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New York Fall Fashion Week 2012

New York Fashion Week kicks off the global calendar of Fashion Weeks, and is immediately followed by Fashion Weeks in London, Milan and Paris. Fall Fashion week showcases upcoming spring and summer collections from big name designers. While you won't see many people walking around in the styles you see pictured here, you'll start to notice spring and summer collections from stores like H&M, Forever 21, JCrew, NY & Co., and other top trendy teen stores. So, if you love fashion, follow trends or want to kick up your style a notch, check out what styles hit the runway in September 2012.

Wild on the Runway

High fashion as high artChanel's runway lookCourtesy of Pop Sugar

Designers like Chanel break the boundaries of what is expected and what we are used to. When we see designs like this bedazzled brow and bejeweled dress, our first reaction is surprise, and that's what designers like to see. They want to turn your head, change your expectations, and challenge what we see as normal. While you probably won't see anyone walking around with bejeweled eyebrows, you may start to see this type of pattern appear where you least expect it -- on accessories like socks, handbags, hairclips, nail polish and even woven into hairstyles.

Best in Shoe

High and low shoesCourtesy of Pop Sugar

For spring and summer 2013, architecture and skyscrapers influence shoe design. Can you see the resemblance to a tall building in the heels on the sandal on the left? The earthy tan and silvery steel colors also resemble buildings and structure. If super high heels aren't your thing, the ultra-flat sandal may float your boat. Check out the flats in the collage. The braid trend has reached all the way down to the toes this season! Braids and buckles are in, and with crocheted and knitted textures, you'll find them on every accessory from hats and belts to purses and shoes.

Fit and Flare Skirts

Fit and flare skirtsCourtesy of Pop Sugar

The feminine silhouette of a skirt that is fitted at the top and flares at the bottom is a lovely look that wil translate well from catwalk to sidewalk. For cooler months, wear a leather, suede or velvet flared skirt with an ankle boot and fit and flared jacket. In warmer months, go for silky or stretchy fabrics and bold colors and pair it with pointy-toed pumps or flats.

Technicolor-blocking

Bright fabulous colorsCourtesy of Pop Sugar

The color blocking trend continues for spring/summer 2013, but this time the colors are kicked up another notch. Faded florals and baggy fit are out and they've been replaced by amped up rainbow colors and structured designs. Blue becomes cobalt, Yellow becomes icy lemon, Green goes neon and Pink is hot hot hot! Remember that color blocking is as much about wearing solid blocks of color as it is about geometry and sleek lines. Even black and white pairings look crisp and bright.

Pretty in Prints and Textures

The granny lookCourtesy of Harper's Bazaar

Your grandmother's closet has become fair game in the coming seasons since lace, crochet, big fat florals, tweed pants, embroidery and even fur accents showed up on the runways this month. Fuzzy sweaters and looped crocheted shawls are in, too. If you know how to knit, this could be your season to shine!

Textured Handbags

Handbag styleCourtesy of Pop Sugar

If you carry a purse and you love interesting textures, you're in luck. From candy-like dots to weaves and buckles, texture is definitely in! And where texture is smooth, prints are bold. The runways are showing contrasting prints in bags and outfits, but honestly, that really just works on the runways. If you have a standout bag, mute the ensemble. If your outfit print is bold, a quieter bag will keep the prints from being at war with each other.

Have your say

Do you follow the runways or does fashion follow you? Are you a fashionista? Share your thoughts on fashion, trends, and how the runways translate to the sidewalks in the comments section below.

 

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labimba
labimba posted in Style:
Neko girl I have to get back in shape for September if u want we can be training buddies!  :)  
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animallover468
animallover468 posted in Style:
EndlessDream is right. Skipping breakfast and lunch can result in stomach ulcers and sudden weight gain (had personal experience...), ESPECIALLY skipping breakfast! You have to incorporate exercise in your daily routine. Stomach and body fat is mostly caused by lack of exercise, and maybe that means you need to do toning exercises. Try doing simple exercise videos like the 3-mile powerwalk on YouTube (trust me, I sweat like crazy when I do those workouts). Anything that gets you sweating, is the kind of exercise you need to do.  I hated working out when I first started my weight loss journey too. I would always start wheezing every time I started working out. But after pushing through everyday, I think working out is one of the best stress busters I've ever had!  If you want to lower your appetite though, I suggest eating a full lunch and breakfast and skipping your dinner. If you can't skip dinner, then at least try aiming for an early dinner, around 5:30 or 6:00. Your body needs time to digest at least 4 hours before you sleep. I started gaining weight around puberty when I was 12, it could be the same for you too.  But honestly, there's nothing wrong with having consciousness about your weight. Now starving yourself and dieting is BAD, but there's nothing wrong with changing your lifestyle in order to be fit. It's a good thing that kids start caring about their health, and the earlier you start, the better off you are. 
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EndlessDream
EndlessDream posted in Style:
You need breakfast and lunch. Starving yourself, even if you aren't hungry, makes you loose energy to the point you could pass out from not eating. Keep your diet healthy. For breakfast, at least have yogurt, fruit, and juice. Drink at least 4 full glasses of water a day. Trim down on the snacks. Everyone has different bodies and build. You may just be large-boned. And that's not bad! That makes you stronger and higher ability to gain muscle. Loosing weight doesn't happen over night. It can take months. 
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Nekogirl101
Nekogirl101 posted in Style:
For years my parents would tell me I'm skinny but compared to other people, my waist was bigger and I would always hide it. Though it was obvious I weighed more, I've only been doing this for a week and I didn't ever tell anyone what I was doing until my parents found out. I would skip lunch and breakfast and say I was full. I only ate a big dinner every night. Once my parents found out, they said it was unhealthy and if I didn't  stop, I would develop an eating disorder. I obviously listened to them, but I've tried as best as I can so far. I have barely lost any weight from exercise and my parents won't let me go on a diet because I already 'eat healthy enough'. I want to lose weight without exercising being 3/4s of my lifestyle. I know, I'm a lazy idiot for saying all this.
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rainbowpoptart
Yes, purely for the fact that you should not "hate" your sister (or anyone, for that matter).  I'm guessing by "get in trouble for her", you mean she does something wrong and the blame is all put on you? Yeah, little siblings tend to do that a lot. My brother did for the longest time, until my parents found out how much a liar he is. She, hopefully, will grow out of this eventually. Either that, or your parent[s]/guardian[s] will eventually see through her. You lose your friends to her? By this do you mean your friends want to hang out with her and they want you to tag along and you don't? Or do you mean your friends chose your sister over you? If it's the latter, then perhaps you shouldn't have ever referred to those people as friends. You'll find friends who'll prefer you over your sister, I'm sure of it. The only thing I can tell you to do is try to get along with your sister. Every group of siblings has their cats and dogs moment in life, but they grow out of it (most of the time; there are, of course, circumstances where it doesn't work out that way). Please be grateful for your sister, even if you two fight a lot. You never know how much you need something until it's gone.
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