I don't claim to be a know-it-all in this arena, but this is my passion and I spend quite a large sum of my spare time researching and reading up on the latest. What I do know is basically what I've read, just to make that clear. Also, if you disagree with thoughts on this season, that's great everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but I don't really care :)
First of all lets get something straight...fashion and style are different and to quote my good friend Tavi (not really my good friend, she just knows her stuff and i stalk her blog), "If you’re stylish, you’re creative and original, and if you’re fashionable, you know how to look attractive and uncontroversial."- wornfashionjournal Of course she's a style queen, but that's not to look down on those who tend to play it safe on the fashion lines.
Secondly, you don't have to sacrifice your personal style to the demands of our culture. Fashion is most importantly self expression, so be you.
Trick: Make this fall all about the accessories, for both Men and Women's fashions. Accessories can either make or break an outfit. They are also the most practical items to either store away for another season, or get rid of for good. If you're smart about it, you can find an inexpensive accessory to circulate throughout your wardrobe, making several distinct looks.
Fall 2010 Colors (not limited to just these hues)
Instead of abiding by runway fall trends, I'm going to make this list as practical as I can, pulling fall looks from stores that are affordable to the normal-everyday person. [All photos are taken from; Forever21.com, Gap.com, Topshop.com, and Urbanoutfitters.com ]
Women's Fall Fashion Trends
BLOUSES/SHIRTS: Oxford button-down shirt, bows, sheer chiffon, stripped, plaid
SWEATERS: Grandpa cardigan, varsity, shawl collar
JACKETS: Army green, cinched at the waist, school-boy blazer, poncho, military
dresses Lace, garden prints, denim, sheer, menswear-shirtdress, cut out
PANTS: stirrup black leggings, leopard print, floral print skinny jeans, slouchy cropped khaki
SKIRTS: Colorful prints, strappy pencil, full pleated, denim
shoes workman boot, slip-on oxfords, lace-up heel/boot, clogs, thigh-high boots
JEWELERY: over sized watches, bow tie, bib necklace, box chain, feather earrings, stone bracelet, fun rings
HATS AND HAIR: Bayou floral cap, fedora, crochet knit hair band, big bow headbands, embellished side alice
BAGS: two tone leather satchel, leopard shoulder bag, canvas back pack
Men's Fall Fashion Trends
SHIRTS: Chambray shirt, dark gray worker shirt, plaid hunter shirt
SWEATERS: Cardigan, varsity shawl, stripped sweatshirts
JACKETS/BLAZERS: leather bomber jacket, military, shrunken blazer, corduroy blazer
pants gray, dark wash skinny, slacks, vintage khaki, dark straight jeans
shoes Converse boat mid-shoe, leather chukka boot, two tone saddle, sandstorm boot, oxfords
accessories Leather watch, black skinny tie, paisley bow tie, plaid, wayfarer sunglasses