Saturday, August 15, 2009

Five Faves For Fall

1. Snake Skin

Snake skin is emerging everywhere, on all kinds of fashion pieces, and in natural and bold colors. Exotic and luxurious, it will boost your confidence as soon as you put it on.

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2. Brocade

Bright, whimsical and fun, brocade pieces are helping to lighten the mood for spring, adding sparkle and excitement to any outfit. Not so sure about brocade? Try adding a jacket over a simple shift dress. Feeling bold, go head to toe in different brocades as seen on the Dolce & Gabbana runway.

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3. Statement earrings

Whether they are the1950s style large round buttons, or bold dangling earrings, statement earrings are an easy and affordable way to update your look.
dable way to update your look.

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4. Ruffles

We all need a little whimsy in our outfits to brighten our mood. Ruffles are an easy way to add energy and movement to your look. And they are popping up everywhere, on busts, the hems, and sleeves. Strategically placed ruffles can help enhance your shape. Ruffles on the hem help balance wide hips, and ruffles on the bust help enhance a small chest.

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5. One shoulder dresses & tops

As the awards season comes to a close, the prevalent trend was one shoulder dresses. This is spilling over into tops as well. Flatting on just about everyone, and very easy to wear, it is sexy yet practical.

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