Monday, August 18, 2008

Let the leaves fall (L)

After spending a whole day rotating between various doctors for checkups and tests, I managed to pour over every September issue of every fall magazine in the waiting rooms. I was also very happy to see that the upcoming season's trends would be very prep-school chic. Here's what's in store for us this fall:
-print dresses
-tailored jackets
-ruffled blouses
-fuller skirts
-chunky knits

I think the print dress is a great trend for fall, because you can take your summer staple straight to your september wardrobe with some one-tone tights, a cute blazer or a cozy cardigan. Pair it with heels and you've got a great going-out look for evening. Unless you're like me and quite often click your way in heels to class...
This look can be seen on the runway for Christian Dior, Gucci and Chloe.

The next trend-tailored jackets make us feel like we stole something from the men's department. These jackets easily flatter skirts and trousers, give you the Gossip Girl Blair Waldorf look and urbanize any dress. This look can be seen on the runway for Yves Saint Laurent, Calvin Klein and Diane Von Furstenberg.

The third trend-ruffled blouses, will definetely channel the girly side of every girl. It's very showgirlie and can work well pants, jeans, and skirts. This look can be seen on the runway for Yigal Azrouel, Givenchy and Marni.

The fourth trend-fuller skirts, make you look more glamorous every step of the way. The flattering cut to mid-knee can work very well for both day and evening; and is much more comfortable than the skin-tight, summery minis we have gotten used to. This trend can be seen on the runway for Blumarine, Oscar de la Renta and Giorgio Armani.

The final trend- chunky knits, is definetely going to evoke many, lazy "sweater and leggings" days. It's better to wear a light layer underneath in case it gets too hot, or cozy up in a turtleneck number for those chilly, fall nights.

Visual pictures from various affordable collections coming end of August!

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