Jalyn’s Top Ten Trends for Fall 2013

1. Motorcycle Jacket
So popular it’s been shortened to “Moto” jacket, this classic comes in numerous iterations but is refined, sleek and the epitome of high style. Paired with skirts, jeans, or slacks or dresses, they are the must have item for just about any occasion.

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2. Luxe Sweatshirt

No longer confined to just workouts, the sweatshirt has been reincarnated into a luxe version with embellishments, high-tech fabrics, leather, and quilting. The styling may be be still sporty, but pair with dressier slacks, leather or pencil skirts, and with heels or boots so you don’t look like you’re about to hit the gym.

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3. Top Handle Satchel

The handbag for fall is structured with a top handle, though some have shoulder straps for added versatility. A nice alternative to those capacious totes, tiny clutches and the ubiquitous cross body bag.

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4. Pointed Toe Pumps

Pumps with a pointed toe offer a fresh look after so many years of round toes. Give those platforms a rest and opt for a single sole. The comma shape gives heels some drama and the d’Orsay style looks modern. But do continue to wear your oxfords or brogues, which are perfect for the menswear look.

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5. The Round Shouldered Jacket

This new shape for fall will modernize anything you pair with it. It’s not the 80’s power suit with the linebacker shoulders but more like a cocoon coat. With the minimalism from the 90’s and the curves of femininity from the 50s, the round-shouldered jacket has just the right amount of elements to spell elegance.

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6. Textured knit sweater

Aran knit fisherman sweaters and chunky, textured sweaters with cables are a classic this fall and can even be an alternative to a jacket or a coat. Keep it rustic with jeans but add tailored trousers or skirts and you’ll take it to a new level of casual chic.

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 7. Flared skirt

Calf length, at the knee, or above the knee, the flared skirt proves its enduring appeal, swirling around the legs to flattering effect. The nipped in waist and full skirts have a Mad Men retro look, while the fit and flare dresses and skirts emphasize all the right places.

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8. Anything in Leather

Leather is always a welcome way to add some edge to a wardrobe. Leather can appear in detailing, in a panel or section, in leggings or bottoms, or comprise an entire ensemble. Colors and textures in leather only add to its allure.

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9. Menswear Suit

Borrowing from the men is a recurring motif for fall suiting. Sharp tailoring and the beauty of menswear fabrics can’t be beat when seeking a look that is at once classic but reassuringly sophisticated.

 

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10. Ankle Boots

Perfect with a skirt and bare legs, ankle boots are equally happy with slouchy trousers or with jeans. Some have stacked heels, some stiletto heels, and some are flat but all are an important addition to your fall wardrobe.

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