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The Year of the Royals- Fall 2013 Fashion


THE YEAR OF THE ROYALS

 
Fall 2013, once again, resembles Fall 2012 classic apparel only with a Royal whimsical note, rich vibrant hues in fitted womanly silhouettes and Hollywood glitz.  The main artistic ingredient this year to the classics is a dash of Cinderella or Princess thrown in with mix in drama, sparkle and elegance. Send in the twinkle, add in a bit of star power and prepare for a fall like no other.  Medieval knights, renaissance ladies and King and Queen attire equals warm cashmere, long pants, skirts, dresses and lux coats in quality fabrics that last the test of time.  In other words, in Fall 2013 spend wisely, or fairy dust current apparel with  glimmering embellishments for an artistic and storybook photograph.  Raise up the golden gem encrusted goblet for a salute to the fashion industry for this creative and Royal moment.



    
    

The year of The Royals is in full swing for Fall 2013Dolce & Gabbana stunned the fashion industry with the glorious embellished dresses and glittering crowns. Conversely, Cinema and television also inspired the role of the The Royals 2013.  The Great Gatsby (2013) film splashed 1920's flapper concoctions with dripping pearls and feminine beauty.  The film, Blue Jasmine (2013), with Cate Blanchett, flaunted sophisticated gem encrusted pieces that were worn more than once during this disturbing and memorable film. Madmen and Downton Abbey for the past several years encased women silhouettes in luxurious apparel such as pencil skirts, sheath dresses and pumps along with perfect hair, makeup and bold accessories. Or perhaps The Royals fixation stems from a real princess - Princess Catherine, The Duchess of Cambridge with her new baby Prince George of Cambridge creating a longing for anything royal, anything lasting and everything with polished manners. Take note, revamp and prepare to dazzle your friends and family in ladylike ensembles with a cascade of Chanel pearls and a twist of Queenly gold glitter.



                        

Forever Chic Style 2013 - LookBook Overview


I. The Royal and Opulent Apparel:  Silhouette defining Kingly apparel is drenched in shades of cobalt blue, rich red, wine burgundy, emerald green, sunny orange, royal purple and everlasting white and black.  Pair with fur, pearls, glimmering jewelry, chandelier earrings, chunky rings, shimmering fabrics, red lips, sultry eyes and revel in a 40's or 50's movie star.  Suits are belted showing off a small waist, fur is draped over sheath dresses, wide leg trousers are paired with camel coats and pointy toe pumps complete the royal affair.  Add a crown and become a Queen for a day.  In other words, jewels and fitted frocks with couture seaming, cinching and flaring are so in tune with the movie star or remnants of a royal medieval time.

    

II. The Call of the Wild:  Lions, Tigers and Leopards - Oh My!  Animal prints flourish in blouses, coats, pencil skirts, structured handbags, pumps, flats and IPhone accessories. The day of the lioness, tigress and leopardess are in full roar ruling the fashion kingdom.  Be sure to not wear all animal at once - only one piece cleverly tied to a monochrome skirt, black pants or dress.   Enjoy the roar of the people.  All hail..

    


III.  Black and White Eternally Chic:  Refinement is the key word when discussing the chic black and white standout look.  This simply elegant combination always commands attention and favorable approval from peers and subjects.  Slip on a black fitted skirt or pantsuit with a tailored white blouse and finish with creamy pearls for a round of silent applause. Or step into a pair of black pants and add a ruffled white blouse for instant classic style.


    
IV. Sumptuous Colorful Coats:  Add a colorful coat in shades of red, blues, purple, yellow and orange for a charge of energy as the wind whips up the scenery and the ground is frozen underfoot.  The bold color makes a powerful statement and a memorable entrance.

    
V.  Mothers Angora's Sweaters:  Remember the scrumptious angora sweaters perfected by 1960's actresses?  Combine a fuzzy sweater with leggings and boots for an extremely flattering and likable silhouette.  The must have fall and winter sweaters range from turtlenecks, cardigans, twinsets to long warm pull overs.  Additionally, cashmere sweaters in bright hues with blouses underneath charmingly added warmth and visual sunshine on cold dreary days. 

    

VI. Spot on Pointy Toe and Cap Tipped Pumps:  Once again, pointy toed pumps and boots reign royally supreme in Fall 2013.  The stylish pointed toe is fashionable with dresses, skirts, denim and pants.  Boots with pointed toes are attractive and classic in comparison to its round toed cousins.  New this season is the cap toed pump in gold or silver.   The monochrome hued pump takes on charm with a black, silver or jewel enhanced capped toe.

        


VII.  Hermes The Kelly, Hermes The Birkin Top Handle Handbag: The Kelly and The Birkin are structured handled handbags that exemplify the "It" purse shape of this season.   The classic style is
Princess inspired and ideal paired with any ensemble. Hook under an elbow add a pair of gloves and evoke an Audrey Hepburn or Princess Grace moment.  Or select a bright and cheery hue, tie on a scarf and be ready for compliments.


    


VIII.  The Little Black (LBD) :  The Little Black is the essential frock in any woman's wardrobe. The LBD will be worn numerous times for any occasion either dressed up or down.  The LBD this fall can be summoned in lace, leather, knits, cashmere and so much more.  Purchasing an expensive sheath LBD in black is a very Queenly wise investment. Dolce & Gabbana captured the essence of this castle staple in Fall 2013.  


    

IX.  Cobalt Blue is "IT" - Hottest Hue for Fall 2013:   The hottest shade of the season is cobalt blue whether in a dress, coat or sweater.  The hue is breathtaking and sleek for any event. Mix with black and white and be become awe-inspiring. 

    


X.   Red Lips:  Luscious lipstick in red is the Queenly shade of Fall 2013. All shades of red such as orange red, blue red, deep wines or pale red are being touted by the young and old.  Wear red bravely and confidently with a smile and become a Forever Chic Style maven ready for any Royal outing or adventure. 

    
    "In the past, people were born royal. Nowadays, royalty comes from what you do".
    Gianni Versace

    

 

Coming Up Next:  Breakdown on each Fall 2013 Look with an affordable and wise approach to this fanciful yet oh so classical apparel presentation!




       

     

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