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Fall 2013 Fashion Trends

I can’t believe it’s been a whole year since I wrote my first style column for WOW.

And what a fabulous year it’s been! My first piece was all about fall fashion trends and here I am again giving you the skinny on my favorite trends for fall 2013.

This is the best time of the year to write about my passion, which is, of course, fashion. Nothing beats fall fashion in my book!

This fall is all about color and one print in particular pour moi. The Pantone color of the year, emerald, is still hot hot hot. Also, on my radar are various shades of blue, namely cobalt, plum and my current obsession…crimson!

As far as prints go, I continue to be in love with leopard. At this point, it pretty much works as a neutral for me. My favorite way to rock leopard is in footwear. I have dressy leopard-print pumps, as well as a couple pairs of decidedly more casual leopard-print moccasins. Pick yourself up some leopard-print foot candy lovelies and you won’t regret it. You will be amazed at how many things the print complements! It looks just as gorgeous with skinnies and a slouchy sweater as as it does with a little black dress.

I love trends that can be dressed up or down with ease. While we’re talking footwear…punk is experiencing a major resurgence this year, so don’t be afraid to throw some studs into the mix! A pair of sweet ballet flats adorned with studs would be a little edgy and super fun.

As far as colors go, jewel tones are definitely a fall favorite of mine. Luckily, so many of them are key fall trends this year, it should be no problem to find a new jewel-tone piece or two to add to my fall wardrobe. Cobalt will forever be my happy color and emerald and plum both look amazing with my beloved leopard print. I quite like plum and navy together as well.

If you’re looking for something a little splashier, crimson is where it’s at. An all-out red dress may be a bit too much for you, so consider sporting this spicy hue in accessory form instead. A smokin’ scarlet bag is a perfect investment piece. You can always opt for a scarlet silk blouse as well. I have one that looks just great with my new camo skinny jeans. Did I mention that you should pick up a camo piece yet? Well, you should! Just sayin’.

For you girly girls, fuchsia is having a moment right now. Several designers sent this feminine shade down their fall runways.  I’ve actually collected several pieces of fuchsia statement jewelry myself.

I really can’t get enough of statement jewelry. This year, when styling my looks, I’m all about focusing on one stand-alone statement piece. Whether, it’s a bold bracelet, large and in charge earrings or a fabulous printed scarf, statement accessories will take your wardrobe to another level!

So, there you have it. I hope I’ve inspired you to have some fun with your fall wardrobe!

By Kristin Swenson

Kristin Swenson loves fashion and is one half of the BonBon Rose Girls, Tampa’s hottest fashion, shopping and lifestyle blog at http://www.bonbonrosegirls.com<./p>

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