Elite's Fall Fashion Do's

With Fashion Week here, New York City is making its annual, and greatly missed, transition in fall. We figure it’s only appropriate to give our loyal readers a sneak peek preview into the upcoming Runway trends, as well as the Do’s and Dont’s of Fall Fashion.

The verdict is in for fall fashion and your grandmother’s closet will be at the top of your shopping list. There will be a retro mix of florals, lace, and tweeds that would make Coco Chanel proud. Leather galore and fur shawls are a must, along with some surprises that you wouldn’t expect to see during fall. Buckle your seats because Elite Daily is giving you the crash course of must-haves.

The following are the upcoming seasons Do Fashion moments:

The Iron Lady

We’ve all been there when menswear claimed its popularity in women’s designs. This fall, thanks to designers including Oscar de la Renta, Tory Burch, Marchesa, and countless others, there is a rising trend in extremely feminine women’s structured attire.

This trend, dubbed the Iron Lady, is a posh, sleek take on clothing you would expect to see in British Parliament. In lue on the previous trends including slouchy pants and button down shirts, this fall takes a turn for tapered pants suits, structured dresses a la Victoria Beckham, and peacoats.


Move over little black dress. Designers this fall are making a statement with their take on the new go-to dress. Designers such as Derek Lam and J. Mendel have implemented flawless tailoring and fresh ideas to create the new little white dress.

Destroying the notion of no white after Labor Day, this fall trend is making a big splash because it allows women to break the mold of the tradition ideas encompassing winter dresswear. Winter whites have been all over the runway and should make their way to street wear as Fashion Week comes to an end.

The Great Outdoors

This fall American designers have seemed to take a liking to the great outdoors. Ralph Lauren, and Alexander Wang, among others, have incorporated a lot of tweed, and deep hues reminiscent of hunting or fishing gear.

Included in the mix is plaids comeback, in deep orange, red and purple colors. This fall the knits have taken over American Heritage clothing as well. The trend seems to be lots of chunky sweaters in earth tone hues such as mustard and brown.


We all know how summer 2012 has been the summer of pastels and bright colors. Well, the color movement isn’t quiet over yet. Fall is welcoming colors with open arms as well. Ultra-brights like violet and pink aren’t usually seen on fall runways, but this season, New York designers are taking their chances by creating boldly hued winter gear.

Leather and Fur

I sincerely hope a member of PETA isn’t reading this article right now, but the biggest trend this fall is Fur, and lots of it. Unlike the usual forms of fur we see, like vests, jackets, etc. this seasons the fur accents come as skirts, sleeves, and collars. Phillip Lim and Marc Jacobs are just a couple of the designers that have incorporated fur into a lot of their collection.

Leather is at the top of this list as well. Although leather has always been a fall staple, it has been so in terms of leather jackets and accessories. This fall the tide is turning into full blown leather outfits including floor length gowns.

Forest Green

Not the usually military green you’re used to seeing, but a beautiful deep evergreen that is basically taking over the runway. Shown as gowns, jackets, pants, and basically anything wearable, this trend is seen in almost every collection showing.


Men, you can thank the designers for the one. Slits are back people. Shown all over the Runway are gowns with full blow, almost peep show worthy slits. Many collections on the runway this fall make it a point to mix timeless elegance while still maintaining the sex appeal that comes with a long dress slit.

Gayana Sarkisova | Elite.