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Friday, July 20, 2012

Style Goals for Fall '12: Trends

I tend not to follow trends because I don't have the expendable income as a teacher to wear things for brief periods of time.  However, I am discovering that there are certain trends that can be attained through thrifting and refashioning.

Here are some of the fall 2012 trends that I intend to incorporate into my wardrobe this year:

1.  The color red.  Yesterday at the thrift store I almost purchased a red blazer for $4 and I put it back on the rack!  I'm headed over there today to pick it up.  I can't believe I second guessed it.
It's so easy to style.  I think what got me second guessing was my red hair, but I need to step outside my comfort zone with reds and pinks.  I also picked up this great red jersey pencil skirt this summer for $3 at a thrift store.


2.  Black and white prints.  Already, this summer I added a black and white striped pencil skirt to my wardrobe using some fabric I got at a thrift store.
I also own a beautiful white blouse with black polka dots.

3.  Bohemian print.  I love bohemian print.  I have several items in my closet already that would be considered this including a dolman sleeve top I made earlier this summer and I recently purchased fabric at a thrift that I intend to make a skirt out of with a Navajo-ish print on it.




The next two are trends that I'm hoping stick around through the fall; they will be in my wardrobe anyway because I'm just recently hopping on the bandwagon.

4.  Turquoise anything.  I love this color.  It looks great with my red hair and it's fun and vibrant without being "day-glo."  I recently got my first stitch fix and got this amazing dress!
If you love the dress, you must check out stitchfix by visiting here.  It is glorious!

5.  Men's wear.  I believe this trend is sticking around for fall 2012 particularly in the area of hats, footwear, and structured jackets.  I am very excited about this as I have just added these lovely duds to my wardrobe after a thrifting spree in NY.

As stated before, I'm no trend guru.  However, I do love to look and feel good in my clothing so I've gotten excited about several of these items.  Check back tomorrow for items I need to add to my wardrobe to complete it.

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