In the city that never sleeps, New York Fashion Week has become more than a seasonal haute-couture celebration – it’s an electrifying week long performance. Runway shows, Fashion’s Night Out and shopping fever are what every fashionista is concentrating on right now.
Fashion is art: created by designers, framed on runways and made wearable, affordable and personalized by women. When it comes to the latest trends, women have a good eye and can create a fabulous look for themselves even at affordable prices. Here are a few fall fashion tips that can save you some money and keep you looking trendy this fall.
Besides the autumn color palette (orange, brown, and khaki hues), this fall grey, white, cherry red and color blocking are in full swing. But don’t stop with a change in color: new cuts and hemlines are also being adopted – dresses with high, draped necklines and oversize dresses.
Leather is timeless. It makes an outfit really pop and is just plain sexy! For some of us, leather is a luxury purchase, but you can still get the look inexpensively. Buy imitation leather tight pants, or pencil skirts in burgundy, black, or navy. Put some leather power on with a petrol blue imitation leather skirt from H&M for only $24.95.
The baroque trend is one of the most noteworthy styles of the fall: it’s rich and heavily ornate with metallic accents like gold jewelry, lots of sequins, and spiraling floral patterns – it’s an homage to decorative baroque painting. At H&M you can find a floral, satin dress for just $29.95.
Jeweled cuff sweaters, shirts with gemstones and animal prints are strong pieces that make you shine in style. From H&M, pick a leopard print blouse for only $17.95.
Contrasting collars outline a well contoured feminine look by flattering your face. Dresses and tops are embroidered this fall with interesting contrasting collars, which draw all your attention to your face. They are accessories that must be in harmony with your face’s shape: for angular faces, choose rounded collars and for soft, rounded faces go with something pointier. Find an incredibly feminine, collared dress at H&M for $39.95, which comes in a nice burgundy color.
If you love a classic black- and-white combination, you’re completely trendy: from elegant floral arrangements prints to geometrical lines, print suit pants and edgy blazers are all set to emphasize color contrast this fall. A summery white dress can be still wearable in September, cinched at the waist with a thin black belt. Here’s a light blazer, just perfect for the beginning of fall, from Forever 21, Color Blocked Shawl Collar Blazer $32.80.
As you all know, accessories can make any outfit fabulous – The style this year is to import details and colors from your clothes to your accessories, it’s a matchy kind of year: from golden shoes, to heavy, gold or rose gold jewelry and rich jewel tone clutches.
Wide brimmed-hats are chic accessories which add a noble, interesting note to your entire outfit: you can find big animal print wool hats at Mango around $40 or smaller wool hats with a ribbon and a bow in red, black or blue at H&M for $18.
Collars are not only attached to dresses and shirts, hey actually can be purchased separately as an accessory: decorative collars with braided embroidery are it this year, some have gemstones and are so versatile and easy to pair with your tops: H&M, mint green decorative collar $24.99.
Jewelry this year is heavy, chunky with opulent ornaments such as studs, gemstones and fringe, mostly coated with metallic gold. At Express, you can find jeweled cuffs and metal chain necklaces around $25. New York & Company is another hit for trendy jewelry starting from $15.
Rich embellishments are also stylish on big totes, chain-strap bags and clutches. This year aggressive animal prints are in: look for snake, leopard and crocodile prints on faux leather patterns. Real leather prints are way too expensive, but you can find some imitation patterns that look great. At Mango, you can find faux-crocodile bucket bags for $50. If you want something smaller, at Target they have faux-crocodile chin-strap bags for only $20.
It’s that time of the year when women get excited to buy their first pair of boots or pumps for the new season. This year the offering is huge: glittery platforms, metallic heels, and animal prints.
Metallic accent shoes compliments every outfit – for a touch of glamour wear pointed pumps with a metallic toe or heel, or go with a completely gold metal shoe in either ballerinas or heels. You can find amazing metallic shoes at Zara, , starting from $60 – for something more affordable go to Forever 21, they have metallic flats for $19.80.
Suede Suede ankle booties and knee high boots are decorated with sparks, frills, rhinestones, embellishments and wild studs. If you want to save money and get a sophisticated designer look, go to DSW stores where you can find great deals.
Look great this fall and save a few bucks!!