A couple weeks ago I had the pleasure of lunching with some of my favorite peeps at Neiman Marcus for their fall preview. This exclusive event showcased the season's best looks, from head to toe.

In one word, awesome.

We are coming upon my favorite season of the year. And the picks from Ken Downing, Fashion Director, have me giddy. On top of the scrumptious fabrics and prints, Neiman Marcus has a growing list of items found only at Neiman Marcus (look for #onlyatNM). The consistent theme in the past several seasons is color — berry baby! And my favorite model, Brooke, shows us just how to wear it.

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Keeping it simple, Neiman Marcus shares their list of must haves for fall.

Women

Bold gold and high shine metallics, ripe berry shades, velvet, florals, skirts that move, the new bomber, chokers, top-handle bags, the adorned shoe and the dramatic eye.

Men

Browns (from camel to whiskey), British accents (plaids, checks and tweeds), velvet, 70s swagger, attitude tees, suede and shearling outwear, trainers and statement topcoats.

These are my personal favorites:

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Time to get excited for fall, even if your particular climate isn't cooperating.

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As we look to fall and all it has to bring (cooler temps, especially), I keep coming back to the ease of these See By Chloé suede boots.

Utility meets retro chic, this slouchy style crafted from velvety camel suede is finished with a patterned lace-up tie. The chunky heel brings comfort, while making the casual pairings ongoing — from dress to button down and skinnies to sweater and cropped flares to tee and skirt.

A great addition to your wardrobe!

Available at Net-a-Porter

Pleats are here for another season.

While I love the leather take on the pleated skirt, I am school-girl giddy for this cotton twill number. Balenciaga puts an edgy twist on what we know of the pleated skirt. This one — army green, thigh-skimming and crafted from a firm cotton twill for a structured look.

So many fantastic outfits just waiting to be created around this skirt.

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Available at My Theresa

Stop.

Seriously, I can't go on. Without these, that is.

The Clarita bow-embellished burgundy velvet sandal by Alexandre Birman is timelessly stunning. Wear with jeans, formal attire and everything in between. Hello!

 

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Available at Net-a-Porter

Glorious flowy prints!

It's where my head is and what my body wants to wear.

This may be the only thing that excites me about summer. There are so many beautiful options, in various styles and hem lengths. Looking at these just makes me happy. 

The advantage to wearing a bold print like one of these is the minimal accessories that wrap around it. In fact, depending on location, you might even go barefoot!

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