TRENDS TO LOOK OUT FOR THIS FALL AND WINTER... / by Noel Jean

Fall/Winter Trends
Now that summer is coming to a close, it's about time we start looking at key pieces we need to put in our wardrobes for fall and winter. It’s nearly time to tuck away the bathing suits and think about new colours and styles for the colder days. So, what should we be looking out for now?

Punk is BACK!
This season punk returns for the first time since 2010, bringing back plaids, studs and spikes. Instead of bold entire outfits, this year it’ll be more subtle pieces and in 2013, the focus is on adding key pieces of ‘punk’ to outfits and designers are putting a heavy focus on grunge accessories.

So, what’s different about punk in 2013? It will be refreshing and less about a big grunge theme. Creating a feminine outfit and then adding some punk-rock detail is the perfect way to give your outfit some edge and intensity.

Tough accessories like tartan pieces or chains will enhance your outfit and balance it out. Mixing punk with other seasonal trends this year is definitely the way to go!

Say hi to Dusty Pinks!
Making you look feminine and elegant, this color can be combined with darks or lights to create a varying look, taking you from businesswoman in a charcoal suit to sleek, seductive cocktail drinker when paired with light greys and neutral shades.

If you make one investment this season, a pastel pink coat is a necessity. While other colours such as greens and blues are also thought to be a hit this season, a dusty pink coat will cross two big fashion must-haves off your list!



Boys, boys, boys!
Looking for a jacket? Men's jackets and men's fabrics are the way to go! Big is definitely beautiful as oversized and boxy is supported by designer's such as DKNY and Chanel this season. Single and double breasted styles are all the range and will be a big hit over fall and winter. Keep warm and look fierce in these oversized coats!

Pinstripes and houndstooth are also being reinvented, with a new more feminine twist being taken with these materials. Elegantly draping them or embroidering them with feathers illustrate two brand new ways we can wear menswear fabrics.

Masculine tailoring this season means things that look like you’ve just raided your boyfriend’s/dad’s/brother’s closet will make you look perfectly on trend this season, so pillage away!

(via thefashionspot.com)

Let’s welcome American Pastoral!
This fall, we're taking a step back and enjoying some time with nature. Cozy, warm knits and coats with fur-trim are going to be big this season, with the big fashion favourite TWEED making a huge comeback.

They aren’t designed to shy away. These American Pastoral pieces are designed to be comfortable but impeccably stylish, ensuring you can never go wrong with a casual cream knitted jumper or a pair of high boots. Let’s go and spend some time with Mother Nature and embrace comfort and luxury.

(via harpersbazaar.com)

From snug knit dresses to tartan, punk skirts and pinstripe jackets to pastel coats, there’s a lot to look out for this season. Make sure you focus on pieces that make you look and feel good, and always think outside the box. Remember to wear your biggest asset: your confidence!