Isaac Mizrahi Fall 2008 Collection: News Alert

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What: Isaac Mizrahi’s fall collection for Target debuts, and it’s full of transition pieces that will make the browning of leaves and shortening of days easier on all of us. Isaac, we still love you . . .

What We Say: Just when we’re beginning to tire of our summer wardrobe, Isaac Mizrahi comes along and shows us what we’ll be wearing in just a month or so. The pieces are seamlessly woven together using a few elements: bright accents of color among the old standards of gray, black, white and brown, several types of plaid, and some fall florals. We enjoy that short period of time when all we need is a sweater to go outside, and the perfect cardigan for said weather appears in this collection in two different styles and fabrics: there’s the rose-print cardigan, or a French terry version in solid gray. If you’re a fan of dresses, choose from a few simple yet classy options—the shift dress, the boatneck dress, the short sleeve sweater dress and the empire waist dress are easy to match with any other piece in the collection.

Pictured: Who said anything about not wearing white after Labor Day? We’re loving the cotton chintz dress paired with the chic cream cardigan and would wear it to work or out to dinner. The plaid skirt, tie-front blouse and sweater vest at the bottom is a daring, trendy outfit we’ll try to pull off. We’ll pull on suede boots when the weather gets even colder. That pink turtleneck on the right is just the accent of color we mentioned earlier, and it contrasts beautifully with the white and black of the herringbone skirt.