Check out these fabulous looks for some inspiration before your next nail appointment. These nail trends look fantastic during the fall months and can even be carried into the holidays. Check out the full story here on Mode!
When the weather turns, so must your closet, and this fall 2012 we’re seeing jean trends change as fast and as colorful as the leaves. No longer must we only choose from tried and true dark and distressed skinnies! Instead, this fall brings textures, colors, prints, and patterns, and we’ve got all your options covered. But remember, the most important part of jeans is the fit. No trend will look good unless you get the cut right for your body.
1. Boyfriend Jeans: 7 For All Mankind Crop Josefina Jeans, $225
Boyfriend jeans work well on many body types, but look especially great on ladies with straighter hips. Because of this cut’s looser fit, it’s best to have some structure up top, like a great fitting blazer. Styled up or down, it’s a solid look for tomboys and girlygirls alike.
These fives staples rocked the summer season and will continue to be huge into the fall. Here are our top tips for helping you transition these style splurges into the colder months!
Red – Red is going to be a huge color come autumn. Find a variety of reds in different shades and textures so you have the option to be bold, soft or glamorous. A great signature red item to invest in for the fall would be a pair of red shoes like the Lucia Suede Platform Wedge ($198) from Ann Taylor. The suede will be a fab fabric for colder weather and these shoes would pair well with a wrap dress.
Blue/Teal – Blues and teals are perfect for transitioning into September. Buy accessories in these cool tones to add the perfect finishing touch to your overall look. A set of bracelets like Chamak by Priya Kakkar Bangles ($58/4 at Nordstrom) helps lend a pop of color to your outfit while also displaying your trendsetting style.
Colorblocking – Colorblocking has been a big summer trend that will continue well into winter. You can wear this style in a two-tone pairing or in a multi-range of colors. To make the look just right for your office, stick to one color and pair it with a neutral. We love this 2 B Rych Colorblock Ponte Dress ($285 on neimanmarcus.com) because it combines nude accents with a burst of bold red!
Leopard – In the colder months, leopard looks sleek and chic! For this coming season, it’s all about bold outerwear that will get you noticed. A sophisticated and more demure style like the ASOS Leopard Coat ($155.15) can work its magic with an LBD or a pair of skinny jeans.
Orange/Rust – Orange and rust shades are the new brown for fall. Use these colors as great neutrals that add an autumn glow to your look. Choose a pretty satin shirt like this Patterson J. Kincaid Harlow Pocket Blouse ($98 on bergdorfgoodman.com). The burnt orange color will work well at the office when paired with a navy pencil skirt and can easily transition to a girls night out, too!
Have you tried any of these trends yet? Will you be wearing them into the fall season? Which one of these is your fave?
-Chastity Palmer Davis from GlitterBuzzStyle.com
Chastity Palmer-Davis is the beauty/fashion writer behind GlitterBuzzStyle.com. GlitterBuzzStyle provides women with personal styling tips, the latest fashion trends, beauty reviews and sale alerts. Chastity’s love for fashion and the entertainment industry has given her the opportunity to contribute to Honey Magazine, work for television show Full Frontal Fashion and cover backstage press for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.
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If you’ve done any shopping lately, you’ll see that Summer’s gone and we’re onto Fall. As such, I’ve been receiving a lot of emails from people asking what’s going to be hot for the upcoming season. Therefore, I’ve decided that over the next few weeks I’ll be writing several Fall fashion posts. Let’s start at the bottom: footwear. All of my selections are modeled after the runways of Marc by Marc Jacobs, Valentino, Alexander Wang and Doo Ri. But I’ve scoured stores and sites to bring you more affordable versions on a budget.
1.) Heeled Loafers:
Update the classic loafer by adding height. The higher the chicer. This pair from Charles Albert ($49) is made from synthetic materials (Vegans out there might opt for this) and comes in a nude color. Check off two trends with this heel.
*I suggest removing the ankle strap for a cleaner look.
If you’re looking for a different option, check out these Ann Taylor loafers ($198). They’re sold out online, so pop into a store near you. I’m a big fan of the tassle and neutral colorblocking.
This season, the more exotic the skin, the better. This pair from Asos ($129.29) is a perfect option. The taupe suede platform bootie has just the right amount of python to peek out from beneath your bells.
*If you’ve never checked out Asos.com, a British e-commerce site, you simply MUST. Items are reasonably priced and there are constant deals running that entail no tax and free shipping.
3.) Combat Boots:
These boots from Aldo ($160) are a double whammy. They satisfy the want of a combat boot, while having the need of comfiness. The tractor soul adds a durable factor.
4.) Shearling/Fur Lining:
Synonymous with comfort, Aerosoles has done it again with its take on fur. This must have for fall ($140) is not only practical in all weather, but you’ll look stylish while staying dry.
5.) Animal Prints:
These flats from Kelsi Dagger ($89) are not only my pick for Fall, but they have the Rachel Zoe stamp of approval as well. As the temperature begins to drop, pair these with knee highs or tights. The patent leather toe adds a touch of elegance and breaks up the all over print.
*Don’t hesitate to mix your patterns this Fall. You’ll be right on trend wearing your nautical stripes paired with animal prints. Throw on a chunky necklace and you’re good to go!
Lindsay Brooke Weiss (Cohen) is a fashion and accessories editor and on-air style expert. She was previously Haute Living’s editorial director, Niche Media’s fashion and accessories editor and fashion editor for L-Atitude.com. Lindsay has been a frequent contributor at styledon.com and is a regular guest stylist on NBC’s “Gossip Gram.” For more articles from Lindsay, check out her site!
Karl Lagerfeld, check! Stella McCartney, check! Sonia Rykiel, check! Jimmy Choo, check . . . LANVIN, HERE WE GO!
Yesterday, Melissa and I headed to the Penthouse at the Cooper Square Hotel in downtown New York to the press preview of the Lanvin for H&M collection.
As we came out of the elevator, we felt as if we’d died and gone to heaven—killer views of Manhattan, the sun was setting, there was champagne and platters of hors d’oeuvres. And the Lanvin for H&M collection front and center. LANVIN FOR H&M! We were giddy, more excited than a 10-year-old with a new puppy. The prices, the design, everything! The H&M staffers were decked in the collection, and they looked glamorous. Standouts included a one-sleeve dark purple dress with a voluminous pouf at the shoulder and thick black belt, a black cocktail dress covered with fabric bows, faux-fur coats and vests, tuxedo blazers, ruffled floral dresses, decadent-looking jewelry, and plenty of pointy shoes. The menswear collection is also a winner, so for the men in your life, don’t be selfish; they also deserve Lanvin for H&M.
We can’t wait for the line to hit H&M on November 20. We’ve already got the date in our Blackberries, and we’ll camp outside the entrance overnight if we have to! Melissa plans to scoop up the entire collection, because she’s already chosen a few favorites. I have my eye on the pointy leopard-print stilettos and a faux-fur coat that I am sure I will sleep in. —Daniela Apeloig
Watch the Lanvin for H&M Fall Winter 2010/2011 Full Fashion Show Video
A few nights ago, Lindsay Leff and I received invites to one of the coolest previews we’ve been to in a long time: Katherine Kwei’s S/S 2011 Private Preview. And for us, only one word comes to mind when reminiscing about the night . . . . amazing! From Katherine’s preview location (which also happened to be her luxurious apartment in SoHo), to her display of bags and Chinese finger foods, the night was a slam-dunk.
As we walked in, fashionistas were everywhere! Some were around the Chinese knot-making station. Yes, Katherine taught her signature knotting technique, and some folks were feasting on traditional Chinese treats, such as potstickers and Peking duck. Others were admiring Katherine’s new collection. We were part of the group admiring the collection.
Our thoughts on the collection? We want everything and we’ll die for it! Metallic, tie-dye, and animal print were the main focus of the collection and we all know that Lindsay and I are not ones to complain about sparkly things, animal prints, or a good statement piece. Once we got over the initial shock of seeing everything we like, we were able to regain our strength by sampling some of the tasty Chinese treats, just waiting to be eaten. My favorites were the shrimp dumpling and chocolate-covered fortune cookie, which was made specifically for the event.
Before Lindsay and I could leave, we spoke to Katherine for a bit and took a photo with some of our favorite bags from Katherine’s S/S 2011 collection. I am pictured sporting one of her clutches, while Lindsay is rocking a satchel. As you can see, we love the metallic look.
I can’t wait for Katherine’s entire S/S 2011 collection to hit stores but in the meantime, check out more of her beautifully crafted handbags on www.katherinekwei.com. —Katrina Caspelich
I’ve been obsessed—literally, obsessed—with getting my hands on the Pierre Hardy for Gap black suede lace-up wedges since the collaboration was announced at the end of the summer. So obsessed that I’ve been saving a little stash of money for the pure purpose of chasing down the shoes, and have restrained myself with quite some difficulty from buying a less adorable yet more easily accessible look-alike. So you can imagine my despair when their release date was pushed back from October 19th to October 28th, my elation when the date was moved up again to October 25th, and my utter despair when on Monday the sales associate in the Gap flagship on Fifth Avenue told me the shoes would not be available until the next day, October 26th. Adding to this desperation was the fact that only 8 or 9 pairs of the shoes would be available in their respective sizes, which would not be a huge issue except for the fact that I was blessed with the most average of shoe sizes. I instantly checked Racked for an update on their quest for the shoes. I have to admit I was a little relieved to hear that they hadn’t found them yet either.
You would think that this would all be enough to derail me from my journey to Pierre Hardy awesomeness, but I guess you can’t stop shoe-crazed inertia. With only a glimmer of hope I decided to check back into the Gap on Fifth Avenue after work on the 26th and instantly tracked down the nearest sales associate, begging for merely a glimpse at these most elusive of shoes. He stated that only two pairs remained and asked for my shoe size. I answered with a range of 38.5-39, to which he replied, “Let’s hope you fit into this 40” and opened the gates of heaven.
And then there they were in all of their wedge-heeled, peep-toe, lace-up glory. I just knew they would fit, or knew I would convince myself that they did. I slipped one on my foot (the foot that is a little bigger than the other, of course) and was sold. Before any other Pierre Hardy fans could rip them away I proceeded to the register and purchased the covetable wedges for a slightly steep but totally worth-it $195. I sit here now in my new Pierre Hardy for Gap shoes, feeling quite proud of myself.
If you weren’t as desperate (or crazy) as me about getting your hands on these shoes and missed them in stores, don’t fret. Apparently shipments on the shoes are slowly trickling into Gap stores in major cities including NYC, Houston, Chicago, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. Good luck tracking them down, and happy shopping! —Kate Bryan
It seems like every time I put virtual pen to paper for this blog, it’s about food…snacking, to be precise. At the office. When we’re not all about the shoes, we’re all about the snacks. And I might as well out myself before someone else on our editorial team does it in their own blog post. (Note to team: Blogging about the boss is not conducive to long-term employment. Nor is confessing you could care less about shoes. For more on that, read Katrina Caspelich’s entry in Editors’ Picks: The Fall Fashion We’re Convinced We Can’t Live Without.)
So, here’s my full confession: I have the eating habits of a 3-year old. Alright, a poorly supervised 3-year old whose parents have never read Jane Brody’s personal health column in the New York Times. My own mother, however, is the de facto chairman of the “They Say” School of Medicine—“they” being the aforementioned paper of record—and she is only too happy to call, clip articles, or stop by with the latest decree from on high about what is about to kill me, maim me, or just make me plain-old sick. There was the pleading call to give up sushi—accompanied by an all-too-graphic account of what parasites were microscopically lurking in my hamachi roll. I’m ashamed to say it worked for a few years . . . thankfully, it wore off—I love sushi. There was the clip “nonchalantly” positioned front-and-center on my kitchen counter, headline circled in red: Sorting Out Coffee’s Contradictions. It’s still my beverage of choice. And then, the call about Diet Coke—cease and desist. Sorry, it’s my last vice, and I’m going down fighting.
Maybe the food-police instinct is inherited? My children think I’m mean because I do not consider Lucky Charms a viable breakfast option. I have faced down numerous grocery-aisle tantrums explaining that fruit rollups are the nutritional BFFs of gummy worms. And no, Veggie Sticks are NOT just like steamed broccoli.
But it’s do as I say, not as I do, right? As long as I’m confessing, I might as well make it good. A few fun facts about me and snacking: When I was little, I used to eat sugar packets, paper and all. Diet Coke and supermarket-size Hershey Bars with Almonds got me through finals at Penn. And when my ex-husband and I were dating, he called me at work and asked what I was crunching in his ear. Doritoes. Is that your lunch? No, I also have a Baby Ruth. (If you show my children this blog post, we’re not friends anymore!)
At PageDaily, I have found my partners in snacking crime, my sweet-tooth soul mates. And I’m sure you can see this one coming a mile away—we don’t always wait for afternoon snack. Sometimes it’s pita chips by 11:00 a.m., chocolate while we wait for lunch to be delivered, or brownies as breakfast food—I bake. And thanks to Daniela, or perhaps I should say no thanks, we are always stocked with Dove chocolate. She started buying bags of their dark chocolate squares, individually foil-wrapped gems with a quote printed inside—the fun of a fortune cookie, but it’s chocolate. How perfect is that?! We share (read: compete) to see whose quote is the most fun, best suited to them, or just plain ridiculous. So, go grab a bag, and post your favorite wrapper message on our Facebook wall. —Nancy Rotenier
Our Favorite Dove Chocolate Quotes
Shoe shopping is therapy!—Nancy Rotenier
Love many, trust few, and always paddle your own canoe. – Lindsay Leff
In life’s winter, find your invincible summer. – Daniela Apeloig
Dance like no one is watching. – Olivia Hayes
You are SO worth it! – Lindsay Hahn
Give yourself a hug today. – Dania Slochowski
Take the pleasure. Skip the guilt. – Kate Bryan
Sing out loud! Who cares what you sound like? –Kimberly Hedmark
This season, fur is all the rage. From rabbit, to mink, to chinchilla, if you’re a fashionista, you’ll be rocking fur. Not a fan of real fur? This vest is the perfect way to stay stylish and be animal-friendly at the same time. I love the button detail with studs, the color of the fur, and the shape of the vest. I wear mine with leggings, boots, and a long shirt or a dress. The best part? The price! For once, fur isn’t just for the rich… —Katrina Caspelich
Buy BB Dakota Ashland Vest, $95, at piperlime.com
As we head toward fall fashion season and those exciting new purchases, why not look good while doing good? I was thrilled when I received this Same Sky Twilight bracelet as a gift. Same Sky is a trade-not-aid initiative providing employment opportunities to women in Rwanda who survived the genocide of 1994. Some of these women are artisans who crochet hand-blown glass beads into bracelets, the sale of which goes to support them and their families. Packaged in a small canvas bag, each bracelet comes with a paper signed by the woman who crafted it. The dark gray beads with hints of silver are perfect for fall’s color palate. Not only do I love this stylish accessory, but I love the feeling of being a part of a cultural movement! —Lindsay Hahn
Buy a Same Sky Twilight Glass Bead Bracelet, $160, samesky.com