Looking for some inspiration on the latest looks from the most fashionable runways? So, here you go! The fall 2013 winter 2014 season was given a serious hit of fierce chic adorned with stylish, modern-closet essentials. To start the season ahead, switch up your daywear routine by incorporating leather, cozy knits, metallic pieces and lots of plaid. Ladies, let me present the best fall 2013 winter 2014 fashion trends.
On-trend prints and patterns
In fall 2013, the statement print craze was started off with a heavy dose of camouflage, duo-tone houndstooth, folk-inspired motifs, heritage plaid and fierce animal print. Camo print, seen in everything from shirts to coats surpringsly returns on the runways to the very height of elegance. Leopard print is gaining more steam by the minute thanks to the most daring mixture of leopard, zebra, snake and tiger to really make an impact. For a subtle take on the trend, try out an animal print bag or pair of statement pumps.
The Grunge and Punk trend
There is a little bit of rebel in all of us! Fashionistas are happy that this Fall they are treated to a nostalgic lineup of updated grunge and punk wares. Calling upon the rocker vibe, the grunge spirit of the ’90s meets preppy luxe with iconic plaid, overblown tartans and look-at-me hardware galore. Punk-chic, on the other hand fits right into the mold of Fall’s tough-girl approach to layered styling with psychedelic prints, leather separates, chains and spikes.
As seen in: Saint Laurent, Versace, Chanel
Winter white trend
Although white is usually associated with summer, this season designers showcased a variety of icy head-to-toe white looks. Relaxed, yet luxurious, the winter white trend displays an understated simplicity. So break out of the myth of using dark colours in fall and have some fun with the fresh-feeling white colour in the form of cozy jackets, jeans and knits like for instance, a must-have angora sweater.
As seen in: Derek Lam, Proenza Schouler, Tommy Hilfiger
Capture the spotlight in Fall’s graceful and glamorous ensembles that add a metallic finish to your look. Think liquid materials, larger-than-life embellishment and arrestingly modern textures. The season’s best looks dripped with shine include glitzy dresses, pencil skirts, pants and blazers. The otherwordly allure of shimmery Fall styles require a subtle pairing like crisp white separates and black accessories.
As seen in: Dolce & Gabbana, Balmain, Marc Jacobs
Show the boys who really wears the trousers! Mannish tailoring remains prevalent in the form of tweed sweaters, slipper-style loafers, trouser suits, checked trousers, chic shirts and lace-ups. The powerful statement style is given a feminine kick though. This means working subtle sensuality into the polished menswear-inspired looks with ladylike acessories, makeup and hair. Think about Marlene Dietrich whose masculinity appealed to women and her sexuality to men.
As seen in: Dsquared2, Ralph Lauren, Dries van Noten
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