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Designer Picks: Vince Camuto’s Fall 2012 Fashion Tips

You know the expression, “You can’t really know a man until you’ve walked a mile in his shoes”? Well, we’ve been walking miles in Vince Camuto‘s shoes for as long as we can remember! It all started when he created Nine West back in 1978 and turned it into the $2 billion company that it is today. As the man behind the Camuto Group, Vince has many successful shoes brands as well as high-profile partnerships with the likes of Tory Bruch and Jessica Simpson. The designer finally launched his namesake line in 2005, and we’ve been strutting our stuff in Vincent Camutos ever since. RealStyleNetwork.com talked to Vince Camuto about the best fall trends for women and the most common fashion mistakes he sees women make.

What are your three fall essential must-haves for women this fall?
I just love the motoboot for fall. We are offering a few styles this season, with great hardware, either in gold or silver studded. I love them with jeans or a dress, and they are perfect for the city, the country, day or night! The Vince clutch is also a great bag for going out. It’s the perfect size and can hold all of your essentials; that’s rare! I like the black and green colours, both look very sharp and chic in the pony hair combo. Lastly, the single sole pump is really making a comeback, my favorite this season is our metallic faux croc style with black suede lining. The mix in texture, as well as colour and style, is very classic and feminine, but with and edge and will make every woman feel super stylish.

What are you favourite trends this season?

This fall 2012, we were inspired by a few key trends, including: colourblocking, menswear and bold, edgy hardware accents. After the warmth of summer — where women tend to wear softer colours and silhouettes — the introduction of strong colours and prints, such as blue, orange, green and houndstooth as well as slimmer, more polished fits and tailoring are a welcomed transition.

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What are your favourite fall accessories?

Fashion should be wearable, and one of my favourite shoes for fall is the glitter oxford. It’s a great shoe to wear with slim pants, denim, a dress. You can wear it to work, certainly out at night. It’s comfortable, the glitter gives them something a little extra special and they are a fun alternative to a ballet flat!

What are some of the biggest style mistakes women make in the fall?

As long as you are trying something new, I don’t think you are making a mistake. Style is about expression. If something doesn’t work for you, you shouldn’t repeat it. Women should take the time to try new looks, new styles and see what works best on their body. Perhaps the biggest mistake women make is not taking enough risks because there is so much fashion in the fall; there are tons of categories, and much more to layer given the season.

How do you define the look and feel of your fall collection?

The fall 2012 collection juxtaposes menswear-inspired looks with feminine sophistication. Edgy hardware and detail accents meet regal prints and plush fabrics and the accessories offer metallic and stone accents and embellishments.