Diane von Furstenberg – New York Fashion Week Fall 2012

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Diane von Furstenberg’s Fall 2012 Ready-to-Wear collection embodies the classic elegance of the fall. The collection features rich fall colors, lady-like silhouettes, and beautiful combinations of textures. She uses deep neutral colors such as maroon, red and black, in unison with varying pops of pink, bright yellows and greens. The silhouettes are elegant and simple, but also whimsical and playful. DVF adds edge to classic pieces by pairing sequins with fur and patent leather. In my opinion, this collection embodies the persona of a New York woman. It is very wearable, and the textures seem suitable for fall temperatures, yet there are pieces that are fun, quirky, and meant to give any woman a certain pop. DVF is a consistently beautiful designer, and this collection is no exception.

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Thakoon – New York Fashion Week Fall 2012

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Thakoon Panichgul fall ready-to-wear collection was full of lady-like dresses and skirts with touches of pink, black, and red. Shown at the Plaza Hotel, the collection was definitely a beautiful sight. Thakoon stayed true to his classic designs such as a camel coat with a hot pink collar and a fuschia cocktail dress with a deep v-neck. The must-have item out of this collection is Thakoon’s mongolian fur sweaters that look so cozy and will definitely keep you warm during those cold winter months. With a red lip and a sleek chignon bun, you are instantly the Thakoon woman for the fall season.

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Breaking the Symmetry

I don’t know if it’s the above average temperatures in Chapel Hill or the rapidly approaching New York Fashion Week that is making me excited for spring trends, but I’ve been anticipating the upcoming season by scoping out fashion websites for must-have spring pieces.

One of my favorite trends for the upcoming spring season is asymmetrical, solid-colored skirts and dresses. I’m talking maxi skirts with an edge. This look is the perfect combination of sexy and subtle. It’s conservative, yet reveals just enough leg to keep you guessing. Whether chiffon, cotton, or some other material, let’s face it—they’re fun, flirty, and perfect for the spring. Check out Miranda Kerr in this pastel pink Eva Brazzi dress. She looks gorgeous.

You can find this modern-age Cinderella look on websites like Anthropologie.com and Shopbop.com. Here are a few:

Anthropologie Skirt $138

Preen Skirt $462 Shopbop.com

Kevork Kiledjian Skirt $750 Shopbop.com

Blue Life Skirt $108 Shopbop.com

Topshop.com dress- currently not sold in the U.S.

The beauty of these skirts and dresses is that they are statement pieces. You really don’t have to do much else to make these outfits look good. In fact, for an awesome day look I would suggest pairing your asymmetrically-cut skirt with a simple top—a basic cotton tee will do! If you’re looking to dress this look up for a night on the town, try pairing it with a chunky, bright-colored necklace and some sexy heels. I’m telling you—it’s so easy! These pieces are sure to make you stand out in the crowd.