Fall 2011 Fashion Trends

Fall 2011 Fashion Trends

Designers' and Store Owners' Must-Haves for the Season

Ah, fall: the return of hot coffee, big knits, and college football — not to mention the disappearance of upper lip sweat.

Before we conduct our annual cold weather wardrobe switch, we consulted nine of our favorite NYC-based designers/store owners (including Rachel Antonoff, Whitney Pozgay of Whit, and Alan Eckstein of Timo Weiland) to find out which trends they’re most excited about this season. From Chelsea boots to metallic fabrics, the expert picks sparked our desire to shop.

While you’re in the zone, check out a few of our own must-wears: winter whites, polka dots, lace, and animal silhouette prints.

We predict you’ll fall hard.

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