Fashion week…or should we say month…has blazed by leaving visions of Fall accessories, Winter coats, and sigh-worthy evening gowns dancing in our little Spring-minded heads. Since every well-read budget fashionista knows to look to runway shows to get ahead of the curve, we’ve compiled a list of the top seven trends for Fall 2012, so you can keep an eye out for key pieces along the journey back to colder months.
The Top Trends for Fall 2012
This Fall’s top trend has us seeing wine red, deep garnet, oxblood, etc. Whatever you want to call it, it’s dark and fabulous. Between outerwear, accessories, and cocktail dresses, designers splashed the runway with deep reds for a moody punch of color that can easily be mixed with Spring’s transitional warm shades. It’s the front-runner in the return of traditional fall hues, but keep fellow fashionistas on their toes by continuing to work in hints of tangerine tango and golden reds.
Relic Classic Remix Push Lock Cross Body, $30.40 from eBags
A classic bag in the signature tone with a matching deep lip or polish can easily tie an outfit together. Use it with your staple Fall pieces until you can work bolder red garments into everyday wear.
V-Neck Dress, $69.50 from Victoria’s Secret
Take a cue from Jason Wu and Alice + Olivia, and develop the shade into a fall neutral by rocking the color full-length in a dress or coat. Dramatic shapes and elaborate fur collars will carry these pieces through holiday seasons.