This Autumn’s Designer Must-Haves For Less

Published 6:44 am Friday, August 10, 2012

(NAPSI)—When the weather forecast predicts cooler temperatures, the fashion forecast features lots of color in rich hues, bold graphics and textured prints. This season’s selection of on-trend looks incorporates some of the warmest colors including spiced orange, burgundy, red orange and golden yellows in addition to cool shades of teal, jade green, marine and gray.

Want to look your best this season in colorful designer pieces for less? Buyers from T.J.Maxx and Marshalls scoured the globe for fashionable items you want now. Here are the top stylish trends that T.J.Maxx and Marshalls have identified this season:

Ladylike with an Edge: Look for pieces cut with classic feminine details yet with a modern twist. Try a retro-Hollywood glam look such as a jewel-tone peplum dress from T.J.Maxx paired with color-block platform heels from Marshalls. And indulge in fall’s luxe landscape with rich fabrics and dimensional details. Mix textures—don’t shy away from leather details on pieces like pencil skirts or tailored blazers, layered textiles like lace and studs on this season’s hottest handbags—and work in some fabulous faux fur into your outfit. For an even edgier twist, opt for metallic brocade-patterned pants with a feminine sheer blouse.

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Animal Print: Fashion will also take a walk on the wild side this season with bold leopard, zebra and giraffelike prints, some even detailed with leather trim and textured fabric or studs. Take one of this season’s most popular shoes—the smoking shoe—made with black-and-white zebra print as a simple way to elevate any outfit. An animal-print wraparound scarf will not only protect you from the chill, it also pairs well with neutrals for an effortless look. For an evening look, choose a silk jade-green leopard-print top or blue-and-black python clutch.

Navajo: Strong and graphic prints, inspired by American folk art and the modern-day artisan, are due to make a big impression. Think vintage and free-spirited ethnic prints. Pair autumn warm-tone printed denim from T.J.Maxx and a lightweight top with suede crocheted booties from Marshalls for the ultimate on-trend look. The most stylish way to transition the season is with an Aztec-inspired wool cape. To complete the look, consider jewelry with mixed metals or a two-toned, braided belt.

If you want to make your summer outfits last, layering is key. Transition a summer maxi dress into fall with a chunky sweater and boots or wear a blazer over your favorite floral top with skinny jeans and oxfords.


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