30 best ideas for fall 2012 fashion and beauty

By: Sarah DeMille

Author: Canadian Living


30 best ideas for fall 2012 fashion and beauty

By: Sarah DeMille
As the summer sun fades away and fall's cool air blows, green leaves turn into shades of gold and red and it's time to slip into fal knit sweaters and chic leather boots of fall.
From how to wear the latest fashions to choosing the hottest accessories to complete your outfit, this fall fashion and beauty guide delivers the best looks of the season. It's time to get ready to look your very best during the crisp autumn days ahead.

Your best fall wardrobe
Wondering what to wear this fall? Whether you prefer classic styles or you're looking for the next big trend, we can help you update your look this fall season.

From fun and flirty polka dots to chic boots and shoes, learn how to make 2012's fall fashion trends look fabulous on you. Get insider tips and tricks from style experts to make this your most fashion-forward fall yet!

1. Photo gallery: 5 trendy looks for fall 2012
Indulge in the season's best new fashion trends. See the five essential pieces to add to your wardrobe this fall.

2. Fall styles: Would you wear this fashion trend?
Take a look at fall fashion and this season's top tricky trends. Plus, get expert advice on how to make these styles work well in the real world.

3. Fall fashion trend: How to wear polka dots
Learn how to make the polka dot work for you, plus find expert tips on how to incorporate this this classic print into your wardrobe.

4. Fall fashion: How to build a stylish wardrobe
Learn insider tricks from style experts on how to make the most out of your clothes and accessories.

5. How to wear the best fall fashions for your body type
Knowing your shape – and how to dress it – is key to looking fashion-forward and stylish with this year's fall fashion trends.

4 ways to wear your favourite summer clothes into fall
Get expert advice for making your summer clothes work in your wardrobe this fall.

Step out in style
Put your best foot forward this fall in the latest footwear fashions. It's time to put away your open-toed sandals and trade those flip flops for stylish boots and shoes.

With so many different styles to choose from, it can be difficult to know what to wear and what's on trend this season. Use our fab footwear guide to make sure you step out in style this fall.

7. 6 stylish black shoes for every occasion
From platform wedges to studded loafers, a pair of stylish black shoes will add the perfect touch to your everyday wardrobe.

8. Trend watch: 2012 fall and winter boots
Say so long to sandals and bring on the boots! Find out what's hot for 2012 fall and winter boots.

9. Photo gallery: 10 trendy 2012 fall and winter boots we love
Welcome the chilly months with a hot new pair of boots. Whether you like them up to your ankles or knee-high, here are 10 trendy 2012 fall and winter boots for almost every style type.

10. Fall styles: 7 fabulous shoes for fall
From wedge boots and loafers, to ankle-strap heels, check out the best shoe trends and footwear options for fall.

11. Get the look - Sexy shoes
Our fashion expert dishes on how to look ultra sexy with a great pair of pumps in our sexy shoe style guide.

Fun fall accessories

You don't need to overhaul your entire wardrobe to freshen up your image and give your look an update this fall. All it takes is a few key accessories to take your style from last-fall drab to new and fab! 

From cosy yet fashionable fall scarves to the perfect bag for every occasion, get the scoop on the latest accessories that will add a little pizzazz to your look this season.

12. Photo gallery: 10 best 2012 fall fashion accessories
Get inspired with the latest in fall fashion. From statement jewelry to infinity scarves, here are 10 fab fall accessories you might want to add to your wardrobe this season.

13. Fall 2012 accessories trend report
From collar necklaces and cat's-eye sunglasses to funky bangles and bags, find out which fall 2012 accessories will keep you looking cool this season.

Fall fashion: 5 scarves you need this season
No need to overhaul your closet for the hottest fall fashions the right scarf is all it takes to update your look.

Top 4 bags every woman needs
Tired of using the same purse over and over again? Our style expert looks into the four most essential styles to add to your purse collection.

16. Wear the best fashion accessories for fall
From handbags and scarves to tights and shoes, find five accessory add-ons that'll give your basic wardrobe a stylish boost.

Page 1 of 2: Hair, makeup, skin care and more: Get the best of fall 2012 beauty on Page 2>>
Your best beauty for fall 2012
Whether you want a full makeover or you're craving just a few quick and easy updates, a new and improved look is the perfect way to welcome fall. 

Use your best hairstyling and makeup application tips -- and get some more beauty tricks and advice in the following articles and slide shows.
17. 25 easy ways to update your look this fall
Revamp your look this season by making simple tweaks to your own style. These 25 updates will help you look and feel more beautiful than ever.

18. Photo gallery: 10 hot red lipsticks for fall 2012
From bruised berry to vainglorious vermilion, this year's fall fashion shows placed the spotlight on shades of red. Here are 10 hot red lipsticks you'll definitely want to show off this season.

19. 6 hot hair and makeup picks for fall  
From bold lips to smoky eyes, this season's beauty picks are meant to entice. Here are six hair and makeup finds you won't want to miss.

20. Photo gallery: 3 fresh looks for fall 2012
From vibrant lipstick to beautiful hair, these three fabulous fall makeovers offer easy beauty tips to help you look and feel your best this season.

21. Top 5 beauty trends for fall 
Want to know what's trending for fall? Start the season with one -- or all -- of these five makeup looks that are perfect for autumn.

22. How to update your hair for fall
Bored with your hairstyle? Learn some stylish ways to take your tresses up a notch this season.

23. Photo gallery: Best foundations for flawless skin
A good base and an even skin tone are essential for any makeup look. Use one of these three foundations to achieve flawless-looking skin.

24. Get glamorous hair with extensions
Read all about one lucky Canadian Living reader's glamorous hair makeover. Find out how her short hair was enhanced by hair extensions to create her dream look.

Video: How to create a simple updo
Get expert tips on creating a simple yet elegant everyday updo in our easy-to-follow video demonstration.

26. Photo gallery: 3 best moisurizers for healthy skin
No matter what your age, it's important to keep your skin hydrated and healthy. These three body moisturizers are sure to help nourish your skin.

27. 6 ways to refresh your beauty routine
Making a few tweaks to your basic skin-care routine can mean more beautiful, soft skin -- fast. Check out six easy ways to freshen up your beauty regimen.

 Back to school: A stylish transition 
You don't have to be going back to school to look cool. Get some insider tips on style and fragrance from The Fashion & Beauty Blog.

29. 3 great teeth whiteners for a brighter smile
Brighten your teeth and give yourself another reason to smile. These three teeth whiteners will suit any budget and are easy to use for the best pearly whites possible.

30. How to break your bad beauty habits
We all have our beauty quirks. If you nosh on your nails or hit the pillow at night without a good face wash, it's time for a beauty intervention. Our expert tips will teach you how to break your bad beauty habits once and for all.
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30 best ideas for fall 2012 fashion and beauty