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Fall Fashion Trends 2011

Published on August 22, 2011 by   ·   6 Comments Pin It

Trends aren’t to be followed rigidly, but to give us inspiration to set a new palette for a new season.  Sort of like a good sorbet, cleanse your fashion eyes every few months.  Let the trends dictated by the fashion gods guide you into a fresh look for a new outlook each season.  Luckily, everything hot for this fall is easy to come across in a vintage shop!

Here’s what we noticed on the runways and what you’ll be seeing in the stores:

Structured Silhouettes: This means sheath dresses, blazers, and pressed slacks.  Even sweaters are slightly more fitted. There is a way to do this and not look like an 80’s stockbroker.  See below;

2020 optical dress

Steven Alan organic Bandleader Jacket, $316

Indigenous Riding Coat, $156

(Deeper) Bright Colors: Richer neons. Brights in spite of cooling temperature.  Perhaps a way to ward off winter malaise!

Cmarchuska Erin Dress, $120

Chester Cardigan by Dagg & Stacey, $165

Polka dots: To avoid a fashion nightmare, do small dots and keep it simple everywhere else.

Pins and Needles Paperbag Printed Pant, $49.99

melange cafe polka dot dress, $45.99

Color Blocking: Think a Mondrian for your body, color blocking is great to draw attention to the places you want people to look at.

Vintage Seventies maxi colour block dress @Mod Chic Vintage

Colorblock Harem Jumper, $13

Lace: Not like we don’t call lace a must for every season, it’s coming back very Stevie Nicks hard for fall 11.  Wear it mixed with chunky knits and big boots.  Our hearts belong to the Louisa shoe from Cri De Couer.  Lace panels on a velvet shoe (available in eggplant or black,) all made ethically and vegan?  If that isn’t a shoegasm, we don’t know what is..

Vintage dress, $23

Louisa in Eggplant, $390

Leather skirts: Or in our case, faux leather skirts!  Making their way back from our early 90’s club kid regular get up in an endlessly more sophisticated way;

Bonita faux leather mini in toffee, $180

Other trends off the runway for this winter: plaids, tartans, high slitted skirts, long coats, long skirts, and wearing bloody tampons in your hair.  Just kidding about that last part, just wanted to make sure you were still reading.

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Readers Comments (6)

  1. Nicki says:

    Lately I’m feeling like getting all of my 90’s Limelight/Soundfactory club attire out! Pleather skirts, fake feathered bras, platform Supergas, baby tees, etc. Let’s bring it back!!

  2. I love the idea of bright colors in the fall, but my favorite item of clothing in this post has got to be the melange cafe polka dot dress. I must get my hands on one of those.

  3. I found this site to have some really cute and appealing fashion clothing for women.

  4. As an over-50 lady, the short skirts are cute, but would not be for me. A long version of the buttery-tan pleather skirt would appeal to me; however, I absolutely love the long grey cardigan! I tend to have a lot of the tunic-look in my wardrobe, and I need to find an economically -priced one in dark brown. Any guidance?

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