Graphic prints for fall 2013

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Graphic prints were huge on the fall/winter 2013 runways in New York, Paris, Milan and London. Although many of the graphic prints favored by designers were shown in black/white, there was also an array of colored prints on the runways which are spicing up the streets this autumn season.

Graphic print are being shown on everything imaginable including dresses, tops, pants, skirts and even jackets. As the color blocking trend fades into the background, graphic prints are rising up to take center stage in the trend arena. These intricate prints also dominated the runways for  spring/summer 2014. in New York, Paris, Milan and London. This is a trend on the upswing!

For the fall 2013 season, look to add at least one graphic print to your wardrobe. If you are feeling bold, try a dress and make the trend the focal point of your ensemble. If you are feeling a little shy about this “notice me” trend, try pairing a scarf with an all-black outfit for a chic and understated version of the look.

Personally I love this trend on dresses and skirts. I am definitely on the hunt for the perfect graphic print dress! What do you think of this trend? How do you plan to wear it? Are you already rockin’ it?

I found a few fabulous graphic print pieces around the web and assembled them into the shopping widget below. Hope you love them! Happy shopping, and stay fabulous 😉


Animal prints for fall 2013

Animal prints are hot for fall 2013. Of course, animal prints are always hot for the fall season. Although that statement reigns true, designers always find a way to tweak the popular, cool weather print, and make it fresh for the new season.

For fall 2013, animal prints are being freshened up. Gone are the days of the platform pump. This means for fall 2013, animal print pumps offer a flat or “single” sole as well as a thin 3”-4” heel and pointed toe. No almond, round or square toes please!

In addition to classic pointed toe pumps, animal prints are color blocked on handbags with black or red for the fall 2013 season. The ultimate way to wear animal prints on a handbag is on a two handle satchel color blocked with black. Look for this style to sell out fast this fall!

A classic way to incorporate animal prints into your fall 2013 wardrobe is through a scarf. Since this is a traditional way to wear animal prints, chances are you already own an animal print scarf! Fabulous! Pull it out from the back of your dresser drawer and pat yourself on the back for already owning this trend. Money saved=happy J

Dresses and tops are another way to wear animal prints for fall 2013. Look for full animal prints, long sleeves and knee length dresses with a slim silhouette; or long sleeve tops with a body conscious, not tight, silhouette.

Animal prints are also being taken away from their natural color palette and being shown in alternate hues. Prints such as leopard are being shown in shades of burgundy, green, black and black/white. This is a modern, updated way to wear animal prints which takes them out of their natural habitat and onto city streets.

Animal prints are bold; so if you are not ready to make a statement, yet you want to rock this trend, look for animal prints in subtle ways. A pair of shoes, a cuff or a scarf is the perfect way to incorporate animal print into your wardrobe without screaming “rawr!”

I found a few fabulous fall 2013, animal print pieces around the web and assembled them into this article. Hope you love them! Happy shopping, and stay fabulous 


Summer prints

Summer 2013 is all about bright colors, prints and having fun with fashion from the runway by turning it into your own personal style on the street. I spotted this dress at ASOS and thought is would be fun to pair it with a pair of neon blue and silver sandals I bought last summer.

Are you wearing prints this season? What are your favorite patterns?

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Outfit details:
Dress: ASOS
White tank top under dress: Mossimo Supply Co.
Lipstick: c/o Dolce & Gabbana “Gentle Monica”
Handbag: Chloe Marcie
Earrings: c/o Twisted Silver (use code INSIDERS for 15% off)
Necklace: c/o Twisted Silver (use code INSIDERS for 15% off)
Bracelets: Tory Burch leather wrap bracelet and c/o Twisted Silver link bracelet.
Nail Polish: c/o Laura Mercier “Bare Rose”
Toe Nail Polish: Chanel Fracas
Shoes: Stuart Weitzman (past season) similar here. Or try these or these which are cute but not similar.

What you cannot see:
Fragrance: c/o Dolce & Gabbana “The One Desire

Photos: Bay Area Fashionista 2013©