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Fall fashions

September 25, 2008 6:24:57 AM PDT
Fashion experts say this fall is a year of little change for men, but there's a great deal new for women.Gray is this year's important color. Plaids and prints are "in." Pants tend to be wide-legged and high-waisted, a major change from recent years.

Handbags continue to run large. Jewelry and shoes are the place for color, and iewelry is big, even clunky. We saw our looks at Pileggi Boutique in Center City. But you'll find these looks everywhere.

Here's a rundown of everything we saw, courtesy of fashion consultant Nicole Cashman:

Animal Prints

A hot look for Fall is animal print. Pick one animal print piece- avoid the head to toe look. If you really want to make a statement, mix animal prints with other patterns in the same color palette. Keep accessories and jewelry simple.

· Fashionista animal print blouse, $214

· Citizens of Humanity brown houndstooth pant, $216

· Sunner cream and neutral coat, $626

· Rebecca Minkoff cream leather hobo bag with silver hardware, $600

Menswear

This menswear look by Diane Von Furstenberg is ripped straight from the runway. Play with proportions like this shrunken vest paired with wide leg trousers. Though inspired by men, this look is undeniably feminine when a floral and plaid blouse is layered underneath.

· Diane Von Furstenberg blue green tweed vest, $267

· Diane Von Furstenberg blue green tweed wide leg pant, $306

· Diane Von Furstenberg plaid and floral print blouse, $216

Western

Western is another major trend for fall. Avoid looking too costume-y by pairing a western inspired shirt with denim in a modern cut, like this skinny jean in a true blue hue. A suede bag completes the look.

· J Brand skinny blue jean, $173

· Replay gray and white striped button down shirt with embroidered detailing, $226

· Clara Kasivita animal print belt, $324

Glam Goth

The best elements of gothic style are as romantic as they are dark. Layer a sheer blouse over a lace tank for a sexy, sophisticated look. Pair it with a leather pencil skirt to add structure, but save this look for the evening.

· Only Hearts sheer lace tank, $60

· Sea New York leather pencil skirt, $780

· Holly Morgan sheer ruffled halter, $187

Pileggi Boutique is at 715 Walnut Street in Center City. You can phone them at 215-922-3526.

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