Inspired Fall 2011 Runway Looks

Break out the Jewels this fall and feel like royalty!

We know you don’t want to think about cooler temperatures just yet, especially since our sunny warm days are definitely numbered here in Michigan, but it’s time to accept it.  Fall semester is right around the corner. School supplies, buying books, move-in…oh yes, it’s all getting closer! In addition to these harrowing and obnoxious (not to mention costly!) tasks, there are the things that brighten our days–such as fall fashion trends. If you’ve got to move back into that tiny apartment or dorm room, why not feel a bit like the lucky Princess Katherine–augment your wardrobe with these luscious jewel-toned items!

If you want to jump on the trend before summer ends, here are some sandals that will not only make you stand out, but stand taller, than the crowd!

Sky High End of Summer Jewel Toned Sandals

If you’d prefer to wait for fall, here are some great heels to get you started; the first pair I own myself (and love!)

Amethyst Bow Pump by Enzo Angiolini

Badgley Mischka Platinum Women’s Hyde Pump in Ruby

Magrit Women’s Sapphire 15232 Peep-Toe Pump

Casadei Studded Pump

If you’d like to dress down a bit, look into grabbing some ballet flats in these colors–skinny jeans aren’t going anywhere this season, so it will be worth the investment to pair some cute flats with your outfit.


This trend isn’t limited to shoes, get creative and try on some of these fun makeup looks. Don’t pile it on, just use enough to create the beloved smoky eye for nights out on State Street, South U, or if you’re feeling ritzy on Main! Choose colors to compliment your eye color. If you’ve got green eyes, try purple or green to bring out the color. Brown, try the tan color or purple, Blue eyes will pop with the dramatic blue shadows, but don’t forget that brown shadow pairs nicely when you blend it with deeper hues to make your blue beauties shine bright!

Makeup Forever Fall 2011 Line

The Collection: Makeup Forever Fall 2011

Spruce up any outfit with a cute purse, like the ones below. The classic black dress can have the added punch with a signature purse, large enough to make a statement and carry all your necessities. These stunning bags have the jewel colors and a metallic sheen–perfect for fall.

Coach Amethyst Bag

Marc Jacobs Fall 2011 Ruby Purse


















Fendi Fall 2011 Sapphire Purse


Here are some of our favorite jewel inspired looks from the Fall 2011 runway shows:

Yigal Azrouel Fall 2011-Sapphire Blue Dress

Toni Francesc Fall 2011 Amber Dress

Ralph Lauren Fall 2011 Emerald Dress


Chado Ralph Rucci Fall 2011 Ruby Ensemble

Gucci Fall 2011 Dress


-Inga Shoberg



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