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Alexander Wang For H&M: 5 Things You Need To Know

Say what you want, but the collaborations between H&M and famous fashion houses are in high demand from the moment they’re launched. Fashionistas everywhere flock to the nearest H&M stores (or, you know, browsers) to shop their favorite looks. Clothes are flying off the racks and general madness ensues… and it seems that this will be the case once again this fall.

Come November, we will be able to shop the latest designer collaboration: Alexander Wang X H&M.

Here are 5 things you need to know, while you wait to hit the “Add To Bag” button:

1. LAUNCH DATE: The collection will launch in select H&M stores and online at hm.com on November 6th. Before that, you can watch the launch event live from New York. The live streaming will start on October 16th at 8:15 PM EST on the H&M website.

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Photo from the Alexander Wang HM lookbook.

2. EARLYBIRD: The first look from the collab was worn by Rihanna during New York Fashion Week. She sported leggings and a crop top, both with the word “Wang” written across them.

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Rihanna wearing Alexander Wang HM total look.

3. GET SPORTY: Unsurprisingly, the theme for the collection revolves around sports. With this collection, Alexander Wang treats us to a fine selection of sporty-luxe pieces that are as true to his design aesthetics as they are to H&M’s price points. The collection includes both womenswear and menswear and, judging by the lookbook, it will massively pump up our street creds. Scuba dresses, sweatshirts, leggings, gloves, beanies, sweatshirts, knee-high socks and parkas – they all speak of a credible and action-ready street-style collection.

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The first Alexander Wang HM teaser.

4. THE WANG EFFECT: If you love his designs, you’ll want to show them off! Most of the pieces in the collection, from beanies to tops, gloves and socks all prominently display the designer’s name: WANG.

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Photo from the Alexander Wang HM lookbook.

5. IT’S A FIRST: This is the first time H&M collaborates with an American designer. Alexander Wang has launched his namesake brand back in 2007. Ever since, his name has become synonymous with a cool, effortless and often sport-themed chicness. All the IT girls have flocked to wear his latest clothes and killer shoes, and for good reason: he knows what’s cool and he knows how to put his own signature spin on it.

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Photo from the Alexander Wang HM lookbook.

So, what do you think about the latest H&M guest-designer collection?

Photos via vogue.com

Hats For Fall 2014 – What And How To Wear

What’s the no. 1 cold weather accessory you should never be without? If you answered hats, you’re right! Clearly, scarves and gloves don’t fall back behind, but there’s nothing like a chic and cozy hat (or beret!) to keep your head from freezing over during those early fall mornings.

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So let’s see which are your best choices for fall. Ahead, three types of cold weather hats that successfully tick off both the coolness and the practical requirements on the list.

Hats Fall 2014: Beanies

What a no-brainer, right? Beanies are ridiculously easy to find and to incorporate in an outfit. You can pair them with dresses, jeans, heels or sneakers for an instant boost of coolness. Choosing a black beanie is always a safe bet, but only unusual colors will truly make you the center of attention. A neon beanie, for example, looks fantastic when paired with a dark or gray ensemble. Also, for a bad-ass look, pair any type of beanie with leather leggings and an oversized cardigan or blazer.

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Hats Fall 2014: Structured Hats

From wide-brim hats to fedoras or boater hats, the options are pretty much endless. A simple, structured hat goes perfectly with high heels or with sneakers and it adds a feminine touch to any outfit. For an out-of-the-box look, wear a red fedora with a matching lipstick and keep the rest of the ensemble easy and simple. If you’re going for a more sophisticated look, a fine fedora, some kick-ass leather leggings, high heels and a faux fur should do the trick. Bonus points if the result is an all-black look. Hot!

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Hats Fall 2014: Berets

Berets might have been MIA until now, but they are surely coming back in style! For the Fall/Winter 2014 season, numerous designers (Rodarte, Ermanno Scervino, Ralph Lauren) have sent berets down the runway and the result was stunning! Paired either with skirts of with trousers, we have to give it to them: berets definitely look modern and cool again. For a day-to-day look, pair your beret with a skirt and a sweater – so easy, right? Add a leather jacket to the mix to balance out the look and you should be good to go. Paris, here we cooome!

beret modern look for fall

Top 5 Fall 2014 Fashion Trends You Need To Know

Cheer up, girls! Even though summer is coming to its inevitable end, there’s a lot to look forward to (at least fashion-wise) in these colder months. For starters, here are the top 5 fall 2014 fashion trends you need to know RIGHT NOW. Because hey, it’s never too early for a colorful fur, right?

1) FAUX Fur, Fur, Furs!
Speaking about faux furs, they were all over the runways in the Fall/Winter 2014 shows – they are pretty much unavoidable in the colder months. Luckily, this season, the designers have pumped it up a notch and have boldly sent a vast array of colorful faux furry coats down the runway. From pink to red or pastel blue – and everything in between – colorful furs will reign supreme.

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Above: Prada/Marc Jacobs/Lanvin/Fendi/Gucci

2) Power Knits
Next up, another major element of the fall 2014 fashion trends: knits. Forget about single sweater pieces! Instead, the designers were all about the head-to-toe knitted look which included an oversized sweater and knitted skirts or pants. Talk about staying warm! This season, we’ll be cozying up to massive (and hopefully super-warm) knitted outfits.

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Above: The Row/Celine/Acne/Calvin Klein/Marc Jacobs

3) Cool Sneakers
If you love being both stylish and comfortable, this is one of the fall 2014 fashion trends you will surely love. Come winter, the almighty colorful sneakers will most likely become a must for every fashionista out there. Wear them with skirts, pants and anything in between: we’re pretty sure they will become your new best friends.

cool sneakers

Above: Chanel/DKNY/Marc by Marc Jacobs/Chanel

4) Capes
Talking about the top fall 2014 fashion trends… here’s one clothing item we haven’t seen in a while! Judging by the sheer amount of capes sent down the runway this season, this old/new staple is bound to be the next best thing in fashion. Maxi or midi, floral or in bold colors, the cape is a versatile piece. Pair it with mini skirts or dresses for the ultimate romantic look.

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Above: Dolce&Gabbana/Ralph Lauren/Saint Laurent/Saint Laurent/Valentino

5) 60s Vibes
Last but definitely not least, the 60s are back in style! Mini skirts worn with knee-high boots are a massive trend this season. From super-colorful ensembles to pastels, browns and blacks, there’s something for everyone. So whip out those miniskirts ladies! Out of all the fall 2014 fashion trends, this is the one that will make a modern vixen out of ya!

60s vibes

Above: Saint Laurent/Gucci/Valentino/Valentino/Versace