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What You Need to Know Before Shopping This Fall!

I can almost hear the heartbeats of women strolling through the mall on a casual Saturday. Their faces, allow pleasant, are a mix of excitement and sheer panic. Their stroll, although casual and confident looking, is also lost and absent. I know this all too well because I have been there. This is what I like to call change of season fashion phobia- when women are ready for new season trends and styles but are in fear of buying the wrong items.

Wash your worries away ladies. Here is a list of the fall trends for 2012. Try one, try them all, and most importantly learn to have fun with incorporating these new styles into your existing wardrobe. Use this as your guideline next time you go shopping so that you don’t feel completely lost!

Red, Crimson in particular is hot hot hot. In fact, it is being called the new black of the season. Crimson is being seen in virtually all clothing items from skirts, to pants, to dresses, to blouses; so much so that it is being seen worn head to toe. Even if you are not one hundred percent comfortable wearing this bold color from head to toe, try it in one piece like a skirt or blouse and pair with more neutral accessories.

 Mixing Black and White is super chic this season. White blouses with black cuffs and collars or skirts with black and white prints, even black and white heels are a definite yes. Best of all, this trend is perfect for the gal who likes to ease into trends; this look has just enough comfort zone but with a stylish twist.

 Cozy Sweaters are being seen all over the runway this season. Best of all, these soft, warm and comfortable go-to items are being shown in a variety of styles from loose and oversized to lady-like and fitted. This is great because women are able to find items that actually work for their shape and still feel with the trends.

 Collars are a girl’s best friend this season. Pair a collar with a dress, sweater, or blouse. This extra embellishment adds character to your everyday staple items and allows for a very put-together lady like look. Try collars that have fun colors that may bring out your eyes, or have interesting shapes to toss up the look and feel of the entire outfit.

 Full on White is not just for summer anymore. Head to toe white pieces are a must this season especially in pants, skirts, and dresses paired with a black belt. As the weather gets chiller try pairing your white skirt or dress with fun tights or simple black ones.

 Plaid is back this season and in a much more chic kind of way. Yes, plaid shirts will be seen here and there, but to really rock this style purchase plaid in a cape, skirt, or dress. A Cape looks rich paired with ankle or wide leg pants, and a skirt or dress looks school girl gone chic with tights, a great pair of boots, and a fun bag. 

Oversized tops are a must this season!

Right now the weather is in the "in between" stage; not really hot, but not cool enough for a jacket either. Sometimes finding clothes that work for mild temperatures can be frustrating to find.

One item that is hot this season, fresh off of New York fashion week's runway, is oversized tops. This look is being seen with different colors of leggings like navy, black, brown, or red, and looks adorable paired with riding boots or flat ankle boots. Best of all this look is perfect for "in between" weather and looks super chic paired with a fun scarf, funky jewlery, and a chic bag.

This look is perfect for tailgates, shopping, or grabbing lunch with friends. This is a super stylish and quite comfortable look that any woman can pull off.

Take a look at this oversized top example below.

                    Rome.com  top $39 , Leggings topshop.com $40.00, side zip boots Target    $34.99,   Dorothyperkins.com wrap scarf  $21, Aldo handheld purse $50.00, Earrings Forever 21 $1.50, Forever 21 cuff bracelet $6.80


Boot Season is Here! The Hottest for Fall 2012

Last week was and part of this week is one of the most amazing times of the year- New York Fashion Week. New York fashion week is just like Christmas-there is excitement in the air, parties to attend, and new gifts to be presented.  It is a chance for both men and women to tap in to a wonderland of new creations in which they can play with in their own way .New styles and trends are introduced in a very magical sense and a new world of fashion is created.
There are so many new looks introduced at New York Fashion week that it almost makes me want to hyperventilate, in a good, I love fashion so much kind of way. What is most important for me is to translate the items I saw into categories that make sense for the everyday woman. For example, items that are definite new must-have staples for the season, items that are trendy for the time, and items that can be incorporated with things every woman already has.

That being said, now that it is officially September, why not start with the new and talk about the must have boots that every woman should have this season. Some of the styles you made already have and some are very new. Either way you can’t go wrong in any of them.
If you want to invest in a boot that you can wear for years, all fall and winter, in all kinds of weather, and are always classic then invest in a pair of riding boots. Riding boots look sleek and stylish over a pair of skinny jeans, look classic with a skirt and tights, or make laid back and comfortable look chic with a pair of leggings

Ace with laces this season.  Lace-up boots are hot this season and will be seen in different designs, animal prints, and with different hardware like buckles. This style of boot looks edgy and sexy especially paired with slim pants or fun tights and skirts. This style of boot is being shown in very classic lady like looks and in edgier looks with sky high heels and animal print

Wedge boots are going to be a go to favorite this season. This boot is fashion forward, sexy, but also sturdy, walkable, and comfortable. This is one of those boots that is literally style and comfort in one. What will make this style of boot extra hot this season is the variety of gem tones that this boot will come in like tones of purple, maroon, and gold.

Chelsea boots are super trendy this season. They are a flat ankle boot that has fun accents like metallic, chains, and studs. This is definitely a boot that is comfortable but very fashion forward. This boot looks adorable paired with miniskirts, skinny pants, or dark black tights or leggings.
Get in touch with your sassy side with a pair of Moto boots. Think biker style boots, however this season you can find this style in a flat, biker boot with buckles, all the way to a sleek heel with buckles, to animal print. This boot is very transitional and can be worn with a pair of leggings and jeans or can be dressed up with skirts and dresses.

Hottest Earrings for Fall 2012

Whether you are a laid back no fuss kind of gal or a glitz and glamour kind of gal, this season is perfect for everyone when it comes to the hottest earrings for Fall 2012.  Yes, the styles follow through to necklaces, bracelets, and rings, but earrings have always been the go-to staple item that most all women wear no matter what. In fact, most women say they feel naked or bare without having any earrings on at all.

Earrings are fun and can toss up any style in seconds. Earrings allow you to make a simple pair of jeans and a t-shirt look glamorous with a pair of jewel earrings or a simple dress look funky and trendy with geometric dangling earrings. The options are fun and endless.
So what are the hottest styles for Fall 2012? Here are the top  styles- try them all, or try the one you are most comfortable with, either way all work this season.