Fashion Talk: Trends for fall

Friday, August 3, 2012
Nicole Box Photo courtesy Jessica Clark Designs

Editor's note: You may remember Nicole Box from our summer issue of Flourish. She's the creator and designer of Fouche Couture and attended the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles. We've asked Nicole to offer some expert advice on the latest fashion trends for the season in this new feature.

2012 has literally been the year for blazing hot color blocking, neon bright and ladylike floral prints for summer's hottest fashion trends.

With fall approaching and students gearing up for back to schoo,l you will be sure to see those bright colors combined with cool and warm colors to transition and to relax you for fall. Don't think that those bright garments and accessories should be put up and tucked away for fall; add bits of bright color in the right places by mixing and matching solids such as one bright garment with a more neutral for just the right pop of color.

As we all know, keeping up with today's fashion trends can be exhausting especially when transitioning from one season to the next. When new color and style trends are introduce for a new season this doesn't mean you have to buy a whole new wardrobe. Combine your favorites from summer and mix with the new found fashion trends for fall such as plaids, '70s prints, aquatic-inspired fabrics such as sequins, military modern tailoring, dark romantic satins, sexy metallic and, one of my favorites, the blazer -- a great alternative to transition from day to night or work to play.

This fall you can try warm and neutral colors with cool and bright pieces to be sure to be fitted for the season.