Fall's latest looks are real-woman wearable, plus they do double duty: Every style can swing from day to night.
1. Trend to Try: Animal Prints
Go ahead, flaunt the full-on flirtiness of animal prints: Pair with polished black peep-toes and a belted white sweater for a crisp, always-classic combo.
Sweater, $78, Ann Taylor. Earrings and ring, Monet. Bangles, Ben-Amun by Isaac Manevitz. Belt, Forever 21. Pumps, Lauren by Ralph Lauren.
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2. Trend to Try: Leather in Hot Hues
So long, subdued shades: This bright blue fall jacket energizes everything in your wardrobe, transforming work basics, like a gray shift, from simple to showstopping.
Jacket, $150, Bradley by Bradley Bayou. Dress, $50, Marshalls. Necklace, ShoptheLook.net. Belt, Suzi Roher. Clutch, Inge Christopher.
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3. Trend to Try: Fur Trim
Layer the charcoal cardigan over a punch-packing purple shell for desk-to-dinner drama.
Sweater, $88, Cupio. Shell, $30, August Silk. Skirt, $265, Rebecca Taylor. Earrings, Sorrelli-MiMi Collection. Necklace, Fantasy Jewelry Box. Bangles, Joy O Designs. Bangle, Forever 21. Clutch, Guess. Pumps, Worthington by JCPenney.
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4. Trend to Try: Textured Tweed
Meet your suit-jacket substitute: It's trim, tailored, and instantly work-worthy with a sharp, streamlined skirt. Pile on Chanel-inspired chains for fast French flair.
Jacket, $160, BCBG. Shell, $30, August Silk. Skirt, $118, Ann Taylor. Earrings, ShoptheLook.net. Necklace, T.J. Maxx. Cuff, Ben-Amun by Isaac Manevitz.
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5. Trend to Try: Black on Black
Yes, a stunning satin-trim cardigan can convert from luxe to laid-back - if you toss it over a tiered tank and dark denim jeans. Patent flats add casual chic.
Cardigan, $50, Kohls. Top, $68, Ann Taylor. Jeans, $170, Beija-Flor. Earrings, ShoptheLook.net. Necklace, Avon. Ring, Lori Bonn. Flats, MIA.
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