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The 2 main fall fashion trends for 2011/12 are...
Create layers within one of these themes, or mix yin and yang in the same outfit for a creative, edgy look or a natural sporty look (like the photo on the right above).
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While there are still many dresses around the emphasis this season is on pants and skirts.
Dress styles include shift, and fuller softly draped and floaty styles. For the fuller styles use a narrow belt either on the waist or loose over the top of your hips to give you more shape.
Menswear-inspired medium-width straight legged trousers
70s-inspired flared jeans and pants (iron in a center crease!) -- make sure the hems are only just about the ground or they'll be too short (this means you'll need to pick the shoes or boots you intend to wear them with)
Slim, straight legged or tapered, cropped pants -- this style is challenging for most people to wear and look good in. Its best if you have proportionally long legs and are slim, otherwise it can make you look shorter and heavier! If you want to try this look anyway go for a monochrome look from your feet up through your legs (that is, choose a similar color depth for shoes, socks or tights, and pants)
Colored pants and patterned pants -- this look is best if you are tall, because the pants create a low focal pointl. To wear them anyway add a balancing high focal point above your bustline or choose a light or bright top
Feminine long-sleeved blouses -- these include: sheers; neckties; polka dots; softly draped silks. Buttoned up and worn with a necktie, either in the same fabric as the blouse or a contrasting color -- this look works if you have a smaller bust and at least a medium long neck. Otherwise unbutton and wear the tie loose (see the photo on the left at the top of this page)
Vests/waistcoats -- great for layering. Leave unbuttoned if you have a larger bust
Toes are mainly easy-to-wear almond shaped point
Add a seasonal update to an existing outfit with a leopard print scarf, a curved feminine style, a fluffy fake fur, or a plain, quality menswear-style scarf.Bags
Chic feminine -- this look includes pencil skirts and buttoned up blouses, with or without a self-tie at the neck; polka dots and florals; lace; feminine-styled suits (think of a pencil skirt and flowing long-sleeved blouse)
Menswear-inspired styling -- menswear-inspired suits, including tuxedos; vests; loafers with or without heels
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