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What to Wear: Fall 2012 Trends by Neiman Marcus

Most of us dream for our own on-call stylist who sits front row at Fashion Week, handpicks our wardrobe for the season and has us draped in Sartorialist-worthy frocks. Though we may not have Rachel Zoe making house calls, we do have the posh team at Neiman Marcus staying on top of all that is tres chic.

Over mid-morning mimosas, the team at Neiman Marcus donned models head-to-toe in the fabulous looks for next season, and, from there, we’re sharing with you how  stay on-trend this fall:

Mixed Greens, Digital Prints and Navy as the New Neutral

Expect to see green everywhere, whether in a single piece or in combination with other shades for a full emerald ensemble.  If green is the color popping this season, navy is the base – pairing with black or bright hues.

For those who want to make their look more modern, do it with digital prints. Don’t be afraid to mix the look with other patterns, fabrics and textures.

Menswear Influences, Leather Leg and the Return of the Jacket

Women’s looks take heed from the boys this fall with masculine layers and tailored pieces.  Dresses and pants see a boost of structure, finished in tweeds and Herringbone. Even the most feminine outfits look on-trend with a polished jacket thrown on top.

For an edgier look, trade in last years’ tights for a stretched leather leg. We’ll shoot for a faux version to allow some breathing room in Austin’s fickle climate.

Statement Handbags, Smoking Slipper and Brooches

For accessories, it is all about the vintage touch.  Intricate brooches adorn bodices and lapels in trios, and long, intertwined necklaces mix metals and pearls. Handbags allure with interesting textures, bright colors and unexpected embellishments.

The platform shoe will still be a go-to for the fall, but flats will also be taking center stage with the smoking slipper. The slipper is more refined version of the ballet flat and pairs well with a dress or skinny leg pant.

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Written by Laura Villagran Johnson

Co-Founder and Creative Director,
Austin Social Planner

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