In case you hadn’t noticed, peplums have been everywhere on the red carpet this season! Young Hollywood “it” girls like Emma Stone and Blake Lively are huge fans, while super chic moms like Victoria Beckham and Gwen Stefani have even been photographed wearing the trend. The great thing about this style is you can actually tailor it to your taste. Love edgy? Sport a fierce peplum skirt like this one. Adore girly? Don a lacy peplum dress like this one. Or just want to keep things casual? Try on a carefree, laid-back peplum top like this one.
Let’s be honest -- who doesn’t love to cozy up in a big comfy sweater? We know we sure do! That’s precisely why we’re predicting that this uber-popular women’s wear trend isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. Perfect for cool summer nights and cold autumn days, you can literally wear an oversized sweater with anything in your closet if you know how to style it just right. Check out these J. Crew cuties for some preppy inspiration.
Peter Pan collars
Sweet and sassy, Peter Pan collars have been around since the early 1900s, and this season, they were by far all the rage! We’re dying for flirty, feminine frocks that feature cute contrasting collars like this old-fashioned Take Carousel Dress from ModCloth. We also can’t get enough of classic Peter Pan styles, like this pintucked black and white blouse from Forever 21.
Love it or hate it, fur is a trend we’ve seen go down the runway season after season. This year, however, the focus wasn’t solely on coats -- it was all about the small little details. Think ultra-luxe fur stoles (or faux fur if you prefer), fur-trimmed sweaters and even fur-covered handbags. Based on the fact that our grandmothers were rocking these styles, we don’t foresee them fading anytime soon.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably noticed that leather is everywhere for autumn: from shorts to jackets, skirts and tops. Well, expect to see much more of where that came from come 2013 and beyond! If you’re adventurous, deck yourself out in sexy studs. Or if you’re more the traditional type, sport a classic black leather jacket like this one. You can never go wrong with a pair of leather leggings either.
This season’s sheer trend is less about showing everything and more about revealing subtle hints of skin. Try your luck with sophisticated beaded blouses that feature sheer sleeves (we adore this modern chiffon blouse by 3.1 Phillip Lim). Or show a little leg and sport a boho maxi skirt with sheer overlay.
Forget the whole "no white after Labor Day" rule. This year’s runways were awash with monochromatic looks in the color of the moment: snow white. Channel the trend in an angelic two-piece suit, or get all dolled up in a winter wonderland frock. We guarantee this fad has some serious staying power, so you better hop on board now!