Call it muscle-memory of the back-to-school season, there is no season that inspires a shopping spree like fall — and this autumn’s to-die-for trends are certainly not helping the matter. From double-breasted blazers to thigh-high boots, fall 2013 is rife with looks to L-O-V-E, but beyond everyday chic comes a cocktail trend that we can’t wait to try: the off-the shoulder dresses.
Previewed by the typical It-girl indicators — Alexa Chung, Emma Watson, and Sienna Miller — the clavicle-exposing look makes for exposure that is more sophisticated and wearable than an exposed midriff or excessive cleavage. And with heavy hitters like Miuccia Prada, J.Mendel, and Prabal Gurung offering up their takes on the trend, there is plenty to choose from. We offer up proof in the from of off-the-shoulder red-carpet looks decorating the celebrity set of late.
You wouldn’t know it by the weather here in Cali, but it is sweater season, and by this we mean it’s time to swoop out and snatch up the bevy of gorgeous fall woolie wears on shelves now. Naturally there are several must have sweater styles that every Fall 2013 wardrobe should have, and we here at PoshBeauty.com have our own top 3 must-have picks for keeping warm.
Nothing says warm and fuzzy like this season’s sure thing: a fuzzy sweater. The look ran rampant on fall runways from such illustrious names as Alexander Wang and Saint Laurent — cozy up to mohair, angora, etc… for the most of-the-moment sweater trend.
The nautical trend has made its transition from Spring/Summer striped tops to cable-knit fisherman sweaters that are as swashbuckler as they are stylish. From cashmere to classic wool, this look is a great fit with everything from skinny jeans to leather miniskirts.
What’s old it new with our final must-have sweater of Fall 2013, as fast-fashion makes a return to 70′s staple, the turtleneck. This sweater style is a shoe-in to keep out the oncoming chill and with the likes of Ralph Lauren, Sass and Bide, Proenza Schouler, and Zara all offering up their own individual takes on the turtle — you won’t have any trouble stocking up.
The jewel tones and black & whites of Fall’s traditional palette are certainly a striking bunch — but the best way to add some oomph to your autumn/winter 2013 wardrobe is to think pink… and lavender, and sky blue, and mint. Pastels have extended their welcome way past spring and summer, to pretty up the classic black pant or pencil skirt and fashions most stylish set are taking note. From Carven to Chloé, Madewell to ASOS — haute couture’s most of-the-moment labels are offering up a slew of separates adorned in the lighter side of the color spectrum, creating a perfectly feminine Fall look.read more
Fall has officially landed, bringing with it the expected temperature drop that turns style-conscious thoughts to winter wear — the cold weather coat. And while the expectation of trendy cuts and colors is apparent in the pink pea-coats and asymmetrical camo zip-ups hitting the racks, the season’s single most of-the-moment detail is silhouette — the cocoon coat.
Bold shouldered and roomy, the cocoon coat has landed in the collections of Proenza Shouler, Alice + Olivia, and Alexander Wang with it’s clean lines and rounded, sloping shoulders — a perfect melange of 50′s femininity and the 80′s power suit.read more
Summer is synonymous with sun and sand, but sadly that combo doesn’t do a whole heck of a lot for your hair. Fall is the perfect time to polish your appearance and this year there is no more fashion forward way to do that than with a beautiful blunt cut. Trimming off those dried, split summer ends with this classic look will put you in the trend-setting stratosphere as the slew of stylish celebrities who are donning this do… Emily Blunt, Nicole Richie, and Kate Mara… to name a few.
This polished look is not without it’s complications though, so in order to avoid any blunt cut foibles — puffy triangle shapes, and frizzed out messiness, to name a few. So let’s take a look at some of the best cuts for fine, thick, and curly hair, and some of the ways to tame your look into the pretty and put-together look you see on the red-carpet.
Fine hair, like Nicole Richie’s is great for a variety of beautiful blunt cut lengths, from chin to shoulders, but keeping it shorter will be an easier look to maintain. Richie’s asymmetrical bent on the blunt, is also a great way to add a little modern day drama. To avoid getting the triangular puffy look, have your stylist razor the ends of your hair on the innermost sections to help them lie flat.
Medium to thick hair works best with a blunt cut that is shoulder length or longer, letting gravity keep your tresses weighed down and smooth. And while layers are NOT what your going for with this look, having your stylist add a few undetectable ones in the back will help make styling easier while still keeping the front corners blunt and sharp.
Those of us with thick, curly hair, will fair best with a cut that lies just around the collarbone. This length, paired with a frizz control product or a straightening balm, and a flat iron for the ends will make upkeep easier on a daily basis. As will washing your hair less to achieve a smoother do — so load up on the dry shampoo.
Snakeskin, giraffe, and tiger stripes — animal prints have been heating up haute collections for years now, but judging from the resurgence of leopard print on fall runways and red carpets, it seems there is new king of the jungle.
Think fresh and fun, yet sophisticated, autumn 2013 leopard prints are elegant and decidedly un-garish, appearing in an array of colorful re-imaginings, chunky sweaters, and over-sized silhouettes, as well as flattering small printed pencil skirts, underplayed spotted silk blouses, and playful handbags and heels.