I have spent some time putting together my list of the best and worst Fall Fashion Trends for Fall 2013. I decided to do this for two reasons:

1.) I am doing a No Shop Challenge and haven’t gone shopping for anything that adorns the body (clothes/shoes/jewelry) since April 1, 2013. I am now completely over Summer and am looking forward to my Fall-Spring fashion!! I love the materials, textures, and look of clothing during that time of year. Luckily for me, I have a lot of great fall clothing to pick from as I shop my closet.

2.) I love Fall Fashion!

Trends that I HATE!!**

1.) Oversized Coats-Everytime this trend comes around I wonder why? It just doesn’t look good. It doesn’t look good on size 0 models, it definitely won’t look good on a size 14 woman-the average size in the U.S. It is a trend that would be hard to pull off consistently and most of us are in too much of a rush to pay attention to the details that would help one pull this off. Just don’t do it!

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2.) Thigh or above the thigh boots. This trend is on my hate list because it’s so easy to cross the line and look like a hooker…but, the ladies who are able to look classy while wearing the boots are the ones who really give life to this trend. I wish I could look classy wearing thigh high boots, instead I’m pretty sure that I would look like I was trying too hard. Because I would be. Happily, I’m shopping my closet so I don’t need to worry about this because these boots don’t exist in my wardrobe.

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3.) Grunge/Punk Rock-There are so many reasons why this is on my list. The best reason is grunge/punk rock people are by nature non-conformists. It must be a slap in the face to have Versace mainstream your angsty, loathe the world look. I could pull off this look with what’s in my closet but probably won’t for so many reasons.

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4.) Velvet Dresses-Sigh. I just HATE velvet dresses, because they just don’t work. Also, we aren’t living in the Renaissance England, they cling funny, and make me sweat.

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5.) Quilting-I do like intricate detailing. I don’t really love this trend. I think it will make some people look too boxy. I do think that people could pull this trend off a lot more easily than the other trends that I have listed here. I DO have a jacket that looks similar to the one in the photo (it is made out of cotton, not leather) below so I will be wearing the trend-I’m shopping my closet!

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This outfit works-I just think the quilting trend is better as an accessory. Think a large bag.

6.) Leopard Print/Florals/ and Ice Blue-I actually like all of these patters. I just think that they should be used to accent an outfit-not be the focal point.

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I almost like this outfit, it just is a little off…pull out the shirt, no pearls, and no cuff on the pants

Trends that I like but am on the fence….because they could go horribly wrong!

1.) Lingerie Inspired pieces. It’s important to think about when you would wear a lingerie inspired piece. Work is not a time when you would do that. I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve seen people wear this trend at the WRONG time and at the WRONG place. Think people, think!

2.) Plaid-I like plaid. People just go crazy and wear way too much plaid! At the same time.

3.) Velvet-Again, I love velvet. It’s just a material that should be used sparingly.

4.) Shimmer/Shine-This is my favorite option on this list!! I love, love, love shimmer/shine. It’s just too easy to get kind of excited about it and wear too much.

5.) Camouflage/army green-Americans will always love this trend. I just think it has to be made to look saucy. I have a cute pair of army green pants with ribbon ties. As soon as I lose some weight I will wear them again. So cute!

Trends that I love, Love, LOVE!! And actually have 🙂

1.) Emerald green-beautiful lush color.

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2.) Turtlenecks-I really love turtlenecks. They are so practical and just pull an outfit together.

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3.) Winter white-I won’t wear winter white bottoms. I WILL wear winter white tops.

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4.) Leather-I love leather and am happy that I can wear the two leather jackets that I bought at Magical Goodwill last year. Luckily for me one is black and the other is a gorgeous burgundy color

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5.) Burgundy-Love. This color never, ever gets old.

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6.) Dark Nail polish-always looks great

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7.) Black and White! Super easy trend to pull together

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I hope this helps you shop your closet and look great this fall without spending a ton of money!

Please note: I did NOT take any of these pictures. All pictures were taken from Google Images. 

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