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Fall fashion fever: It’s not just sweaters and jeans, y’all

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Posted: Thursday, October 11, 2012 12:07 am

I’m a firm believer that a true “fashionista,” or whatever stylish people like to be referred to these days, doesn’t make wardrobe decisions based off of what the runway says.

Instead, when taking style risks such as mixing and matching fabric textures and colors, and wearing street style with high end designer pieces, one will inevitably always rock what makes them look and feel BOMB! But for the sake of being compliant with “the fashion police,” I’m here to hip you to the “NEW NEW” for the fall season!

 Let me first preface by stating, “I am the queen of breaking the rules of fashion.” I’ll purposely wear a gaudy Versace inspired top with a neon pant, and manage to not look like I belong in Circe de Soleil.

So, when it comes to dressing for fall it doesn’t have to be limited to just sweaters and jeans. The weather is perfect for one to still be flirty, sexy and have a carefree, style point of view when it comes to the fall frocks! For example, don’t be hesitant to buy a sleeveless dress. It can be paired with a faux fur bolero jacket or layered and colored blocked with a turtle neck (YES, I SAID TURTLE NECK) in a contrasting color, underneath.

As long as the style compliments the body type, and you refrain from cheaper fabrics, dressing for fall can be trouble-free.

This season’s trends incorporate some oldies but goodies along with a breath of fresh style air. Military inspired looks from the 1940’s are where it’s at complimented by the androgyny of leather, the old and new mesh beautifully.

And of course where would fall fashion be without COLOR. Wearing rich warm colors like orange, maroon, and heather grey, adorned in heavy durable fabrics like jean and wool, and making it UBER glamorous with luxurious accessories like fur, studs, and anything gold is a formula for FALL FASHION GREATNESS.

Not forgetting about our hair and makeup, the trends are ever so complimentary, ranging from big tousled curls to the classic high bun which can be worn with any hair texture type paired with a classic smoky eye and red lip or high shimmer and a shiny gloss.

Teaming up with designer boutique, A Taste of Luxurie, we give you a glimpse of what the season has to offer with incorporating effortless style with high glamour.


Danie Rae's Top Fall Fashion Picks



For the sake of "keeping up with the Jones's", designers who have the goods for this season range from Rachel Roy for that tailored but funky look to Jeremy Scott for a more avant gardé flow!



As much as I respect the "Couturier", I have a jones in my bones for some authentic street wear brands! Check for Pink Dolphin, Hellz Bellz, and Play Cloths.



After rocking the natural curls all summer, it's time to show off the luxurious locs! Even if you have to sew, glue, or braid it, long hair is a must for this season.



Dudes are the flyest in the FALL!!! Ladies will definitely be checking for the gents rockin’ a hoodie with timbs, a flannel shirt and a dark washed jean or sporty sport coat with a cable knit sweater all complimented with the full beard.



Colognes/Perfumes are the key to any successful swagger! Instead of the light floral scents, opt for something rich and heavy this season.

Clothing courtesy of A Taste of Luxurie, 364 N. Boyle, St. Louis, MO 63108. Contact 314.534.3800 for more information or visit online at or on Facebook at atasteof_luxurie. 


For more fashion updates and "Check Up On It" style alerts, follow Danie Rae, Style Broker on twitter @danie_rae.

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