Trendy Tuesdays

The grunge trend is gone—at least for the current season that is. This fall the trends are all about luxury: rich colors, lavish materials and unique textures. Mix them together and add a touch of embellishment and you’ve mastered this season’s fall fashion.

Embellished pieces found their way into most designer’s Fall/Winter 2012 collections. Christian Dior, Givenchy and Dolce & Gabbana all put their own spin on the trend. From necklaces with elaborate necklines to oversized brooches, designers showed how versatile and personal this style is.

The easiest way to incorporate embellishment into your wardrobe is with a beaded top or dress, or one with a bejeweled neckline. Perfect for day or night, these pieces can easily be dressed up or down. Also consider investing in an over-sized, over-the-top, statement necklace. The best ones lie flat on your collarbone and paired with a button-down or crew neck look classy chic.

Not a jewelry person? Add some sparkle to your wardrobe with a statement clutch. I’ve personally been eyeing Zara’s jeweled party-box bag- it’s elegant with an edge.

So give your ripped, torn, studded and slashed clothes a break and go glam.

-By Alison Chetkof