Fall Fashion Preview

As the temperature drops, the age-old conundrum of staying warm while looking good for a soiree re-emerges. Instead of a bulky parka, opt for something more streamlined like Gwyneth Paltrow’s topper. Buy a chic tuxedo jacket to throw over all your party dresses so you don’t have to freeze.

Try Tweed

If you’re going to buy one item for the fall, celebrity stylist Freddie Leiba’s pick is “this year’s tweed coat-it’s very tailored, a bit ’70s looking and slightly masculine. Wear it with great boots or jeans. You’ll look like an English dandy-a very chic one.” Check out this one from Stella McCartney to get an idea of the trend, which Blake Lively rocked in this style from Burberry.

Go Eco Chic

“Check out Phillip Lim’s Go Green Go collection at Barneys,” says Maria Menounos, host of Hollywood Green on the Planet Green network. “It’s gorgeous, classic and there’s nothing out there like it.” The eight-piece fall line includes skirts, a dress, a coat and blouse.

Hunt for Unique Jewelry

“Find a piece of timeless vintage jewelry that speaks to you,” says Catharine Becket, a specialist in Sotheby’s jewelry department. “A great Art Deco bracelet is just as chic today as it was 80 years ago, and you’ll have the satisfaction of knowing it’s something very rare, possibly even one-of-a-kind.” Hunt for such a piece at thrift and vintage stores, ebay.com, auction houses and estate sales. A great treasure like Lauren Conrad’s bold cuff can take an outfit from basic to stunning.

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