Monday, July 21, 2008

Fall Into Nature

So I just got a sneak peak of some spring/summer 08/09 collections online, and I'm definitely excited to see them in reality. And with autumn right around the corner, it's time to fall into nature.

This fall we'll see lots of Animal Prints - zebra, cheetah, leopard. The more authentic the design, the better. Think rich chocolates, bold blacks, brilliant whites, and all the beige/khaki you can handle. Offset the animal instinct with bright pops of color - reds, orange, acid yellow, and royal blues and wines.

One of my favorite looks this fall is nearly all monochromatic - pants, shoes, shirt/jacket all in the same hues, but accentuated with the perfect pop of unexpected color. If you're not sure what I mean - just imagine Christian Louboutin's signature style - obvious color and pattern on the top of each shoe, with the vivacious red sole underneath.

You don't have to break the bank this fall to look your best. Remember, classic fall staples are always a great place to start. Earth tones in shades of green, brown, and orange will always carry you through, so update your look with new accessories, shoes, and the perfect jacket.

With record high temperatures, I know it's hard to fathom wearing long-sleeves and boots, but fall will be here before we know it. Take advantage of pre-season sales, or even venture out to your local outlet mall. Remember, think monochromatic. Think natural beauty. Just don't think too much...

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