Winter Fashion Trends 2010
Posted by Brette Borow on December 3, 2010 at 2:13 PM
Just like many of you, we always want to look our best so we were so excited to chat with Jennifer Margolin, one of our favorite fashion stylists, about what's in this season. Check out what she had to say...
Every season we see amazing runway shows from talented designers and wonder how to translate the looks into our own wardrobes. In this article we will address how to incorporate Winter 2010 runway trends into your wardrobes and make them work for your lifestyle.
Red….it is one of my favorite trends this season. It’s such a power color that just commands attention. The color was seen on the runways in every form, from the clothes to outerwear, accessories and makeup. Everyone from Marc Jacobs, Bottega Veneta, and Tory Burch highlighted this color in their collections.
A sheath dress in this bold-hue is a great addition to your work wardrobe this season. It’s a perfect work wear choice; just opt for a classic finish and pair with simple accessories. The little red dress is the new LBD for the fall. The great thing about a red dress is that it is easy to go from work to cocktails just by changing your shoes and accessories. If a red dress is too bold for you, play around with accessories in the vivid tone to add a pop of color to your outfit. Of course red is perfect for the upcoming holidays, adding a bit of festive flair to your look.
2. Leopard Print
Another big trend to incorporate into your wardrobe this season is leopard print. Animal prints always seem to be around each season, but leopard dominated this time around. It was seen in every piece of the outfit including shoes, handbags and accessories. Dolce & Gabbana featured the print in abundance in various chic looks. Mulberry showed the print in lady-like outfits and in various colors.
There are so many options in this animal print that there is something for everyone. If you are someone who is looking to make a statement, opt for a simple cut dress or pencil skirt in the bold print. If wearing leopard as a major part of your outfit is too much for you, add accessories in the print. There are so many great shoe, handbag and scarf options. The key to wearing this print without being overpowered is to keep the rest of your outfit simple and let the leopard print be the star of your ensemble.
The military influence continues to be a strong trend that has carried over from spring to fall. A polished uniform look is a must for the upcoming season. Balmain (one of my favorites) showed the trend in edgy, sexy ensembles while Marc Jacobs opted for soft, feminine looks. There are so many ways to wear this trend, making it work for many people.
You can opt for a military inspired jacket or cardigan complete with the brass buttons to make a bold statement. To make the look more feminine, pair it with a ruffled skirt or dress. It’s something that can be dressed up or down. If you are looking for a more subtle way to wear this trend, look towards accessories. Add a utility belt or handbag to your outfit for an understated look.
Leather was seen in many forms coming down the runways for the fall season. It’s not just the classic outer jacket anymore. We saw skirts, dresses, fitted blazers and vests, as well as accessories in this material for the fall from such designers as Louis Vuitton and Bottega Veneta.
Update your work look with a classic pencil skirt in thin leather. Pair with a chambray denim shirt and black patent pumps and you have a modern, work appropriate ensemble. If you’re looking for a new spin on the little black dress, try one in leather. Opt for a classic silhouette dress (sheath or capped sleeved) so your outfit looks classy and not rock n’ roll gone bad!
Fur always seems to be a hot topic--and it was-- coming down the runways in various forms. We’re used to seeing it on outerwear and jackets, but we saw everything from skirts, vests, handbags and shoes, to name a few.
There are amazing faux fur options so everyone can wear this trend if they desire. Add a tailored faux fur vest over a fitted lace dress and belt at the waist, and you are all set for the upcoming holiday parties. Pair faux fur with fitted cargo pants and a feminine blouse, and you are casual chic for the office. This trend truly is luxe inspired.
The one thing to remember for seasonal trends is that less is more. Don’t try to wear a trend from head to toe, rather incorporate pieces into your wardrobe.
Jennifer Margolin is a fashion stylist specializing in editorials and creating modern looks for her private clients. She spends her time between Los Angeles and San Francisco. For more information visit her website at http://jennifermargolin.com and follow her on Twitter @RedSoleDiary.