Fall Winter 2012: Seen and In

The TROUSER SUIT: last winter, we were flooded with the skirt suit, this year, it’s all about the trousers. Whether to go to work, on a formal look or more relaxed, the suit is meant to be used with trousers. The most important thing to remember is that, contrary to the examples below, it doesn’t have to be a matchy-matchy suit. You can try different patterns or solid colors. Play with colours and textures and remember: the boyish, the better.

Pictures below: Miu Miu (top) and Prada (bottom)

MIDI-HEELS (kitten heels or demi-heels): no more need to “kill” your feet, whenever you go out at night or to work during the day. Fashion is adapting to reality and heels are getting lower, more specifically, 3cm to 6cm. Midi-heels, kitten heels or demi-heels, as you prefer, are here to stay and were mainly seen in Valentino‘s show.

Completely adopted by Giovanna Bataglia and Alexa Chung, you can opt for the low cost version by going to Zara or Topshop or buy luxury.

(Picture by Dressing Miss Dolly)

On a cold Winter , we need warm clothes and as much clothing as possible. Don’t be afraid to overlap, look at Marc Jacobs collection and follow the example. Trousers, then dresses, then blouses then coats. It’s all about staying warm and cozy.

CROPPED trousers/jeans: Dsquared was all about cropped jeans and trousers. Different fabrics, colours and textures. Paired with a cropped jacket and always with a sweater or shirt below.

STUDS AND EMBELLISHMENTS: perfect for a rock mood, the studs will be seen in every single piece, from accessories to small embellishments, whether on the collar of the shirt or the pocket of your denim shorts.

From left to right and top to bottom: Burberry gloves; Street Style; Burberry Fall/Winter 2012 campaign; Valentino bag; Louboutin shoes; Jenny Packham dress; Isabel Marant Fall/Winter 2012; Studded loafers; Katie Nehra Simone label collection; 3.1 Phillip Lim berry wristlet; Saks ring; Topshop shorts; 3.1 Phillip Lim top; Louboutin bag; studs; studded shoes; studded trench; boots; studded DYI pockets .

Different moods: if, like me, you don’t have a very specific style that defines whether you are romantic, avant-gard or more the New Look kind of girl, you can create different personalities with your clothes the next season.

If you opt for Goth (pictures 1 and 6), Gucci tells you how to do it with loots of sheer and transparency games – in black, of course. Dolce & Gabbana created the perfect Religious woman, so if you are more into religious iconography (pictures 2 and 3), this is the perfect collection. Brocades, black, gold, hot pants, capes and cloaks with lengths that go from mini to bellow the knee.

The equestrian trend has been transversal to last Falls (pictures 9, 10 and 11). If you are into uniforms, this will be your mood. After all, who doesn’t love a quircky cap? Same thing happens to flowers. Floral is probably the most seen pattern on the catwalks for the past 4/5 seasons and it is here to stay, but this time it gains texture and less delicate flowers.

Do you remember Memoirs of a Geisha? The Samurai look has been taken to the catwalk by many designers, whether in quimono-esque dresses, large belts or patterns.

Characterized by sand tones, lots of hats, long coats and lots of fabric – leaving lots of space to imagination – the “granny” look was perfectly represented by Louis Vuitton or Marc Jacobs.

1 and 6. Gucci; 2, 3, 4 and 5. Dolce & Gabbana; . 7. Proenza Schouler; 8 and 9. Jason Wu; 10 and 11. Hermès; 12 and 13. Louis Vuitton

Which one is your mood?

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