As the semester comes to a close and we reflect on the trends that caught our eye this past fall semester, we understand how difficult it can be to keep track of them all. Color-blocking! Tribal prints! Midi skirts! Tuxedo blazers! Yeah, our heads are spinning too. We thought to help clear things up for you by finishing the year with a bang—UmiamiMode style. Oh, and while getting in the spirit of holiday cheesiness, we threw in one of those inspirational quotes to add to the accomplished feeling that comes with sucker-punching those finals.
Back to the trends. The spotlight shined on some newcomers this season: colorful bottoms, hot scarves, and menswear essentials. It also brought back 1940’s elegance, refining the modern woman and returning her sophistication in the form of texture overloads—think Gucci furs and Hermès leathers. As for perfect study-wear, nothing is more comforting than a slouchy sweater for that final exam cram-sesh, placing the chunky knit at the top of our must-have list. Glitter and sequins never seem to go far, and there was no difference this season as they dominated stores, look books and the mega hot bodies of the Victoria’s Secret models walking the runway in their epic 2011 fashion show. Our autumn fashion fixations also tug at our celebrity heartstrings, as the fabulous Emma Watson becomes the face of Lancôme’s new sensual scent, Trésor. However, these addictions would be nothing without scandal, like the rumored Marc Jacobs/Dior take-over that has us craving a graceful juxtaposition between our lust for Louis Vuitton and dashing Dior delicacies.
With the chillier days quickly approaching, the timeless act of layering brings out the best of our winter wardrobes: classy trench coats, soft Burberry scarves, and crucial cashmere mittens. So whether you’re going to spend your winter vay-cay sunning in Santa Barbara or sinning in the Hamptons, do it in style. As for next season’s hot commodities, come back with cravings this spring because we will be begging to give the dish. Don’t miss us too much.