Nicole Cashman's fall fashion tips

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. - September 22, 2011

Fall 2011 features a lot of new looks, and these trends, put together properly, could last you for years.

Prime among them, a move toward neutral colors. Gone are the red, yellow and orange jewel tones, replaced by shades of white, gray and especially black.

About the only exception to the rule is accent stitching on some men's clothing.

You'll also find a new emphasis on texture and pattern, which you'll want to mix and match.

There's also a resurgence in fur and leather...real or faux. For men, it shows itself in durable high-top sneakers.

For women, there are must-have leather leggings which will wear well for years if you take care of them. The trend also manifests itself in shoes...patent leather for men, and snake-pattern pumps for women. Here's a list of the looks Nicole Cashman put together for us, and where you can find the items:

Leather is no longer just an accessory. This fall, expect to see leather not only in the form of handbags, jackets and shoes, but also leggings, shirts, dresses! Leather is the perfect material to keep you warm and stylish during those cold, gray months.

In this first look, leather leggings make for practical, yet fashionable workout gear that will transform well into street wear by layering casual black tank tops with beautiful wool jackets.

Leather Leggings, $90
Lithe: Studio + Street found at Lithe Method

Lithe Rittenhouse
The Medical Tower
255 S. 17th Street, 4th Floor
Philadelphia, Pa. 19103

Lithe Old City
219 Cuthbert Street, 4th Floor
Philadelphia, Pa, 19106
Lithe Method

Hip-hop performance top, $105
Lithe: Studio + Street found at Lithe Method

Joan Jacket, $ 1,165
Nino Brand

Blue Sky Necklace, $34
Denim Habit

The Promenade
500 Route 73 South
Marlton, N.J. 08053

Suburban Square
47 St. George's Road
Ardmore, Pa. 19001

Add a dash of soft fur to create a lush, warm look for fall.

In this second look, a sophisticated ivory bow front blouse, paired with a soft fur vest, wide-legged trouser jeans, and snake skinned pumps make for a great fall look.

Ivory Bow Front Blouse, $215
Scoop NYC at The Pier Shops at Caesars
One Atlantic Ocean
Atlantic City, N,J, 08401
The Pier Shops

Stuart Weitzman Snake Pump, $320
Scoop NYC at The Pier Shops at Caesars

J Brand High-Rise Wide-legged Jeans, $216.00
Denim Habit

Blue Moon Fox Fur Vest, $154.00
Denim Habit

Lady Chic
Lux, polished, and lady-like styles will make a statement this fall. Look for beautiful blouses, skinny pencil skirts, soft furs, matching dresses and jackets, and pumps of all heights to create your perfectly polished, lady chic look.

In this third look, a floral printed, gray and black dress topped with a matching jacket makes for an effortlessly elegant look for a night on the town.

Floral, Gray and Black Wool & Silk Crepe Dress, $800.00
Irina Sigal Dressmaker

8120 Old York Rd.
170 Yorktown Plaza
Elkins Park, Pa, 19027


Nu American Preppy
This ode to a casual lifestyle in American 1950's suburbia will have men will mixing and matching classics for like chinos, gingham, plaid, boat shoes, cardigans and blazers as the preppy style continues-with a modern edge.

In this first look, a gingham buttoned-down shirt, solid black tie, cargo pants, and black boat shoots topped with a fitted cardigan make for a comfortable preppy look.

Men's Luxe Navy Blue Collared Dress Shirt, $100.00.
611 Lifestyle, Available through the 611 Lifestyle Online

Tommy Hilfiger Oxford Solid Black Tie, $59.50

Vans Slip-in Sneaker, $45
Sports City at The Pier Shops at Caesars

Mossimo Cardigan, $26.99
Mossimo Cargo Pants, $22.99

Corduroys are making a comeback this fall. This is one of those great classic wearable trends that are also super practical for cooler weather. Soft corduroy pants can be paired with a plaid shirt with colored stitching to keep it fun. Create a layered look by completing the outfit with a puffer vest, also super popular this fall.

In this look, black straight legged corduroys, a plaid Poplin snap button-down shirt, finished with a throwback vintage puffer Eagles jacket for a rugged, classic look.

True Religion Ricky Straight Corduroys, $189.00
True Religion at The Pier Shops at Caesars

True Religion Rocky Poplin Plaid Western Shirt, $132.00
True Religion at The Pier Shops at Caesars

Mitchell & Ness Throwback Eagles Puffer Vest, $80.00
Mitchell & Ness
1201 Chestnut Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19107
1201 Chestnut Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Mitchell & Ness

Details Count

Statement dressing is back, and this fall it's all in the details. Go for unabashed pops of color, like the oh-so-popular purple this fall -and have fun by adding colorful extras to complete the outfit.

In this look, a purple tie with paisley accents, a white dress shirt, Grey suit pants and a Herringbone blazer. Complete the statement by adding a pocket square with a silk handkerchief with a purple army pattern for an impeccable evening look.

Dolce & Gabanna Dress Shirt, $195.00
Eleganza at The Pier Shops at Caesars

Grey Versace Collection Suit Pants, $798.00
Eleganza at The Pier Shops at Caesars

Herringbone Versace Collection Blazer, $898.00
Eleganza at The Pier Shops at Caesars

Versace Collection Tie, $125.00
Eleganza at The Pier Shops at Caesars

Krizia Poi Silk Handkerchief, $35.00
Eleganza at The Pier Shops at Caesars

Carlo Pagnatelli Grey Shoe, $198.00
Eleganza at The Pier Shops at Caesars

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