Belktastic Fall 2012 Trends

Where ever they are going we want to go too!

We belles were invited to Belk’s Fall Fashion Preview tour hosted by none other than the super fashionable/fab Arlene Goldstein (this fashion goddess is even more sweet in person than the phone) in Birmingham, AL at the Summit location. Guests were treated to the upcoming trends, cute gift bags, and learned how to coordinate styles for the season like a polished pro.

Just so you know, Belk has the season broken down into four hot “style statements!” We’ve ranked them in the order we adore most, so, we expect y’all to tell us your fave. Ok? The style statements are: Town & Country, My Fair Lady, Vivid, and Mod Modern.

Now, this post will focus on the looks we loved the most and will include some must-have fall items for the fellas. Yep, we are including you guys today. Aren’t you lucky Belk looked out for ya!

In case you ladies are wondering, color-blocking is here to stay! Yay!!! It’s going to be even bigger in the fall with the addition of mixing prints and colors. Y’all ready? Hit the upbeat music because it’s time to party!!

Town & Country

This style is all about being laid back and stylish. Goldstein describes this style statement as: rustic weekend and fine craftsmanship. With town & country you will find attention to detail and fun textures. Check out a few of the looks that will have you feeling like a fierce country belle!

The pieces in this collection won’t leave you feeling unlucky this season. These Lucky Brand pieces range from $18.00-$99.00, so, you are bound to be the hottest belle at any event! Goldstein explained how the statement necklace will be queen this season. Doesn’t this big chunky necklace look lovely?

What she’s rockin’:
Statement Necklace: $65.00
Chandelier Earring:$45.00
Gold Bracelet: $59.00

We didn’t know that Ugg made bags, but we are glad that they do. I don’t need to be persuaded to bring this suede cutie home. You? Didn’t think so. :)

Suede hobo in
chestnut: $335.00

The sis and I also discovered that the serpant is in and it doesn’t get any more town and country than this. Check out these snakeskin ankle booties by Sam Edelman that we are swooning over. Oh yeah, you can find these in “gun metal.”

“Stevie” two-tone bootie
in snake: $199.00

My Fair Lady

This style is more polished, but is just as fun. We all like to get dolled up every now and then, don’t we! If you are a fan of the 1920′s art deco look then this is for you. Goldstein says that these pieces are perfect for cafe society! Have a gander at some Anne Klein Jewelry that is just as pleasing to the eye as it is to the body!

 

Collar necklace: $95.00
Jet bracelet: $42.00
Clip earrings:  $22.00

This fall every belle will need a day coat. Belk knows that this Spense coat is to die for. Oh the color! Check out that statement necklace. We love this look. Fab!!!

Day coat: $98.00
Keyhole dress: $78.00

We told y’all that color blocking is creeping into the fall. Here is suede again, but on the shoes. These cuties are from Ivanka Trump‘s fall collection and will make any daytime or nighttime look pop. We really love the magenta/black pair!!

“Gana” two-tone pointy
toe pump in magenta/black
and grey/black: $135.00 ea.

If someone said this lady doesn’t look fierce in this Maggy London dress we would tell you they are lying. Did you peep the suede shoes? A pop of color with all black is always a plus in a belle’s book. It makes the dress more interesting. No?

Black ruched dress with
side bow neck: $142.00

Vivid

Vivid is for you belles that love to stalk color. Goldstein says that this style statement is an “adventurous play of color” and we agree.  She also predits that color from head to toe is going to be long lasting!

This Jones New York Sport‘s vivid look is casual yet still stylish. Who says you can’t be comfy and look cute while doing it?!

Woven button front top: $79.00
Colored jean: $64.00

 

Bold color can be rocked day or night. We adore the color of the Brahmin bag and Vince Camuto dress. We can spot those bags anywhere! See the bold purple shoes? Rockable, right?!

Blouson cap sleeve
sweater dress: $148.00

Art meets fashion! This uber cute Calvin Klein dress is perfect for any night out on the town. The red shoes add a nice touch of color.

Sheer belted dress with
puckered top: $128.00

 Mod Modern

This style statement is all about shapes, angles, glitz, and more. Do you like these pieces?

Goldstein says that this fall “glitz before six” is going to be in and we can never have too much glitz! These lovelies come in 3 colors and will jazz up any outfit. Nine West brought the glitz for us, y’all!!

“Panto” flat in black,
pewter and blue: $69.00

These ladies are hot from their ears to their booties! Sunny Leigh is very mod and stylish, huh? For you Alabama fans will you be getting this houndstooth dress?

Color block blouse: $58.00
Chainlink skirt: $58.00
Houndstooth ponte dress: $78.00

 This ponte dress is just as cute as the houndstooth, but this one is made by Jessica Simpson. Are you feeling the print stockings?

Plaid ponte dropwaist
shift dress: $118.00

 

We already told y’all that the statement necklace will be huge this fall. How do you like this Kenneth Cole set? You can find pieces in this jewelry collection that range from $18-$158.

Collar Necklace: $98.00
Cuff Bracelet: $98.00

The driving moc, casual jacket, knit tie, tailored vest, luxe sportcoat, corduroy pants

Ladies you know we saved the best for last!!!

Boots and booties, cross-body bag, fashion watch, metal collar, shift dress, glitzy top.

Take a look at these suede booties by Sam Edelman. The lace up strings make them incredibly sexy for the fall.

 

Look at the sis sitting with the rest of the guests! We LOVED the outfits the mannequins rocked.

 What will you be wearing for the fall? What are your Belk must-haves for the season?

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Comments To This Entry
  1. I love that picture that shows up in the preview, that is a very cute dress!

    How is the weather over there, and everything? Thank you very much for such a fabulous article!

    Michele on August 13, 2012 Reply
    • The weather has been a little rainy, but fab! Thanks so much for asking, Michele. Thanks for including us!!

      Tamika on August 17, 2012
  2. I’m really glad color blocking is staying around for another season. I am really looking forward to some of the darker tones too. What a cool place can’t wait to see what post #2 has in store.

    Ashley on August 13, 2012 Reply
  3. Great recap, Tamika! It makes me wish I had gone to Belk’s more often when I was in the ATL! I’m so glad colorblocking and vivid colors are still in stores! The trends in the UK are generally more girlie and vintagey than I wear, so maybe I’ll just have to save up for a shopping spree when I’m in the states in December ;)
    xoxox,
    Lar

    AsianCajuns Lar on August 15, 2012 Reply
    • Shopping spree? Always fun, right!!!! I know you in the sis are having a ball!

      Tamika on August 17, 2012
  4. Love the houndstooth trend and those Edelman booties are adorable.

    Yamari on August 20, 2012 Reply
  5. I love the “Vivid” and “Mod Modern” styles! I might have to incorporate those into my wardrobe a little this season!

    Dacy on August 24, 2012 Reply
  6. I love the “Vivid” and “Mod Modern” style trends. I might have to incorporate those into my wardrobe!

    Dacy on August 24, 2012 Reply
    • Girl, yes!!! Aren’t they cute. Must-haves!!!

      Tamika on August 25, 2012

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