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Hot off the runway: Ladylike lines for women, dapper details for men

Two fall trends, one easy piece:
watercolor prints and bold color
—preferably purple.

Shift by Elie Tahari, $298, from Macy’s,
700 Nicollet Mall, Mpls., 612-375-2200,
macys.com
.

1. Sequins for day are all the rage. Mix with leopard print for a truly trendy statement. Reduce bulk—pair with leggings. Sequin tank, $765, and wrap sweater, $1,585, both by Stella McCartney, from Nordstrom.

2. Can’t make a commitment to just one metal? Mixing them up is still a-okay. And don’t be afraid to pile it on. Necklace, $18, and ring, $54, from Fringe, 3906 W. 50th St., Edina, 952-746-4922.

3. The five-star general in any wardrobe—not for the faint of heart. Boots by Christian Louboutin, $1,595, from Neiman Marcus, 505 Nicollet Mall, Mpls., 612-339-2600, neimanmarcus.com.

4. The ever-present military trend: made extra trendy by the olive green that’s everywhere. Bonus: This structured dress flatters the figure. Dress by Marc by Marc Jacobs, $298, from Macy’s.
5. A perfect nude pump pairs with everything in your closet. Fall’s silhouette: pointy toe. Daisy by Stuart Weitzman, $275, from Nordstrom, Mall of America, 952-854-3131, nordstrom.com.
6. Wearing head-to-toe camel, as seen on Chloe’s runway, is anything but boring. But if that’s too much for you, make a big statement in a luxe swing coat. $1,495, by Max Mara, from Macy’s.

 

 

Two fall trends, one easy piece:
watercolor prints and bold color
—preferably purple.

Shift by Elie Tahari, $298, from Macy’s,
700 Nicollet Mall, Mpls., 612-375-2200,
macys.com
.

1. Color of the season: definitively purple. Handbag style: structured. The quilting and oversized kiss lock are trés chic. Bag by Marc Jacobs, $995, from Nordstrom. 
2. This bracelet is the perfect marriage of heavy metal and girly floral. $31, from Ladyslipper Boutique, 4940 France Ave., Edina, 952-224-1900.
3. Mix your prints. Keep the pieces in the same color family or on the same scale to stay balanced. A busy floral cheers up a fall evening. Leifsdottir floral-print shirt, $228, from Nordstrom.
4. Black and white can never be wrong. This kicky skirt is a great transition to fall and is a definite wardrobe workhorse. Leifsdottir skirt, $328, from Nordstrom.
5. If you feel like the fedora is over, think again. But if you’re considering branching out, don this hybrid fedora-bowler. $35, from Martin Patrick3, 121 N. First St., Mpls., 612-746-5329, martinpatrick3.com.
6. You can still wear sunglasses after Labor Day, but match them to the season. Tortoiseshell in an oversized wayfarer-style: natty and cool. Lenox sunglasses by Raen, $105, from MartinPatrick3.
7. Men’s fall prints are positively plaid. And leaving your bow tie loose feels cool and casual. Hugo Boss button-down, $95, from Nordstrom. Orange-and-blue bow tie by Carrot & Gibbs, $60, from Nordstrom.
8. Sumptuous olive-green leather and luggage leather combine for a very refined, masculine take on the messenger. (iPad not included, but wouldn’t hurt.) Bag by Marc Jacobs, $495, from MartinPatrick3.
Contrasting textures and prints look pulled together in sophisticated deep teal. So Don Draper-esque. Don’t forget the pocket square! By Tom Ford, $3,595, from Neiman Marcus.
 The pièce de résistance: a shift-style dress in tomato red. The sleeper-hit color of the season, it’s proof that simpler can absolutely be better. Clean lines allow the color to really pop without being overbearing. Dress, $1,595, by Oscar de la Renta, from Nordstrom.
This season calls for attention to detail, so invest in fun cuff links. If you can go vintage, so much the better. Vintage compass cuff links, $45, from MartinPatrick3.

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