Friday, September 4, 2009

Fall 2009 Trends

Fall is quickly approaching. Here's a little heads ups on what will be going on this fall. I'm super excited about some of these looks.

(I do know what designer each piece is from, i just dont have time to post it right now. im just trying to get this post up because i have to study! i will post them later, but if you really want to know who a certain piece is by, just email me!)

Welcome to the 80s! (again)
  • In keeping with back to the 80s, bigger is apparently better as far as shoulders! Thankfully, from what I can tell, these shoulder pads wont make you look like a linebacker, but have a grace that really appears slimming. The look is often contoured down towards the waist so it doesn't have a bulky look at all.
  • Forget everything you know about metallics and sequins being just for the night. Designers are breaking them out for the daytime and bringing some much needed sparkle to gloomy (and often gray) fall and winter weather.
  • Pink was all over the runway looking chic on everything. If you're a little scared to be pretty in pink, start slow with just a hot pink bag or shoes.
  • Big, chunky knits. Mixing color and pattern, layering of chunky knits over leggings was all over the runway. This look keeps with the shoulder pad look..its really popular right now to create the inverted triangle look, tapering down to a tiny waist. Also making a statement on the runways were knit and fur cowls.
  • Over-the-knee boots dominated the runway in New York, Milan and Paris. Worn like leggings with the ever-present bold-shouldered jacket and mini skirt.
  • Leggings Liquid leggings and shiny tights will be the standout choices for this season, but fishnets, ribbed knit tights, and animal prints are all important layering pieces.
  • Asymmetrical shoulder lines
  • Leather. Jackets and pants...preferably NOT together (please)

2. American Movie Classics
Think Katherine Hepburn and Joan Crawford. 40's. 80's isnt the only decade thats back.

  • Button-down shirts nipped at the waist as shown by Ralph Lauren are reminiscent of Katherine Hepburn in the mid 1900s. when paired with slouchy menswear trousers or cigarette pants it is ultra-chic.
  • more Shoulder pads and nipped waists.
  • The little black dress, of course. Always in style. Also seeing a lot of sheath dresses.
  • Novelty patterns Create the layered effect that is so prominent this season. Tweed, plaid, and pinstripe are just a few of the patterns seen on the runways that evoke memories of classic American film stars.

3. Barely there Boudoir

  • Lacy Bralettes
  • Molded corsets
  • Pairing something lacy, sheer and tight with slouchy pants or a men's jacket.

4. Rouching everywhere!


  1. YES! I love over the knee boots! :) Have a great weekend!

  2. Boots are always on the top of my wish list... and I'd like to try this whole leggings thing! Happy Friday to you!

  3. That red dress is to die for! I can't wait to wear the over the knee flat boots that I bought last year that I've never worn.
    Happy Weekend!

  4. I love all these new trends! Love sequins, leather, over knee boots, shoulder pads...almost everything. Can't wait winter to come!

  5. Great trendspotting post! I can't wait to get my over-the-knee boots!

  6. Just LOVE your header ! Hello, you have the most fabulously wonderful site here and I had to leave this comment for you ! Your posts are beautifully written, creative and original too, and you have interesting pictures.

    It's all perfect !

    Thank you for sharing your site and best wishes.... 'Happy September'....

  7. over the knee boots + rouching on a dress = <3

  8. I love the 80's, we had such great clothes to wear. I still have a ra-ra skirt in my wardrobe!

  9. The pictures your selected are amazing, I love them !



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