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For fall, mix sexy and sweet, sophisticated and glamorous

Whether it's a mix of leather and lace, sophisticated color blocking or key colors, fall is a time to reinvent your wardrobe, two Oklahoma City-area fashion retailers say.
By Linda Miller Modified: August 21, 2012 at 11:58 am •  Published: August 20, 2012

Colors, textures

Eden Turrentine, manager of Liberte at Classen Curve, said she thinks women will enjoy the touches of leather and lace, as well as the season's hot color, oxblood.

“Everyone needs something oxblood in their wardrobe,” she said. “I think it's a reasonable color that all ages can wear.”

Oxblood or burgundy has a luxurious, glamorous feel to it, she said, making it a pretty complement for many of the season's offerings, including gold, a strong look in both clothing and accessories such as brooches.

“A brooch is very ladylike,” Turrentine said. “It's a pretty choice beyond a new pair of earrings or necklace. I think it's fresh.”

Other looks for fall include black and blue combos and head-to-toe winter white. Black and navy haven't been a popular combination in a while, but it's a new way to color block.

“Again, it's ageless and sophisticated. And I like sophisticated,” Turrentine said.

Head-to-toe winter white, another sophisticated look, was all over the runways. Many women may not find it appealing, but for those who dare to go white, it's a dreamy and luxurious look. Go tonal instead of trying to match each piece.

And don't put away those colored jeans just yet. “We're still seeing colored denim for casual wear; it's just more earth tones and neutrals. People like it as an option from indigo denim,” Turrentine said.

Making it work

Bottom line: Fall trends are actually wearable and translate to the modern woman, Turrentine said.

“Trends are trends, and they're great in New York or Los Angeles, but if they don't work in our daily life, they don't really have a lot of meaning for us.”