Wondering which trends to invest in this fall? What about the ones to leave behind? Here’s our list of 10 fall trends that we love, and 10 we think should call it quits. Next
LEAVE IT: Party dresses
We’ve never been so ready to say “goodbye” to a trend in our lives: sequins. The overuse (and abuse) of paillettes extended from daytime into evening dressing over the past few years but fret not, partygoers: we have a suitable (sparkling) alternative ...
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LOVE IT: Party dresses
In case you haven’t heard: Baz Luhrmann’s adaptation of “The Great Gatsby” is coming so the spangly embellishments inspired by the roaring ‘20s are in full gear. Trade your one-dimensional sequins for elaborate beading and time-sensitive texture that scream old school glamour.
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LEAVE IT: Statement lipstick
The hot pink and neon corals that carried us through most of 2012 feel far too loud for this season.
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LOVE IT: Statement lipstick
For an evening out, pick a deep burgundy hue that teeters toward brick rather than magenta. If this lip look intimidates you, try a stain instead. A crimson or cranberry can provide the perfect sheer pop of color that lasts all night.
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LEAVE IT: “Secret weapon” dress
We’d like to thank the common misconception that bandage dresses were a suitable substitute for Spanx shapewear for the death of this trend.
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LOVE IT: “Secret weapon” dress
Leather is the new skin-tight solution for a look that makes heads turn.
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LEAVE IT: Novelty pattern
As much as it pains us, we have to leave the prep-tastic power of polka dots to the warmer months. But don’t worry — we suspect they’ll be back soon.
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LOVE IT: Novelty pattern
We’ve been waiting for this trend to hit the mainstream for a while and this fall will finally be pajama prints’ turn to shine. Geometric gentleman-inspired prints in loungable silhouettes will be very big this season but don’t expect us to start endorsing the “sweatpants to class” movement any time soon.
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LEAVE IT: Personality jewelry
We’re leaving the “arm party.” It might seem early, but we’ve had our fun.
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LOVE IT: Personality jewelry
Monograms are not only having a major fashion moment this season, this preppy calling card has become a coveted symbol in jewelry design for everything from signet rings to custom cutout pendants.
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LEAVE IT: Girly obsession
While Victorian era and baroque period styles are both vying for our attention, we still must say goodbye to this ultra feminine fabric that has fallen out of fashion — for now, at least. So long, lace. We’ll see you when we start showing our ankles again — like, this spring.
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LOVE IT: Girly obsession
We may have not donned velvet since our pre-K formal days, but we’d just like to remind you of the rock gods that have favored this fabric in past. It’s cool. We swear. For fall, we like velvet — crushed or plush — to pop up in unexpected places: trousers, heels, or maybe even a shirt collar.
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LEAVE IT: Evening jewelry
While the chunky rhinestone statement necklace has been the BFF of LBDs and plain white T-shirts everywhere, we’ll be passing on this trend for fall.
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LOVE IT: Evening jewelry
But that’s only because we’re replacing it with the chunky rhinestone cocktail ring.
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LEAVE IT: Fashion statement
Peplum is on its way out the door before it even really got started. And pear-shaped women across the world can be heard cheering for joy.
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LOVE IT: Fashion statement
Some might call it the “cold shoulder,” but we’re big fans of shoulder cut-outs as a cheeky alternative to strapless dresss when the temperature drops.
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LEAVE IT: Heels
Our ankles will thank us later — sky-high platform pumps have finally reached their tipping point.
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LOVE IT: Heels
Stillettos with pointed toes have reemerged feeling chic, not stuffy. Search for a pair in an unexpected hue with a fashionably short toe box for a stylish addition that will carry a drab outfit from day to night.
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LEAVE IT: Boots
The Slouchy and suede held their own in the post-hippie chic period but we’re kissing these bohemian boots goodbye for good!
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LOVE IT: Boots
Biker boots offer the same grounding element as a great leather jacket. An immediate “cool factor” creeps in when paired with simple blue jeans and a sweater and the right pair can transform even the girliest of dresses.
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