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Update your fall wardrobe

September 4, 2010

Turn over a new leaf this fall by updating your wardrobe with new colors, silhouettes, textures and accessories. Edit your closet by determining what to hold and what to fold this season.
When selecting a fall coat, hold onto the timeless camel coat. This color is so chic, not only in outerwear but in suits, pants and vests. Also keep the boyfriend blazer. This is another classic piece that can be dressed up or dressed down for any occasion. Leather studded motorcycle jackets are an item to fold this season. Avoid anything studded or over embellished with hardware.
When it comes to texture, patterns and fabrics, this fall it’s all about luxury and a rich color palette. Velvet is a fabric that is coming back in a major way in dresses, skirts and tops. Find this fabric in dark violet, emerald or navy. Sheers and lace are two textiles to hold onto this season. Anything that is sheer or has lace detail is trendy but still classic. Big bold prints with skulls, tattoo designs, stars, etc. need to be folded this fall. Go for a more refined floral or polka dot pattern. Leopard is still as chic as always, but move away from zebra patterns.
The silhouettes this season are very 50’s and 60’s inspired. Pull out that shift dress and match it with a skinny belt and a red lip. Hold onto any dress that has a very clean feminine line. High-waisted shorts accentuate the smallest part of the waist. Look for these in silk or leather and pair them with opaque tights. Fold any bandage or bodycon dresses and hold off on the Lady Ga Ga shoulders. Classic beauty is the trend. Fashion is resorting back to its minimalistic dressing of the New Look era.
As far as footwear is concerned, boots are the staple of the season. Hold onto your lace up boots and unadorned ankle boots. Thigh-high socks look very chic with short boots and it elongates the leg. Try this look with shorts or a skirt. Any boot that is studded should be folded this fall. Think, simple and streamlined.

Upcoming Fashion Events

September 8: Fashion Board Interest meeting. Fashion Board is a student run organization that focuses on producing fashion shows to showcase local vendors of Starkville and bring an overall awareness of fashion to the community. The organization is comprised of male and female models, backstage staff members and hair and make-up artists. The meeting will be held in Fowlkes Auditorium at 7pm. They will be discussing the requirements for try-outs and will have times to sign up for auditions spots.
September 15 and 16: Fashion Board Try-outs and Interviews. Wednesday, September 15, Fashion Board will conduct runway try-outs for models in section M of the Foster Ballroom. Thursday, September 16, Fashion Board will conduct interviews for models who made it through to the third round and for anyone interested in backstage or hair and make-up positions in the Union rooms 326 and 327.

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