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Top Fall Items Desperate to be Included in Your Closet:
The Fitted Jacket
Swap baggy for snug, and you’ll instantly be a fall fashionista. Don’t want to splurge on a new jacket? No problem. By becoming friends with your tailor, you’ll update your look for only a handful of cash. Easy fixes to your oversized jacket include loose arms and waists-with a few alterations, a baggy sleeve can turn into a sleek one, a boxy waist into a cinched one. As for texture, try wool, suede, corduroy, or velvet.
The Power Suit
According to www.showbuzz.cbsnews.com, “The ‘power suit,’ redolent of 1980s excess…is back in force-minus the massive shoulder pads.” Sleek and tailored, the power suit can be softened with a “floppy scarf.” Add a metallic shoe and a colorful silk camisole underneath to brighten up any suit.
Today, cashmere comes in every color and shape imaginable. Greens, purples, reds, and yellows, you name it. From hoodies to shells to vests to jackets, cashmere is as versatile as your mother’s (or your) pearls. And not only is it fashionable, it’s functional, too-light and perfect for layering, the cashmere sweater can warm up any outfit without adding too much bulk.
Combine your favorite skirt with a pair of knee-high boots, and you’ve got a great alternative to pants. Even lighter skirts worn in summer can morph into a fall ensemble-a denim skirt, once matched with a tank top and flip flops, can easily become fall appropriate with boots and a jacket. Worn with or without tights, this fall staple will keep your legs looking stylish and feeling warm.
“Whether big or small, think structured handbags for fall,” says an article on www.womensfashion.com. “Avoid shoulder straps; instead carry the bag by its handles. Faux crocodile and snakeskin are popular, and metallics are also ‘in’ for fall.”
With all the rich hues of fall, a metallic shoe is your lifesaver. The reasons?
- Practical: what doesn’t gold go with? While a brown suit requires brown shoes, and a black suit requires black, why not ditch the two pairs for one and wear either suit with a gold heel?
- Flattering: instead of a dark shoe on your foot, which can add bulk to your bottom half, slip on a silver flat and watch your feet change from clunky to delicate.
- Stylish: metallic shoes are listed as one of In Style’s “25 Ways to Update Your Wardrobe.”