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Thursday, July 26, 2012

BURGUNDY- The Colour of Fall 2012

It shouldn't be a shock to frequent shoppers hearing that the most popular colour for fall is burgundy. Almost every store has cleared out its summer merchandise, leaving lots of space for new fall arrivals! This has to be my favourite time of the year, not only because my birthday is around the corner, but also because fall fashion is absolutely amazing. H&M has an entire range of burgundy pieces, some of which I have happily added to my wardrobe. With the help of my sister's new found burgundy items, we have quite the collection and are so excited to start piecing things together for autumn outfits.
BUT, it's still summer! So instead of dressing up in pants and sweaters and dying of heat exhaustion, here are a few inspirational shots from the most recent F/W runways.

 Victoria Beckham, Gucci, Alexandre Vauthier, Derek Lam, Marc Jacobs

DKNY, Michael Kors, DVF

 Some trends spotted in the fall looks are being carried on from spring, like the high-low dress style, peplum silhouettes and light, flowy chiffon fabrics. Furs and skins are always in for the colder seasons, if you dare to try and pull them off... (immitation, mind you ;) I must specify before PETA is on my case)

My new additions...
My sister picked up these fabulous shorts at H&M the other day, which come with a very Hermes-like belt. They are a classy summer piece which easily dress up a look for a night out, and will transfer seamlessly into the fall wardrobe. Paired with long sleeves and a pair of socks poking out of some cute shoes sounds simply chic for a chilly September day. She also got a cute cap sleeve blouse in the same hue which I couldn't find a picture of. It will be in a look posted here very soon though!

The jeans pictured above, also from H&M, were an awesome find at only $30. They fit great and have a pretty high waist, making them look a bit classier and a lot more comfortable. 

I picked up this hat on clearance at H&M a few weeks ago and can't wait to pair it with an outfit similar to the one in the picture. Such a statement making fall item.

Wish list....

Aren't these bags great? Marc Jacobs and Yves Saint Laurent (...or Saint Laurent as of late?) have picked up on the burgundy trend and never fail to make timeless bags with modern twists. The front zipper of the Marc Jacobs adds a cool, laid back effect and the recently resurrected "Y" icon is a simple yet striking addition to the structured bag.

My love for Frye boots continues after spotting these beauties.... oh how I wish I could have the guts to give up around $600 for a pair of boots. One day... maybe.

Keep enjoying summer, but get excited for fall! :)




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