fall shopping guideFirst and foremost, you’re welcome…  And I’m sorry.  You’re welcome because I’ve spent a great deal of time finding all of fall’s very best options to ensure that you’ve got each and every one of this fall’s biggest fashion trends at your fingertips.  I’ve basically contracted carpal tunnel from all of the clicking, coding, copying, and pasting of product, but not severe enough that I can’t sip red wine while I write this.

I’m sorry for doing such a thorough job that you’re sure to be able to easily spend a month’s salary or more stocking up on your fall wardrobe refresh.  Just remember, it’s good for the economy.

When I first started seeing stores displaying their autumnal wares, it was still a sweltering 90 degrees and I couldn’t be bothered browsing.  However, as the temperature started to dip and I began to grow bored of baring all my skin, the cozy knits, oversized coats, and overtly luxurious look this fall brings got me wishing for the next polar vortex.

Sure, sweaters are always fall staples, but this season’s are much chunkier, more textured, and come in all lengths from cropped to tunics.  Wear them in fall’s favored colors consisting of gray, scarlet, cobalt, and any shade of candy colored pastel.  These shades carry over to other trends including mid calf length hemlines, long line vests, sixties shaped shifts, and folk inspired frocks.  Men may loathe leopard (as we recently realized), but it’s quite strong this season and if you aren’t feeling bold enough to wear it in a bomber, try it as a statement accessory.  Speaking of fur, this must be the year of the Muppet, but if you can’t stomach the price tag (or the use of) real fur, there are some really beautiful faux options that are both animal and wallet friendly.  Whether you opt for fluffy, colored, fuzzy, or something in shearling to weather the winter, you’ll certainly be warmer for it.  When looking to add a bit of bling, opt for silver as it’s been used as embellishments on coats and knits as well as woven into rich fabrics.  If you’re up for a bit of pattern play, geometric shapes and fairisle intarsias are leading the charge.

Fortunately, this fall’s trends easily translate from one to another and also play off one another seamlessly.  You can effortlessly cover two trends at once by purchasing a pastel vest or a grey faux fur coat.  Be creative.  Be bold.  But be this fall’s all-embracing look of luxe.

Gray Area:

fall fashion trends 2014 grayAlexander Wang Reversible Wool Blend Coat, Theory Ulana Ribbed Stretch Wool Blend Midi Dress, Slim Knit Pencil Skirt, Issa Robin Oversized Wool Blend Coat, Opening Ceremony Zip Detailed Ribbed Wool Sweater Dress

Leopards Don’t Change Their Spots:

fall 2014 leopard printElizabeth and James Leopard Print Boyfriend Cardigan, MICHAEL Michael Kors Leopard Print Faux Fur Coat, Moschino Cheap and Chic Leopard Print Crepe Mini Dress, DKNY Leopard Print Faux Fur Bomber Jacket, Moschino Cheap and Chic Cropped Leopard Print Stretch Cotton Pants

Tangled Up in Blue:

fall 2014 trends fashionDiane von Furstenberg Wrap Effect Satin Jersey Dress, 3.1 Phillip Lim Draped Silk Blend Twill Pants, Kenzo Appliquéd Cotton Jersey and Twill Sweatshirt, Roland Mouret Drymus Wool Crepe Coat, Opening Ceremony Zip Detailed Ribbed Wool Mini Skirt

Silver Baller:

fall 2014 trendsMcQ Alexander McQueen Paillette Embellished Wool Sweater Dress, MSGM Silver Lamé Skirt, Cédric Charlier Silk Blend Lamé Dress, By Malene Birger Zio Sequined Turtleneck Top, Vivienne Westwood Anglomania Isolation Metallic Snake Jacquard Skirt

Psychedelic Hotline:

fall 2014 trends printValentino Circle Intarsia Wool Sweater, Lulu & Co Cropped Printed Crepe Slim Leg Pants, Milly Jacquard Mini Dress, J.W. Anderson Floral Merino Wool Sweater, M Missoni Intarsia Crochet Kint Mini Skirt

Long Term In-Vest-ment:

fall fashion trends long vestTopshop Unique Sleeveless Wool Blend Coat, OAK Wool Blend Vest, Shearling Vest, Helmut Lang Textured Cotton Blend Vest, Marissa Webb Celia Long Vest

Scarlet Fever:

fall fashion trends 2014 scarlettTailored Coat, Helmut Lang Turtleneck Tank, Equipment Asher Cashmere Sweater, Altuzarra for Target Embroidered Pleated Georgette Dress, Maison Kisuné New Skinny Mid Rise Jeans

The Shearling:

fall 2014 fashion trendsIsabel Marant Étoile Shearling Collar Leather Benny Moto Jacket, MiH Jeans Larking Reversible Shearling Biker Jacket, Topshop Unique Shearling and Twill Coat, Ravn Shearling Vest, MSGM Faux Shearling Coat

Midi Terms:

midi length fall 2014 trendsNicholas Felted Wool Flare Skirt, Saloni Apsara Printed Satin Jersey Dress, Milly Floral Lace Midi Skirt, Michael Kors Satin Midi Dress, Enzo Costa Ribbed Maxi Dress

Pastel Princess:

A.L.C. Covington Ribbed Cropped Sweater, TOME Crepe Dress, Roksanda Ilincic Cambray Wool Felt Vest, Elizabeth and James Shalene Cut Out Zipper Dress, Tibi Katia Cotton and Silk Blend Faille Skirt

Keep Your Knits About You:

chunky knits fall 2014Thakoon Addition Ribbed Cashmere Poncho, Helmut Lang Honeycomb Knit Sweater, Helmut Lang Venerred Angora Zip Cardi, Acne Studios Mist Leopard Intarsia Knitted Sweater, Timo Weiland Moto Sleeve Cable Knit Sweater

Folk Alluring:

fall 2014 fashion folkAnhha Appliqué Short Jacket, AIMO RICHLY Angora and Wool Blend Sweater Dress, J Brand Kasia Knitted Sweater, Coach Printed Silk Crepe de Chine Mini Dress, Vineet Bahl Lace Embroidered Chiffon and Tulle Tunic,

Fur Sure:

fur fall fashion 2014Adrienne Landau Raccoon Fur/Leather Jacket, Anna Sui Ombré Faux Fur Coat, Yves Salomon Rex Rabbit Car Coat, Barney’s New York Rabbit Fur Chubby, Shrimps Mabel Colorblock Faux Fur Coat




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