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Need a few tips on being wardrobe chic this Fall? Not sure where to start? Read on for a Fall preview and advice about getting ahead of the trends.



While Fall represents a time to play on proportion and build layers upon layers, there will be specific items that will carry you through the season. Start with these 3 items in August—denim (the foundation of your Fall wardrobe), jackets—in 2 defined styles, and statement heels and boots. All 3 will provide versatility, longevity, and instant trendiness as you continue to build your Fall wardrobe.

Denim and more denim

Yes—that dreadful word—Denim. Already have visions of stacks upon stacks of jeans in your dressing room that just don’t work? Arm yourself with a little info before heading into the fitting room.

Trendy styles in denim will come and go—but a good standard pair of jeans will help you build confidence in your outfit. Finding the right pair (s) on the other hand—that can be the challenge. Look for 3 staple styles to mix and match with this Fall—boyfriend, bootcut, and skinny.

Boyfriend—the ultimate weekend pair. Look for a loose, relaxed cut, with a rise that sits comfortably at your hips. They should be long enough for you to cuff. Pair them with flats for a laid-back weekend style.

Bootcut—buy them in a medium or dark wash. Bootcut is universally flattering and appropriate for most situations.

Skinny—easily dressed up for a sexy look. Look for a pair that is fitted but not skin tight. A hem that ends just past your ankle gives the sleekest effect. Skinny jeans are the most versatile with footwear—pair them with flats, heels, or tuck them into boots—anything goes.
Keep this in mind before your search begins—a little stretch goes a long way. Dark washes instantaneously slim you down, while detailing draws attention.

Jackets upon jackets

Fall brings layers—and jackets are great staples to work with. They instantly bring an outfit together. Look for 2 specific jackets this season—leather and military inspired.

The leather jacket—a cropped leather jacket looks edgy with drapey tops skinny pants and boots. Look for cropped colored leather jackets (camel and browns, grays, and purples) with more feminine fitted silhouettes and detailing. And our old Fall faithful—the always chic and classic, black leather jacket.

A green military inspired jacket provides a utility chic—stand at attention—unexpected twist to a fall jacket. Military jackets are great for weekend worn with pants, distressed skinny jeans—leaving a casual but cool impression. Add a belt at the waist to top the look off.

Statement heels and boots

Towering heels and OTKs (over the knee boots) provide quite a statement and the taller the better this Fall.

We’ll see over the knee boots with sharp biker details, and riding boots.

Fall heels are sky high and come in a variety of colors and styles—black and gray are standard—but take an opportunity to provide a splash of color in gem tone suede heels this fall. Deep purples and emerald greens will really provide the statement.

Trust your instincts—purchase boots and heels that you feel the most comfortable in—you’ll want to make the right statement, a confidant one.

A great start to Fall shopping. Look to the September issue for more of Fall’s key items, how to create wardrobe versatility, and a more defined Fall style. Not to mention coverage of our very own and up and coming Omaha Fashion Week.

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