great rain boots for fall and winter. This year rain boots are not just about wearing a pair of rubber boots by Hunter anymore. Rubber rain boots are being made by everyone from Chanel to Givenchy. The great thing about these new fangled rubber rain boots is that you can wear them with your regular going out or work clothes. You won’t look like you are wearing a pair of galoshes. You will look like you are wearing a pair of black riding boots and you won’t worry about them because they are waterproof and rubber. The Givenchy rubber riding boots are $295 and can be found at www.ssense.com.


7.) Felt hats inspired by menswear. A great trend this season are menswear inspired cardigan, hats, and jackets. One of my favorite looks is the fedora with a feminine twist. Nothing looks sexier on a woman than a fedora with a feather paired with a bespoke looking jacket, jeans, and oxfords. The Brixton gain fedora in gray with a black ribbon and feather is just what the doctor ordered for $57 from www.revoleclothing.com


8.) Ankle boots – Ankle boots are now a wardrobe staple like pumps and riding boots. You wear your ankle boots with skinny jeans and a leather jacket to go out or you wear ankle boots with opaque tights and a skirt with a sweater for work. Ankle boots give that little bit of edge to your outfit that you cannot get from a pair of pumps or sandals. Ankle boots add an additional layer of cool to your whole look. One of the masters of ankle boots is Alexander Wang. He makes them with laces and platforms for that ultra modern look. One of my favorites are fromwww.theoutnet.com and 70% off the retail price for $236.

9.) The leather bracelet has become a big trend this season. Leather bracelets can be worn casually and they can be worn for an evening out too in lieu of your watch or a bunch of gold bracelets. The leather bracelet can also be bundled with your gold bracelets as a total look. Leather bracelets embellished with crystals and chains or just plain with a snap or a hook. There is one for every personality. One of my favorites is by Gorjana and has a gold toggle closure on a leather strap. It is subtle, but interesting.


10.) Cat eye oversized sunglasses – you must complete your look with a great pair of sunnies. One of my favorite pairs this season is a cat eyed oversized tortoise pair of Ray Bans that can be worn with a scarf over your head, crew neck long sleeve tee, Capri pants, and ballerina flats ala Jackie O. Get the Ray Ban oversized cat eyed sunglasses for $129.

10 Must Have Fall Trends - from Shoppingandinfo.com  

10 Must Have Fall Trends - from Shoppingandinfo.com