Top 10 Fashion Looks for Fall

For fall’s fashion, it’s pretty much about retro-style fashion. Dress yourself up in chunky shoes and wide belts, and you’re a fashion diva this season. Hollywood stars are lucky to have their own personal stylists. You don’t have to be in Hollywood just to look hot and in trend. If you want to look fashionable this season, here’s the top ten fashion trends for fall. You cannot go wrong with these looks.

1. Wide Belts – From Fendi, Alexander Mcqueen to Stella Mccartney, retro big belts are still in for this season. Pair them up with flowy tops or dresses, and you’re an angel.

2. Cuffed Shorts – From Bottega Veneta, Carolina Herrera to J Mendel, the cuffed shorts in white and earth tones are so hot. Pair your shorts up with a great cardigan in a cool color of fall, and you’re ready to hit the town for a cup of coffee.

3. Tiny Handbags – From Chanel, Celine, Fendi, Hermes to Dolce & Gabbana, tiny handbags in leather are super trendy. If you already have tiny little bags tucked away in your closet, now it’s time to show them off.

4. Nude Color Dresses – From Calvin Klein, Alessandro Dell’acqua, Christian Dior, Costello Tagliapietra, Burberry to J Mendel, flowy dresses in barely-there nude color are incredibly sexy this season. Flashy or colorful dresses are out.

5. Wedge Heels – From Chloe, Donna Karen, Dries Van Noten, Prada to Dolce & Gabbana, chunky wedge heels are in trend this season. Do not wear sexy stilettos this fall; they’re out.

6. 60’s Style Baby Doll Dresses – From Miu Miu, Jill Stuart, Thakoon, Emilio Pucci, cute little baby doll dresses as in the sixties are back and cuter than ever.

7. Tailored Slim Pants – From Narciso Rodriguez, Balenciaga, Costume National, Gucci, to Versace, slim tailored pants. As for the length, make sure you pick the ones that are cut just above the ankles because they are incredibly stylish this fall.

8. Extra Large Totes – From Louis Vuitton, Chloe, Dries Van Noten, Prada, Zac Posen, totes in XL sizes are trendy. It seems that big bags are always in. At least, it’s still in this season.

9. Sailor Stripes – From Peter Som, Emporio Armani, Jean Paul Gaultier, Kenzo, Luella, the navy fashion is totally hot. Navy, white, gold and red in stripes cannot go wrong this season.

10. Chunky Heel Platforms – From Gucci, Burberry Prorsum, Lanvin, Donna Karen to Oscar de la Renta, chunky heel platforms, especially those in wood are very popular this fall.

Wild Serpentine Trend Is Striking The 2011 Spring/Summer Fashion

Wild and sexy lines such as leopard, zebra lines are popular season after season. In the 2011 spring/summer series, the ferocious serpentine adds another wild element to the beast lines. Burberry and Lanvin have launched their serpentine single products. Can the cold-blooded and stylish serpentine pattern impress you?

In this season, the classic Burberry wind coats have already had the fresh new interpretation with the changing of the trend. In fact, most people no longer indulge in the detail changes of wind coats; they have begun to focus on the short jackets, motorcycle leather pants, corset belts and the sleeves which are entirely nailed with rivets.

You may start to question if Burberry is about to create the British Balmain fashion styles. But do not forget the important element of Burberry in this season. That is definitely the serpentine trend which has the strongest visual impact brought by Christopher Bailey. From the brown python pattern to the yellow, green ones, from the wind breaker jacket to the handbags and belts, you can find serpentine patterns are everywhere. This British brand is quietly flaunting with the wild style.

In addition, Lanvin, the brand which always takes the elegant and graceful styles, is also creating the serpentine fashion. In its Net-A-Porter series, serpentine lines are installed in the jackets, skirts, backpacks bikinis and any other wearing articles. Although their textures and colors are not as bold as Burberry serpentine items, the wild styles are becoming softened in its aesthetic designs. Having the different view points, they all make the wild serpentine trend hot up in the 2011 spring/summer fashion stage.

Buckle Up For Fashion Today

Belts used to be seen as a necessity – to hold your pants up. But if you want to be in style right now, you need a belt. Belts worn with a variety of interchangeable and cool belt buckles are hot today. They are one of the biggest must-have fashion accessories this season. New fashions are focusing on a crisp architectural fit, with the spotlight on the waist. Popular styles of the forties are integrated with new designer looks, all accentuated with tons of accessories – with the belt creating the soft architecture by defining the natural womanly curves into new stylish silhouettes. Belts with lots of changeable belt buckles offer a versatile trend and a vital fashion staple in your wardrobe that you can put to good use as a figure enhancing waist belt – and as an addition of instant pizazz to any outfit!

The belted look is not limited to women’s fashions. Runways up the style factor for men this season by showing belted shorts, pants, jackets and coats. The soft silhouette is carried through and created by sleek, cinched, and fitted looks, extended to even the simplest of men’s ensembles.

According to Kim Martin, fashion editor for Stylelist.com, “The belt is creating this new silhouette. If you don’t have a waist, create one with a belt. If you do have one, play it up. As far as the belts themselves…they are different colors…have different buckles. They are very versatile.”

Jackets, dresses and skirts all are completed with belted cinched waists. Fall runways spotlight the lean and mean silhouette from mid-calf to floor-grazing, from jumpsuits and safari looks to military jacket, from cropped-look to more volume in skirts…Classic fall layers have been reworked with a waist-defining belt. Belts can also be seen worn somewhat high on the waist…or hung lower on the hips.

Skinny belts may be hot, but not many women can wear them effectively or to their advantage. A belt that’s about 1 or 2 inches wide will create a more figure-friendly look.

For a romantic look, pairing a ruffled blouse with a menswear suit, or a soft floral dress grounded with a leather belt, will show off your feminine side. Shop for fitted jackets. Shop for turtleneck sweaters – especially in black, creating a blank palette to show off a wonderful belt buckle! Make a jean ensemble or a sleek dress your very own by adding a belt and bold belt buckle of your choice. Emphasize an hour-glass look.

Joyce Caruso Corrigan, Editor at Large of Marie Claire magazine explained how to get the most out of belts for the style and look you are after. Pairing a cocktail dress with an unexpected everyday leather belt enables you to wear it in the daytime. You could also wear a jean jacket over this. Remove the belt, add some jewelry, and the dress is ready for the evening! Menswear-inspired wide leg pants can be made more feminine and create a feminine shape by adding a belt with a unique belt buckle! The bland and solid look of a self-belted trench coat can be spiced up with a different, contrasting wide belt and big shiny belt buckle!

Celebrities draw constant attention to their styles and fashions, influencing fashionistas everywhere. This was the case when Kate Moss was recently spotted in New York wearing a tiny cut-off T-shirt dress with a belt and oversized disc belt buckle.

“Belt Up” in Vogue magazine features the latest fashion trend, “With a cinched-in waist remaining firmly at the forefront of feminine fashion season-on-season of late, a good belt is a wardrobe must-have…” Both men and women consider the perfect belt for their shape and style, with a choice of belt buckles as stand-out as they like.

“As the spotlight falls firmly on the waist, belts become the instant definers,” as seen in the latest fashion designs by Burberry Prorsum, Dolce & Gabbana, Gucci, Marc Jacobs, etc. A revisit of the fifties corset is seen in their wide, structured belts. Winter coats are featured with, broad, cool belts. Delicate and feminine looks are achieved with narrow belts.

Along with the emphasis on accessories, quirky belts and stunning buckles are featured for their decorative extras by designers such as Karl Lagerfeld, Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors, Oscar de la Renta, Yves Saint Laurent, etc.

Tough gladiator dresses join the soft architectural fashion scene with heavy belts. “The collection is conscious of the internal body, revealing the inside on the out. Fabrics are draped to hold shape in the same way as a skeleton” says Marios Schwab. These tough dresses amidst the soft mood of the season, are included in the collections of Alberta Ferretti, Christopher Kane, Emporio Armani, Givenchy, Marios Schwab, etc.

Forgetting a belt is a no-no! Tighten up your fashion sense by a notch or two – wear a beltbucklebelt!

Military Trench Coat

British and French soldiers wore heavy and cumbersome serge overcoats, but Thomas Burberry changed this with his new lightweight and fashionable military trench coat. In the beginning only the British Officers and Warrant Officers Class 1 were allowed to own and wear this optional piece of apparel.

It was not until World War II that the enlisted men were allowed to wear this military trench coat. Soon the ladies of the British armed forces jumped on the bandwagon and adopted the coat as part of their military uniform. During World War II London Fog manufactured the first model for the soldiers of the U.S. Its popularity was such that not only the U.S. armed forces wore them but they were worn by Russian and other European armed forces.

This exciting new outerwear had everything that was needed by the soldier to conveniently carry maps and other equipment. This was accomplished with a belt, button down shoulder straps and D-rings. The films featured this style of overcoat in numerous movies. Comedians portraying spies and fictitious detectives all wore them. Remember Peter Sellers’ Inspector Clouseau and Peter Faulk’s Columbo?

Modern films are still using the same style of garb on both good guys and bad guys. Without skipping a beat or making a change, the coat came into the modern world of fashion. Business men and women alike wear the trenchcoat as business wear and casual wear.

Almost every wardrobe in Britain and the United States has a Burberry or London Fog military trench coat in it. The coat has proudly retained its romantic and heroic look.