10 Top Trends for Fall from the Fashion Magazines
What’s hot this fall – from the September issues of Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar
-Lois Joy Johnson
Like two bulimic fashionistas, the September issues of Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar swell to plus-size proportions while ingesting loads of ad pages, then regurgitate hundreds of fall looks for readers before they shrink back to normal the following month. We wait for them to appear on newsstands like groupies backstage at a rock concert.
This September Vogue is 584 pages and has a Stylish Steals & Smart Splurges coverline. Bazaar has 484 pages and beckons with Stylish Steals, Exclusive Discounts and Prizes Inside on its cover. I’m going to save you (and your mailman) from having to lug these two heavyweight divas home. Here’s a style guide to the top 10 trends from the world of couture culture:
1. HIGH PLATFORM HEELS or BOOTIES
If you buy one thing this fall, choose shoes. Either one of these trendy choices toughen up feminine pieces. Bazaar loves the Circa Joan & David‘s strappy grey suede heels ($99, 800-999-1877), green snakeskin sandals by Nine West ($89, ninewest.com) and Coach‘s snakeskin sandals — shown here ($198, 866-262-2440).
Vogue shows lots of towering heels by Prada and Lanvin but goes for booties like the Nine West oxfords — shown here ($99, ninewest.com) and the Circa Joan and David laceups ($100, zappos.com) in its cheapie alternatives section called 100 Under $500.