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Dresses are paired with matching short coats, and are a super-feminine look. Worn short and graphic they are hip and mod. Black dress rules in everything from satin to silk to lace.
A matching fitted jacket and skirt is an ultra-feminine silhouette that harkens back to retro chic of 1950s and is still an easy way to look elegant and polished. Suits are also a smart investment because of their versatility; pair jacket with jeans, wear skirt with a sweater - for a less formal look. A pair of wide-leg tweed or wool pants can be dressed up with a camisole and jacket or can be worn casually with a simple cotton tee.
Fur, real or otherwise is being seen everywhere. Indulge yourself with a jacket, or look for accessories such as scarves, mitts and bags. Don't wear all of them together - a touch of fur is all you need to look stylish.
Hair is being worn in a variety of styles; Textured and shaped to allow control over your hair style or sleek and smooth pulled away from face to give a clean look. The messy, tousled look is still in. Layered, razorcut styles allow for whispy, sexy strands. Ends are flipped up [but not curled] using a blow dryer and paddle brush. Flipped back layers look great on brunettes as well as blondes. Shoulder length hair with waves and curls allows hair to fall naturally. Deep brunette and auburn shades set trend for Fall and Winter hair color.
For makeup choose rich, jewelled shades like berry, plum and emerald to complement all tweeds and browns you'll be wearing. Natural daylight becomes grayer in cooler months so subtle shades may fade out.
Models are showing smudgy, smokey eyes accented with blue and green in lieu of basic charcoal gray we're used to seeing. The new liquid eyeliners are not harsh, as those of past. Avoid black, but instead try a new burgundy or berry shade or a shade of brown, bronze, blue, green or silver. In lipstick 'Plum' works for a variety of skin tones. Look for soothing ingredients such as lanolin, petrolatum, aloe vera, jojoba or macadamia nut oil or beeswax on labels. Although many come with their own moisturizing gloss, it's best to save them until next summer.
The fashion mood is mix-and-match with girly looks such as ruffles, embroidery, fringe, sparkles, creative colors, playful patterns. This is a departure from the hard-core sex appeal from seasons past.