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November 2014

Plaid & Prints Inspire Autumn & Winter Looks for 2013

For a fashionista, the changing of the seasons from summer to fall and winter signals more than just lower temps and holiday spirit. Transitioning into breezy, crisp days cues a fashionista to replace floral frocks and pastel sandals with winter wear in deep muted hues and low-heeled ankle boots. As you piece together an outfit to hit city streets on a weekend stroll with a hot mocha, or work an outfit for a late-night dinner party, pull together pieces and patterns that are hot for fall and winter 2013. Beat trends and draw inspiration from the city globally adored for fashion-forward couture and stunning seasonal looks — Paris, France.

Plaid On & Hard

Earlier this spring, The Global Trends Magazine recapped Parisian fall 2013 collections that graced runways and inspired buyers, editors and designers across the globe. The Global Trends Magazine fashion team determined that this year’s fall and winter seasons will be dominated by prints, patterns and textures. Plaid is a timeless and versatile print that can make a wintry, eye-catching statement as a coat, suit, skirt, shirt, or scarf. Rather than stay warm this season with a leather or camel cashmere coat, strike a style chord with a cozy plaid coat that will make you want to slide on a pair of Hunter boots in vintage green or original black for autumn apple picking.

Stella McCartney inspires the plaid coat trend with her double pocket, buttoned plaid jacket. Icy sidewalks, gloomy skies and snow flurries will also be more tolerable when embraced in a plaid coat paired with classic knee-high Cole Haan chestnut boots or DV by Dolce Vita ankle heel booties in taupe suede. Mimic McCartney’s look and swoon over Anthropologie’s Riveted Plaid Jacket accented by its oversized navy pockets and gold buttons. You’ll make a statement by pairing the cardinal red and midnight blue stripes with mustard skinny jeans and caramel-colored boots.

Mix & Matched Prints

In the words of The Global Trends Magazine style experts, “animal motifs roamed the runways for fall 2013 with a selection of colorful, and sometimes abstract, patterns.” For this year’s frigid months, the fashion rule for animal prints and other patterns is there are no rules. The fiercest looks are defined by mismatched pieces and colors in disagreement. The Parisian runway captured looks that paired classic leopard print with pinstripes. Leopard and stripes? Say yes to mixing and matching unexpected patterns for this season.

As you plan for a skiing weekend getaway, don’t hesitate to sit fireside wearing a striped cashmere sweater with a knitted chevron scarf. While coordinating an outfit for Thanksgiving dinner, pair a polka dot tunic with muted floral denim pants. If pairing two brazen prints feel like overkill, accent a bold pattern with a daring color. Take a fashion risk at this year’s work holiday party, and show off a sassy side with a Michael Kors long-sleeved cocktail dress in leopard. Crackled gold ankle boots or indigo pumps will give the look punch. Among all these bold prints and colors, the secret to any look is confidence and style self-assurance — so make the streets in your city or your next holiday soiree your very own Parisian runway.

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