Fallin’

Although a little late in the season, these trends from New York Fashion Week continue to be on point, especially in Miami, where the monotonous hot weather doesn’t offer much fashion leeway until the chillier temperatures come around in late October. With some breeze between the palm trees this past weekend, I thought it was the perfect opportunity to bring up the 2010 Fall trends.

  1. Taking Care of Business: This conservative look portrays a smart, savvy woman who is aware of high quality and opts for a classic, yet statement piece, such as a camel blazer or coat. The neutrality of it can be paired with some slacks and a blouse or even a flowy dress like Isaac Mizrahi did in his Fall collection. The androgynous style can be simulated with either an oversized blazer or a beautifully cut and tailored one, like Tommy Hilfiger does. Without the funds to invest in an amazing cashmere car coat from Marc Jacobs or Behnaz Sarafpour, raid your dad’s closet or a local thrift store.
  2. Into the Wild: Luscious furs, worker boots, tough leathers, and military jackets, all in shades of olive green, browns, and blacks define this runway trend. Modeled after the collections of Burberry Prorsum, Rag & Bone, and Jill Stuart, this outdoorsy look conveys a strong, adventurous woman. The style can go many ways, such as a large, lavish fur coat or a belted deep green trench like one by Marc by Marc Jacobs or even an aviation-inspired outfit like Burberry Prorsum did.
  3. Uptown Girls: One of my favorite looks for autumn is the bohemian chic look polished with a bit of uptown slickness. Anna Sui, Diane Von Furstenberg and Vera Wang pushed this delicate fall femininity in their collections with long, breezy dresses and skirts. Pair a flowy floral-print dress with a tory coat and some scrunched up cable knit knee-high socks, tightly fit into some brown heeled boots to get an awe-inspiring outfit that will surely get the attention of many onlookers. This idea of a polished ethereal look can also be achieved with some delicate lace paired with deep plum and black accessories.

Now onto beauty…

  1. Classic red lips add a timeless sex appeal that designers like Yves Saint Laurent have used in countless runways. For fall, try a matte red that is a bit more deep and velvety, like Chanel’s Rouge Coco.
  2. Dark, intense eyes can be done using heavy eyeliner and metallic red, orange, violet and yellow shadows that go beyond the corners of the eyes to create a soft cat-eye effect. Don’t skimp on the glitter, it goes great with a neutral wardrobe.
  3. For your hair, try a low bun that can either be slick and sophisticated or disheveled and effortless. Another runway trend that perfectly pairs with oversized coats and long chiffon skirts is the messy ponytail.
  4. Finally, lightly pat on a matte concealer and finish your look with rosy cheeks. Just the right amount of pinch can be completed with pink blush added high on the cheekbones.
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