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2012-2013 Winter Must Haves

Fall is just around the corner, as those warm summer days turn into sweater worthy nights. For most of us, its time for our summer styles to make their way back to the darkest corners of our closets in order to make room for the chic trends that come with the winter season.

Before you toss your whites and brights, lets take a closer look at the collections New York fashion week’s designers produced. When paired correctly, some of summer’s essentials take those dark and neutral tones, we so deeply adore, to the next level.

In February 2012, jumpsuits, dramatic collars and leather galore turned the runways of New York Fashion Week from conservative into ultra-liberal.

Whoever said to never mix navy and black has clearly never met Upper East Side designers. Head-to-toe black is out… almost. Paired with navy or burgundy, bleak turned chic.

The winter season brings us not only navy, burgundy and black, but also, dark greens and, dare I say, WHITE…winter white to be exact. Accessorizing with a dark shoe appears to be the perfect mix, where sweet meets sexy… No one will ever question the fact that its after Labor Day, trust me on this one.

If you’re willing to be a little more daring, don’t be afraid to mix and match textures. Grab an oversized knit sweater that falls perfectly over a chiffon or silk skirt, and you’ve got “the look”. Just remember, this pairing only works if all items are within the same color tone family.

Black Leather + Black Jumpsuit = Black Leather Dress is ‘out’. Add an asymmetrical blazer or double breasted jacket to your wardrobe, just make sure it has an overly dramatic collar, and you are set for the 2012-2013 winter season.

Jewelry to FALL For

Conveniently located in Central Austin, TOUCH OF SASS, recently featured in Austin Fashion Report, has Jewelry to FALL For. This fabulous boutique has anything one would ever want in their closet. Whether you’re looking for game-day gear, a new purse or a statement piece, Touch of Sass offers a variety of accessories that are sure to sass up any fall wardrobe. CC SKYE, Manic Trout, Urban Posh and Leighelena are only a few featured labels that are carried here. Be sure to stop by 500 North Lamar and grab these hand-picked fashion favorites while they last!

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