6 Fall 2012 Fashion Week Must Haves!


For Fall fashion 2012, the looks are elegant, structured and classic. Donna Karan’s collection used blacks, greys, leathers and bold hits of red (coats acting like jackets). Nicole Miller brings back bell bottoms, velvet and floppy hats. Ralph Lauren was all about timeless classics, luxury, velvet and fantasy. DKNY had structured silhouettes, jackets with strong shoulders, tightly fitted skirts and belted waists. Marc Jacobs took us to a fairy tale with cozy faux furs, wool stoles and shimmery brocades. Victoria Beckham showed a chic yet scholarly vibe. So what to grab off the racks this fall? Stay in the black, pump up the shoulder and get luxurious with velvets, wools, brocades and jewel-toned fabrics. Click below for a slideshow of six must-haves for fall and a fun wrap-up video of this year’s shows!

  • A Black Tweed Shift 1 of 6
    A Black Tweed Shift
    Calvin Klein showed off this classic v-necked black tweed shift matched with an onyx alligator flared heel pump.
    Click here to see the Calvin Klein lookbook.
  • A Knit Stole 2 of 6
    A Knit Stole
    Marc Jacobs introduced these gorgeous knit stoles complete with a kilt-like safety pin. If you get anything from the runways this fall, this should be it!
    Click here to reserve from Marc Jacobs.
  • Flared Black Skirt 3 of 6
    Flared Black Skirt
    Love this flared black skirt from the DKNY collection. Perfect with a pair of black tights and black turtleneck.
    Visit the DKNY Runway Lookbook for Fall 2012 here.
  • Gathered Cuff Dress 4 of 6
    Gathered Cuff Dress
    This dainty little number from the Victoria Beckham collection is the perfect dress to take you anywhere this fall. Navy/black dry scrunch and crepe de chine gathered cuff dress.
    Click here to see the rest of Victoria's collection.
  • A Red and Black Lumberjack Scarf or Wrap Coat 5 of 6
    A Red and Black Lumberjack Scarf or Wrap Coat
    Michael Kors was all about throwing it on, enjoying it and getting on with your life this year. And nothing better to do that with than a classic red and black lumberjack scarf or wrap coat layered over hand knit sweaters.
    Check out more of the look at
  • Wrap Coat 6 of 6
    Wrap Coat
    Rag and Bone were featuring these beautiful Bajwa Blanket Wrap Coats this week that were belted on the runway version, perfect to stay warm for those crisp fall weekends.
    Available to pre-order at

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