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Fall is just around the corner, and in stores everywhere, the clothing racks are starting to reflect that. In order to make intelligent picks for your wardrobe, it is important to know what trends will be hot this season. After going through all of the fall runway shows, I have compiled a trend report so that you can pick what works best for you and shop with confidence. Enjoy!

Color-blocking is over, go monochrome!
I am happy to announce the end of color-blocking. It started out as fun, but it got out of hand. Some colors are not meant to go together! Thankfully, this season, we are seeing gorgeous, lady-like ensembles in a solid color, like these from Haider Ackermann:

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Or this look, from J Mendel:

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This dress from Diane Von Furstenberg is a must-have:

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Black & White
In place of color-blocking, we are also seeing strong statement ensembles in black and white. It is so easy to co-opt this trend, because who doesn’t have a closet full of black pieces? However, some of these looks are just to gorgeous to merely be inspiration, you might just find yourself going out and buying them!
This dress by Alice and Olivia is seriously channeling Cruella DeVil:

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This ensemble from Jean Paul Gaultier is all kinds of amazing:

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I love this gorgeous gown from Carolina Herrera. And it has pockets!

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Here is Roland Mouret’s interpretation of the trend:

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This sexy look from Donna Karan is so versatile, and I love the cuffs:

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Fur is back!
Although some find it controversial, I love a touch of fur, and so many designers seem to be agreeing with me.
J Mendel makes some of the finest furs in the industry, and this coat is no exception:

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I also love this all-black look from the same designer:

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These boots by Alexander McQueen are killing me I want them so bad! They are also available in black, but I love the white!

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Texture, especially embroidery
Dresses, jackets, purses, and more, designers are utilizing all sorts of materials and techniques to embellish pieces and add some luxe texture.
Here is a gorgeous example of the trend by Balmain:

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I love this dress by Marchesa! Texture everywhere, and note the use of feathers at the bottom. Amazing!

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This gorgeous dress from Zac Posen is killing me, I can’t wait for it to hit stores. Perfect for so many occasions!

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Green is back!
The color green is huge for fall, especially deep hunter greens and olive tones.
I love these dresses from Victoria Beckham. Very ladylike, but with a zipper all the way up the back, still very sexy.

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Embellished gloves
So many designers were showing gorgeous gloves for fall, they almost deserve their own trend report. Fingerless gloves, leather opera length, colors, cut-outs, textured, studded, and so many more variations. You simply must pick up a great pair of gloves this fall. My personal favorite are these studded bracelet length leather gloves from Burberry Prorsum. Also check out the umbrella handle!

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    Go forth, and shop with confidence!

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