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Fall Fashion: Love It or Leave It? September 23, 2013

Filed under: Uncategorized — carlawordsmithblog @ 7:23 pm

Fall has officially arrived, at least according to the calendar and all the ginormous September fashion magazines!   I’m seriously tired of my spring and summer clothes and can’t wait to pull out my sweaters (albeit cotton ones!), pants and boots.  For the most part, I’ll wear what I wore last year and the year before that, but I also like to add a touch of what’s new this season.


Photos I post here are often of the designer type, only because that’s what shown on runways.  But, don’t panic!  Keep in mind that these trends can be found duplicated in department stores and even discount stores coast-to-coast.  You don’t have to spend a pretty penny on something as frivolous as pink fur or silver oxford shoes and as I’ve blogged many times before, I don’t recommend doing so!  Also keep in mind that these new items, in my mind, are meant to go along with the tried and true classics:  little black dresses, cashmere, riding boots, pashminas, etc.  Let’s not totally reinvent the fashion wheel!


So here’s my “September issue” of what’s hot this fall.  Let me know whether you love it, or just as soon leave it!  Have fun!


Colored fur

Alexander Wang         rby-colored-fur-carolina-herrera-de   fur1





Leopard  print

Valentino         wear-leopard-print-for-fall-burberry-fall-2013-collection

converse     Jimmy Choo       loub-429-257-out





bettervalentino burberrystud Giuseppe-Zanotti-Fall-2013-Collection-Bootie3 TB




Chic Sweatshirts (my daughter will love this, as she’s already sporting one of the Lichtenberg hoodies!)

Brian Lichtenberg                          sweatshirts



Big coats

oversized-coats-fall-trend-2013 from ivy pro blog     coats




Pretty in Pink

moschino-cheap-n-chic-autumn-winter-13-021_CA     balenciaga-arena-giant-nickel-mini-city-lgn kenzo-short-boiled-wool-pink-jacket-lgn




capes-trend-fall-2013 2      Derek Lam




She’s so blue

Tibi2 Rag & Bone2  Ann Taylor





Grey is the new black

Céline-Fall-2013-Grey-Boots Celine-Triple-Grey-Felt-Shopping-Tote-bag-Fall-2013 Grey-Lucian-Matis-600x900   NARS-Fall-2013-Collection-Galathee-Nail-Polish




Moto/Rocker chic (think leather mixed with something feminine)

Anthony-Vaccarello-Fall-2013 Hapers Bazaar imagesCAP0T1KV jason-wu-fall-2013-17





MKors Nicholas Kirkwood




Cammo  (call it the “Ducky Dynasty” influence.  Uncle Si must be so proud!)

camo2 Camouflage-Bags-and-Shoesmuse for fashion         Michael Kors    michael-kors-fall-2013-camo    Gianvito-Rossi-CAMOUFLAGE-HAIRCALF-PUMPS-WITH-TASSELS-




Embellished everything

embellishment-trend-fall-2013                 fall_winter_2013_2014_shoe_trends_Byzantium_inspired_decorated_shoes



Foulard print (think neckties!)

JCrewTabitha Simmons


Coated denim

just-cavalli-wax-coated lwren-scott-wax rachel-zoe-wax-coated




Two-tone and patch-work denim

Genetic2     image_3

Knee high and Over-the-knee boots

Chanel-Over-The-Knee-White-Calfskin-Boots-Fall-2013-2 Tom-Ford-Zipper-Heel-Over-the-Knee-Leather-Boot-Fall-2013   Gucci





Wedge booties

Coach TB_31138375_001



Booties of all kinds!

black and white ankle boots Giuseppe-Zanotti-Fall-2013-Collection-Bootie7 Louis_Vuitton_Pre_Fall_2013_Booties manolo blahnik bootie vera-wang-nude-booties



Curved Heels  (I’m not a fan but they are everywhere!)

Givenchy-Curved-Heel-Tri-Color-Snakeskin-Boot-Fall-2013-2  NKirkwood Dior Louis-Vuitton-Bow-tie-pump-4




Dressy pointy

best-fall-2013-shoes-new-york-fashion-week-runways Free People Nicholas-Kirkwood-Ruffle-Trim-Pump-FW13 stevemadden_nordstrom148-95_



Heeled loafers

bettie-muller-pupm Fendi Mia MKors loafer Gucci loafer




Coach oxford    lulus oxford2



Sweet and Feminine

Addy by Sole Society CKlein Isaac Mirazhi Nina



Casadei-Black-Strappy-Pumps-Fall-2013                 Giuseppe-Zanotti-Red-Lace-Up-Paneled-Sandals-Fall-2013     gladiator boots - ny mag



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