Fall/Winter 2010!

July 24, 2010

Fall/Winter always gets me excited because of all that great sweaters I can wear. I look forward to layering since I’m usually limited to a loose T and shorts throughout the Spring and Summer here in Miami. This past Winter, we had an oddly cold chill where Winter lasted through February. Of course, everyone here hated it, but I frolicked around in my blazers, tights, and long-sleeves loving every moment of it.

This F/W will be a little different since I’m going to be living up North. WAY up North. While I typically try not to follow trends verbatim, there are actually some new things that I’m interested to try!

My Guide to F/W 2010!

1. Capes

L: Ruffian F/W 2010; R: AA cape.

Capes instantly spark up an outfit and create a really nice silhouette. The look great with both skirts and pants.

This cape from American Apparel has a a great shape and is made from their fleece.

2. Velvet

L: Generra F/W 2010; R: AA Velvet Dress.

I first noticed this trend last year and it instantly brought back memories of this green velvet dress that I had when I was little. I absolutely hated it, and I’m pretty sure I had my mom ship it to Jamaica to give to my little cousins. Now, velvet holds a certain sophistication that I’d love to have in my Winter wardrobe.

American Apparel has a variety of velvet items. The Long-sleeved U Neck dress is probably the most winter appropriate.

3. Leather

TL: Erin Fetherston F/W 2010; TR: F21 Moto Jacket. BL: Silence + Noise leather skirt; BR: AA Disco Pants.

I want a leather everything this year. A leather jacket, a leather skirt, and well, I’m not so daring as to invest in leather pants, but I would certainly go for a leather look.

Leather biker jacket from Forever 21, leather skirt is Silence + Noise from Urban Outfitters, pants are the Disco Pant from American Apparel.

4. Camel Coat

L: Street style from The Sartorialist; R: Coat by Smythe.

Camel coats are a classy and timeless. I’m most into the classic, camel color, but there are other colors to choose from, too. The neutral classic color can go with just about anything, and keep you warm, as well.

While the camel coat to the right is way too pricey for me ($995!), it features very nice tailoring. It is made by Smythe, and can be purchased at Nordstrom.

5. White Tights

TL: Organic by John Patrick F/W 2010; TR: Opaque tights from American Apparel. BL: Sheer white tights from AA; BR: White footless tights from ASOS.

Come winter time, I usually aim for black/grey tights just because they’re classic. White tights, however, are extremely bold and make a statement. Definitely a way to change up your usual. An alternate of this style is to wear white leggings.

AA carries tights in all colors and deniers year round, and ASOS has a wide variety, as well.

6. Socks with Heels

TL: Rag & Bone Fall 2010; TR: Forever 21 socks. BL: F21 Ballet Socks; BR: UO Socks.

Everyone already knows this look. You might have seen me go for it before. It’s an extremely crisp look and can keep you in your heels for a little longer until boots are absolutely mandatory.

Try Forever 21 for socks– they’re relatively inexpensive and pretty good quality. I invested in a pack of knee-highs last weekend, and I’ll be debuting them come September. They even have socks that you can wear with peep toes, though I wouldn’t really recommend those for when it gets too cold. =P Urban Outfitters also has some cute socks with pretty details like ruffles and lace.

Ah, I’m really looking forward to fall. I’m pretty sure I’ll thoroughly enjoy all these trends. Hopefully you’ll be interested in them, too!

Are there any of these that you like more than others? Or one that you’re not exactly thrilled about? How about any others that I didn’t list? Please share in a comment!

These “trends” were found on The Fashion Spot, and can be read in detail along with more pictures in their respective galleries.

Thanks for reading! I need to get back to cleaning. It’s literally taking me days!

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Owl July 24, 2010 at 8:57 pm

I'm loving velvet- especially in jewel tones- it's so sophisticated! And socks with heels, when done right, just looks so chic! I'm not too keen on anything being made of leather except shoes and belts and the occasional jacket, and camel just makes me go "ew." But capes I'm definitely into. I love the silhouette it gives you! And tights (all colors) are a staple in my winter wardrobe, since I basically only wear dresses and skirts.


Owl July 24, 2010 at 11:01 pm

Oh my gosh thank you for pointing that out! That dress is… oh my gosh gorgeous O.O


M July 25, 2010 at 5:56 am

I wore white tights a few winters ago but my styling was a bit more sporty, I luv the looks you posted,certainly more streetwear than the cross between a ballerina and a boxer I wore…I should buy them again.
Looking forward to rock some knee high socks this winter!


ash July 25, 2010 at 8:32 am

socks with heels!
i've been in to that lately, so cute.


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