Top 5 Trends for Fall and Winter 2010 by Ally Adams

OK, it may seem too hot where you live to be thinking about fall, but fall fashions are in the stores and it will be football weather before you know it. That said, I thought we’d explore some of the best looks for this fall fashion season. I’ve picked out five trends for both girls and guys, so enjoy. And, happy shopping!

GALS:

1. Faux Fur Leopard Coat – As the temperatures drop you’ll need a cute way to warm up and a faux fur coat should do the trick. A faux fur coat never goes out of style, and you can dress it up or down. (Plus, it’s PETA approved!)

2. Boyfriend Blazer – If you haven’t noticed by now, the new rage is wearing baggier and “boy-ier” things. A boy friend blazer is chic and cute, and it’s a comfortable way to look effortless and stylish at the same time.


3. Clog Heels. Yes, I know clog heels…they sound nerdy but they’re back in. You can wear them with a cute dress, or you can pair them with leggings and an over-sized sweater.

4. Glitter – From blues,purples, or the very basic golds and silvers,glitter eye makeup is on trend. And, it’s not just for evening so have fun with your makeup, and get your glitter on!

5. Skinny Joggers – Skinny joggers are sweat pants taken to a more wearable state. As odd as it sounds, they are a dressier version of our favorite comfy jogging pants. And, they are cute!

GUYS:

1. Shrunken Blazer. As a guy, you may not dress up that much for school but whenever you want to make an impression, a tight-fitted blazer would definitely make your mark.

2. The ‘Bad Boy’ Jacket – A leather jacket on a boy is a perfect way to keep warm and still look cool. Think James Dean…

3. Nautical Stripes -A striped knit pull over is a great way to look classy and stay comfortable. You’ll be stylish without looking like you’re trying too hard.

4. Jersey Cardigan – Cardigans have been around since our grandparents were styling their looks, but jersey cardigans are back “in” in a big way this fall. Even if you can’t buy a new one, browse your dad’s closet and borrow a few of his favorites.

5. Skinny Khakis – Many guys have been sporting skinny jeans—and not just the boy band guys—athletes and valedictorians, too. So, why not try skinny khakis? They go with practically everything. It’s a new twist on an old standard. Very hot!

ALLY ADAMS

Meet Allyson “Ally” Adams, iBegat.com’s teen fashion editor and go-to gal for style questions and advice.

Allyson “Ally” Adams, a 16-year-old living in Southern IN, wears many hats. She is an incoming junior in high school. She is a Varsity cheerleader. She is a gymnast. She is an active member of her youth group at church, No Limits. She’s a gifted photographer. She’s a volunteer, having worked at a local nursing home. And, she’s an avid lover of fashion and devoted student of style, studying the works and looks of Audrey Hepburn, Coco Chanel and Edie Sedgwick.

In fact, Ally has been in love with fashion since she was a little girl growing up in Fort Worth, Texas. While most children were playing with their Barbie dolls, Ally was styling hers. She has always been a trendsetter, not a follower. Pursing her passion for fashion, Ally recently took part in “Three Days of Fashion” at the Fashion Institute of Design & Marketing (FIDM) in Los Angeles, CA. Learning the skills of draping, fashion marketing, sketching, textile selection and more, Ally reaffirmed her career aspirations and is looking forward to early acceptance into FIDM—a college that boasts of famous graduates that include: Nick Verreos (“Project Runway” star and current FIDM instructor), Victoria Beckham (famous designer and style icon) and Lauren Conrad (clothing designer and star of “The Hills”) to name a few. Ally plans to double major in fashion design and visual communication. She looks forward to impacting the world for God. Her life verse is Jeremiah 29:11, and she is excited about the plan God has for her life.

Currently reading: “Fifty Dresses that Changed the World” (Design Museum).

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