Style Inspiration: 5 On Trend Fall 2012 Outfits for Dates, Work, Nights on the Town, and more!

With all my traveling, I haven’t had much time to rock out with Style Inspirations (though that doesn’t mean they haven’t stopped rolling on in!). You ladies are heading out for first dates, concerts, birthdays, and more, so I decided to kick start our What to Wear Posts with 5 fall perfect outfits, for work, play, and everything in between.

First up, Nyasha says, “I will be graduating soon and starting work in the corporate environment. Can you suggest a cute outfit for me to wear?”
You can never go wrong with a printed shirt and skirt combo! I hopped onto this season’s oxblood and leather trends with a Gucci Plaid Pussy Bow shirt and L’Agence Leather Skirt.

Complete with simple black pumps and a matching bag:

Get the look for less here:

Next, Ashley writes, “I recently got accepted into “Teen Vogue Fashion University” which is a three day fashion conference for students in the city. It’s an amazing opportunity to meet fantastic people such as Grace Coddington, Andrew Bevan, Eva Chen and so on. I was wondering what you might think would be appropriate to wear to this type of event?”
Why not stand out from the crowd in Fall 2012’s prints on prints trend? Either try to mix and match yourself, or buy a dress with the prints already mixed (like the middle option by Milly):

Tone the looks down with black pumps or slingbacks, and a black bag:

Taryn says, “I’m attending my girl’s engagement party in less than a month and I have no idea what to wear. I want to look chic and really cute. Fashion bomb please help me!!!”
I’d welcome fall in dark skinny jeans by Rag & Bone, and suede over the knee boots:

Look fashion forward in a yellow tweed vest, uplifted by a funky chain belt.

Danah from Chicago writes, ” I am a 32 year young professional, and I am going on a first date with a long time friend from high school. Lucky for me, he decided to take me to see Lauryn Hill & Nas.(smiling while typing that part!)But unluckily for me I have nothing to wear. Although my “friend” has seen me plenty of times looking my cute regular self, I would like suggestions that will really impress him. Please help. Thanks in advance.”
Offer your own interpretation of Fall 2012’s leather on leather trend with a $290 Karl Faux Metallic Jacket and $311 Rag & Bone coated jeans. If you guys will be sitting, these $250 Black Suede Lace Up Elsa Ankle Boots by Sam Edelman are super cute:

If it’s more of a stand and dance concert, a pair of Giuseppe Zanotti sneakers should do the trick:

Complete with a beaded clutch and a Nous Sommes Grace Jones necklace (love!):

Lastly, Chenoa needed inspiration for a night on the town! She writes, “I need [to know] what to wear this Friday night for my Aunt’s birthday! We’ll be celebrating over sushi then later a jazz club. Sidenote: I’m 23 and I’m located in Phoenix where it gets hot. Help please!”
Sure! Embrace this season’s baroque/ornate trend in a $68 Lipsy Baroque Print Ripple Dress accented by the heels du jour, Tom Ford’s Padlock Pumps:

Finish with a burgundy lip and false lashes:

Would you rock any of the above?
Remember, the items above are pricey and only meant to inspire.
Take ’em to a mall near you to find similar items within your price range.
Review all of the Fall 2012 trends in this post.


Claire Sulmers is the publisher and founder of Fashion Bomb Daily, the #43 most influential style magazine in the world.

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