Hot new fashion trends for fall

August 14, 2008 4:55:36 PM PDT
Discover the fashion trends that will be hitting stores this fall!

From Nordstrom's

Outfit #1. Weekend: Available in the via C Department at SF Centre
-Alexander Wang herringbone boyfriend jacket
-Alexander Wang leather vest
-Vince stripped elbow sleeve turtleneck
-Dylan George skinny jean
-Alexander Wang cashmere knit cap
-Alexander Wang leather hobo bag
-Stella McCartney half boot w/ knit legging

Outfit #2.Wear to Work: In August catalog. Available in the Individualist Department at Nordstrom SF Centre
-Classique Entier roasted pepper polished weave jacket
-Classique Entier silk charmeuse print blouse
-Classique Entier high waisted tweed pant
-Stuart Weitzman smokey grey/blk oxford laceup w/ cutouts
-Nordy bronze metallic gloves
-Cara brown ombre snake bangle
-Kate Spade cocco exotic clutch

Outfit #3.Evening: In August Designer Book. Available in the Couture (Designer) Dept. at Nordstrom SF Centre
-L'Wren Scott purple lact ¾ sleeve mini dress
-Christian Louboutin black satin armadillo heels
-Valentino satin black bow rose clutch

From Sak's Fifth Avenue

Outfit #1: Runway theme for fall: Downtown Edge
-D&G - black fitted tuxedo jacket
-Rag & Bone - grey/Blue wool double breasted vest
-Rag & Bone - white button down shirt
-Rag & Bone - black Leggings
-Jimmy Choo- leather cutout sandals
-Leather gloves

Additional: Featured Key Items for fall: Leggings and contemporary dressing by Rag & Bone, a brand-new addition to Saks Fifth Avenue's contemporary department on the 5th Floor.

Outfit #2: Runway Trend for fall: Autumnal Colors
-Graeme Black - plaid sheath dress
-Christian Lacroix - sweater jacket
-Alexander McQueen - purple patent leather top handle bag
-Oscar de la Renta - nude Mary Janes with contrasting trim

Additional: Featured Key Items for fall: the "relaxed jacket"

Outfit #3: Runway Trend for fall: The Tailored Dress
-Zac Posen - scoop neck dress with pleated detail
-Gucci metallic platform pumps
-Bold necklace
-TBD bold necklace description to come

Additional: Featured Key Items for fall: The tailored dress and bold-statement jewelry.

From Neiman Marcus

Outfit #1: Romantic (theme):
-Etro print sleeveless dress with velvet accents/trim
-Balenciaga Paris Black Cardigan (oversized/boyfriend style)
-Miu Miu multi-color suede patchwork Mary Jane with open toe
-Wolford Berry Tights

Outfit #2: Berries (color trend): All shades of Berry
-Zac Posen Purple Satin with Black Lace Overlay with velvet cap sleeves
-Bruno Frisoni Halter Stilleto with Navy Satin Ruffles and Bow Open Toe
-Wolford Black Opaque tights

Outfit #3: Sophisticate (mixing fabrics, feminine with masculine, etc.)
-White and Gray Pearl Statement Necklace
-Balenciaga Paris White Blouse with lace and embellished sleeves
-Carolina Herrera Black and White Tweed Short Jacket
-Carolina Herrera Black and White Tweed Wide Leg Trousers
-Fendi Black Suede T-Strap Sandle with 6" heel

Neiman Marcus believes in the Magnificent Seven for this Fall Season. They are:
-Berry Colors (all shades)
-Satin (for day and night)
-High-Vamp Shoes
-Sleek Shapes
-Romantic Blouses
-Statement Jewelry

Nordstrom's Tips for Fall Fashions
Sophistication reigns in fashion this season; rich gem tones, sleek silhouettes and inventive pairings of color and texture create bold femininity. Here's their list of ten brilliant fall things, available now at Nordstrom and online at

  • A Pop of Plaid Bold colors, soft fabrics and nontraditional weaves add a twist to this classic fall pattern. Look for plaid to show up on sculpted jackets, coats, straight skirts and dresses.

  • Feminine Blouse Delicate lace and bow details add soft touches to this wardrobe staple. Pair with a cropped jacket and tweed trouser or this season's pencil skirt.

  • Pencil Skirt Metallic tweed, brocade and autumn-toned floral prints update this sleek silhouette. Pair with opaque hosiery and a menswear-inspired bootie for a modern take on this retro style.

  • The Trouser Slouchy, wide leg or pencil-thin silhouettes and menswear fabrications compliment the ladylike feminine blouse for an easy wear-to-work look.

  • The Standout Coat Sculpted shapes, retro details, metallics and plaid evolve the traditional fall coat. Texture and shine update the classic trench for a distinctive look.

  • Sheath Dress This season's fitted sheath makes a classic statement in solid black or charcoal, while winter floral patterns or graphic fabric blocking express a bold style. This straight and narrow dress layers perfectly under a short jacket or polished trench and is a counterpoint to A-line styles of seasons past.

  • Short Jacket Boxy cropped jackets in metallic tweed or supple leather pair perfectly over the menswear-inspired trouser and peep-toe bootie.

  • A Soft Satchel This is the perfect piece for injecting standout color into your fall wardrobe. Look for slouchy shapes in autumnal shades of brown, red, purple and yellow.

  • Statement Necklace Enhance your fall wardrobe with a statement-making necklace. This season, styles range from extraordinary estate and jumbled chains to eclectic art deco and mixed stones.

  • The Peep-toe Bootie Menswear details and an open toe update this fall's wardrobe anchor. Pair back to opaque tights and a pencil skirt or the slouchy trouser to complete the look.