Fall 2012 Fashion Trends
Fall fashion doesn't see dramatic differences and updates from spring, as revamped versions of trends like floral, metallics and contrasting shades and patterns, continue on into the cooler season. While floral plays a role in fashion through Baroque patterns, this fall femininity takes on a stronger role through the inspirations from military and Goth, infusing darker shades and more structured styles to this season's trends.
Pencil skirts, wide brim hats, belted dresses, suits and jumpsuits dominate this look. Academy of Art fashion schools showcased this style in their part of the fashion show for fall 2012 utilizing subtle colors and darker shades. Contrasting collars can add edge to your look while pale grey dresses and winter whites are nearly impossible to fail with. Baroque patterns take aristocracy back to the beginning with prints decorating everything from clothing to accessories.
Red and burgundy shades of wine are great ways to add color to any outfit this fall. Use wine shades of lip and nail color to add an extra 'pop' to your casual look. Christian Siriano's Bordeaux-inspired line incorporates wine colors with a patterned loose-fitting blouse tucked into a knee length satin skirt.
It's really difficult to go wrong with leather this season. A trending style of leather is the extreme waxy look, used best in jackets, skirts and boots. If shiny leather is too much for you, Michael Kors flawlessly incorporates leather into chic leather tops this season, while seasonal fashion can still be achieved through a subtle leather pencil skirt or suit jacket.