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What's In for Fall by iVillage

Breathe a sigh of relief, harem pants are out for fall! But what will everyone be wearing? iVillage style experts (including Miss Piggy and Scarlett Johansson) predict the hot style and beauty trends.


The Big Coat: "My must-have for fall 2009 is a big, black coat [or] black or grey wool... [with a] scarf to kind of switch them up," says actress Scarlett Johansson. "I think [these] pieces play great with denim, a lot of nice casual wear, and [stuff that's] more suitable for work like pencil skirts," she adds.


Pictured: Mango Coat ($249.99 at Mango Shop)


In for Fall The Big Coat

Pink: "Moi is always very choosy about deciding who to wear," says Miss Piggy. "This fall, I'm selecting designers based on three criteria: their originality, creativity and willingness to part with samples." "Also this fall, I think that pink will be the new black, plaid will be the new paisley," says the fashionable pig, who's been hanging out with Marc Jacobs lately, "and green will still be mine, so back off, sister!"


Pictured: Daphne Tiered Dress ($44.50 at Delias)

In for Fall Pink

Mixing It Up: "Fall will be about mixing high and low--taking a crisp white shirt and matching it with an updated navy blazer to create a classic American day look," says iconic American fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger. "Bermuda shorts will be a key item to wear day or night."


Pictured: GF Ferre Navy Blue Blazer ($386 at Zappos)


In for Fall Mixing It Up

Juxtaposition: "Fall brings a juxtaposition," says Geren Lockhart, the creative mastermind behind Geren Ford. "[You'll see] hardware against delicate silks and tough-washed cottons and denim, and pleats and gathers shown with leather and vintage-washed fabrics." "Silhouettes will be simple, yet constructed with hand-finishing, like painting and paillettes," the designer adds.


In for Fall Juxtaposition

Menswear for Women: "It's ironic, but there's nothing like a classic menswear-inspired piece to make a girl feel truly sexy," says Victorya Hong, former cast member of Project Runway. "And, in this economy, you can't go wrong by investing in a beautiful tailored piece to mix and match with everything else you have in your closet."


Pictured: Hall Wool Chalk-Stripe Pant ($345 at Ralph Lauren)


In for Fall Menswear for Women

1980s Diva Style: "[This season] is an open call for 1980s diva style--any look that pays tribute to an '80s music video," says Amy Goodman, fashion trend director for Timex and former InStyle editor. "Don't be afraid to rock a leather skirt, biker jacket or black strappy sandals as you begin to switch out your wardrobe." "For those of us who want to play up prints of the past, but are now tired of last season's floral fantasy, what will be in are those graphic prints in black and white that showcase squares, cubes, lines or plaid," she adds.


Pictured: Urban Rebel Jacket ($150 at Chick Downtown)


In for Fall 1980s Diva Style

Bold Hats: "I am a HUGE fan of the hat," says Kevin Christiana, former cast member of Project Runway. "I like the sexiness a hat can do for a woman." Bold hats are great in the summertime, says the designer, but can also be rocked in the fall in a sleeker version.


Pictured: Juicy Couture Felted Wool Fedora ($65 at Nordstrom)


In for Fall Bold Hats


Shoulder Treatments: "Anything that accents the shoulders this season is hot," says Michael O'Connor. "Whether it's the sexy exposed shoulder of evening gowns or the padded military shoulders from recent runways, shoulders are in your face." "The great thing about accented shoulders," O'Connor points out, "is the way one-shoulder dresses add height and padded shoulders narrow the waist."


Pictured: One-Shoulder Flutter Top ($19.99 at Charlotte Russe)


In for Fall Shoulder Treatments

Thigh-High Boots: Over-the-knee boots and high platform shoes will be in, says Kevin Christiana. "[Both] are so sexy," he points out. "They accentuate women's legs and elongate any size--I am a huge fan of both and hope that this is a trend [that's going] to stay."


Pictured: Christian Louboutin Supra Fifre 120 Thigh-High Boots ($1,995 at Net-A-Porter)


In for Fall Thigh High Boots

Braids: "Braids--from the milkmaid to hippie chic--are in," says Suki Duggan, owner of Donsuki Townhouse Salon in New York City. "Try new and different ways to wear them, there is no wrong way." Hollywood "it" girl Lauren Conran, for example, parts her wavy mane in the center and braids just one side.


In for Fall Braids


The Afro: "It is back, it is bold, and it is beautiful," says Suki Duggan. "Not only does the afro draw attention to the face, but it is also very, very elegant looking. If you have thick hair, tease it a little to get really dramatic added body."


In for Fall The Afro


Soft Eyes with Dramatic Lips: "This fall, we're going to see soft, sophisticated eyes balanced by deep and dramatic lip colors," says Annesley Broadhead, Cargo makeup artist. "Dramatic lips were seen at Alexander McQueen and Dolce & Gabbana in rich shades of deep berry, with an almost black undertone. The finish was either a full lipstick finish, or a subtle stain. To achieve this look at home apply a berry or red gloss and blot well for a stained effect that is straight from the runway, yet still wearable for real life."


In for Fall Soft Eyes with Dramatic Lips

Highlights and Lowlights: "This fall, cool brunettes [will] dictate color fashion this season. It's time to come off the beach, dress up, and get out on the town," says Anthony Liguori, resident color specialist at Salon Luba. "Hair color changes just as fashion. Stylists can move blondes through the seasons with highlights and lowlights and other hair colors should adapt to the seasons, as well."


In for Fall Highlights and Lowlights
Source: iVillage

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