Last week I was invited to the LOFT Fall 2010 Holiday Preview event at a gorgeous design studio in NYC to see what's in store for the upcoming holiday season, a time for parties, gift-giving and fashion! LOFT's aim was to provide real women the types of stylish, versatile, wearable pieces they'll need to carry them through the season—for work and play—and I think they did a great job.
Once again, we'll be seeing lots of faux fur accents, military-inspired coats, knits and jackets, lots of stripes and lots of layering. Same goes for statement jewelry—big necklaces, bracelets, broaches—which are a fabulous affordable way to update your look on a budget. And much like last season, feminine flourishes will once again make their way onto pretty tops, skirts and dresses in the form of watercolor florals, ruffles, sequins and warm colors like pinks, corals and purples (with plenty of black, gray and white to keep things sophisticated and easy to mix-and-match).
Most pieces are priced under $100, and range from $9.50 for over-the-knee socks; to $98 for a floral jacquard dress; to $188 for a military melton coat. Nothing's over $200.
I'm glad these trends are coming back because it means you don't have to overhaul your entire wardrobe to look current. I'll probably hone in on a new pair of boots, military jacket and some fun baubles to update things I already own. Which pieces would you buy?
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