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On Sale Now, Wear It Later: The Fall Winter Fashion Trends for 2011

By Katrina Caspelich

Libertine Photo: Rodin Banica, Timo Weiland Photo: Dan Lecca, Tracy Reese Photo: Edward James

New York Fashion Week just wrapped, and we’re exhausted! From runway shows and backstage interviews with designers, to parties and showroom visits, NY Fashion Week has been a whirlwind. Before we move on to the next if-you-weren’t-there-you’re-nowhere fashion event—the Oscars—we want to share some of the fashion trends sure to catch on for the fall and winter 2011 fashion season.

A few of the fall 2010 fashion trends—monochrome, lace, leather, and fur—will make encore appearances after starring roles this season. With stores making way for spring fashion, trendy winter items are on sale, just waiting to go home with you. Knowing the hot trends for next winter, jump ahead of the fashion curve and shop for these styles now, while they’re on sale. The best fashion news? Being stylish and on trend is easily affordable!

fashion-week-2011-clothing-trends-trouve-crop-fur-jacket 1. The Fur Trend: Faux Fur & Real
Already a big fashion trend for the fall and winter 2010 fashion season, the faux and real fur trend will still be hot when the next round of cold weather hits. Fashion designers, including Peter Som, Alice+Olivia, and Chris Benz agree. From hats to bags to coats, fur was on the runways during NY Fashion Week, and you’ll find it on sale in stores now, in both clothing and accessories. If you haven’t already purchased something furry this year—or even if you have—you’ll be happy to wrap yourself in this super-plush faux fur Trouvé Crop Fur Jacket for $89.90.
fashion-week-2011-clothing-trends-kensie-dress 2. Monochrome Fashion Trend: When 1 Color Is Enough
Being stylish gets even easier next winter when you sport 1 color from head to toe. The monochrome fashion trend will be the popular girl in your winter wardrobe, given that designers like Christian Siriano, Alexander Wang, and Richard Chai showed black-only, white-only, and gray-only looks in their collections. Black, winter white, and gray are easy-to-find options that work well on everyone. Try the 1-color winter look with an LBD, such as this long-sleeve, fitted Kensie Dress with detailing for $29.24. Complete your monochrome-trend look with black tights, shoes, hat, and coat.
fashion-week-2011-clothing-trends-bcbgeneration-one-shoulder-pleated-dress 3. Bare Shoulders: A Hot Fall/Winter Fashion Trend
Flaunt 1 or both of those sexy collarbones men adore. The bare shoulder trend is going to make a sexy statement for the upcoming fall/winter fashion season of 2011. From off-the-shoulder dresses at Carolina Herrera to the 1-shoulder look at Luca Luca and Carlos Miele, the bare skin is bound to turn heads. Look smoking hot in this polyester BCBGeneration One-Shoulder Pleated Dress for $118. And the bare shoulder trend is a sexy look for every body type.
fashion-week-2011-clothing-trends-romeo-juliet-faux-leather-skirt 4. Rev Up Your Fall 2011 Wardrobe with the Leather Trend
Whether black, brown, navy, or camel, leather fashion is timeless and classic, and everyone should own at least 1 leather clothing item. For fall and winter next year, the leather trend showed up in designers’ collections in shades from black to camel, via jackets, pants, bags, and skirts. Thakoon and Vena Cava sent models down the catwalk in leather, and our favorite leather pieces came from Tracy Reese. Her leather skirts were so fierce—to die for! Can’t afford leather, even on sale? Not to fret. This Romeo & Juliet Faux Leather Zip Front Skirt works the leather trend, and the $47.69 price tag works for our wallets!
fashion-week-2011-clothing-trends-mm-couture-by-miss-me-sequin-embellished-blouse 5. Embellishments Trend for Double-Duty Fashion
Have trouble accessorizing? Let the clothing accessorize for you. Designers who embellished their fall/winter 2011 collections with sequins, beads, feathers, and tassels? Marc Jacobs, Sachin + Babi, and Diane von Furstenberg. Add sparkle, feathers, tassels, or texture, to that outfit with this MM Couture by Miss Me Sequin-Embellished Blouse, $49.20.
fashion-week-2011-clothing-trends-armand-basi-jinely-cotton-blend-blazer 6. It’s Easy Being Green
All shades of green are going to be a big fashion trend next winter, including deep teals, bamboo, and cedar. And if the variety of greens at Trias, Rachel Roy, and Bibhu Mohapatra are any indication, there is a shade of green for everyone. Your friends will be green with envy when they see you in this Armand Basi Jinely Cotton-Blend Blazer, $83.75.
fashion-week-2011-clothing-trends-madewell-lindon-lace-tee 7. Lace Up for the Fall/Winter 2011 Trend
Forget your grandmother’s tablecloths. Lace is sexy, and not only for spring. Lace graced the fall/winter collections of Norma Kamali, Tadashi Shoji, and Rebecca Minkoff, among others, telling us that the lace trend is here to stay this upcoming season. Delicate and intricate, lace adds a feminine touch to any top, skirt, or dress. Bring some girlie girl into your wardrobe by rocking a finely textured Madewell Lindon Lace Tee, $39.50.
fashion-week-2011-clothing-trends-gap-tie-dye-geometric-top 8. Geometric Prints for Winter 2011 Fashions!
Sport geometric prints like those seen on the runways of Rag & Bone, Cynthia Rowley, and Timo Weiland. With eye-catching patterns, color blocks, and stripes on separates like this Gap Tie-Dye Geometric Top priced at $49.99 (for marine blue), you are guaranteed to add some flair to that dull winter wardrobe.
fashion-week-2011-clothing-trends-delias-low-rise-skinny-cords 9. That ’70s Bold Color Trend
Pay homage to vintage looks and bold colors like designers Peter Som, Nicole Miller, and BCBG Max Azria. Continue to wear your colorful and floral spring clothing into fall. It’s all about layering. Try taking color out for a fashion spin with a bright pair of pants like these Delias Low-Rise Skinny Cords, $14.99.
fashion-week-2011-clothing-trends-bcbgeneration-pleated-skirt 10. Trend Dressing in Pleated & Maxi Skirts
Good-bye, tight miniskirts. Say hello to a pleated skirt that hits above the knee or a long skirt—think floor-length maxi one. Mackage, Porter Grey, Lela Rose, and Karen Walker sent this style of skirts down their runways. Try this twill, A-line, BCBGeneration Pleated Skirt for $49.

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2 Responses to “On Sale Now, Wear It Later: The Fall Winter Fashion Trends for 2011”
  1. loved the faux fur for the fall….even in florida….great look ……..leather skirt …another great look….even for the past baby boomer….


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