Top Fall Trends for 2014/15

Like it or Not, Fall is here!

Today I want to highlight some of the Top Fall Trends for 2014/2015, taken straight from the runways.

Even though Fashion Week is over now and we all seen the designers collections for Spring/Summer 2015, your shopping focus should be on Fall Trends 2014. If you’re not an expert when it comes to Fashion but you like updating your wardrobe every season, it can be very difficult to decide whether the new trends are right for you or not. Now it’s the right time to start and find your best look for this season.
Read on and find out whether these Fall Trends are right for you:

 

All over KNITS

One of the most prominent Fall Trends is the comfortingly full look in wool, as seen at Stella McCartney, Marc Jacobs, Chanel and Celine. This trend works best in neutral tones, so stick to beige, browns and winter whites.

Wrap yourself in a cuddly sweater dress or go daring in knit pants and a matching top.

Mannish coat


The eternal classic length coat has a longer length this season. The men overcoat seen at Dior took on a feminine look at Céline with elegant white buttons and a defined waist, while Lanvin made the piece scream in a full black look. There’s nothing more timeless and classic in your wardrobe than a beautifully cut coat. You need one with a boyish shape, also!

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Tailoring

This season suits take on a masculine edge. The trend for classically tailored suits was seen at Haider Ackermann, Hermès and Ralph Lauren.

Wear it with a faux-fur piece for an extra impact!

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Military khaki

Military green it’s all over this Fall/Winter 2014-2015, viewed by parkas, boots and chic skirts. With khaki as the dominating color, the rules and rigor of the army captured designers’ attention, inspiring a fashion soldier’s uniform. Play with animal prints for adding pizzazz, as witnessed in Balmain’s show collection. One of the Fall Trends also seen at Alberta Ferretti, Calvin Klein & Isabel Marant.

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Quilting

For Fall/Winter 2014-2015, quilting is no longer just a feature on bags and leather goods. It appeared on clothes in lighter fabrics such as nylon and in plenty of color from pastels at Miu Miu to red at Dior. Worn as a coat, this fabric enveloped feminine silhouettes in a cozy cocoon, fashionable protection against cold temperatures. Kenzo’s quilted suit and Balenciaga’s tuxedo puffa jacket were also winners.

Lets not forget Louis Vuitton’s new Alma bag updated with a chic quilting!

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Sweet Sixties

 Sixties prints are back for Winter, updated with a modern twist. Mini-skirts, trapeze dresses, graphic bobs and pastel colors paid tribute to the baby doll style, presenting a fresh change on the Swinging Sixties London. Prada and Chloé showed silk dresses entirely in vintage prints, while Valentino chose vibrant accents for a true Sixties feel.

Slip on a sweet short dress or skirt with a slightly flared hem. Add flirty details like bows or collars for an extra impact! Don’t forget your thigh high boots! J. Lo loves this trend!

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Eccentric furs

Fur is pretty inevitable for Fall fashion. Reinterpreted at Alexander McQueen, Fendi, Roberto Cavalli, Chloé, Pucci and Versace, this indispensable winter classic became extraordinary. Wild influences, patchwork effects and flashes of vibrant red updated the rules of the classic and eternal fur coat.

Furs are always on top Fall Trends, but this season they’re jazzier than ever!

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Sporty coverup

The athletic trend continued to inspire designers this season.  Each item seen at Fashion Weeks brought a cool, dynamic sportswear vibe to the runway. Almost every designer had a sporty coverup in their collection including Saint Laurent where a green parka appeared layered over a leopard print sequinned mini. Miu Miu proposed raincoats and ski jackets. Or if you want something luxe go for Tom Ford’s sequinned jerseys.

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Fairytales

From Little Red Riding Hood, to Snow White and the Queen of Hearts, Fall/Winter 2014-2015 collections were dreamy and beautiful. Poetic silhouettes made of delicate fabrics and precious embroidery were a homage to some of the most famous fairy tales. The trend was seen at Dolce & Gabbana, Alexander McQueen and Valentino.

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Velvet night

Silky velvet was used as never before this season, creating pajama style suits and Sixties inspired dresses. On the runway, the fabric brought a soft touch to each piece for a sensual feel. The trend it was seen at Nina Ricci, Tom Ford, Chanel, Emporio Armani and Etro.

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Feline femininity

“This world without leopard…I mean, who would want to be here?” Diana Vreeland exclaimed about this eternal symbol of femininity and uninhibited sensuality. Is still making fashion roar today on the runways at Balmain, Céline, Gucci, Saint Laurant and Roberto Cavalli.

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Midi skirts & Inspired Oxfords

The ladylike midi skirt is fall’s ultimate transition piece. It works for everyone paired with a cropped top or a long-sleeve knit.
Half geek, half chic menswear inspired oxfords, are the quintessential shoes for both the boardroom and the bar. Pair them with a sharp suit or cropped pants to show off an interesting pair of socks. From 9 to 5 you should go out in a flirty skirt and silk blouse.
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Shearling

Shearling is this season’s must-have piece and dominates almost all the runways. Nothing protects you from a relentless polar vortex quite like shearling. It’s interesting to see how many designers chose to work in this skin over more traditional furs and leathers.
 Presented on vests, bomber jackets, collars and even boots, shearling has an ethnic vibe at Burberry and a pop feel at Prada.

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Capes

If the robe coat or wooly shearling isn’t for you, try a more refined piece like the cape. Wear it over a dress to add polish to your evening look, or with jeans, a chunky knit and riding boots for a chic weekend ensemble. The cape is the outerwear piece of choice for Fall/Winter 2014, seen at Valentino and Dolce & Gabbana.
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Ponchos

An iconic piece of folk style, the poncho was a key garment on the catwalk. Roberto Cavalli presented a sophisticated look in monochrome with a fur hood, whilst at Burberry and Etro they hung nonchalantly over models’ shoulders like a chic blanket.

You must know that Ponchos and Capes are this year winter staples!

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Fringing

The couture touch of ostrich feathers graced all the runways this season. Carrying over from spring, fringing took on new guides ranging from intricate thread work at Chloe to swinging drapes on dresses at Lanvin and Stella McCartney.

Soft and light, the plumes added a touch of refined elegance, floating breezily as light as the wings of a bird.

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Aspen chic

Fair Isle prints, chunky sweaters and oversize hats remind us of fireside chats and brimming goblets of red wine. The Seventies cult argyle sweater has made its big return on the Fall/Winter 2014-2015 runways, updated to suit both the city and the mountain. Louis Vuitton paired the classic piece with a Sixties leather skirt, while Tommy Hilfiger featured fringe detailing.

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Extreme Turtlenecks

As someone who is always cold, I am so thrilled to see the comeback of the turtleneck this season. We can see them at Helmut Lang, Thakoon, Sally LaPointe and 3.1 Phillip Lim.

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Optical monochrome

Black and white went graphic on the runway, as designers presented intricately geometric patterns, Rorschach-style motifs and trompe l’œil effects. The prints of the season created hypnotic images and optical illusions at Balmain, Bottega Veneta and Dries van Noten.

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Singing in the rain

Miu Miu, Balenciaga and Sacai reinvented the rain coat, providing waterproof parkas for winter downpours. With either a Sixties feel, sportswear vibe or covered in fur, this Fall trend will add a touch of magic and excitement to the rain.

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Larger Than Life

I like the idea of the oversize trend, mainly because it’s the best way to hide an extra few pounds. If this terrible winter has taught me anything, it’s that I am unwilling to trek to the gym in the snow.

All hail bigger sweaters, pants and coats. The bigger the better!

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Dresses Over Pants

Who wants to just wear a dress anymore? No one!

It’s just too easy. For this Fall season, designers like Céline, Balenciaga, Kenzo and Giorgio Armani are challenging us to wear dresses or skirts over pants.

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Sneakers

Your feet can rejoice because they are officially getting a break from heels. Designers have declared sneakers as the footwear of the moment. At Paris Fashion Week editors were decked out in everything from Nike Fly Knits to Celine’s and other lace ups. There were hardly any heels on the catwalks. Instead there were trainers at Chanel, flatforms at Celine and even trainer hybrids at Dior.

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Other Fall trends to look out for…

Bright colors, jewel embellishments, the single earring, iridescent sequins, lace ups on shoes and clothes.

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Trends are exciting but sometimes we need to evaluate how we can update our styles each season. I’m a risk taker when it comes to fashion but that doesn’t mean I will wear every single new trend out in the market.

It’s important to know who you are and stay true to yourself!

I’m a girly girl at heart so I like to wear feminine clothing, but I do love some of the new updated Fall Trends for 2014/2015.