Color Blocking

Narciso Rodriguez Collection

Bold bursts of color are coming back!   (Did they ever leave?)  Narciso Rodriguez, Zero + Maria Cornejo and Victoria by Victoria Beckham perfected their palettes with soft shades contrasting rich colors.

Aven Color-Blocked Tank, $78 available at BCBG.com

To achieve a wholesome match, try a strong-hued tunic on top with it’s opposite color on bottom.

Sparkle

Marc Jacobs

A/W 13 is looking bedazzled!  Sequins, beading and oversized paillettes are covering everything from overcoats at Marc Jacobs to baseball caps at J Crew.

Sequin jacket, $88.99 (on sale!) available at Piperlime

Take a break from your boring blazer, and add some sparkle for extra flair!

Leather

3.1 Phillip Lim

3.1 Phillip Lim

Ah, the rebellious face of leather — it never knows when to call it quits (not that we’re complaining!).  Alexander Wang, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Reem Acra and Prabal Gurung covered their collections in the luxe fabric.

Draped leather jacket $60.00, available at PixieMarket.com

A motorcycle jacket worn over your cocktail dress adds an edgy exterior to evening wear.

Florals

Tracy Reese

Okay, we’ll just say it — we are loving the freshness that florals bring to fall!   Tracy Reese, Juicy Couture (yes, they’ve moved on from the velour track suit!) and Vera Wang incorporated the feminine favorite into their collections, and we are so looking forward to offsetting the crisp autumn air with a soft bloom of lovely.

River Island Navy floral dress, $62, vailable at RiverIsland.com

To avoid looking like you’re dressed for spring, dip your garment into a deeper palette.  Teal and purple are shaping up to be “it” colors for fall.  Or stick with black — the always acceptable answer.