>> Designers like Marc Jacobs and Tory Burch showcased '70s inspired clothing for Spring. Why not jump ahead of the trend and start mixing in some basic pieces now? Wide-leg jeans dipped in dark and light hues cast a flattering silhouette, and flowy tops lend a feminine touch. Check out our svelte picks from Stella McCartney, Topshop, Balenciaga, and Gap for more '70s cool.
>> Proenza Schouler heralded the graphic denim look with their Fall 2010 graffiti print jeans, and now we're hooked. Try out a pair — these printed, painted, and splattered concoctions will instantly inject fire into any Fall outfit. Peep how this stylish street snap displays the trend with a sweatshirt top, cutout booties, and a bold necklace, and then check out three more inspiring looks — and how to get them — in the slideshow.
Riding coats are this season's hottest ticket, as seen on the Fall 2010 runways of Diane von Furstenberg, DKNY, and Christian Dior. To nab your own equestrian-inspired ensemble, pair any of our choice picks — from Theory, DVF, and Sonia by Sonia Rykiel — with slim trousers and oxfords for an uptown-cum-Oliver Twist aura.
Left to right: Diane von Furstenberg Ivory Riding Coat ($452, orginally $645), DKNY Plaid Runway Jacket ($774), Sonia by Sonia Rykiel Velvet Collar Riding Jacket ($615), Theory Aerianna Tweed Riding Jacket ($495)
A hat can add the perfect finishing touch to a Fall outfit — so do yourself a solid and stay toasty in one of our top five choices. The downtown girl can sink her head into a floppy, fedora, or trilby style from Rag & Bone, J.Crew, or La Cerise Sur Le Chapeau, while the uptown lady can don cute cloche cuts from Brooks Brothers or Stella McCartney.
Left to right: Rag & Bone Floppy Fedora ($115), J.Crew Trilby Hat ($150), Stella McCartney Felt Cloche ($345), Brooks Brothers Rabbit Felt Cloche ($298), La Cerise Sur Le Chapeau Fedora ($280)
Velvet is one of the few Fall novelties we plan to splurge on. The dense fabric is ideal for holiday soirees, and we like how it instantly adds a luxe touch to any ensemble. A smattering of our favorite pieces of the season, from the likes of Sonia by Sonia Rykiel, Madewell, Topshop, Opening Ceremony, and Asos, above.
Left to right, top row: Sonia by Sonia Rykiel Spot Tee ($265), Alexa Chung for Madewell Velvet Shorts ($88), Alexander Wang Velvet Leather Rocco Duffel ($965), Topshop Peter Pan Dress ($190), Opening Ceremony Quilted Skirt ($349)
We're falling hard for the pointed-toe silhouette this Fall, as seen on Kate Moss in Vogue Paris's November 2010 issue and in Isabel Marant's Fall 2010 collection. Check out our enticing picks — flat or not-so-flat, whichever way you swing — from Prada, Marc Jacobs, and Stella McCartney now!
Top to bottom, left row: Christian Louboutin Pigalle Leopard Print Flat ($775), Sergio Rossi Metallic Pump ($200), Prada Suede Bow Ballet Flat ($495), Marc Jacobs Ostrich Loafers ($495)
Top to bottow, right row: Stella McCartney Lace Pumps ($645), Sergio Rossi Chi Chi Pump ($495), Valentino Stud Lizard Pumps ($1,195), Vince Camuto Calf Hair Pump ($98)
Marc Jacobs and Fendi introduced tea-length skirts on their Fall 2010 runways and the look was spotted everywhere in the crowd at New York Fashion Week. Contrast the modest hemline — we love the deep aubergine hue on the Sparkle & Fade skirt seen center — with a leather jacket and tough ankle boots for a modern vibe, or with a silk blouse and pointy-toe pumps for a lady-like approach.
Left to right: Creatures of Comfort Silk Pocket Skirt ($255), Sparkle & Fade Sheer Maxi Skirt ($38), Zara Evase Skirt ($80)
Thanks in part to Phoebe Philo at Celine and Hannah MacGibbon at Chloe, tan plays a prevalent role in this Fall's wardrobe staples. Wear it head-to-toe for a modern monochromatic palette, as in Zara's September lookbook, above left, or style one statement piece — like the Isabel Marant leather biker jacket seen above — with bright red accompaniments for maximum pop.
Left to right: Zara's September 2010 lookbook, Isabel Marant Keni Biker Jacket ($2,395), Mulberry Alexa Sparkle Tweed Leather Bag ($1,250), Opening Ceremony Western Mules ($440), Chloé Knitted Wool Skirt ($490)
Velvet—especially red and oxblood colored—was all over the New York runways for fall 2010. Alexander Wang draped the deep red fabric into asymmetric mini dresses with black lace detailing, Zac Posen used vampy reds for pleated bustier dresses and seventies style trouser suits, and Ralph Lauren kept it classic with velvet mutton sleeved tunics and floor-length evening gowns.
Click the gallery below for more fall 2010 velvet looks from New York.
Some of the most memorable looks to hit the international runways this month were detailed in all kinds and colors of fur—a white mongolian lamb cuff here, an orange-splashed fox fur miniskirt there—and of our favorite handbags and shoes of the season followed suit. Think Michael Kors' soft cross-body satchels, Karl Lagerfeld's Nanook of the North boots and matching chain-strap handbag for Chanel, and Thakoon's fur-trimmed open-toe booties. Click below for a gallery of some of the most luxurious finishing details for fall 2010.