So I've been taking a browse through the pre-fall collections on Style.com and I have to say, some of it looks pretty simple, wearable, and achievable for commoners such as myself.
Cropped trousers, button-ups (which are buttoned up to the very top), and blazers seem to still be in style, which is great news for me because my closet contains an abundance of these 3 items.
Phillip Lim 3.1
Pleated skirts of a modest length. I have been looking for the perfect one for the past month, and have yet to find it. But when I do, you better believe I will be wearing next fall (and probably up until then as well).
Also fur arm-warmers have arrived, I know a ton of people who are going to be really excited about that.
Oversized coats. Check! My mother has a particularly enormous one hanging in her closet at the moment. It looks a lot like the navy Stella McCartney one above, only it has shoulder pads the size of couch cushions. I'm sure I can fix that minor obstacle.
Rag and Bone
Awkward length skirts and dresses. This is perfect for me, at 5'10.5, most skirts that are meant to be long fit me slightly short and very awkward anyway. Huzzah!
And lastly, there are some really delightful shorter dresses to look forward too!
(also Brooding attitudes, such as the one that this Nina Ricci model is displaying, remain fashionable).
So that's that; a little glimpse into pre-fall 2011. Trust me, you will thank me in 8 months.