Fall is finally approaching so that means warm apple cider, new leaves, and nice breezy weather. It also means it’s time to put your sundresses, bikinis,  and sandals away for a more practical wardrobe. But don’t grunt in frustration,  practical does not mean you have to trade your bright and sunny clothes for dull and dingy ones. In fact, there are so many stores stocked full of Fall “Must Haves” that you’ll have abundance of choices of clothes to add to your closet. There are tons of cozy sweaters, fashionable sweater dresses, nice jackets, and loads of denim competing for a space in your closet. So it can be a difficult and stressful period just picking what to buy to be the best fashionista you can be, but fret no more, because I’m going to tell you about one of fall’s biggest trends. This might make the clothes choosing process easier. So let’s begin our fashionable journey!

A big must for Fall  2012 is raspberry colored clothes. Different stores have different names for the color, but my favorite name for it is raspberry. Raspberry color is a blend of pink and purple, usually with a darker tint on the purple. This is one of my favorite Fall 2012 fashion trends because it’s such an unusual color, and it looks good with a variety of different colors. This color mainly works with yellows, light blues, grays and can even pair with some uncommon bright colors, like orange and lime green.

Grays and blacks are always in style for fall so this makes adding a bright color like raspberry even more exciting, because it will really brighten up your basic blacks and grays. I’ve seen hundreds and hundreds of raspberry colored clothes and many are just gorgeous, but I have a few favorites. I’ll share my five favorite raspberry colored clothes and budget friendly alternatives. Because we all know plus size clothes can get expensive, but if you know where to look, and how to budget, you can look great for less.

My Top Five Favorite Fall Raspberry Plus Size Clothes

#5. Torrid’s Raspberry Ankle Zip Stiletto Jeans $64.50

Colored denim pants have been a popular trend for awhile-everyone from your mom to your boyfriend is wear skinny colored jeans- so you need to have some in your closet. These Torrid pants are great because they’re not quite skinny jeans so they have a little more possibilities. They are also colored bright enough that they’ll get you noticed and complimented, but not blindingly bright that you cannot blend in with a crowd.  They’ll go great with a cute black top.

Alternative-Forever 21’s Lustrous Colored Skinny Jeans $24.80

There are a couple stores that also carry jeans similar to Torrid’s pair, including Ashley Stewart and Fashion Bug. The great thing about Forever 21’s pair is that they’re pretty close in color to Torrid’s jeans.  They’re  also designed really similar and about $40 dollars less than Torrid’s pants. If you don’t mind spending over $60 dollars on jeans, get Torrid’s pants. Torrid clothes tend to last longer than Forever 21’s clothes, and they’re true to size. You also probably won’t have to worry about seeing a bunch of other people wearing the exact same pants as you.

But whichever jeans you choose, raspberry colored denim pants are a must for your fall wardrobe.

#4.Raspberry And White Striped Blazer $58.50

The color is a little brighter than the normal raspberry colored clothes. Because of this it looks more red on this picture, and that makes it even more versatile. Red can pair with almost any color, so this blazer will too. What I love about this blazer is it’s fun enough that you can pair it with a nice bright dress or skinny jeans, but it’s not too bright that you couldn’t wear it to work or a job interview. It’s a great piece to add to your closet, you’ll find there are a billion options for this cute blazer.
It’s difficult to find a good blazer for under $40 dollars. If you’re an ebay expert, or go thrift store shopping a lot, then you can find a nice raspberry colored blazer for under $40 dollars. If  you cannot find one  for under $40, and want to save a couple dollars by not buy the Torrid one, then H&M + has a nice bright raspberry colored blazer. Like the Torrid one, you can wear this blazer to work or on a fun night out.  The only problem with this blazer is it may be a little too bright for some really conservative office spaces.
I personally would chose the Torrid one, but that’s just because I like stripes and prints clothing more than just bright colors, but the H&M+ one looks a little more figure flattering.  Both will get your friends and colleagues talking about how great you look so both are good options. And blazers never go out of style.
There are so many amazing homecoming dresses out there,  but if you want to keep with fall’s hottest color then this Deb’s dress should be on the top of your list. It’s fancy enough where you’ll really make a statement at homecoming, or any other eloquent attire event, but it’s simple enough where you can wear it just for a fun night out with friends. You could also pair it with some leggings and a nice jean jacket and turn it into a casual day dress.
If you do not wear dresses too often and you don’t plan on attending any events where you need a nice dress, but still like the style of the dress, then you can turn the sophisticated look of the Deb’s dress into a more casual everyday look by getting Torrid’s Cami. You can easily wear this cami with a nice pair of jeans and feel just as good as you would if you were wearing the Deb dress. Both items are equally appealing to me, so it would depends on my needs-whether I needed something nice, but casual, or more of a show stopper dress. I also personally don’t buy strapless tops or dresses, so I’m more likely to buy the cami, but I would consider the dress if I felt more comfortable in strapless attire.
Both are fun, flirty, and could look fabulous on you.
I love this dress, because it’s simple but has so many possibilities. You can wear it with a nice leather jacket, boots, belt or just by itself with some nice jewelry.  It’s also probably a really flattering dress to whatever your figure.
I could not find an alternative to this dress, because of it’s unique design and color. It’s also really cheap for a dress, so if you’re loving the dress then you should probably buy it. I doubt you’ll find one just as unique and cool and this inexpensive. Say yes to the dress.
I definitely love a great leather or pleather jacket in the fall. I also love colored leather jackets even more.  The minute I laid my eyes on this jacket-which also comes in blue-I was in love. This jacket is over my budget so I cannot order it, but I would if I could. Not only is the jacket perfect for early fall, but it’s just the right blend of cool and practical. You can wear it to class, work, or hanging out with friends. It works in almost any situation. And it will stand out but also make all your angles look heavenly.
If you’re really into the idea of a pink leather jacket, then, you may want to consider checking ebay for slightly used ones. I found this great one for only $35 or so dollars. Ebay is a good source for unique things, like pink or Raspberry colored leather jackets, but one problem with ebay is you may not find one in your size.  So if you’re willing to spend for the City Chic jacket, I say go for it.
I hope this helped make picking through all the raspberry colored goodies easier. There  are literally hundreds of choices for you this fall, so choose what you find most appealing. Then wear it, love it, and embrace your inner fashion goddess.
  1. SoupPlease says:

    Use to think that blazer is only for guys, it seems that blazer look great on women too! Seems like the same principle applies to guy, brazer make us look slimmer.

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