The upcoming season is all about bold and seductive colors and all you have to do for looking voguish is pick up the ones that you think are the most flattering for you. A true voguish fashionizer always plans her wardrobe for the upcoming season beforehand. And while there’s still two months to go for the upcoming fall, fashion designers have already provided us with some ideas for the fall/winter season. So why not start creating your cold season image right now? The best thing is to begin with colors and here are the hottest colors for the cold season.
Fall/ Winter 2011/ 2012 Color Trend #1: Soft colors
It should be observed that autumn and winter colors aren’t as bright and flashy as summer ones. This, however, doesn’t mean that you should go dull and monotonous, choosing colors, like grey, brown or black. You can opt for more subdued hues rather than flashy ones, like lavender, cantaloupe, spindrift, or honeydew. So the upcoming fall/winter bring with them soft and delicate hues, which look both stylish and sexy without containing aggressive notes.

Christian Dior                            Missoni                      Christian Dior

Alexander Wang                       Christian Dior                     Carolina Herrera

Michael Kors                             Missoni                                        Mugler

Fall/ Winter 2011/ 2012 Color Trend #2: Mood-improving bright details
If soft hues aren’t that much your style, you can go bolder and look for bright details. Add some bright accessories to your outfits, like scarves, handbags, hats, boots and thus make some vibrant item the focus of your look. However, try to keep the balance, as too many bright colors together look very playful and fun in the summer season, but in the cold season they look quite trashy and vulgar. You can choose your accessories of different shades of lemon, orange and magenta, avoiding head-to-toe one color looks.

Blumarine                        Dolce & Gabbana                                         Christian Dior

Blumarine                                            D&G                                           Burberry Prorsum

Gucci                                           Balenciaga                                                    D&G

Fall/ Winter 2011/ 2012 Color Trend #3: Burgundy
If you want a touch of color, but consider orange, lemon or magenta too bright for you, you can select the elegant and luxurious color of burgundy, which looks great on anyone and adds a great amount of glamour to your attire. A great alternative to burgundy can be grape, which is so unique and eye-catching.

Marc Jacobs                                   Victoria Beckham                                    Tommy Hilfiger

Gucci                                        Haider Ackermann                                 Gucci

Reed Krakoff                       Burberry Prorsum                             Blumarine

Fall/ Winter 2011/ 2012 Color Trend #4: Shiny colors
For special events you will certainly like to look special and the best way of appearing so is through shiny colors. However, with sparkling colors you should try to be more careful not to overuse them and look trashy.

Dolce & Gabbana                                               Etro                                       Louis Vuitton

Fall/ Winter 2011/ 2012 Color Trend #5: Midnight blue
Midnight blue is another hot color for the upcoming season, which is so versatile and uber-flattering. It looks quite good and safe on anyone and on any occasion, whether it’s a party, office, shopping or just en evening out.

Oscar de la Renta                                  Blumarine                                           Louis Vuitton

Fall/ Winter 2011/ 2012 Color Trend #6: Neutral colors
The power of neutral colors seems to never get neglected and designers seem to never get tired of this trend. Neutrals can stay with you anywhere and anytime and can be easily combined with other pieces, no matter neutral or bright. Black is the best neutral color, which is so refined, elegant and chic. It has a great power of sliming your silhouettes and making you appear very seductive and noble.
Another great neutral shade is white, which plays a spectacular contrast with black and many other hues. It looks so pure, sweet and innocent. And if white isn’t that practical for everyday wear, you can go for stone shades.

Blumarine                                     Etro                                          Viktor & Rolf

Burberry Prorsum                                  Versace                                        Viktor & Rolf

Chanel                                                          St. John                                                Alexander Wang

Fall/ Winter 2011/ 2012 Color Trend #7: Prints
In fall/winter 2011/2012 a significant place is given to prints, which break the monotonous image and leave a great space for experimenting. The safest option is to combine your printed items with neutral shades, but if you are more self-confident you might want to combine various patterns together, such as leopard and plaid or leopard and python. The hottest prints for the upcoming season are animal prints, particularly leopard and python prints, plaids, as well as other vivid, bold and unexpected statement prints.

Burberry Prorsum                                         Tommy Hilfiger                                           Gucci

Dolce & Gabbana                                  Oscar de la Renta                                           Versace

With such a great diversity of color trends for the upcoming season you can create various dazzling images that make you look exceptional. So start building your fall/winter wardrobe and feel stylish in any season.


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