Fresh off the Spring 2013 runways, give these fashion-forward but practical trends an early start by incorporating them now into your fall wardrobe.
Phillip Lim's Animal Print Accents
Keep your wild side at bay with leopard print accents. Rather than being the main feature, leopard feels more cool than sexy when done on a sleeve or an accent. For 3.1 Phillip Lim's Spring 2013 collection, leopard showed a more carefree attitude by mixing itself with more casual prints and fabrics such as chambray and cotton.
Y3's Sporty Trenches
Sporty-chic continues to be a trend that you should build on by incorporating key pieces into your wardrobe. For inspiration, look to Y3's Spring 2013 collection where sporty upscale pieces played a dominant role. An instant, albeit edgy, classic was the graphite short-sleeved trench coat, a modern take on the requisite all weather coat that you will wear from fall into spring.
Victoria Beckham's Edgy Flats
For her Spring 2013 collection, Victoria Beckham surprised everyone by pairing casually chic leather flats with her ready-to-wear. Beckham, who is hardly seen without a high heel, gave her luxe lineup a smart and edgier attitude by incorporating black lace-up sandals that felt sleek and modern, yet managed to stay glam. So this fall, follow in Mrs. Beckham's footsteps and give your feet a deserved break by pulling out chic flats when getting dressed.
Badgley Mischka's Peplum Gowns
Give your evening wear a form-fitting upgrade by incorporating the ultra-flattering peplum accent. As seen at Badgley Mischka's Spring 2013 collection, structured peplums give eveningwear a contemporary edge without taking away from their fancy nature. For fall, wear this sexy piece in a dark and vampy color, a combination that will give sultry a whole other meaning.
Brood's Mixed Media Prints
Although catalogued as up-and-coming, Brood's emphatic prints have already been seen on several Hollywood strarlets including Emma Watson. For Spring 2013, designer Serkan Sarier gave this collection a floral arrangement that was more edgy and sexy than sweet and girly by mixing lace and darker details among the mix. For fall, give your florals the Brood treatment by incorporating sexy crochets, embroideries, and the requisite lace.
Charlotte Ronson's Leather Separates
Leather is a fall staple that is a must for every fashionista. Take a cue from Charlotte Ronson's Spring 2013 collection and incorporate leather separates for a subtly sexy look that gives the word "fierce" a run for its money. For fall, look for sultry hues in wine colored tones like oxblood and cranberry.
Cynthia Rowley's Oversized Ruffles
Cynthia Rowley's Spring 2013 collection showcased voluminous shapes and accents, including over-the-top ruffles that looked billowy rather than sharp. For fall, incorporate larger-than-life ruffles in your daily wear for a playful vibe or a dramatic entrance. Keep the ruffles your main attraction by skipping on other statement pieces.
Jill Stuart's Subtle Sexiness
Subtle sexiness was a key player this spring as seen in Jill Stuart's 2013 collection. Give this sultry look an early start by incorporating sheer fabrics, beaded embroideries, and vampy lace into your ensembles. For a daytime look, opt for soft colors like blush and gray, while using moodier tones for evening.
Michael Kors' Double Breasted Coat
Important jackets like Michael Kors' Spring 2013 double breasted coats in primary colors empower the female form with strong shapes and no-nonsense design. Kick off your strong woman earlier by incorporating this classic look right now.
Jason Wu's Jumpsuit
Give the jumpsuit a fall upgrade by taking a cue from