1. Circus Act - Put on a show with bold black and white stripes reminiscent of the playful pantomime himself. This look is all about drama! Perfect as a tunic with a pair of skinny black jeans for a night out on the town, or under your favorite cable knit sweater along with leggings for a causal Sunday stroll. Either way, this is a look you’ll definitely want to copy!
Style Tips: The stripes alone are a bold statement, so let them be the centerpiece and avoid over accessorizing. For those of you with shorter torsos never fear! While stripes can be your worst nightmare, if you opt for a longer fitting top or tunic (one that falls below the crease of your hip) something amazing happens! The stripes and length together actually elongate your torso which will certainly turn that frown upside down.
2. Office Space - This fall, vamp up your business casual look with a sleek contoured jacket. Trade in those shoulder pads and A-line cuts for gathered hems and pin-tucked seams that will instantly promote your beautiful figure! Opt for ¾ sleeves or roll up long sleeves for a more fun and fashion forward look.
Style tips: These jackets look great with just about anything. For work pair with a bubble skirt and tucked in tank or blouse. And for play, pair with dark wash skinny jeans, a medium length loose fitting tank (if you’re feeling really trend conscious try this look with a black and white striped top) and of course a great pair of pumps!
3. Beautiful Ballerina - Don’t worry this doesn’t require pliés or rond de jambes, but you will be the picture of perfection in the tutu inspired skirts and dresses of fall. With layers and layers of delicate tulle and silk chiffon, this look puts a dramatic twist on simple elegance.
Style Tips: These dresses can be the conversation piece of the night and of course a pro on the dance floor. But if you want a more casual look, pair these frilly dresses with a fitted jacket. Opt for a cropped version so the length of the coat doesn’t cover your frock.
4. Take a Bow - That’s right ladies, similar to those from the days in the sandbox, the bows of fall 2009 are an exaggerated expression of feminine frills. Wear the bows in your hair, on your necklace, clothing - pretty much anywhere!
Style Tips: Don a bow on your headband and let it be the fabulous accent to your ensemble. Or sport a dress that’s fit to be tied with bold bow embellishments. However you choose to sport your beautiful bows remember, the bigger the better!