Big bigger biggest – Oversized sweaters are trending for fall!!!

Since several seasons it feels that the good old tightly fitting cashmere pullover is a little out of fashion. Oversizing slowly started to find its way into the runway shows and seems to hit a peek for this fall! So what to keep in mind when shopping for the perfect oversized sweaters this fall!!!

oversized sweaters

Oversized sweaters with a plunging neckline look great with a loosely slung necktie or a pussy bow shirt, all pics are from style.com

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Gruyère sweaters on the Chanel grocery catwalk!

Gruyère sweaters on the Chanel grocery catwalk, a ladder sweater shown at Sister by Sibling and a whole collection dedicated to knitting and runners at Comme des Garçons! Feels that 90ies deconstructivism has a huge moment for fall!

Chanel grocery catwalk

The new deconstructivism at Sister by Sibling, Chanel and Comme des Garçons, all photos from style.com

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Mink sweaters & more

For a long time sweaters or sweatshirts were seen as sporty and casual wear. However, with the new movement of sportswear as ready to wear they slowly started to become a real competitor of the classic jacket. This season they receive a super luxurious treatment!

mink sweater

Gucci, Reed Krakoff and Tom Ford were among the brands that presented fur sweaters on the runway, all pics style.com

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Have you already bought a fake without recognizing it?

On our awfully long car drive back home from our summer break at the Northern Sea island Sylt my husband and I came into a fierce discussion – not that we don’t have these discussions every now and then – but this time the topic was totally unusual. It was regarding fake & counterfeit in the luxury goods industry. While I held the strong believe that buying fake pieces is tasteless, he defeated the opinion that the confusing production and sales policies in fashion industry themselves feed and trigger the fake market!!!!

Louis Vuitton lawsuit

After the launch of a bestseller by one brand it not unlikely that the market is flooded by a huge amount of similar products from other brands at the same or more often a lower price range soon after, photos: mytheresa.com, shop bop.com. dior.com, pinterest.com

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Neoprene sweaters, mesh, parachute & Co

So let’s continue with the fall trends. After we analyzed the outerwear trends in detail I feel its time to concentrate on another key item of any cold wether wardrobe – its a sweater! And while cashmere is always a classic choice – I feel that with the advent of sportswear-as-ready to wear neoprene sweaters or mesh jumpers are an off the moment choice. Let’s find some brands that played with this trend for fall!

neoprene sweaters

black neoprene sweater form Balenciaga pre-fall, mesh sweater from Stella McCarteny pre-fall and quilted leather sweater from Milly fall 2014, all photos from style.com

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Coat shopping guide fall 2014

I know I know almost everywhere the new fall trends are discusses. Style.com shows the top 10 trends with some accompanying must have items for every trend! Harpers Bazaar unveils a list of falls best jackets and bags. I love these trend reports, however somehow have to admit that they rarely help me to structure my shopping. I personally try to do a major wardrobe editing biannually – one in late August at the end of summer holidays and the other one usually starts after returning from the Christmas and New Year holidays and lasts until end of February. While doing this I developed a habit of making wardrobe item centered shopping lists for the upcoming season. These include what to keep in mind while searching for a classic or a trendy pieces. Here is my first little list – Coat shopping guide fall 2014!

coat shopping guide

coat shopping guide fall 2014, fashion figure from http://forums.thefashionspot.com

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Here are some more trends to keep in mind while coat shopping …

A trendy coat for fall has to be long, oversized or fitted and eventually have a zipper instead of buttons. These shape and hardwear trends we already know! But what to keep in mind regarding color and pattern?

Dries van Noten coat

Bright color, like Chanel, geometric patterns like this fab Dries van Noten coat or a contrasting lapel like Sacai Luck are among the major coat trends for fall, photos from style.com

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In the mood for a little Chanel update….?

While being fully indulged in the fall trends I think its also time to focus on some particular collections. And as you might have recognized Chanel is one of the brands I love the most. While talking about the brand and the products from the Chanel grocery collection that slowly starts to hit stores its unavoidable to discuss another trend! Do you know which one?

Chanel grocery collection

The tin can was the inspiration for cuff bracelets ($1,025.00), a double strand pearl necklace ($3,600.00), a brooch ($1,525.00) and a belt ($2,900.00), photos: dailymail.co.uk, bliqx.net & http://dustyburrito.blogspot.de

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