fall fasihon 2011.
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One of the many traditions associated with Rosh Hashanna is buying new
clothing for the new year. Although New York Fashion Week is already
showing the styles for Spring and Summer of 2012, here are some of the
hottest looks for this Autumn, which you can wear to synagogue, to a
holiday meal, or just for fun! Check out these designer looks to inspire
outfits that can easily be put together in your local mall.Midi-skirts
you're looking for something a bit more modest, this is the season for
you. Midi, or a few inches below the knee, is the preferred skirt-length
of fall fashionistas. This length can be a bit treacherous for those of
us who don't have supermodel-long legs, but luckily it comes in a lot
of different forms.
trendiest midi-skirt is a pencil style with a high slit, as seen in
Diane von Furstenberg's Ready-to-Wear Fall 2011 collection. However,
midi-length A-line-skirts were seen in many collections, such as Louis
Vuitton, and midi pencil- and circle-skirts were popular as well. This
isn't the ideal style for petite women, but just about anyone else can
find a flattering midi-length skirt.
trend for autumn has been around for a few years, and just isn't ready
to die: Color-blocking. You can't go wrong combining two bright solids
this fall. French fashion house agnes b. is showing a very wearable
outfit in pink and red, one of the hottest color combinations of the
season. Bright colors are perfect for Israel's autumn, when the sun is
still shining and the weather is still so hot, you won't be in the mood
for the season's usual muted earth-tones. However, Gucci took bright
colors and "winterized" them, by adding fur, another trend on the
2011-2012 autumn runways.
faint of heart can try a swath of bright color with a neutral, like
this BCBG Max Azria dress. You'll notice the white turtleneck underneath
– this is a major trend that will help carry your summer looks into
fall and winter.
colors bring us right into the Sixties Mod look, which took the Autumn
2011 runways by storm. This look is characterized by a-line, short
dresses and skirts with simple, straight lines, and can be found in
solids, like this bright blue from Burberry Prorsum's Jean
Shrimpton-inspired collection, and big prints, like Prada's
Mondrian-esque dress. Opaque tights and kitten or t-strap heels can
easily complete the look. Even if you don't look like Twiggy, you can
have fun with this swinging style!
P.S. See the Prada model's boots (left)? Snakeskin is big this season, too!
Patterns, Patterns, Patterns
Since we just mentioned Burberry, the tartan trend must be next. These
plaid patterns can go from day – in this grungy L.A.M.B. outfit – to
night – like Salvatore Feragammo's houndstooth dress or this red
Jean-Charles de Castelbajac outfit with a very current asymmetrical
Another major pattern for fall is none other than polka-dots. Marc
Jacobs and Stella McCartney have been leading this parade. Jacobs took
the spotty trend into retro-chic territory, with fitted skirts and
jaunty berets, and even printed polka-dots on leather skirts (another
Autumn 2011 trend). Stella McCartney went more modern and sleek with
shiny discs and sheer fabrics, in a collection that has already become a
red-carpet favorite, seen on the likes of Kate Winslet and Anna Paquin.
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