By Ashley Urban
The most exciting part of every NYFW is seeing what course fall fashion will take in the upcoming year. At Shop2 we scoured through every single show and found the top five trends for Fall 2013 and they are: smart plaid, black and white ensembles, sheer paneling, cobalt blue, and oxblood red.
Smart plaids were present at many of the shows and are an easy way to transition your wardrobe from summer to fall seamlessly. This upcoming fall the new way to wear on an old classic is going to be the height of chic.
Looks from: Rag &Bone, Elizabeth and James, Holmes & Yang, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Karen Walker, and Proenza Schouler. Image here.
All black and white ensembles were seen in almost every collection at fashion week. Not a day went by without a stunning black and white outfit coming down the runway. Gone is the rule about not wearing white after Labor Day (even pants). In order to keep this look current through fall and winter, make sure you are shopping for heavier fabrics or fabrics with a little texture or sheen.
Looks from V, Victoria Beckham, Alexander Wang, Jason Wu, BCBG Max Azria, Erin Fetherston, Narcisco Rodriguez, and Proenza Schouler. Image here.
Sheer paneling incorporated into dresses and tops are a surefire way to make your look a little more daring. This fashion week featured many ensembles with sheer paneling like we have never seen before, but hope we see again for many seasons to come.
Looks from Thakoon, Alexander Wang, Marchesa, Rodarte, Jason Wu, Catherine Malandrino, BCBG Max Azria, and Pierre Balmain. Image here.
Fashion week always has standout colors and this year the colors are cobalt blue and oxblood red. Cobalt was a surprising change from the blacks, greys, and navys of the season and can be best worn as a pop of color to take an outfit to the next level. Oxblood red is more easily worn as an entire ensemble, and the standout items in this color were definitely jackets and dresses.
Cobalt blue looks from Michael Kors, Rag and Bone, Jason Wu, BCBG Max Azria, Kimberly Ovitz, Rachel Roy, and Tadashi Shoji. Image here.
Oxblood red looks from Elizabeth and James, Marc Jacobs, Marchesa, Victoria, Victoria Beckham, Tadashi Shoji, BCBG Max Azria, Catherine Malandrino, Derek Lam, and Rachel Roy. Image here.
All images from www.style.com