It’s officially fall and there are more fall trends then we can count— but which are actually worth the shopping trip?
Instead of sifting through 900 pages of your September Vogue to figure out what key trends to try this season, we’re bringing you the ultimate hit list of 7 hottest fall 2012 trends to shop right now! And just to give you a visual, we’re including a stylish Chictopian wearing each trend (or runway inspiration) so you can get tips on how to style them!
Oxblood Leather Jeans
Take it to our stylish members to first wear the hottest fall trends! As seen on Martina Martiala, the blogger behind Little Black Salmiack, oxblood is the color to wear this fall. This darkish brown-red comes great in a pair of leather jeans and can get your outfit looking fall ready!
- Legacy Jeans in Oxblood
The absolute staple shoes to have this fall are ankle boots. Blogger Annabel of Blushing Ambition is like the queen of ankle boots. Take a fashion cue from this San Francisco cutie and invest in some this fall! And honestly, a good pair of ankle boots can work for all seasons, so it’s a good idea to invest.
- Acme Ankle Boots
Ralph Lauren, Dries Van Noten, and Donna Karan showed us that classic blazers and coats are the necessary staples for fall. Forget your boring work blazer and suit up with a tuxedo style blazer that will have you looking trés chic and on trend. Tuxedo blazers are like a lean, mean, 90’s powersuit, perfectly tailored and dressy enough for all occasions. Blogger Beaux Mondes shows us that a tuxedo blazer can be worn not just with a matching pant but a maxi skirt. Definitely wear this with a pair of heels.
- Loeffler Randall Tuxedo Blazer
The new basics are in black leather— that includes boots, pants, leggings, jackets, and skirts. For the fashion forward, wearing full on black leather is the look come fall. Think dark, sleek, tough and cool leather chick when you’re picking your leather pieces.
- Alice + Olivia Black Leather Leggings
- Rick Owens Leather Jacket
As seen at Céline and Dior, luxe fur coats and handbags made of wool-lamb fur (astrakhan) are trending for fall. Instead of going hippie with a shaggy fur coat, try a modern version of the Old Hollywood glamour look that has closer cut, puffy fur. If you’re a simple gal, the fur trend in all-black or dark colors never seems to fail.
- China Doll Boutique Faux Fur Gilet
Ladylike Brocade and Embroideries
As seen on Tonya of The Mop Top, fashion’s ladylike resurgence has created a wave of dainty tops and dresses in lace, brocade, embroideries, and pretty appliqués. If you plan on wearing any of these ladylike styles, try them with a cream colored skirt and some silver or jeweled accessories.
- Zara Tulle Blouse with Appliqués
As seen on blogger Amanda large of One of Each, large, oversized prints are like the floral print of fall. Popular prints include comic art, where bits of comics are enlarged onto a top. Think Roy Lichtenstein meets your sweater. Oversized prints would look great paired with a leather pant or skirt.
- 3.1 Phillip Lim Graphic Tee
- Choies Comic Print Hoodie
By Amethyst Wang
Photos from Chictopia, eBay, Neiman Marcus, ShopBop, and Zara.