3 Fabulous Fall 2012 Trends to Fall In Love With

Oxblood! Peplums! Patterns!
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Oxblood! Peplums! Patterns!

SO, I have a quick break from my back-to-back New York Fashion Week schedule, and instead of like, taking a nap, I'm writing this post to alert you to the three un-boring and actually doable fall trends I'm digging so far this year.

1) Opt for Oxblood

Spotted at Tommy Hilfiger, Alexander Wang, and Acne

Bye-bye black! Time to start seeing red (albeit rather dark). Burgundy, bordeaux, merlot and all shades of wine are heralded as the new go-to neutral hue. In addition to wearing it on your lips and tips, work it into your wardrobe in the form of an oversize oxblood overcoat or plum-color pencil pants worn with tan, navy, or gray pieces -- it matches everything.  

TwoBirds Long Convertible Dress, $342

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J Brand Coated 811 Mid Rise Skinny Jeans, $218

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Joseph Cowell Puffer Vest, $295

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2) Pop Into Peplum

Spotted at Zac Posen, Peter Som, Tory Burch

Fingers crossed that this trend is here to stay -- it’s a look that works on absolutely everyone. For those with a stick-straight, boyish build, a frilly, flouncy hem adds feminine curves to your slight frame. And if you’re naturally curvy (like moi!), a flirty, forgiving peplum hem is the simplest, most stylish way to hide your fupa. Fashion fused with function equals an eternally winning look in my book.

Torn by Ronny Kobo Judy Peplum Top, $176

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alice + olivia Carly Peplum Skirt, $198

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Tory Burch Madeline Peplum Sweater, $275

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3) Playful in Patterns

Spotted at DKNY, Derek Lam, Pringle of Scotland

The looks on the catwalk were very matchy-matchy, but mixing it up is a much more fun way to get in on the head-to-toe patterns trend. Here’s how to rock it: Mix-and-match intricate florals with small stars or oversize polka dots with prim pinstripes. For contrast, keep the color of your shoes muted and your accessories to a minimum. 

Rebecca Minkoff Becky Jacket, $398

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SUNO Drapey Skinny Pants, $396

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Tucker Classic Mini Dress, $338

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What fashion week trends are you into?

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