Fall 2012 Fashion Trends Checklist

Something always happens this time of year, a mental switch that tells us we’re over summer and its wardrobe and ready to move onto fall and all it has to offer our closets.

Now, some items are staples when it comes to getting dressed in the fall, you know, items that allow you to layer and play with texture: riding boots, a trench coat, a blazer, and suede.  But a few things that came down the Fall 2013 runways will be huge this season and will work seamlessly with your existing wardrobe.

Like what? So glad you asked! Here is a Fall 2012 trend checklist to make sure your look is updated for this season.

Knee High Boots

Every year there is a boot resurgence of a different heel high or where it should hit on your leg. Knee high boots are back again, this time with a subtler toe. No longer should the shoe be pointy; it should be rounded into an almond shape.

Embellished Knits

These aren’t your Grandma’s sweaters–unless the embellishments are stylish, then maybe they are. But designers like Rachel Roy sent sweaters down the runway with a touch of whimsy, making something from our childhood much more sophisticated.


Anytime anyone refers to anything metallic, Puffy and Mase in their shiny suits come to mind. The shiny, metallic suits have gotten a bit of a makeover. They are a lot sleeker, like the pair of metallic jeans that First Lady Michelle Obama wore to the Kid Choice Awards.

Anything Oxblood

The color of the moment? Oxblood. Wear it on your clothing, on your lips, or your nails, you can’t go wrong with. It makes for a nice pop of color.


Leather has gone ladylike and taken on silhouettes like peplums and shift dresses. To make this dress more wearable and less edgy chose a color other than the traditional black.

So there you have it! What trends can we expect to see you in this fall?

Channing Hargrove

Channing Hargrove is a style writer just trying to make it to New York City. Want to follow her on her journey? Visit her site Channing in The City or follow her on Twitter @chan_inthecity.

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