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Does anyone know what the top (4) main colors for fall fashion will be?

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      Vikki Hall wrote Sep 11, 2011
    • I just got this in my email........

      Posted: 09 Sep 2011 10:25 PM PDT

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      FALL FASHION TREND WORKSHOP – October 13 in Petaluma (details below)

      There are so many trends emerging for fall/winter that it isn't possible to name them all without it creating a laundry list which basically amounts to "anything goes." This is good news as there is something for every age, style, and demographic. We love to learn about trends, not so we can "do it right" but to inspire us to try something different. "Trend watching" creates a focus by making you more aware of your own choices about personal style. Imagining how you can work them into what you currently own inspires creative mixing and matching. Creating an outfit that is "on trend" is lots of fun!

          How do you determine if a trend is right for you?

          Is there a trend that you have been admiring but not sure you were ready to take the plunge?

          Are you afraid that an offbeat or unfamiliar style might look silly or like "too much?" How can you adapt it so it suits you?

      Here are my suggestions for getting started:

          Ask yourself: What looks fresh and interesting? Go for looks that are new to you NOW. Some of the trends, like animal prints, have been around for a while. If you have been there, done that – move on.

          When you read over a trend report like the one below, notice what gets you really excited. Pay attention to that.

          Evolve: Don't start over but also avoid repeating yourself. Use a new trend to inspire you to try something different.

          Stick with the looks you feel comfortable with but add a trend note for a twist.

          Adapt a look: Make it younger or more sophisticated depending upon your age or personal style.

          What new item could be combined with something you already have? What were you missing last year that you still need? How can the purchase of that both fulfill that need and take you in a new direction?

          List trends you like and also ones you don't care for or aren't "you".

          Remind yourself of the terms you use to define your style and see how it allows you to express different aspects of your spirit. (See the chapter on "The Language of Personal Style" in Growing More Beautiful or try the "spirit term exercise" here.)

          Don't worry about looking inappropriate. I think we all have a built in "silly alert" that makes us laugh when we look ridiculous. Trust that. Better that than the alternative of always playing it safe and rating too high on the "frump-o-meter."

      To help you grasp the barrage of fashion information headed your way, I've consolidated the trends into color, shape, and look. Use the information to acquaint yourself with what's new. Once you are familiar with the changes, you will immediately start feeling both curious and more comfortable.
      Here is my trend report for Fall/Winter 2011
      Color

          Pale Neutrals - Lingerie nudes are beautiful, especially for evening. Nude heels are the shoe choice by Duchess Kate, and for good reason as they go with everything and extend the leg. Pales need a touch of warmth and bit of depth to be flattering.

          Warm and Toasty - Hues of camel, tan and goldenrod are great with deep brown and black. Purple with brown looks new as seen recently in a Ralph Lauren madras plaid.

          Bold and Bright – Strong jewel tones such as emerald green, cobalt blue, violet, ruby red and their brighter counterparts such as tomato red, pea-shoot green and marigold yellow will brighten up a dull winter day. If wearing these vivid hues together seems like too much, go for a richer tone like bordeaux with bottle green- so evocative of the Belle Époque! Or experiment with variations within the same color family such as burgundy with cherry or pine and teal. Cobalt and emerald look smashing together too.

          Grey – Grey lends itself to texture mixing - flannel with translucent fabric and burnished leather is so sensual. Think of gleam of semi-precious stone like hematite and labradorite to inspire. Hues that tend toward blue or lavender are lovely with navy. Grey mixed with brown creates a sumptuous taupe. Metallic accents in pewter and bronze promise a sumptuous holiday season.

          Spice – Sunset tones in paprika, saffron, cinnamon all deliciously resonate with the changing colors of fall.

      Shapes

          Wider - A big square cut sweater to be worn over skinny jeans or a slim skirt.

          Longer - Pencil skirts are now several inches below the knee and the popularity of the maxi continues. Thigh high slits for evening are for those who dare.

          Fuller – Pants, trousers, jumpsuits, jeans – wide legs are a change in silhouette from the super skinnies and require a more fitted top.

          Structure – A structured jacket looks best with flowing pants and skirts. Long menswear inspired blazers narrow a loose fitting dress.

          Pattern - Bold geometrics, madras plaid, houndstooth and small checks all look new. Pattern is still coming on strong including florals, Ikat, tribal, animal, reptile, cowboy western, polka dots, plaid – Did I leave anything out? The confident among us are still mixing them together!

          Texture – Sheer fabric and lace mixed with anything, including fur and leather. "Punched" fabric , with cut out instead of printed patterns, mixes retro-future with shabby chic.

      Looks

          Last year's huge plaids opened up to become this year's color blocking. Seen everywhere, they are a nod to the popularity of Mad Men and the 60s. Especially exciting in accessories, they add a vibrant zing to bags and shoes.

          Colored jeans – The red and yellow brights of summer are toned down for fall. Look for eggplant and paprika jeans worn with denim or grey. Also spotted: unusual colors like mauve worn as a neutral and paired with color.

          Menswear inspired pants suits - Relaxed and elegant with a 40s feel, done beautiful by Michael Kors. Break up the suit and enjoy the full pleated trousers and classic blazers separately.

          Modern romance - Lace and ruffles can go from classic (think Duchess Kate) to edgy with a touch of goth.

          Tough girl chic – Ultra skinny jeans and leather leggings worn with chunky sheepskin lined vests.

          Boho – Flowing shapes and pattern mixing popularized by Free People and Anthropologie continue to allow creative, artsy types then opportunity to express themselves.

      Have fun and happy exploring!

      Fall Fashion Trend Workshop – October 13, 7- 9 P.M.
      Sorella Fashion Boutique, 6 Petaluma Blvd. North (Great Petaluma Mill)
      $20 - Reservations, 707-769-1172

      That's my collie Lucky appearing in this ad for fall fashion!

      That's my collie Lucky appearing in this ad for fall fashion!




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      Denise Richardson wrote Sep 11, 2011
    • estaticheartWOW! thanks for posting Vikki thats right up my alley I needed this. Thanks again!happy




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      Vikki Hall wrote Sep 11, 2011
    • Don’t ask me how I came across her blog but here is the link.....




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      Vikki Hall wrote Sep 11, 2011
    • Let me try that again!

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      Vikki89, Your links have been removed, please consider upgrading to premium membership.




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      Denise Richardson wrote Sep 11, 2011
    • I clicked on the link but got nothing, no pics or anything just a few things.




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      Vikki Hall wrote Sep 11, 2011
    • Grrrrrrrr............. Having technical difficulties!!!! I just posted her link on your FB page. I hope it works!




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      Mary Clark wrote Sep 11, 2011
    • Great info Vikki....thanks for posting it.

      I’ve been looking at clothes a lot lately being that I have to buy an entire new fall wardrobe because my old clothes do not fit anymore.  It’s a good problem to have!

      The colors I’m seeing are:  browns, oranges, greys, and reds.  But really...I think it’s all about what looks good on YOU...and what clothes YOU like.  

      I am still a fan of animal prints and I’m still buying them.  I just like them and they tend to look on me.  

      I’ve already bought a cute cute skirt...black and white...and it comes to my knees...love it.  

      Boots are definitely going to be in my wardrobe...boots to the knees....not above...I’m too short for that.




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      Marya1961 wrote Sep 11, 2011
    • Great info! I have the most beautiful floral print blouse in cobalt blue and cream, and a couple of new necklaces..just need a new skirt and a new pair of jeans...still love khaki pants though.

      I love Free People clothing!




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      Lazylola wrote Sep 11, 2011
    • I don’t follow trends but keep my look classic, lots of black, browns, navy, white and cream in my closet. I do have random pieces in different colors and every so often I might pick up a fun trendy piece. I must be doing something right as I still get compliments on items that are 15+ years old.




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      Cynthia Schmidt wrote Sep 11, 2011
    • I, too, like classic looks with a few little trendy things thrown in for interest. I’m having trouble finding things that fit. I’ve acquired a “skinny old lady” body - thin thin legs, no butt and a jiggly mid section. Lovely! I’m still trying to figure out whether I’m in juniors or women’s clothes. Don’t like this at all!




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      Denise Richardson wrote Sep 12, 2011
    • Choc I wish I had you‘re dilemma lol too skinny? you’ll NEVER hear that come out of my mouth lol.estatic




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      Vikki Hall wrote Sep 12, 2011
    • Cynthia have you tried petite? Of course someone said all women need to know a good tailor. I almost always have to buy my pants in the longs then take them to hemmed an inch or so. If I buy regular they are too short for me tongue out

      Also I would think the skinny jeans with a tunic type top would go well on you IMO.




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      Mary Clark wrote Sep 12, 2011
    • I’m finally learning how to buy clothes for myself after losing the majority of the weight I had planned to lose.  I’m also finding that my style of clothing has changed and I’m thoroughly enjoying it.  And it’s very different than it was the last time I was smaller over 10 years ago.  Looking back...over 10 years ago...I dressed like a “grandma“..LOL...

      I like classic looks but I do throw in some trendy stuff to stay a little more up to date.  But all in all..it’s about wearing clothes that make YOU feel good.




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      Vikki Hall wrote Sep 12, 2011
    • Mary I think my look has changed over the course of the last few years. I really like just above the knee skirts with textured tights and boots, simple tops or sweaters with fancy scarves or jewelry. I guess you could say I like more classic and mix it up with accessories.

      And of course jeans, boots and again simple tops. Mixing it with accessories again.

      I may be looking into some softer versions of cowboy boots this year estatic




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      Mary Clark wrote Sep 12, 2011
    • Vikki...all summer I wore straight skirts right at my knees or just above.  This fall I’ve already purchased two straight skirts right at the knee....and will be wearing some boots...knee high.  

      I like unique clothes....great fabrics...and really...I love the 60’s look...the more eccentric 60’s look.  

      I found this really cute dress on EBAY...it’s only $310..estatic
      and of course I’m not going to pay that but I want someone to make it for me...in that same fabric...and I want the cute RED knee high boots that the girl is wearing with it.  And I want a big red purse.  It’s very Audrey Hepburn looking...very 60’s looking.  When I get home I’ll post a pic of it.  

      The problem I’m having is buying jeans.  I have not worn them for so long that I have no idea what is really a great looking jean anymore.  What brand is really good...etc? I’ve never been a big jeans person but I’m thinking I might try them again for the fall/winter.  I’m short so I want something that will look good on a short person.




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      Vikki Hall wrote Sep 12, 2011
    • Ok make sure to get some funky fun tights to go with the skirts and boots. However as in all things color on color can elongate the body.

      I’m going to try to find the site that will take your measurements and suggest the best jeans for you. It may take a few but also Levis.com I think has a jean sizer.




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      Mary Clark wrote Sep 12, 2011
    • OH great....thanks for the info.  

      I’m definitely a tight wearer...love them!  Going to find me some funky ones...for surwah!!




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      Mary Clark wrote Sep 12, 2011
    • This is the dress I want....and those red boots!!!
      Is there anyone that can make this for me?  I don’t want to spedn $310.00....




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      Deanna Marshall wrote Sep 12, 2011
    • Check out the trend trend report;

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      Stay  Beautiful and Stay Blessed.


      Deannamarshall, Your links have been removed, please consider upgrading to premium membership.




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      Vikki Hall wrote Sep 12, 2011
    • Love the dress and boots MC!!!!!!

      Deanna that is what I posted but thx!




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