For Fall 2007, bright colors and big skirts dominate the fashion runways. For fashionistas, this means we need to mix and match our basics with bright tops, voluminous bottoms and our most fashionable accessories. Whether you throw them on for a casual day of shopping, dress them up for a wedding or add a pair of your sexiest shoes for a night on the town, a few pieces sure keep you in step with the hottest looks include:
The Bubble Hem Dress
The fashion industry is buzzing about the new, voluminous look – and the bubble hem dress is leading the trend. With its fun, flirty look, you can dress this look down for day, up for evening and wear it practically everywhere.
Every Day: Slip a pair of leggings under your bubble hem dress with ballerina shoes and you'll look fabulous and feel comfortable all day long. Add some fun accessories like a stone pendant and matching designer handbag to sport an outfit fit for Hollywood.
Of course, the bag you pair your bubble hem dress with has to be as stylish as the dress you're sporting, so make sure it's a cutting-edge piece or a classic that simply can not go out of style. For my money, I'd go with the Fendi Zucca handbag. It's a beautiful bag that gives just a little something extra to everything it touches. And regardless of your style, there's a Fendi Zucca handbag shape and size you'll love.
Going Out: Add some glittering accessories and ankle-strap sandals and you're sure to turn heads.
Special Occasion: Stars like Sandra Bullock and Beyoncé have been spotted on the red carpet in extravagant bubble hem dresses, but even if your bubble dress is a bit more on the plain side – do not worry – you can still look celebrity-fabulous by pairing your bubble hem dress with a beautiful jacket, some chic jewelry and stunning pair of heels.
The Corset Blazer
The corset blazer is a notched-collar jacket with beautiful lacced-up detail at the center of the back. It's a gorgeous, feminine variation of the classic women's blazer and is perfect for this season's modern silhouettes.
Every Day: As fall approaches, the corset blazer can add that bit of flare you want while still feeling comfortable as the cool weather approaches. Wear it with your favorite jeans, a simple white T-shirt and some fun jewelry to make it a style all your own.
Going Out: Pair this flirty, feminine jacket with a pair of low-rise jeans or an A-line skirt and a sexy corset top for the perfect evening ensemble.
Special Occasion: For a slightly more luxurious look, pair your favorite corset blazer with a flowing pair of wool trousers or a pretty satin skirt. Add a great pair of shoes and your outfit will be complete.
The Pleated Skirt
Because of their "bell" shape, pleated skirts are a perfect way to add some volume to your look and show off your figure. (even if your shape is not exactly supermodel perfect). So whether it's black, brown, gray or cream colored, this classic skirt is a must for autumn.
Every Day: Spend the day shopping with the girls or meet your honey for lunch looking stylishly in step with the trends in a solid-colored pleated skirt, a cute pair flats and your favorite printed top.
Going Out: Make a splash at the clubs with a pleated skirt, a sexy camisole and a pair of high, strappy heels that not only show off your legs but give them just a bit of length.
Special Occasion: Wear your pleated skirt with a pretty satin top or a stylish turtleneck blouse and a pair of fashion-forward booties that lace up the front or some cute pumps for an elegant, modern look that's perfect for any wedding or dinner party.
Armed with a few fantastic fall fashion ideas – go forth and shop. The best looks of the season await.