Definitely worth the wait, fall packs a punch! From the jewel tone color palette to flattering, clean cuts to highly embellished fashion décor. There is no doubt this season will leave you wanting for more.

Speaking of more. More is definitely more when it comes accessorizing. Though, it takes a clever hand to get just the right balance. Hats, neckwear, boldly dyed furs. Fabulous ways to complete a look. This season, playing with fashion gets downright fun!


While I've never been one to shy away from wearing dresses over pants, the concept has gained acceptance this fall. And pants get personal. Pick your poison — tailored trousers; cropped, colorful little numbers; straight and skinny cuts in leather and tweed; and seducing prints. The pant gets brave and gets noticed.

Back by popular demand (from spring) is the collar. You will see collared shirts and dresses everywhere. Chances are, you still have many a collar in your closet already. Time to whip 'em back out!

Luxe fabrics and textures enter the scene. Tweed becomes the show stopper. Leather and velvet continue on, but in ways that seem ever so fresh. And digital prints take over.

Of all the must have items of the season, the jacket is the deal. The "it" item. And how great is that? It's versatile. It provides warmth. It adds instant character. And in many cases, it makes the outfit. Cardigans aren't going anywhere. However, jackets will give them a run for their money.


colorpalettefw12The colors of the season are delicious! The palette includes purple, plum, fuchsia, red, jade, navy, royal blue and turquoise. These lovely jewel tones complement most skin tones.

You will still find orange and yellow from spring's color palette, in addition to a few pastels. New to the scene — hints of copper.

Hair goes from brushed out waves to twisted tendrils. And bring in the decorations! Hair pieces get all the attention this season. While lips continue to add spice — from deep red to mulberry — cheeks goes flush. And oh, those eyes! Multi-toned color, smoky cat eyes and stunning architectural designs. Plenty of opportunity to express thy face.


As for accessories, shoes take the cake in the personality category. The mid-calf boot continues to make traction. Really, you can't go wrong with just about any length boot in my book. Don't forget about those instant insulators — plush scarves! Yummy soft fabrics combined with playful designs adds serious and smart style. Handbags go simple with extravagant materials and on the structured side. Jewelry, one word —ornatious (ornate and bodacious)! And lots of it, baby.

Not sure how to interpret what all this means and how it pertains to your personal style? Feel free to leave a question in the comments area below. Or, schedule a style session to get some one-on-one style therapy. It's time to enjoy fall!

Designers featured above in first two photo collages: Marc Jacobs, House of Holland, Balmain, Rag & Bone, Rag & Bone, Dennis Basso, Celine, Prabal Gurung and Diesel Black Gold.

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