I'm fresh from a few days at the fashion trade shows (a trend forecast for fall/winter '16/'17 is coming soon to The Key To Chic), and all the fashion forecasters can talk about are a few new-ish silhouettes including: duster coats, turtlenecks, A-line skirts, flared pants, and block-heeled boots. I'm inspired by many of the things I photographed at the shows, and I'm ready to update my wardrobe with some key items for the new season. Think '60s meets '70s with a nod to menswear and an emphasis on fabrics such as suede, brushed wool, mohair, silk, and denim. Oh, and shoes! Since I'm a shoe addict, I'm enamored with the mod '60s-inspired block-heeled bootie; it's my must-have shoe for fall, and it pairs perfectly with another great piece that I've seen just about everywhere - the button-front A-line mini.
Below are nine of my top fall updates, all under $225.
Skinny silk scarf, $29.90
Illesteva circular mirrored sunglasses, $177
Topshop turtleneck top, $52
Duster coat, $85
Madewell lariat necklace, $35
A-line denim mini skirt, $52
Block-heeled leather ankle boots, $225
Fringe bag, $24
Paige flared jeans, $189
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