Friend Friday: We’re Talking Fall Trends

Happy Friday!!

This weekend couldn’t come fast enough!  It has been a really hectic (read frustrating) week for me but enough about that.  It’s Friday and it’s September, which I deemed officially Fall for me.  In FL there isn’t too much season change when it comes to the weather so that in itself is a good reason to start celebrating a little early!  Today, it’s all about Fall trends and here are the top five that I plan on rocking this season.

Fall Fashion 2011 Polka Dot Trend

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Polka Dots

Who knew that I would be into this trend?  A few years ago, you couldn’t pay me to wear polka dots!  I must admit that this type of print has come a long way.  From shift dresses to sheer blouses, I’m loving the modern twists that designers have put on this classic.  Just yesterday I found this gorgeous polka dot blouse from the Avenue at a local Goodwill store (not bad for a first timer huh?)

Colored Pumps

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Color Blocking

It looks like this trend is going to stick around a little bit longer, which is awesome because I have yet rock this kind of look!  I love that bright colors are still in, with richer and thicker fabrics making them Fall ready.  With this trend though, I have to take baby steps, so I see myself getting shift dress that’s already color-blocked for me or taking the trend with my shoes, like these lovely pairs from DSW.  (That leopard one is gorgeous!!)

Maxi Skirt

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Maxi Skirt

The awesome thing about maxi skirts is how super comfortable they are.This was another trend that I wasn’t too crazy about back in the day but now that my fashion eyes are fully open I can style this one a lot better!  To make sure that I don’t look like I’m wearing a tent, I have to make sure that is tailored to fit these hips.  I love how this one is layered with the cardigan, using the belt the define the waist (my “girls” and my belly can appreciate that!)

Tom Ford Women's Tuxedo

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Women’s Tuxedo

I’m really excited about this one, especially because this trend works for an office working girl like me.  I wear trouser pants on the regular and to have them translate into an evening outfit works for me!  All I need to dress it up is afitted tuxedo jacket, using any one of my cami’s or a cute button down shirt.  I’m already sold on rocking a tie so I’m good with this one!  If I get bold enough, I might get an outfit like this red number from Tom Ford. (can we say FIERCE??!)

Plaid Skirt on Runway

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Unlike polka dots, I’ve been on the plaid trend before.  In middle school lumber jack shirts were so cool and I used to borrow them from my grandfather all the time.  Last winter, I bought this plaid tunic and it always stays in my wardrobe rotation.  This season though I may try getting a plaid  skirt like this one.  It’s a definite show stopper!

What about you?  What Fall Trends are you looking forward to?

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  1. Color blocking is a definite must!! :). I also need to find a maxi skirt n my size, are there any suggestions??

    • Maxi skirts are pretty easy to find these days! I’m a curvier girl but since maxi’s tend to have elastic waistbands I can check out the major retail stores like Forever 21 and Charlotte Russe. Target is another place to look too!

  2. I love the color blocking heel trend. I tried on a pair but of Steve Maddens and I just didn’t like them on me. They were a great looking heel off but on not so much. I need to find on that looks good on and off!

  3. Those shoes….GIRL!!! I just died…twice!!

  4. Love all the trends you picked!

  5. Love your picks! I predicted the polka dot renaissance and the new/old classic PLAID. I’ve been collecting it for years and I look forward in seeing a fresh treatment of a classic print.

  6. I am looking forward to leather skirts, ruffled blouses, suede jackets and wedge ankle peep toe boots. I love polka dots for summer and fall.

    • I would love to wear leather skirts too but I think I may melt in this FL heat with it! LOL

  7. You know I loves me some red and some leopard so I’m feeling those shoes!

  8. Great list of trends. Didn’t you just thrift a cute polka dot top? I think that was you?!?!

  9. Yay polka dots & maxi skirts!! I can’t wait to wear my polka dot coat! 🙂

    • Girl I loved that coat! Save it for those rare 50 degree days we get every now and again!

  10. That plaid skirt is cool – I’m sure you could fashion one from a picnic blanket!!??


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