When I told my sister we had to go to New York City to do research she said, “I can’t say no to NYC but what are we researching?” and I replied “fall fashion of course!” I live just north of San Francisco and the fashion scene is good here, but for me it doesn’t get any better than walking the streets of New York City and popping into the shops and department stores downtown in SoHo and on the Upper East Side when the fall pieces are out on display in the stores and windows.
We spent a few hours visiting Bloomingdales and Barneys and Bergdorf Goodman and Columbus Circle ogling all the designer duds one day, and then walked the streets of SoHo on another. Last year I posted a similar roundup of the fall fashion trends of 2012, here’s another peek at what’s hot in women’s fashion for 2013.
The “it” color was red baby red! It was everywhere – some of it was deeper garnet but most of it was vivid tomato red.
“Hi there Centsational Girl readers, Jennifer here from Style Your Life. As a full time wardrobe stylist, this time of year is all about spring cleaning and refreshing our wardrobes. I did some online shopping with you in mind, and these are the eight pieces I think are must haves for your spring wardrobe!I don’t know about you but I am loving the colorful looks for spring. Bold color trends are still going strong into 2013. My favorite colors are turquoise, pink, and coral – they make my job easier since they are universally flattering, and everyone can wear these three colors.
1. A Casual Tee - I love that these stylish yet comfy tees are dressier then a plain old tee shirt!2. A Spring Weight Cardigan - With the fluctuating temps of spring, layering is critical! This piece is a wardrobe staple.
If you follow me on Twitter, you know our return flight was canceled on Saturday and we were delayed in New York City until Monday morning, but violins played for about 5 whole seconds when I realized the delay meant we had an entire extra day to explore the city.
Matt and I split up for a few hours on Sunday after a perfect brunch, him taking the kids to some mega toy stores, brave soul. Funny how the critters don’t complain one bit about walking 12 blocks when the destinations are: 1. Lego, 2. American Girl, and 3. FAO Schwartz. I left Matt at Lego in Rockefeller center after I witnessed my boy giving the Legos the same look as Carrie Bradshaw does to Blahnik pumps. Priceless.
I spent the afternoon (alone, amen) visiting stores all over the upper east side, from Fifth to Park to Madison Avenues, to stare at the fall fashion. I popped into three favorites for designer labels: Bergdorf Goodman, Bloomingdales, and Barneys where price tags go up into the thousands, but just like in home design, I love shopping high end to get the look for less back home.
Most of the fashion this season felt very 80s inspired from cropped leather jackets to colored jeans, but it’s been reinvented and is more tailored this time around. Here’s a look at some of the big trends in fall fashion spied on the streets and in the stores in New York City !
Lace - There were so so so many lace dresses and tops in the collections this year, I’m sure we will see a lot more of it during the holiday season, lace is back big time, the skirts and dresses were especially flirty and fun.
Electric Blue. Wow this color was in 80% of the stores, I couldn’t believe how much of electric blue (or royal blue) was on display in both men’s and women’s fashion, and it was mostly paired with black. It’s a saturated or vivid version of cobalt and it’s everywhere.
When I see this color I can’t help but think of the scene where Miranda lectured Andy in The Devil Wears Prada on how her blue sweater is cerulean blue. Didn’t you love Meryl in that movie? Brilliant as always.
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