Sunday, August 30, 2009

The Key Fall' 09 Pieces

FALL IS HERE. Check out fabulous Fall trends you need on your style radar - the key pieces you can't live without.
Cozy knits, biker jackets, 80s get ready for fall with these fashion must-haves.


A timeless piece that will always be chic and classic sauntered on down - Cardigan. Cardigans have been around for ages, and they will no doubt be around for several more. This classy and one of the most versatile garments is this Fall's key trend. Credit it to Coco Chanel (launch of movie Coco Before Chanel) or First Lady Michelle Obama (its more of First Lady's contribution as she sports one at almost every occassion), cardigan's have become a rage.
Michelle Obama wearing cardigan

Fall and Autumn/Winter 2009 runways were flooded with this staple in every colour and style. From the trendiest to the most sophiticated label, everyone had their version of the Cardigan - Etro, Vivienne Westwood, Chanel, Etro, Dolce and Gabbana, Blumarine, Moschino.
This seson's cardigans are not just in basic blacks and greys, they are hued in all shades bright, brightened with embellishments and given detailings like sharp shoulders, ruffles, gatherings, military style.

Dolce and Gabbana and Limi Leu Fall 2009 Collection

Etro (left) and Twenty8Twelve (right) Fall 2009 Collection
How to wear it?

Its versatality allows you to slip it over/under everything - wear it over a dress, under a jacket, with a tee. Wear it effortlessly as much with casuals as with formals (like Michelle Obama, Julia Roberts and Jessica Alba). Just play around with it as much as you can.
A partially buttoned cardigan combined with equally soft pieces can look effortlessly casual. Leave it open like Julia Roberts or accessorise it with a cinch belt (like Etro), any way you wear it, this stylish sweater will go well with every ensemble and style.

Wear it long or wear it short. It's a great way to add a layer to a shift dress to keep you warm, and it goes well with tights, denim, boots, flats and even heels.

They are my wardrobe staple and can't just ever have them enough.

Biker Jackets

Stella McCartney and Staerk

Vena Cava and Ohne Titel
Runways were packed with biker jackets - the season's quintessential jacket. This is the season's top must have, and also the designers favourite. Seen on the runways of Stella McCartney, Gucci, Balmain, Jean Paul Gaultier, Blumarine, Chloe, Alexander Wang, Phi and many more.

This trend has had its comeback so many times already, they were huge hit last year, but this season's biker jacket is slightly edgier.

This key piece is easy to update any look. A white t-shirt, black skinny jeans and that rugged biker jacket would do the trick!

How to wear it?

Keep it short or replace your regular winter coat with tough chic style. The runways featured them with everything from leggings to gowns.

This season's new twist to your jacket is giving them armholes that are cut high. So you may want to simply toss it over that drapey cocktail dress like a stole.

Accentuate your femininity by playing with traditionally masculine styles. Put on a biker jacket over a feminine, flirty dress and team it with knee-high boots for a rock chic style.

The easiest and smartest way to wear them is over a shirt and a tank. The black military jacket gives your denim a lot of attitude, but for the 9 to 5 wear it with white trousers to give it a feminine feel.

1. Warehouse Stitch Detal Denim Biker Jacket for £60, click here to buy
2. Firetrap Biker Jacket Dress for £75,
click here to buy
3. Oscar De La Renta Bouclé motocycle jacket for $1,990, click here to buy
(also available on net-a-porter UK site)

Related Posts:
Trend Watch - Summer Booties
Coco Before Chanel - get Chanel Chic
Michelle Obama's Yellow Fever

1 comment:

  1. Love these trends - I need to pick up a few new cardigans myself for fall!

    Hope you're having a good Labor Day!


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