Fall 2011 Trends Already in Your Closet

Monday, July 18, 2011

Fall is right around the corner, so I am sure many of you are ready to begin updating your wardrobe with a few trendy pieces. So after spending some time reviewing Glamour’s Fall 2011 List of Wearable Trends,  I selected my top 5 favorites (polka dots, maxi skirts, the high-slit dress, working-girl dress and bright pants) to share with you and provide some inspiration as you begin shopping for your fall wardrobe.

Marc Jacobs and Diane von Furstenberg, Fall-Winter 2011

(1) Polka dots can be an easy trend to add for the fall. I always see this print when I am out thrifting. Vintage blouses, silk scarves, pencil skirts, dresses and I can go on and on. If you are a little shy about this trend, start by choosing an accessory such as a belt, handbag or shoes. Or to make a fashion statement try pairing polka dots with stripes or a floral print. 


Max Azria and Tracy Reese, Fall-Winter 2011
(2) Maxi-Skirts & Cozy Sweaters will be the easiest transition from Summer to Fall, especially for those of you who rocked the maxi trend this season. All you have to do now is add a chunky, cozy sweater, boots and a scarf to create a chic look for a great weekend look.

                          Christian Siriano, Jenni Kayne and Diane von Furstenberg, Fall-Winter 2011
(3) The Slit-Up to There Skirt is the perfect look for those upcoming holiday parties. Although the temperatures will be dropping, the slits will be rising. But I think it's just the right amount of skin exposed for the "grown and sexy" woman.

Luca Luca, Adam and Jill Stuart, Fall-Winter 2011

(4) The Working Girl Dress is one of my most favorite trends. You really can't go wrong with this look. By the way, if you haven't noticed, I am obsessed with dresses, especially vintage ones. I love wearing textured tights with them too. My motto is: when in doubt, wear a dress.

Yigal Azrouel and DKNY, Fall-Winter 2011

(5) The Bright Pants will bring a smile during those cold wintry mornings when you have run those errands or head to the 9-5 job. This should also be an easy trend to transition from summer to Fall. Just add a blazer, chunky sweater or cardigan.

Just remember that with any trend, to make it work, you have to make it your own. Make sure it suits your style and lifestyle.  Also trends come and go, while some stay around for a couple of seasons. So choose wisely which ones you want to invest in or be frugal. 

Shop your closet first, some of these trends you probably already have. Then if needed, search your local thrift store. It’s an inexpensive investment to determine if you would like a certain look.  Plus there is no guilt from paying full price for items that may end up in your closet unloved.

So, are you feeling a little bit inspired? Which trend would you incorporate into your wardrobe?

Whould you like to comment?

  1. Love the trends you chose...they are great!

  2. I've already embraced the maxi skirt and the bright colored pants!

    BTW, I found you via Chictopia.  Great blog!

  3. Oh yes those are two of my fave trends too...well I just bought my first maxi 2 weeks ago and I will be thrifting for a few more. Thanks for stopping by my blog..I really appreciate that. Don't be a stranger.

  4. yes the maxi skirt & cozy sweater will be go-to outfit this fall.

  5. Thanks for your comment...Yes maxis & sweaters have been the fave so far! I think we all have that in our closet now..LOL...And of course the sexy slit-up to there skirt..great choice too!

  6. Love the bright pants trend! Was looking for some bright jeans for a while now:) Green or red!
    Thanks for sharing darling xx

  7. All of them minus the slit up to there look until I get a life other than parenting, work, grad school and church.

  8. @stylecurrent everyone seem to lose the sweater with maxi trend too. But like you said, I will most likely incorporate all the trends into my wardrobe too.

  9. The maxi skirt and cozy sweater look. Love all these looks actually.

  10. Colorful dresses define different personalities a girl possessed. Dresses reflects their inner beauty and inner thoughts.

  11. Ooo, I really like these trends!  I think the ones I would most like to try are the maxis with sweaters (I've only done summer maxis so far!) and the slit up to there skirts- risque! :D

  12. Love the trends you chose...and your blog ;)


  13. You and I might be waiting awhile on the sweater with maxis. These are great picks. I'll be wearing, oh all of them!

  14. I don't tend to follow trends but I'm liking all these! I have a few pieces I can incorporate. Love that sweater with the maxi, I'm shocked that I do! I would probably belt it or add a chunky necklace! cute!

  15. Wow, I love the polka dot trend. And here I thought I was out of "style"... I just bought three fabulous polkadot dresses when I was out thrifting recently. And the maxi/sweater trend! Love it! I had wondered how I could still wear my maxis in the winter. Thanks for sharing.