In an ever changing world, where women have become a more dominant force, of course such things will change in fashion as well. An extremely hot look straight off of the runway and onto the street is the Androgynous Look. This look incorporates women wearing more masculine tone clothing. As a result we see mannish shirts, suits, boots, and hats in majority of Fall/ Winter 2011/ 2012 designer collections.
DIY – To successfully mock this look simply find staple pieces from any fashionable man’s closet. Looser fitting button up shirts, along with a tailored pant works well for the classroom, to the office, as well as out to lounge. See model Chanel Iman trying out the look, along with two fashion forward LookBook girls!!
As with the case with “Winter Fashion”, most people expect to wear neutrals, in seas of browns, khaki’s, navy blue’s, white’s etc. All of this has changed for the Fall/Winter 2011/2012 season, and designers have the boring tones behind and traded them for brighter hues such as yellow, neon orange, electric blue, purple and others. The color-blocking trend is still hot for winter, so make sure you still have fun mixing and matching fun tones.
DIY – Start by finding fun colors, and instead of throwing together a lot of colorful pieces into one outfit, try to match pieces from the same color palette. This way no matter what color combination you place together, you still look on trend and fashion able. See haute celebrity stylist June Ambrose, rocking a half-cut orange trench, with purple pants, and a gorgeous teal turban. Also check out the other ladies from LookBook as they show their winter color fashion mixes.
Everything is mixed in Fall/ Winter 2011/ 2012 collections. Silk comes along with fur and knitwear; sequins and leather make a perfect combination and even plastic goes well with chiffon and wool. That’s only the beginning though. This season its all about mixing textures together, even in the same color scheme. Black leather, paired with a black faux fur, and black velvet make for a chic yet edgy look while at the same time mixing textures to stay on trend.
DIY – To successfully execute this look, make sure you have a open mind to lace, fur, wrinkled materials, silk etc. This is a finite way to make sure you are comfortable, cute and confident in whatever you wear. For this trend remember not to throw your fashion sense out the window. Keep normal color trends, but add texture.
In total, remember that Fashion is what you make it, and Fashion is FUN!! Have fun, and make sure you send us PICTURES of your Fall/Winter Fashion outfits.