Get Graphic: No, not that kind of graphic (get your mind out of the gutter!). Think sharp, think defined and think bold blocks of color that make a powerful statement like this electric, royal and midnight blue shirred BCBGMAXAZRIA dress.
Get Plush: Velvet is back in a big way, and this ALICE by Temperley minidress is a perfect example. Great for cocktail parties when paired with pumps and delicate jewelry, it could also be dressed down with tights, a thick belt, and boots. Just be careful when mixing textures – a little plush can go a long way.
Get Golden: Silver has had its day in the sun, now it is time to go for the glittering gold stuff. Bonus: gold looks absolutely fabulous with fall’s jewel tones, and it is perfect for holiday parties come December as well. This multi-chain Giles & Brother bracelet could go from day to night and back again.
Get Waisted: A thick corset-inspired or multi-buckled belt is a great way to add some weight to lighter dresses, making something like this Betsey Johnson wide studded number the ideal transition piece. One can also cinch your waist in fall and winter’s bulkier knits, giving you an hourglass silhouette even when you’re wrapped in cozy layers.
Get Laced: If you buy one pair of shoes this fall, make it a pair with some laces, straps and buckles, go for something with a bit of edge and toughness. These open-toe Sam Edelman ankle boots would fit the bill perfectly.
Get Backless: The latest erogenous zone to reveal is the back; its a little more elegant than a plunging neckline or short skirt. This little black Lela Rose dress is ideal for you classy dames.
1. BCBGMAXAZRIA Shirred Colorblock Dress $248
2. ALICE By Temperley Mini Kyla Velvet Dress $425
3. Giles & Brother 10-Karat Gold-Plated Multi-Chain Bracelet $175
4. Betsey Johnson Wide Studded Buckle $38
5. Sam Edelman â€˜Belmont’ Bootie $174.95
6. Lela Rose Open Back Dress Now $836.50
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