Scouting Fall Fashion

In just a few mere days, all of the Fall Fashion Preview issues of the fashion magazines will be hitting the newsstands! Admittedly, it’s a pretty exciting time of year for me. Although the magazines have been giving small glimpses of fall for most of the summer, September is when the big, thick, “bibles” hit. You may be wondering why I’m talking about this. It’s simple, one word, okay well two: Wardrobe Planning! By seeing the new trends and designer offerings, you can begin to get a good feel for what you need to update and complete your wardrobe.

My favorite magazines are Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar and InStyle. Lucky and Marie Claire are pretty trendy and don’t really have anything professional.
Instead of simply planning a trip to the mall, where it’s easy to get overwhelmed and sidetracked, take a little time to browse the magazines and see what you really like. Don’t just look at the fashion editorial. Study the advertisements as well. (This is the Super Bowl of fashion advertising!) If it’s a handbag or shoe ad, take note of the model’s clothing, hair and nails. For example, I absolutely love the nail design in the current Dior models are wearing. Next, look at the editorial and identify trends for shoes, pants, blouses, jackets, and more. Once you have a good handle on the trends you like and the pieces you need to update your fall wardrobe, you’re ready to hit the stores. With plenty of ammunition!
Photos: Style.com

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