Fall Fashion Trends 2010
Look for layered or multi-strand necklaces with different bangles, baubles, and charms. One charm that keeps popping up on trendy fall necklaces are keys! Look for necklaces that have different skeleton keys, diary keys, or tiny padlocks. Amazon.com has a bunch and you can check out stores like Claire's, Rue 21, or Charlotte Russe for these layered looks at decent prices!
When looking for tops and sweaters with ruffles, try not to be too girly or grandmotherly! Look for ruffles that are loose and asymmetrical - not prim and proper. Team a ruffled cardigan with a t-shirt and sneakers or boots. Pair a fancy ruffled top with dark blue jeans. You don't want to look like you're coming from ballet class!
Ankle boots can be feminine or rough and rock-star looking; the boots you pick have to match the outfit you're wearing!
Some people have a hard time pulling off the ankle boot trend. Sometimes they don't look right on bare legs. If you're wearing a skirt, make sure you have tights or leggings on! Don't try to wear your ankle boots with capri pants, shorts, or a short skirt. Wear jeans or boots that cover the ankle boot; don't try tucking your pants into the boot. This is only going to work if you have super-tight pants!
Here's a great article on what to wear with ankle boots.
Shearling Jackets and Trench Coats
Shearling is usually used as the liner to jackets and boots, but this season, coats get turned inside-out! Look for shearling on all cuts and styles of jackets and coats: short, long, casual bomber jackets, and formal capes. Shearling outerwear can be worn with anything from casual clothes to formal evening wear.
For more information on how to pick the right comfy shearling coat for you, read this article from Elle online.
Trench coats are just as versatile! They can be worn over jeans or a dress. You can stick to the sophisticated palette of black, gray, or khaki or stand out in a trench in bright colors like red, pink, or turquoise! Overstock.com has a great guide to wearing women's trench coats!
Dark eyes and orangey-red lips
Instead of the vintage-inspired, dramatic red lip, try softening it a bit with a tinge of orange or coral. The color is more wearable on a variety of skin tones and will complement your fading summer tan!
Dark, smoky eyes are always hot, but can be tricky to pull off without ending up looking like a raccoon! Nowadays, you can buy kits at Ulta, Sephora, and even your local drug store to create that smoky eye look!
My favorite kit for the smoky eye look is the My Smokey Classics palette by Lauren Luke. This palette is complete with colors for eyes, cheeks, and lips. What I like best is that you can go on YouTube and watch Lauren Luke guide you through the makeup application process step-by-step in about 15 minutes, using her products. She tells and shows you what to apply where, and you end up with a gorgeous, glamorous smoky eye in no time flat! Lauren Luke has other kits and a ton of YouTube video tutorials - just do a search and you'll be amazed by the color combinations and celebrity looks she creates!
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