This season, the looks are all about mixing textures, fabrics and prints. Throw in some bold colours with the traditional autumn hues and you have a great mix for fall fashion 2011. You’ll want to buy luxe coats that have structure, lady-like sheath skirts and dresses, dabble in floral prints (yes, floral for fall is hot this season), throw in some plastic vinyl-looking pieces, and punch up the colour of your wardrobe with burnt oranges, amber tones, deep emerald greens and camel shades. This season, fashion truly has something for everyone, but a few key pieces that should hit your wardrobe include sixties-themed dresses, structured tops with bold shoulders and anything with a splatter of sequins. And even though it’s the time of year to cover up, you can still show a speck of skin, from ankles, to collar bones, shoulders and midriffs—designers played up the female form with hem lengths, exposed shoulders and subtle cutouts. To get more inspiration and to help create your fall fashion 2011 shopping list, check out our guides, favourite trends, galleries and videos below.
The new fall bag: Boxed in
This season’s best accessory comes in the form of a handbag that’s mid-sized and extremely structured (no slouchy here!). Perfect for the office, a shopping day and even a casual night out, the structured bag is a must.
Get your wardrobe shopping list ready. This season’s trends are plentiful and easy to wear for just about anyone. From sequins to plastic, tuxedo to florals, we curate the fall/winter runway standouts.
Prim, proper and polished
One of fall 2011’s biggest trends is very lady like dressing. But this isn’t about frills – it’s about a structured approach to looking feminine, so get ready for tailored jackets, slim skirts and sleek pants.
There’s no better place to hunt down this season’s hottest trends than to go straight to the runways. Our video gallery has all the shows from Fashion Weeks around the world, where you can source the best looks.
The perfect boot
Trade in your knee-high boots this season for chic lace-up ankle boots and booties. Add in a thicker heel and you have the hottest fall boot.
10 chic bangles
It’s all about accessories and one of our timeless favourites is the classic bangle. This season’s crop is fun, colourful, flirty and ideal for stacking.
Tweeds, plaids, tartans … nothing say back to school more than geek-chic preppy clothes and accessories. Here’s a list of our favourites for this year.
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