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Fall 2013 Trend Picks

Fashion weeks have come and gone and the results are in…from garments incorporating dyed furs to the revival of classic quilting techniques, some pretty unique (and some traditional)  trends may be hitting your favorite retailers this next fall.

Here are my top picks for what is going to be hot, while the weather is cold in fall 2013.

Plaid and Gingham: Finally! Plaid is making a comeback…I have a feeling that this oh-so-classic yet under-appreciated pattern will be everywhere. Which is a good thing since I have a plaid blazer stowed in the back of my closet somewhere. For the gingham, this traditional summery fabric will be paired with heavier items, such as in the case of Prada, leather and fur.

dg plaidDolce and Gabbana Fall 2013 RTW (image via NYMag)


Prada Fall 2013 RTW (image via NYMag)

burberryplaid bag

Burberry Prorsum Fall 2013 RTW (image via NYMag)

Colored Fur: Fur always has somewhat of a presence in the fall, but in 2013 I think that fur is going to make some more appearances in bold and/or subtle ways–full vests, coats, accessories, and trimmed accents. What’s making this trend fresh is that fur will be painted, dyed, and printed.

fendifallfurFendi Fall 2013 RTW (image via NYMag)


Marni Fall 2013 RTW (image via NYMag)

Heavy opulence: Gold, jewels, shaped metal embellishments–the more excessive the better. Where will you be finding this trend the most in stores? Accessories and shoes probably, but also jackets and cocktail dresses. Think of jewel encrusted metallic elements and mosaics reminiscent of the Byzantine Empire era of history.

dgopulenceDolce and Gabbana Fall 2013 RTW (image via NYMag)


L’Wren Scott Fall 2013 (image via NYMag)

Quilting: We are not talking about your grandma’s log cabin quilt pattern making an appearance in garments, but the actual technique. Two layers sewn together at regular intervals produces a check or diamond pattern that is slightly puffed. For the mainstream ready to wear, look for quilting on shoulders, sleeves, and pockets as well as other accent areas.

michaelkorsquiltedMichael Kors Fall 2013 RTW (image via WWD)


J. Mendel Fall 2013 RTW (image via WWD)


Theysken’s Theory Fall 2013 RTW (image via WWD)

Will any of my picks make it into stores next fall? Only time will tell.



Winter Essentials- Campus Couture meets Friday Favorites

It’s a winter wonderland here on campus! The current temp is 8 degrees with freezing fog. What? Freezing fog? I have never even heard of that!! Thus, I thought it would be perfectly appropriate to list off some winter essentials for your wardrobe to brace against the biting cold.

1. Sorel Boots: These boot do work. They are super warm, they have excellent grip on snow on ice so that do not wipe outs do not occur. They also come in an abundance of styles and colors.

2. Glomitts: These are a hybrid between gloves and mittens. They offer the unbeatable warmth of mittens with the functionality of gloves. My favorites are fair isle style, but they literally come in every color and style imaginable.

3. Colored Peacoat: A peacoat is a style essential. Put one on and you will automatically look classy and fabulous. Try a peacoat in one of the colors from Pantone’s Fall 2012 color trends.

4. Fur Trim Jacket: Fur trim jackets are great for those perfect winter days when there is a light frost covering the trees and everything just glistens. The trim is cozy and fashionable, and adds a little je ne se qua to traditional plaid or tweed.

5. Knitted Ear-warmers: I loovvveeee these. I myself have probably knitted and crocheted like 10 of them. They are so convenient and cute. They are especially great so that your ponytail of top knot doesn’t get smashed in a hat!

6. Plaid Scarf: I simple plaid scarf will never, ever, ever, go out of style. Burberry’s perfect plaid scarves have been around forever and are still a classic style craving for lots of people.

Stay warm, stay stylish.



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