18 Fashion Trends to Drool Over This Fall

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Fall is finally here!!! I’ve put together a list of the hottest trends for fall 2011. This fall guide will inspire some ravishing looks for your wardrobe. Here’s the top 18 fall 2011 fashion trends seen down the fall runways!

Peplum

peplum trend

Left to right: Marc Jacobs, Proenza Schouler, Thakoon

The look of peplums are covetable pieces found down several of the fall 2011 runways such as Thakoon, Marc Jacobs, and Proenza Schouler. It’s a great way to add a feminine touch to your ensemble. You can find the peplum trend on dresses, skirts, jackets, tops, vests, and more.

Parkas

Left to right: Vera Wang, Altuzarra, Mulberry

Parkas are a fall/winter staple that’s back and better than ever. This season you see parkas with trimmed fur lining over a feminine dress. The result…grunge and glam combined into one edgy look. Check out more fall coat trends!

Fur

Left to right: Mulberry, BCBG, Prabal Gurung

The fur trend is back in full force. This season, designers made different uses of fur. I still adore fur coats and vests but using fur as a trim on a variety of pieces gives me options. I love options!

60’s Fashion

Left to right: Marni, Bottega Veneta, Alberta Ferretti

This season is also inspired by 60’s fashion. From shift dresses to bold prints, get groovy with this retro trend.

Polka Dots

polka dot trend

Left to right: Diane von Furstenberg, Marc Jacobs, D&G

I noticed a huge surge of Polka dots this fall especially at the Marc Jacobs fall show. Polka dots are dominant in all sizes both big or small.

Tuxedo Fashion

Left to right: Jason Wu, Ralph Lauren, Moschino

The androgynous look is back this fall. I think the tuxedo pieces are a fun look to try this fall. Go for the traditional tuxedo jacket or a tuxedo-inspired one.

Yves Klein Blue

From Left to Right: Karen Walker, Louis Vuitton, Cushnie et Ochs, 3.1 Philip Lim

Yves Klein Blue is one of the hot fall 2011 color trends. You’ll find a variation of blues this season but this cobalt blue appeared in almost all the fall runways.

Minimalist Sportswear

Left to right: Max Mara, Jill Sander, Calvin Klein

A lot of designers took on a cleaner, minimalist look for their collections. You can never go wrong with a clean cut look and this fall, you can find pieces with a pop of color or shine on simple silhouettes. Learn how to wear the minimalist look!

Geometric Angles

Left to right: 3.1 Philip Lim, Balenciaga, Rag & Bone

Another versatile trend makes good use of geometric lines and angles. A great trend to cheer up any wardrobe and can be found in endless variations.

Sheer

Left to right: Jason Wu, BCBG Max Azria, Stella Mc Cartney

You can never go wrong with sheer and I loved how designers played around with this peekaboo fabric. Even though the weather is getting colder, don’t hold back on showing some skin.

Touch of Lace

Left to right: Jason Wu, Dolce & Gabbana, Blumarine

Designers had plenty of lace creations down the fall 2011 runways but the black lace is my fav. Lace this season is edgy and sweet yet still sexy. There’s lots of different ways to play with lace this season.

Choker Necklace

Left to right: Michael Kors, Elie Saab, Emilio Pucci

The choker is back! I haven’t worn a choker since the 90’s during my highschool years. The question is: Are you ready to add the choker necklace back into your shopping list?

Bright Color Pants

Left to right: Karen Walker, DKNY, Yigal Azrouel

The summer color trends have poured over into fall and it’s bolder than ever. Bright color pants are a huge trend that can give any look a boost. If your work outfit is looking sort of bore, this is the perfect trend to spice it up. Here are 3 ways to wear bright jeans!

High Slits

Left to right: Elie Saab, Diane von Furstenberg, Michael Kors

Just how high are we talking about here? Thigh high!  Thigh high slits were seen down the catwalk in several shows. Rock a high slit skirt or dress.

Plaid/Tartan

Left to right: Rag & Bone, Thakoon, Charlotte Ronson

Add some tartan to your wardrobe. The plaid look is beyond “school girl” chic. It’s a classic trend for fall, but nonetheless hot and even hotter this year. Learn how to wear tartan plaid!

Ponchos

Left to right: Alexander Wang, Rag & Bone, Karen Walker

Ponchos are another classic trend for fall. Though we’ve seen it comeback time and time again, it’s one of the easiest styles to look fab in.

Duster Coats

Left to right: Haider Ackermann, Christian Dior, Missoni

Coats this year has gotten longer. From fur to wool, duster coats is a new trend that will become a winter essential.

Clashing Patterns

Left to right: Balenciaga, Christopher Kane, Preen

Here’s one fun trend that was seen down several runways. The clashing patterns trend is breaking all the style rules but as long as you’re doing it right, the rules don’t apply.

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