Ruly Ruth on Fall 2011 Women’s Fashion Trends
All this month, we have been trying to identify the items in our closets that never seem to go out of style or that we simply enjoy wearing year after year. While the clothes may not be that exciting they probably form the bulk of what is in most people’s closets. But what if you want to look fresh and trendy? What could you add in to your wardrobe from this year’s fashion collections?
For this fall’s guide, we look to Vogue first, who says that some of the major trends for fall include “winter lace,” “the long green dress,” “graphic prints,” bright color block designs and even a “utility” trend which includes “refined, smartly tailored updates on the sweatsuit.”
But, the real question is what does Ruly Ruth think about these trends? Read on for her analysis.
|Lace for winter? Vogue says yes. You might need to wear a jacket over these chilly pieces but they certainly add a lot of unexpected style and glamour to a cold winter day.
|The sell-out trend this fall has been the Missoni for Target collection.
|Glimmers of silver and gold are hot for fall. One particularly striking trend is a variation of this summer’s head-to-toe nude look where you wear a khaki or beige pant with a gold shimmery top.
Bright Colorblock Combinations
|The bright look, echoing the 1980’s, is still a trending look–layering on colors of hot pink, bright blue, etc.
|The utility jacket, which appears to be a jacket with cargo pockets on the outside, is a trend for fall.
|The most surprising trend this fall is the tailored sweatsuit look where humble sweatpants and sweatshirts take a designer turn.
Long green dress
|For formal occasions, the trend for winter is a long, dress billowing in green silk or taffeta fabric.
Another trend that Vogue did not focus too heavily on but that we are hearing a lot about in the general media is the 1970’s trend. Specifically, high-waisted bell-bottom pants with skinny belts, tie blouses, maxi dresses, middle parts, big disco hair and braids. (The most beautiful braids I have seen recently have been at the blog of designer Gina Michele who also gives excellent instructions.)
Ruly Ruth’s Fall Fashion Picks
What does Ruly Ruth want in her closet?
|I would love this!! I think it’s a staple piece, it’s casual–but classy enough to be worn to a casual office–I love it!|
|LOVE this too! Vests are hot and perfect for those in-between temps–esp. with gorgeous turtlenecks underneath.|
|I think this is a stealing price for an all-cotton turtleneck! (I love black!)|
|or this one in gray.|
|Camo’s HOT right now–just look at the Camo-print diapers Huggies now has! This bag is fabulous–love the blinged-out camo print!|
|Maxi skirts are STILL haute….already own one–should probably wear it more–but it is fabulous!!|
Overall, I have to say, the fall collection is extremely wearable. There are very few pieces that aren’t wearable right off the runway–and that is extremely unusual in my book!
Happy Fall everyone!
P.S. on 2010 Trends
In the spirit of streamlining your closet . . . reflecting back on last fall’s fashion trends, which ones have held up over time?
The leopard print booties, the feathered items, and the Halloween colored makeup may look a little dated this year. The boot cut pants are right on trend and the other items aren’t really in or out. Some, like the capes and simple, streamlined pieces, might be tucked away for future when these trends inevitably come back around.
What do you think of Fall 2011 fashion trends? Which ones will you be wearing this year? Please share in the comments.