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The approach of autumn ushers in new fashion trends

LAYERS ó The Navajo style is inspired by American folk art and features graphic and ethnic prints.
WESTERN NEW YORK ó When the weather forecast predicts cooler temperatures, the fashion forecast features plenty of color in rich hues, bold graphics and textured prints.

This seasonís looks incorporate warm colors, including spiced orange, burgundy, red orange and golden yellows, in addition to cool shades of teal, jade green, marine and gray.

Below are several fashion trends rolling out for fall:

Ladylike with an edge

Look for pieces cut with classic feminine details that also feature a modern twist. Try a retro-Hollywood glam look, such as a jewel-tone peplum dress paired with color-block platform heels.

This look features rich fabrics and dimensional details. Mix textures like leather details on pieces like pencil skirts or tailored blazers, layered textiles like lace and studs on handbags and work in some faux fur. For an edgier twist, opt for metallic brocade-patterned pants with a feminine, sheer blouse.

Animal print
Fashion will take a walk on the wild side this season, with bold leopard, zebra and giraffe-like prints, some detailed with leather trim and textured fabric or studs.

The smoking shoe is making a return this season; adding features like black-and-white zebra print can elevate an outfit. An animal-print wraparound scarf will keep out the cold and pair well with neutrals. For an evening look, choose a silk jade-green leopard-print top or blue-and-black python clutch.

Graphic prints, inspired by American folk art, are back in stores. Steer toward vintage and ethnic prints. Pair autumn warm-tone, printed denim and lightweight tops with suede crocheted booties.

Transition the season with an Aztec-inspired wool cape. To complete the look, consider jewelry with mixed metals or a two-toned, braided belt.

Layer, to make those summer outfits last. Transition a summer maxi dress into fall with a chunky sweater and boots, or wear a blazer over a favorite floral top, with skinny jeans and oxfords.

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