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Is Your Fall Wardrobe So 2012? Give These New Trends a Try!

Jul 29 2013 - 6:30am

We've all heard it before: "Blank is the new black." Truth is, no matter what you insert into that "blank," there will always be a new black as long as each season brings another trend-filled crop of runway shows. Which is fortunate for us, because there's plenty to look forward to now that Fall 2012's florals, strong shoulders, and oxblood seem a bit last year.

Whether it's swapping those flowers for plaid, severe lines for rounded ones, or burgundy for deep blue, you won't miss last year's looks once you say hello to 2013's freshest styles. See all eight designer-inspired trends to get you ready for the chilling months to come!

Rounded Is the New Angular

Relax! Structured, stiff shoulders do wonders for the posture, but add a severity that's at conflict with the relaxed silhouettes designers sent down the runway for Fall. Look for a rounded shape like Antonio Berardi [1]'s roomy topper when shopping for coats and sweaters.

The Trend: Rounded Shoulders

Kenzo [2] Fall 2013 at Paris Fashion Week

The Trend: Rounded Shoulders

Balenciaga [3] by Alexander Wang [4] Fall 2013 at Paris Fashion Week

The Trend: Rounded Shoulders

Dolce & Gabbana [5] Fall 2013 at Milan Fashion Week

Pink Is the New Flame

If you see it once, you see it a million times. Each season there's that one buzzy hue that pops up on the runway, and just keeps coming . . . and coming. Tangerine, make way for pink [6], as seen at 3.1 Phillip Lim in its most shockingly non-girly iteration.

The Trend: Pink

Prada [7] Fall 2013 at Milan Fashion Week

The Trend: Pink

Carven Fall 2013 at Paris Fashion Week

The Trend: Pink

Roksanda Ilincic [8] Fall 2013 at London Fashion Week

Ostrich is the New Feather

Feathers are here to stay, but this season designers are flocking toward a softer plume. Wispy ostrich moved freely and added a gracefulness to Gucci [9]'s femme fatales.

The Trend: Ostrich

Jason Wu [10] Fall 2013 at New York Fashion Week

The Trend: Ostrich

Proenza Schouler [11] Fall 2013 at New York Fashion Week

The Trend: Ostrich

Dries Van Noten Fall 2013 at Paris Fashion Week

Furry is the New Sleek

When dressing up for night, leather's vampy but nothing adds drama like a pop of pelt. Whether adorning your neck, shoulders, or even bag, designers like Reem Acra enhanced their eveningwear this season with the luxurious and functional (hello, Winter!) adornment.

The Trend: Furry

Lanvin [12] Fall 2013 at Paris Fashion Week

The Trend: Furry

Louis Vuitton [13] Fall 2013 at Paris Fashion Week

The Trend: Furry

Marc Jacobs [14] Fall 2013 at New York Fashion Week

Grunge Is the New Boho

What are the cool girls wearing this season? Just look to Rodarte [15] where a sea of nonchalant draping, dark prints, relaxed shapes, and a bit of tatter lead the way to the next wave. Incorporating the laid-back vibe of last Fall's earthly styles — sans ultrafeminine flowers — these looks get it right without even trying.

The Trend: Grunge

Saint Laurent [16] Fall 2013 at Paris Fashion Week

The Trend: Grunge

Vivienne Westwood [17] Fall 2013 at Paris Fashion Week

The Trend: Grunge

Zadig & Voltaire [18] Fall 2013 at Paris Fashion Week

Plaid is the New Floral

Put your bouquets away, when you want to show your love for fashion, this season only checks will do. Rather than last Fall's pairing of a feminine print with a masculine shape, Suno [19] swapped petals for tartan and balanced the more boyish fabric with a sweet peplum to keep the equilibrium.

The Trend: Plaid

Mulberry Fall 2013 at London Fashion Week

The Trend: Plaid

Stella McCartney [20] Fall 2013 at Paris Fashion Week

The Trend: Plaid

Jil Sander [21] Fall 2013 at Milan Fashion Week

Navy Is the New Oxblood

Seeking out a brooding hue to darken your style? Look no further than the darkest of blues. While other variations [22] of the color took the runway by storm, navy made a strong impact at Alexander Wang [23] where burgundy once gave us something to talk about.

The Trend: Navy

Christopher Kane [24] Fall 2013 at London Fashion Week

The Trend: Navy

Elie Saab [25] Fall 2013 at Paris Fashion Week

The Trend: Navy

Band of Outsiders [26] Fall 2013 at New York Fashion Week

Embellished Is the New Printed Sweater

Put away the the quirk. Skinny, patterned sweaters are adorable, but not much in the way of utilitarian. Rather than graphic prints, Prabal Gurung [27]'s cable knit was adorned with eye-catching cutouts.

The Trend: Embellished Sweaters

Givenchy [28] Fall 2013 at Paris Fashion Week

The Trend: Embellished Sweaters

Chanel Fall 2013 at Paris Fashion Week

The Trend: Embellished Sweaters

Milly Fall 2013 at New York Fashion Week


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