Black, Brown and Gray

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This fall you can expect to see an unusual amount of gray, brown and black. It seems that muted color palettes and neutrals are the colors of choice this season. Maybe a pop of oxblood here and there and definitely pops of navy mixed with black, but other than that you won't see too many bright colors.

In the past autumn seasons we've seen a lot of gem tones and sequins. I don't think they will be completely out of stores by any means, but the more fashion forward palettes will be simple. Fashion always has a way of turning 180 degrees from what has been popular.

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This outfit features the cropped sweater trend I talked about yesterday and the simple fall color palette. Polkadots and stripes always go together in my book, so I really enjoy this fun pairing with my striped Agnes and Dora pencil skirt.

Get the look: Cropped sweater, pencil skirt, shoes, necklace, belt

Photos by Michelle Herrick

Patterned Shorts

It may not be warm enough to wear shorts, but at least we can start shopping for them! I'm a shorts kind of girl. My legs are one of the things I love most about my body, so I can't wait to get my hands on different colors AND patterns this year.

We've all see the trend of colored denim, and thus celebrating color on your lower half. We're just now starting to see patterned pants, but we'll definitely be window shopping patterned shorts! You can count on it!

So, what is your ideal look? Stripes? Gingham? Navajo? Polka dots?

Maybe this inspiration will help!

Photos:, J.Crewing, Anthropologie, The Mannequin

2012 Fashion Trend: Polka Dots

Polka dot is a print that comes in and out of style almost every other year. It's cute, simple and happy. I always think of the print as childlike. Sometimes that can be a bad thing, but a little polka hear and there can give your outfit a bit of life. Check out some of this inspiration I spotted!

Make the pattern preppy and girly like below

Or grunge it up...

So what do you think? Do you like polka dots? Or do they remind you too much of Minnie Mouse?

Photos: Kate Spade, The Glitter Guide, Anthropologie, Zara, Ruche, Coco + Kelley