Friday, August 24, 2012

Fashion Trends: Fall 2012

Fashion color trends for 2012
{Pantone.com}
I know it's hard to think about autumn while the sun's still blazing high in the sky, but fall fashion is already in full swing.

Have you seen the new color trends for fall 2012? According to Pantone.com, the top colors this coming season are: French Roast, Honey Gold, Pink Flambe', Tangerine Tango, Ultramarine Green, Bright Chartreuse, Olympian Blue, Titanium, Rhapsody, & Rose Smoke. Some of them sound good enough to eat!

And what about fall fashion trends? I always get a kick out of checking Fashion Week reveals to see what patterns, textures, colors and styles to expect for the upcoming season.

I have to admit though, in some cases I used to think, "Who do they think would really wear that?" And then I heard someone say that the runway looks are to inspire you to think of the possibilities. That made much more sense to me.

Here are a few of the upcoming trends (& a few of my fave's) for fall 2012. It'll be here before you know it!  {*Sources & photo credits: Harpers BazaarMarie ClaireElleStylist}

Black and Navy = Together {♥} Love
Black with navy fashion trend fall 2012

Monochromatic White {♥} Dreamy
Wear white after labor day trending fall 2012

 Burgundy as the new black (Not sure I agree. I look better in black)

Fall 2012 trends burgundy as the new black

Hunting and Fishing / Leather and Laminates

Trends for Hunting and Leather in fall 2012

Military  
Military designs hit fall 2012 fashion

Oversized coats and shawls (I think it's pretty - very Grace Kelly)

2012 Fashions inspired by Grace Kelly


Intricate embroidery patterns and knit tweeds 

Fall 2012 brings tweeds and intricate embroidery designs

Other trends mentioned? Reptile print, jumpsuits, gold glitz, suits, ornate tapestry Renaissance style, velvet, bold mini-floral prints, feathers and fur accents, blanket coats, headbands and statement hats. Really? I couldn't resist ending with this one.

I do love the Oscar de la Renta headband with a dash of bling, but the hat? Looks like the head of a the giant cartoon character...but remember - it's to inspire. not to wear. I guess.


headbands and statement hats appear in fall 2012 fashion trends





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