It’s officially the last week of summer, and that means temperatures are dropping, pumpkin lattes are back on the menu and fall fashions are making their seasonal debut. With New York’s Mercedez-Benz Fashion Week full of spring 2013 looks behind us, we’re watching to see how the fall 2012 runway looks will translate to the everyday.
Giving a glimpse into this season’s trends are the covers of fashion-forward magazines like Elle, InStyle and Seventeen. Covering the September issue of Elle–the magazine’s biggest fashion issue of the year–is a pretty in pink Katy Perry. The cover promises more than 600 pages of “the best dresses, jackets, ideas, shoes and bags.”
Perry is edgy-chic in a tight, light pink dress embellished with unique sequins on the bodice and the shoulders. Her dark hair is streaked purple and her nails are painted in black and white Yin-Yangs. On her left wrist, her tattoo shows fairly prominently. The bad girl look is a bit of a juxtaposition to the clean feel of her pastelle-colored frock. This look is not atypical of the season, as we’ve seen celebrities like Heidi Klum streak her hair pink. It’s a time in fashion when the goal seems to be letting in a bit of the edge without forfeiting the class.
JLo is smokin’ hot on the cover of this month’s InStyle. Hinting to the natural colors of autumn are her Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci top and skirt in a deep red accented with black. Even her nails are a fiery red, harkening back to the tension between the classy lady and the adventurer. The 652-page issue promises the best trends and how to wear them, as well as a “fall bag and boot blowout.”
On the younger scene, Canadian model/actress Nina Dobrev covers the October issue of Seventeen. True to Seventeen style, Dobrev is tipping the scales more on the sweetly innocent side rather than following suit with the dangerous damsal featured on other covers. Sporting pinks, oranges and reds in a scarfed sweater and shiny skirt, Dobrev covers the issue that promisees “The best fall clothes under $20.”
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