Debbie Apiheiress 2013 FALL FASHION TRENDS ~ bee-uty & the beat | (EDM) electronic dance music, fashion, gadgets & more

Friday, September 20, 2013


Okay Ladies... Here are 14 of the hottest fall fashion trends as reported by InStyle Magazine.  I have a pretty good start in my closet already!

1. THE CAPE:  Try it with skinny pants and tall boots, skirts, and dresses.  Choose a cape and dress that is all one length for a sophisticated look.  Grab  some long leather gloves and an oversized clutch for added drama.

Photos: (left to right) Derek Lam, Chloé, Valentino, Vera Wang

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H&M CAPE - $99 at Select H&M Stores

2. THE LITTLE BLACK DRESS:  The sexy spin on the LBD – raw and seductive.  Exposed sides, sheer panels and side splits; this look should be tight, leggy and lingerie-ish.  Pair this look with a black pump or add a little sauce with a strappy red heel.  To keep it classy, make sure one part of your body stays covered.  If it is a short dress, make sure it has long sleeves, if there is a plunging neckline – pick a hemline that is just above the knee.

Photos: (left to right) Emilio Pucci, Louis Vuitton, Anthony Vaccarello, Nina Ricci    

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3. COLORFUL COATS:  Be bold this season with coats in vivid colors like scarlet, taxicab yellow, hot pink, or purple, just make sure you do not clash with what’s underneath.  Keep the rest of the look simple, minimal complementary prints, neutral shoes and just a couple of accessories.    

Photos: (left to right) Marc Jacobs, Dior, Stella McCartney, Max Mara

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 TOPSHOP COAT - $178 at

4. MOTO JACKET:  The motorcycle jacket… back again and badass as ever.  This season they have earned a hip little nickname – ‘moto jacket’ and are in some fresh colors to kick-up the coolness.  Toss one on over a silk dress, pair it up with coordinated bottom, or denim.  If you are feeling adventurous, match it up with luxurious fabrics or velvet.

Photos: (left to right) Etro, Versace, Givenchy, Kenzo

Brian Henn
MICHAEL KORS MOTO JACKET - $495 at select Michael Kors Lifestyle Stores

5. ROMANTIC DRESSES:  Get passionate this fall with these romantic little numbers.  We are seeing lots of retro and romance.  These dresses are so girlie with their easy volume and nipped-in-waists, perfect for any figure.  Throw on some mary janes, ballet flats, black heels or ankle booties to enhance the glamour.

Photos: (left to right) Nina Ricci, Lanvin, Marchesa, Pamella Roland

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6. FILM NOIR:  Definitely play into this retro vibe with round-toe pumps, mary janes or oxfords.  Have fun with hair and makeup – smokey eyes and red lips will create drama fit for the silver screen.  Avoid going too tight with suits, skirts should be well below the knee, and select ankle length dresses to fall back in time.

Photos: (left to right) Bottega Veneta, Lanvin, Gucci, Oscar de la Renta

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7. TAPERED TROUSERS:  Trouser… such a sexy word isn't it?  I think I would prefer something more like loose legging or long hot pants.  Whatever you want to call them, these tapered pants were featured by many designers on the runway.  The waistlines were hidden, but the flattering fit comes from highlighting the thinnest for of the let… the ankle.  Relaxed through the hips and covering the widest part of the leg with the gradual taper gives the chicest silhouette.  To finish off the look, wear tops or jackets that go down to the thigh along with some knockout heels.    

 Photos: (left to right) Rag & Bone, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Hermès, Narciso Rodriguez

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8. FEELING BLUE:  For fall we think of olive, rust, and brown, but not this year – this year we are feeling quite blue.  Cobalt hits big this year.  With its cool undertones, this color compliments every complexion, wear it with a natural lip and eye for day or dark defined lips with a smokey eye at night.  Black pants or white accessories make the deep blue light up.  

 Photos: (left to right) J. Mendel, Valentino, Michael Kors, Missoni

Brian Henn
RAG & BONE SKIRT - $395 at Owen, 212-524-9770

9. LETS GET WILD:  This season is fierce - dresses, skirts, shorts, pants, sweaters, and coats – it’s a jungle out there.  Animals everywhere… well prints that is.  The hottest designers are using zebra, cougar, and leopard mixed with fur, feathers and bling.  Be adventurous and hunt for other prints to pair up with, don’t be afraid to try florals, polka dots and similar palettes.  For a more tradition spin, choose solids like black, brown, or gray.  

Photos: (left to right) Saint Laurent, Burberry Prorsum, Emanuel Ungaro, Tom Ford

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MAX MARA CLUTCH - $825 at Max Mara, 212-879-6100

10. SWEATER WEATHER:  Yes we all realize that the sweater can be pretty boring, but this season designers brought them alive with belts, fur, ruffles, and fringe.  We saw many patterns and colors, with styles for work and a night on the town.  I must say that I do love a comfy sweater on a cold day so I will definitely be trying a few of these with some floor-dusting skirts and calf-high boots to see if I can get the pajama like feel of the summer maxi-dress two seasons ago... oh how I miss it so.

Photos: (left to right) Dries Van Noten, Marc Jacobs, Ralph Lauren, Chanel

Brian Henn
NÜMPH SWEATER - $105 at for stores

11. BELLE CURVE:  Talk about flattering a woman’s body!  This unfussy and uber girlie look has sculptural lines that accentuate your real curves, giving an illusion of hourglass proportion.  To make this style even fancier, try round-shoulder coats, bell-sleeve jackets, tailored pants, and fitted skirts.  For your accessories, select items that are understated like a clutch or long earrings.


Photos: (left to right) Zac Posen, Altuzarra, Dolce & Gabbana, Jil Sander

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MAJE DRESS - $390 at

12. A FOREIGN AFFAIR:  Explore elaborately embroidered patterns, exotic styles and jewels this year and take a trip to another time and place.  These worldly fashions can be accessorized with big gold necklaces, cuffs, and gemstones for real sophistication.  Be fashion fearless and go on an adventure.

Photos: (left to right) Prabal Gurung, Oscar de la Renta, Tom Ford, Dolce & Gabbana

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KATE SPADE NEW YORK COAT - $785 at Kate Spade New York, 212-988-0259

13. PLAID AND PLEATS:  I recently heard someone say that they wished the school girl trend would come back - and yes, it was a man - well, they got their wish because baby-doll dresses, cropped jackets, and short skirts in plaid earned A’s this season.  To avoid looking to prim and proper, try leaving the hair wild with a dark shade of lipstick or eyeliner. 

 Photos: (left to right) Saint Laurent, Givenchy, Calvin Klein, Celine

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14. SIMPLY ELEGANT:  Perfect for woman of all ages, these pieces are subtle and sexy.  Structured lines and neutral colors will give you gorgeous silhouettes.  Think minimalist.  Personally, I struggle with this one!

Photos: (left to right) Bottega Veneta, Celine, Balenciaga, Proenza Schouler 

Brian Henn

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