Monochromatic Burgundy: Fall 2012 Trend Report

By Katlyn Frymire

As we enter fall 2012, we have been overwhelmed by all the amazing textures, color palettes, and shapes that make up this season’s trends.  It can be confusing for any one person to know how to wear these trends, where to purchase them, and how to integrate what you already have in your closet to maximize your wardrobe. Our quick guide tells you what the trend is, how to wear it, and where to buy it, making your fall shopping trip effortless and easy!

The TOP TRENDS: Peplums, Fur and Leather Accents, Gold, Geometric Prints, and Burgundy

PEPLUMS- A style that is a bit of a retro throwback from the 80’s that cinches in the waist and makes any woman look feminine and sophisticated.  This trend is being shown on dresses, skirts, and tops, but we love the style in a leather peplum tank with skinny jeans and a killer pair of platform heels.

Spend vs. Steal: Robert Rodriguez Leather Combo Flare Top from Intermix $495 vs. Tinley Road Vegan Leather Peplum Top $98 from Piperlime







FUR ACCENTS:  Fur whether real or faux is always in for Fall and Winter, but this season it is being done a little differently and a little more fun.  From everything to fur collared sweaters to fur peplum dresses, you really can’t go wrong with a little fur addition to your outfit.  A leather and fur combination jacket is the ulitimate luxe look to take any outfit from regular to super chic.

Spend vs. Steal-Helmut Lang Flux Fur Jacket $1,895 from Intermix vs. Leather and Fur Combo Jacket $299 from Zara







Gold- Glamorous gold accessories from jewelry to belts to handbags are definitely the hot metallic for the season.  We recommend a large gold statement necklace that can be worn from day to night with any type of outfit.

Spend vs. Steal: Alexis Bittar Bel Air Gold Sculptural Collar Necklace $250 from Bloomingdale’s vs. Adia Kibur Gold & Enamel Necklace $55 from Shopbop







Geometric Print- This trend brings back a bit of nostalgia from the 1960’s with everything from small geometric shapes and pattern to large bold ones.   A long-sleeve day to night dress that easy for layering is a great way to wear this.  If you really want to be daring try mixing prints together.

Spend vs. Steal- Torn by Ronny Kobo Long Sleeve Knit Dress $288 from Intermix vs. Fir Gro Panel Midi Dress $48 from Nordstrom










Burgundy- This rich, luxurious color is being shown on EVERYTHING this season.  We are really into a monochromatic look, using all one color but mixing fabrics for one cohesive, funky look.  If you need anything in burgundy, it should be a pair of waxed skinny jeans that have a leather look appearance.

Spend vs. Steal:  Urban Outfitters BLANKNYC Faux Leather Legging $88.00 vs J Brand Coated Skinny Jeans $235








Featured photo courtesy of Peter Som Runway 2012

Katlyn Frymire is a stylist and client relations manager at